News and Events

Join us and experience ITW EAE solutions and innovation first-hand at these important industry trade shows, symposiums, and events:

SMTA International

Nov. 3 - 4, 2021
Booth # 3425
Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN

Vitronics Soltec Introduces Closed Loop PPM Control System for Centurion™ Reflow Soldering Oven

Lakeville, Minnesota, March 2, 2021 – ITW EAE has announced a new Closed Loop PPM Control System for the Vitronics Soltec Centurion™ Reflow Oven. The closed loop PPM control system is designed to be used in a nitrogen environment with CATHOX™ to maintain a precise PPM setpoint range. The closed loop system can maintain the setting from 200PPM to 2000PPM at +/-100PPM tolerance from 200 to 500 and 20% tolerance from 500 to 2000.

SECS/GEM Communication Package Announced for MPM Edison Stencil Printer

Lakeville, Minnesota, January 26, 2021 – ITW EAE announces a new SECS/GEM communication package for the MPM® Edison™ Printer. SECS/GEM is a semiconductor market communication standard that provides a common interface between manufacturing equipment. The Edison package collects and logs process data which can be used to optimize the production line. 

Despatch Walk-In Ovens to be Delivered at Warp Speed

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, January 19, 2021 – With the COVID 19 virus ravaging the nation, the need to get vaccine manufactured at ‘warp speed’ is critical to save lives. When a vaccine manufacturer needed walk-in ovens for a drying application, lead time was a critical factor in their purchase decision. ITW EAE was able to commit to a significantly shorter lead time than competitors through our streamlined production line and some creative engineering to meet the customer’s technical requirements.

ITW EAE Wins Vision Awards for MPM Paste Management System and Electrovert Adjustable Wave

Lakeville, Minnesota, August 26, 2020 – ITW EAE is proud to announce that it has earned two Vision Awards for innovative MPM and Electrovert technology developments. MPM received a Vision Award for a new paste monitoring system featuring temperature monitoring as well as upper and lower limit roll-height monitoring. Electrovert received a Vision Award for the new DwellFlex 4.0 variable contact wave solder nozzle. The awards were presented at NEPCON Asia.  

Despatch Introduces New Oven Designed Specifically for Catheter Manufacturers

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, August 11, 2020 – ITW EAE has developed a new Despatch oven specifically designed to meet the unique requirements of catheter manufacturers. The Despatch PRC2-63 is a one-size-fits-all solution that features vertical airflow to keep cross wind from blowing the catheter tubes around, a tall configuration with a small footprint to save floor space while allowing room to hang catheters up to 80 inches long inside the chamber, and a stainless-steel interior for easy cleaning. A truck and dolly system with a rack for hanging catheters is available as an option.

Despatch Builds Conveyor Ovens for Manufacturer of COVID 19 Diagnostic Testing System

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, May 13, 2020 – ITW EAE, a division of Illinois Tool building Despatch Conveyor Ovens for a major medical technology manufacturer who is producing essential COVID 19 diagnostic testing systems.  These ovens will be used to develop solutions for antibody testing in the blood as well as COVID-19 detection from swab samples. The Despatch ovens with stainless steel interior and exterior will be used to dry a reagent in a test vial.

MPM Completes Next Generation Momentum II Printer Line with Introduction of BTB and 100 Models

Lakeville, Minnesota, April 7, 2020 – ITW EAE introduced the next-generation MPM® Momentum® II Printer with the release of the HiE and Elite models in November of 2019. Now the company is releasing the Momentum II BTB and Momentum II 100. The Momentum II BTB is a Back-to -Back configurable stencil printer that allows dual-lane processing for higher throughput without increasing either line length or capital investment.