Posts Tagged ‘Smart Tweezers’

Siborg to Begin Offer Bluetooth Enabled Smart Tweezers

// April 28th, 2016 // No Comments » // Devices, LCR-Reader, LCR-Reader Store, News, ST5S-BT, Uncategorized

Siborg Systems Inc. will be offering a new model of Smart Tweezers with Bluetooth capabilities in mid-May, the ST5s-BT.

This is the first upgrade to the ST-5S, which will allow users to remotely log their measurement results with a compatible device. This will be more efficient by letting users keep track of their previously measured components rather than re-measuring each time.

The Bluetooth is connected using a USB receiver stick that establishes a virtual serial port. Measurements results are sent using a string of comma separated values that represent the measurement results.

Ex. C1.398nF,R3.461kR,10kHz,0.5,S,,,,
C(main impedance value type)1.398nF(main impedance value),R(secondary impedance)3.461kR(secondary impedance value),10kHz(test frequency),0.5(test signal level),S(measurement mode, in this case, serial), followed by 4 reserved values.

This information is then sent to the port and is received by any communication software.

TeraTerm Screen.jpg(STBT-may032016)For example, the photo shows the free Terra Term software receiving data. This data can be save into a file or documented. If the LabView software is being used, it can process and store the data in a database as needed.

The Bluetooth connection will be supported by an NI VISA instrument driver in the NI LabView® environment. Eventually the device will have Apps for the Windows, Android and iOS operating systems.

Smart Tweezers ST-5S is a hand held LCR-meter with high accuracy and plenty of features for specific tasks. These features include: fully automatic LCR and ESR measurements, variable tolerances and test signal ranges, basic accuracy of 0.2%, component sorting, diode and continuity testing, and offers a 4-way joystick-like-navigation that allows basic settings to be changed quickly on the default screen.

The new ST5S-BT will be available starting mid-May from Siborg’s LCR-Reader Store and Amazon sales channels in USA, Canada and Europe.

 

Siborg Creates New Calibration Fixture and Calibration Certificates for LCR-Reader

// April 1st, 2016 // No Comments » // Distributors, LCR-Reader, LCR-Reader Store, News, ST-5S

Calibration Jig for Smart Tweezers and LCR-Reader

Calibration Jig for Smart Tweezers and LCR-Reader


Siborg has been working over the past year with the Institute of Automation and Electrometry at the Russian Academy of Sciences in creating a Calibration Fixture that will allow periodic calibration of all models of Smart Tweezers, and, most importantly, the LCR-Reader. The calibration fixture was then sent to Navair Technologies in Toronto, Canada to be verified. With this verification from Navair, Siborg will soon be able to include calibration certificates with LCR-Reader, which was a main hindrance in companies using the device.

The calibration unit utilizes a 4-wire connection which has been found to reduce noise between connections and the PCB within the calibration fixture.

Previous calibration fixtures used a 2-wire connector which worked well for older models of Smart Tweezers, including the ST-1, ST-2 and ST-3. The 2-wire connector was not able to handle the measurements within the LCR-Reader and Smart Tweezers measurement ranges. Due to parasitics, it could not measure lower values of capacitance and inductance and higher values of resistance. Therefore, the 2-wire calibration fixture was only able to measure mid-range values.

The calibration fixture uses 14 known components that lay within the range of measurements. When a device is connected, the fixture will signal a different component with each button push. The measurement values are instantly displayed on the LCR-Reader or Smart Tweezers’ display which can then be compared to the known values of the components to determine accuracy.

“The new fixture makes it much easier to provide periodic traceable calibration now that it has been certified by Navair Technologies. We have now completed two versions of the calibration fixture using both 4-wire and 2-wire connections. The 4-wire is best suited for newer models, including the recent LCR-Reader. The 2-wire is best for the older models, including the ST-1, ST-2, ST-3 and STIC. These older models used a 2-wire connecjigtion in the handles of the device and could not be properly tested with the 4-wire terminal. This new calibration unit will allow all models to be tested and calibrated.” says the Director of Research and Development at Siborg, Michael Obrecht.

Soon, the calibration certificates will be available in the LCR-Reader Store; there will be 2 types to choose from: a basic calibration certificate that ensures the device has been calibrated, or a more detailed format that shows the measurement results compared to the known values.

Siborg Extends Cyber Week Sale Until January 31st, 2016

// January 28th, 2016 // No Comments » // LCR-Reader, LCR-Reader Store, News, Sale, Smart LED Test Tweezers, ST-5S

Siborg is extending their Cyber Week Sale in the LCR-Reader Store; from 12:00 am EST on Monday, January 25th to 11:59pm EST on Sunday, January 31st, 2016, all devices and task kits, including Smart Tweezers, LCR-Reader and Smart LED Test Tweezers, are 10% off. Visit the newly redesigned LCR-Reader Store to take advantage of the sale.

Boxing Week Sale in the LCR-Reader Store!

// December 31st, 2015 // No Comments » // LCR-Reader, LCR-Reader Store, News, Sale, ST-5S

Siborg Systems Inc. is having a sale on devices and task kits in the LCR-Reader Store until 11:59pm EST on January 2nd, 2016.

The LCR-Reader and Smart Tweezers LCR-meters and the new Smart LED Test Tweezers are on sale as well as the new Task Kits.  The Task Kits combine a device (either LCR-Reader or Smart Tweezers) with accessories and replacement parts. For example, the kit could be an LCR-Reader with charger and spare tweezer probes, or a Smart Tweezers ST-5S with bent tips and precision tips or extra battery.

