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Siborg Offers New Smart Tweezers Offset Calibration Board

// May 24th, 2017 // No Comments » // Devices, LCR-Reader, LCR-Reader Store, News, ST-5S, ST5S-BT, ST5S-BT2, Uncategorized

offsetboard_200Siborg has begun offering the Smart Tweezers Offset Calibration Board in the LCR-Reader Store.

This Calibration Board is a dummy PCB for actual offset values. The board uses holes that represent the size of components (0201, 0402, etc.).

To find the offset of the component being tested, set the Smart Tweezers or Colibri  to 10kHz and insert the tweezer tips into the holes of the corresponding component size. The device will show the actual offset capacitance value; this value can then be deducted from the value of the measured component.

Previously, users had to approximate the size of the component with the tips and note the value. This method was inaccurate and unsuitable for high accuracy.

The Offset Calibration Board is also useful for setting the automatic offset-subtraction value on Smart Tweezers models.

The Smart Tweezers Offset Calibration Board is available in the LCR-Reader Store in all Smart Tweezers Plus and Pro kits, as well as on its own.

Educational Sale on LCR-meters and Other Testers for Students and Educators in the LCR-Reader Store

// March 29th, 2017 // No Comments » // Bluetooth, Devices, LCR-Reader Store, News, Sale, Smart LED Test Tweezers, ST5S-BT, ST5S-BT2

Siborg is now offering a discount until the end of August on all multimeters, testers and accessories in the LCR-Reader store for students, educators and institutions. Discounts apply to quantities purchased.

The sale will apply to LCR-Reader and Smart Tweezers LCR- and ESR-meters, including the Smart Tweezers Bluetooth models and LCR-Reader Pro Task Kits.

The LCR-Reader Pro Task Kit includes a calibrated LCR-Reader LCR- and ESR-meter, a set of bent tweezers probes, spare battery, and NIST traceable calibration certificate. Siborg also offers different task kits for both LCR-Reader and Smart Tweezers devices; each kit combines a different amount of accessories and the price reflects a discount opposed to buying each piece separately.

Smart Tweezers Bluetooth has just been updated to include the ability to send device test signals to the Smart Twezers device. Previous models only allowed the device to send test results to PC or apps for Android and iOS. This new update also allows the ability to set custom profiles from either previously measured values or from scratch. These profiles set a specific parameters for components to meet; when a component is measured, the receiving program either marks it as a pass or fail whether it met the parameters.

Siborg is including their other devices available including:

  • LED Test Tweezers that test LEDs and other components using an 12 VDC output and adjustable current rating of 20, 10 and 5 mA. You can also use the device as a set of tweezer-probes for multimeters by connecting it using the included cable.
  • SMD Multimeter Test Tweezers connect to most multimeters for tweezer-probe precision.
  • LCR-Reader/Smart Tweezers Kelvin Probe Connector is a shielded two-wire connector that allows Smart Tweezers and LCR-Reader devices be used as full probe stations and measure components larger than would fit between the tweezers’ probes. Siborg has recently added fine and extra-fine pin probes for use with the Kelvin Probe Connector.

Students, educators and educational institutes to visit the LCR-Reader Store from March 28th to August 31st, 2017, to get a discount on all LCR-meters, SMD devices and accessories. To qualify for the discount, students are required to show valid school I.D, while teachers can ship to their institutions or provide a P.O number.

Siborg Hosts End-of-January Sale in the LCR-Reader Store and Amazon

// January 24th, 2017 // No Comments » // amazon, Bluetooth, Devices, LCR-Reader, LCR-Reader Store, News, Sale, Smart LED Test Tweezers, ST-5S, ST5S-BT, Uncategorized

 

Siborg is offering up to 20% off their Smart Tweezers and LCR-Reader devices and other SMD testing tools in the LCR-Reader Store and Amazon sales channels. The sale starts on January 18th at 12:00AM and ends on January 31st at 11:59 PM EST. The sale includes LCR-Reader and Smart Tweezers devices, including Bluetooth model and task kits. Siborg is also offering a discount on LED Test Tweezers, Kelvin Probe Connector for Smart Twezers and LCR-Reader, and SMD Multimeter Test Tweezers.

 

Visit the LCR-Reader Store or Amazon Sales Channels in USA, Canada, and Europe before January 31st for your chance to get up to 20% off!

New LCR-Reader Probe Connector

// July 14th, 2016 // No Comments » // LCR-Reader, LCR-Reader Store, News, ST-5S

Siborg Systems Inc. has released a new product: the LCR-Reader Probe Station allows complete PCB probing and allows the device to measure components larger than would normally fit between the tweezers’ tips.

The kit includes a 60 cm shielded two-wire connection with a small PCB on one end and a universal attachment for the seven included probe types (alligator clips, 4mm multimeter jacks, long and short pin-probes and a spade connector).

The shielded two-wire connection virtually eliminates all parasitics due to the wires. The Probe Station is also compatible with both LCR-Reader and Smart Tweezers devices.

It is easy to connect and use; simply remove one of the gold-plated tweezer probes and replace with the flat end of the Probe Connector, making sure that the gold strips on the connector and device’s flex cable connect. Replace the screws, choose a probe attachment and begin measuring.

This new product is available in the LCR-Reader Store for only $24.99 US.

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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 reciever 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 recieved by any communication software.

TeraTerm Screen.jpg(STBT-may032016)For example, the photo shows the free Tera Term software recieving 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 handheld 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 Systems Inc. Launches New Webstore with Year-End Discounts

// December 21st, 2015 // No Comments » // LCR-Reader, News, ST-5S

Siborg Systems Inc. has recently launched a redesign of the online store for Smart Tweezers and LCR-Reader. The new store has a more standard online-retail feel that allows customers to see details about the products before adding them to a cart to purchase.

The new store also offers the LED Test Tweezers and new Task Kits for LCR-Reader and Smart Tweezers. These kits offer a device and different accessories, such as tips, batteries, and chargers. Each kit offers a discount opposed to buying each piece separately.

 

Come check out the new online store and receive discounts until December 31st, 2015!