News and Events

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Despatch Expands Top Loading Test Oven Line to Meet Requirements of the Oil and Gas Drilling Market

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, June 1, 2017 – Despatch, is expanding its line of PTC top-loading ovens to include a new 48 cubic foot model. These ovens are specifically designed and used for burn-in, qualification testing and calibration of down-hole drilling instruments. With recent advances in technology and a wider range of processes, a larger oven is required which will accommodate larger tools and instrumentation.

ITW EAE Suzhou, China Manufacturing Site Receives ISO 9001-2015 Certification

Suzhou, China, May 17, 2017 – ITW EAE, the Electronic Assembly Equipment division of ITW, has achieved International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001-2015 certification for its Suzhou, China manufacturing site.  ISO 9001 is the world’s most widely recognized Quality Management System and helps organizations to meet the expectations and needs of their customers.

Vitronics Soltec Products Win Two SMT China Vision Awards in Reflow and Selective Soldering Categories

Vitronics Soltec Products Win Two SMT China Vision Awards in Reflow and Selective Soldering Categories

Oosterhout, The Netherlands, May 1, 2017 – ITW EAE’s Vitronics Soltec earned two coveted VA Excellent Awards from the SMT China Vision Awards at the recent NEPCON China exposition and conference in Shanghai. The CATHOX™ Catalytic Thermal Oxidizer was recognized in the Reflow Soldering category and the ZEVAm took the prize in the Selective Soldering category.

Vitronics Soltec Receives Award for Catalytic Thermal Oxidizer Technology in Reflow Soldering System

Oosterhout, The Netherlands, February 21, 2017 – ITW EAE’s Vitronics Soltec was honored with a New Product Introduction award during the IPC APEX Expo at the San Diego Convention Center. The award, presented by Circuits Assembly and Printed Circuit Design and Fab, was in recognition of the CATHOX™ Catalytic Thermal Oxidizer used in the Centurion Reflow Soldering System. An independent panel of practicing industry engineers selected the recipients for this 10th annual award for electronics assembly equipment, materials, software, and PCB fabrication.

Illinois Tool Works Integrates Electronics Assembly Equipment Businesses into New ITW EAE Division

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, January 10, 2017 – ITW has integrated three of its businesses; Speedline Technologies, Vitronics Soltec and Despatch Industries.  This new division consolidates all of its Electronic Assembly Equipment and Thermal Processing Technology business and will operate under the name ITW EAE.

ITW EAE brings together the world-leading brands of electronics assembly equipment: MPM Printers, Camalot Dispensers, Electrovert Cleaners and Soldering Solutions, Vitronics Soltec Soldering Solutions and Despatch Thermal Processing Technology.