Smart Tweezers LCR-meter from Siborg Systems Inc. are gaining worldwide notoriety as a professional grade tool. With new distribution deal with Alpha Corp., the device is now available in Japan.
Smart Tweezers are a handheld, fully automatic LCR-meter, able to automatically identify and evaluate the Inductance (L), Resistance ® and Capacitance © with just a touch of the tweezers' tips to a component.
Alpha Corp is a distributor of niche testing tools, materials and machinery for electronics. They offer unique test equipment for PCBs, and imported products to Japanese clients.
We are constantly searching for new original products that would be useful to Japanese engineers," says the Director at Alpha Corp, Norito Ito,"I was impressed by Smart Tweezers LCR-meter when I found information about them at Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) website. It looked so unique and handy for any work involving Printed Circuit Board (PCBs) that I contacted Siborg right away and suggested to market this product in Japan and neighbouring countries. Although it is very hard to sell imported electronics in Japan, we see a good potential for Smart Tweezers here."
With Surface Mount Technology (SMT) becoming the industry standard for manufacturing electronics, Siborg released their solution to testing and troubleshooting the small components, Smart Tweezers, nearly 10 years ago. The 2 oz. device is easily held and operated with just one hand, Smart Tweezers offer an easier to use alternative to conventional bench-type testers. Without any setting-up or bulk of bench-type testers, Smart Tweezers offers the same speed and accuracy in a nearly pen-sized unit.
With just a touch of the tips, Smart Tweezers automatically measures for Inductance (L), Resistance ®, and Capacitance © as well as secondary parameters, such as the ESR of a capacitance. The newest model, the ST5, offers new features such as designated ESR (Equivalent Series Resistance) measurements, component sorting, and continuity and diode testing, all with a basic accuracy of 0.2%, an estimated 6 times higher than previous models.
Designed specifically for testing and troubleshooting PCBs with Surface Mount Technology, Smart Tweezers innovative design combination of a set of tweezer tips acting as the probe, a small yet powerful LCR-meter, and a small display embedded in the handle, Smart Tweezers are able to reach and evaluate all types of passive and through-hole components.
Smart Tweezers feature very low and well defined parasitics with its patented mechatronic design. These parasitics are easily removed using the semi-automatic offset subtraction feature. With the parasitics removed, the device is able to measure as low as a fraction of microhenry for Inductance measurements, and as low as 1 picofarad and 1 milliohm for Resistance and Capacitance.
Known for being a professional grade tool, currently being used by many major high-tech companies worldwide, Smart Tweezers are a simple solution for testing and debugging PCBs, component characterization and sorting, and on-board impedance testing.
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About Siborg Systems, Inc.
Established in 1994, Siborg Systems, Inc. (siborg.com) is a source of engineering software and hardware tools for semiconductor and electronics industry. Located in the city of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, it enjoys being part of the local world-renowned high-tech community.
About Alpha Corporation
Established in 2005, the company offers domestic sales of electronic measuring instruments, precision measuring instruments, inspection equipment.
For more info please contact:
Mr. Norio Ito, Alpha Corporation
3F P.O. Building, 3-10-3 Tsuga, Wakaba-ku
Chiba City, Chiba 264-0025, Japan
T: +8150-3373-9558 / F: +8143-235-2731