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Enhancements to the XTRAK™ In-Line Series

2003 News

09 Feb 2003

Concord, CA, February 09, 2003 – Nordson MARCH announces enhancements to the XTRAK™ in-line plasma treatment system that result in overall performance and throughput improvements.

Increased Throughput: The XTRAK™ transport software has been modified to allow plasma processing of single or multiple parts simultaneously. Throughput increases two-fold for many applications. The symmetrical plasma chamber ensures parts or carriers are treated uniformly.

  • High-level System Performance: The XTRAK™ system's new SMART Tune™ management system provides closed-loop plasma control that reduces tuning time to less than one second. The system automatically recycles to a plasma-ready state, compensating for changes in vacuum pressure, temperature and varied lot sizes.

  • Maximum power to the chamber is achieved with a proprietary algorithm that constantly measures forward and reflective power inside the chamber. Capacitors automatically return to the pre-activation state after each plasma cycle. Adjustment occurs during part transport, ensuring tune and transport processes are simultaneously accomplished in less than one second. Throughput and reliability are maximized; dwell time is minimized.

The XTRAK™ gas plasma treatment system provides a fast, efficient method for surface treatment and cleaning prior to wire bonding, die attach, encapsulation, conformal coating and other processes. Plasma processing enhances lamination bond strength, improves wire bond strength and uniformity, promotes underfill adhesion and enhances die attach.

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About Nordson MARCH:

Nordson MARCH is the global leader in plasma processing technology for the printed circuit board (PCB), semiconductor, microelectronics, and medical & life science device manufacturing industries. Nordson MARCH has offices and applications laboratories worldwide, including California, Florida, Europe, Singapore, China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. With over 20 years of continuous innovation, Nordson MARCH designs and manufactures a complete line of award-winning and patented plasma processing systems. An expert staff of scientists and engineers is available to assist in the development of plasma processes that improve both product reliability and increase production yields. Visit the Nordson MARCH web site for more details: www.nordsonmarch.com.

Nordson MARCH is a subsidiary of Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ: NDSN), the world's leading producer of precision dispensing and coating equipment.

For further information contact:

Nordson MARCH – World Headquarters
2470-A Bates Avenue
Concord, CA 94520-1122 U.S.A.
TEL: 1.925.246.1666