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OK International honored for technology innovation at Productronica ‘09

Wed, 11/18/2009 - 3:44am
OK International awardHaving returned from an extremely busy Productronica exhibition, the team at OK International has many reasons to celebrate. In addition to generating a high volume of visitor traffic on its stand, the production assembly equipment specialist also collected a Global Technology Award in recognition of its innovative MRS-1000 Modular Rework System.

Sponsored by Global SMT & Packaging Magazine, the Global Technology Awards are designed to recognize the best innovations for electronics manufacturing products and services introduced over the past year. The MRS-1000 was selected by an independent panel of judges as the best in its category in relation to criteria such as innovation, throughput improvements, quality contribution, cost benefits and environmental consideration. Presented to European Product Manager Andy Cotton during a ceremony held on Tuesday 10th November at the show, the award saw OK International top the competitive Soldering Equipment category.

The MRS-1000 Modular Rework System integrates state-of-the-art assembly technologies to widen application possibilities and enhance productivity going forward. The system was recognized by the award judges for its ability to deliver a flexible choice for the removal of delicate SMT components and other processes requiring increased control. Integrating advanced rework technologies, the easy-to-use MRS-1000 is founded on the company’s ‘TAP’ philosophy, engineered to deliver a substantial Training, Application and Productivity advantage.

Commenting on the MRS-1000’s recent industry accolade, Andy Cotton explains: “Naturally, it’s fantastic to be recognized by the industry in this way – especially in a category that we know is always so hotly contested. The appeal of the MRS-1000 lies in its versatility, featuring programmable hot air convection tool and preheater, adjustable tool holder with board holder, and light magnifier to deliver our customers an extremely flexible choice for enhanced process control. This system is a fantastic example of our TAP philosophy in action, allowing our customers to TAP into extensive operational advantages for a ‘super-human’ rework performance.

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