Visit the newly redesigned LCR-Reader Store for to see all the discounts until January 2nd, 2016!

Smart Tweezers Gets New Distributor in Vietnam

// August 31st, 2015 // No Comments » // Distributors, LCR-Reader, News

Siborg Systems Inc. and LINDIN Co. Ltd. in Vietnam as begun a new distributor deal, bringing the Smart Tweezers family of LCR-meters to Vietnam and surrounding areas.

LINDIN Co. Ltd. is a distributor and reseller of test and measurement equipment, educational technology products and maintenance services of many well known name brands. They also offer consulting for equipment in manufacturing, distribution, industrial and service industries.

“We are happy about this new partnership with LINDIN Co. Ltd. and believe that Smart Tweezers is a good fit among their other products. Their customers will find Smart Tweezers and LCR-Reader incredible simple to use, and should be happy with a closer-to-home option for shipping than having to buy it from North America.” says the Director of Siborg, Michael Obrecht.

About LINDIN Co. Ltd.

LINDIN Co was founded in 2009 by a group of experts in many fields, including: telecommunications services, customer care, electronics supply, finance, etc.

We are a technology company specializing as a distributor of educational technology products, maintenance services, and test and measurement equipment. Our major business objective is  providing excellent service with competitive pricing to our clients. We offer products from Agilent Technologies (USA), Keithley (USA), Cadex (Canada), Keysight (USA), Tektronix (USA), and Toshiba nad Kyoritsu (Japan).

For more information:
Nguyen Manh Khuong
Ronal Nguyen
Sales and Consulting Manager
108/105 Tran Van Quang Str, Ward 10
Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam 700000
Tel: +84-8-36016797

Siborg is Going to Taitronics: Taipei International Electronics Show

// August 19th, 2015 // No Comments » // LCR-Reader, News

For the first time ever, Siborg Systems Inc. is taking LCR-Reader and Smart Tweezers LCR-meters to Taipei’s Taitronics International Electronics Show.

Taipei International Electronics Show is an annual trade show held every October by Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturer’s Association and Taiwan External Trade Development Council to promote electronic industry in Taiwan since 1974.

The show is known for displaying leading electronics, including industrial process and automation equipment, consumer electronics, broadband products and cloud technology, batteries, lighting an applications, electrical energy, and meters and instrumentation for the electronics fields.

“We have a few distributors in China, but only one in Taiwan, Ascentex. We are hoping that by bring the Smart Tweezers family to Taitronics, we will be able to establish new contact in Taiwan and possibly Hong Kong and China. We believe that the Smart Tweezers family will be a hit at Taitronics.”

 

Visit us at booth J0301 at Taitronics!

 

Smart Tweezers Gains New Asian Disributor

// February 1st, 2015 // No Comments » // Distributors, LCR-Reader, News, ST-5S

Siborg Systems Inc. has penned a new deal with Taipei based King Hor’s Enterprise Co. Ltd. This new deal bring Smart Tweezers and LCR-Reader LCR-meters to customers in Taiwan and surrounding Asian areas; it will reduce the wait times on shipping for new customers and those who need to maintain their devices.

King Hor’s Enterprise Co. Ltd., based in Taipei, Taiwan, are a supplier of precise electronic instruments and equipment for over 30 years. They provide full customer service and first stage produce analysis. King Hor’s Enterprise is currently expanding into custom textile.

Siborg Offering Updated LCR-Reader, the Colibri

// January 4th, 2015 // No Comments » // LCR-Reader, News

Siborg Systems Inc. has released an updated version of the LCR-Reader, the Colibri. After a year of availability, the LCR-Reader has gotten some tweaks to offer a better experience for customers.

The Colibri offers the same basic accuracy of 1% as the LCR-Reader, as well as the same automatic component identification and instantaneous results. The main differences between the Colibri and the LCR-Reader is the ability to select the test frequency as well as the measurement mode to provide more specific measurement capabilities. On the LCR-Reader only the measurement mode was changeable by pressing the button, with the device cycling through ‘AM’, ‘L’, ‘R’, ‘C’. The Colbri cycles as such; ‘AM’, ‘L’ 1kHz (default), 100 Hz, 10 kHz, ‘C’ 1kHz, 100 Hz, 10 kHz, etc. Also added was the ability to reset the device to fully automatic default settings by pressing and holding the device for a few seconds. Colibri comes with precision gold-plated tips which better improve the ability to hold components.

Siborg Releases Maintenance Video for Smart Tweezer and LCR-Reader LCR-meters

// December 27th, 2014 // No Comments » // LCR-Reader, News, Smart Tweezers Maintenance, ST-5S

Siborg Systems Inc. has released a new Smart Tweezers Maintenance video for users looking for a how-to or maintaining their devices. The new  video covers how to replace the screen, flex cable, tips and battery for both Smart Tweezers ST-5S and LCR-Reader. This video will help customers replace key parts of the device instead of sending back to Siborg in Canada, or their local distributor.

Smart Tweezers and LCR-Reader Cyber Monday Sale

// November 30th, 2014 // No Comments » // LCR-Reader, News, ST-5S, Uncategorized

Siborg Systems Inc. is offering a discount for Cyber Monday on Monday, December 1, 2014.  The sale will begin at 12:00 am Eastern Time Monday, and will end at 11:59 pm Eastern Time. Orders can be made online at Smart Tweezers CanadaSmart Tweezers US and LCR-Reader, as well as by phone (519-888-9906) or fax (519-725-9522).