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ControlTek Installs New Selective Solder Capabilities to Better Serve the Industrial and Consumer Electronics Markets

Vancouver, WA (PRWEB) March 25, 2009

ControlTek of Vancouver, Washington has recently installed Selective Solder technology to enhance Lead Free electronic production capabilities. The KISS-103 from ACE Production Technologies is designed to selectively solder through-hole components, such as connectors, into printed circuit boards.

The fast change over and automation features make this a great solution for reducing costs and increasing efficiency. “Our market position as a high quality, full service manufacturing and design house requires staying current with technology and automating as many processes as possible” we are told by Andy LaFrazia, President of ControlTek. “This investment allows us to eliminate hand soldering and significantly reduce manufacturing time by 50 to 80% on some production runs.”

The selective solder process allows for an automated application of flux and solder to through-hole component leads even in close proximity to neighboring SMT components. The benefit to electronics manufacturing companies and the PCB assembly process is precise control and repeatability.

Offering a broad array of electronic manufacturing and design services (, ControlTek has the ability to help plan production one project at a time to achieve optimal results. This includes materials management, part optimization and manufacturing recommendations. “Our job is to listen carefully to the customer’s requirements and then use our 38 years of design and manufacturing experience to efficiently move each project from product idea to the marketplace and even into warranty support” adds Sean Neill, VP of Operations.

About ControlTek

ControlTek Inc. was founded in 1971 and has grown to represent a diverse number of industries with a full suite of electronic design and manufacturing capabilities. Our Vancouver, Washington based facility serves a diverse client base representing industries such as: industrial, medical, semi-conductor, aerospace, military, and consumer electronics. At ControlTek, we believe in providing diligent service to our partners via open communication, flexible solutions, and a culture of quality. ControlTek is an ISO 9001, and IS0 13485 registered firm.

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3905 NE 112th Avenue

Vancouver, WA 98682


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