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You’ve heard (and seen) plenty of statements regarding Hallmark Nameplate’s dedication to quality, service, and reliability when it comes to products and services. But the safety measures we take in order to maintain such high standards play a major role in our ability to please our customers and keep our employees feeling great about getting the job done. We inspect every single item before it is shipped to our customers, and we measure with not just the human eye, but with data-driven computer feedback as well. Keeping our products and production floor as safe as possible is more than just careful inspection, however, and today we’re here to educate you on what could happen during production, and all the measures we take to counteract any risk.

Hallmark Nameplate maintains a state of the art electrostatic discharge safe environment, which is designed to prevent both human body electrical discharges, and charged device discharges which could impact or otherwise destroy delicate electronic components.

In addition to ESD-safe workstations, Hallmark Nameplate maintains a complete ESD-Safe production environment to ensure that components remain safe from the time they are unpacked until they are finished and safely packaged for shipment. Hallmark Nameplate keeps your products and safety in mind, just as much as they care for the well being of their employees, equipment, and professionalism.

Hallmark Nameplate’s capabilities include surface mount placement of a wide variety of component types utilizing two independent lines; through-hole component placement using the state of the art wave solder equipment; through-hole component placement using programmable selective soldering systems; programming components and ICT (In-Circuit Test) using an SPEA 3030 parallel multisite test system.

Selective wave soldering is the process of selectively soldering components to printed circuit boards and molded modules that could be damaged by the heat of a reflow oven in a traditional surface-mount technology assembly process. This usually follows an SMT oven reflow process; parts to be selectively soldered are usually surrounded by parts that have been previously soldered in a surface-mount reflow process, and the selective-solder process must be sufficiently precise to avoid damaging them.

The In-Circuit Test is an example of white box testing where an electrical probe tests a populated printed circuit board, checking for shorts, opens, resistance, capacitance, and other basic quantities which will show whether the assembly was correctly fabricated. It may be performed with a bed of nails type test fixture and specialist test fixture and special test equipment, or with a fixtureless in-circuit test setup.

A bed of nails tester is a traditional electronic test fixture which has numerous pins inserted into holes in an epoxy phenolic glass cloth laminated sheet which are aligned using tooling pins to make contact with test points on a printed circuit board and are also connected to a measuring unit by wires.

As with all Hallmark Nameplate products, we perform 100 percent visual inspection on all electrical assemblies. Making sure that you are receiving the highest quality and safest products in the industry because our customers are our top priority. We take great pride in our products, experience in the industry, and the customers that support Hallmark Nameplate.

We offer Auto Optical Inspection (AOI) as well as X-ray testing with state of the art equipment to inspect each and every circuit board and ball-grid array, offering capabilities in placing and inspecting micro-BGA’s. The need for automated inspection exists in all PCB assembly processes where high quality and safety standards apply. Hallmark Nameplate’s AOI system provides maximum inspection coverage and measured feedback.

Our safety precautions most certainly show in the quality of our products, which we take very seriously as an established business. Our commitment to quality management sets us apart from our competitors. Hallmark Nameplate invites you to continue working with us to see the benefits of our all-around commitment to quality, safety, and technology.

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