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Naprotek Purchases a Nordson SELECT Cerno® 103IL Selective Soldering System

Naprotek, Inc., a provider of electronic manufacturing services, today announced that it has purchased the Nordson SELECT Cerno® 103IL selective soldering system. The robust system provides the company with an exceptional combination of versatility and productivity.

“Naprotek is adding selective solder capability to increase our flexibility and speed to better support our customers’ needs,” stated Larry Morrissey, Vice president of Operations. “Selective solder allows much faster soldering of through-hole components without the added requirement for wave solder fixtures and additional setup time.”

The Cerno® 103IL has many unique features, including high-speed Z-axis motion for faster processing time and reduced soldering cycle. With its flexible configuration, the Cerno® 103IL is a versatile selective soldering system capable of processing tin-lead, lead-free or HMP solder alloys.

Morrissey added, “Fast programming and execution with the Cerno® 103IL saves time in the process. This allows us to meet critical deadlines. Selective solder also prevents exposing the board to the additional heat cycle experienced during wave solder. Having the ability to individually solder a single component or a small subset of components on the board is a definite productivity improvement.”

With its feature rich, graphics-based programming and machine control software, the Cerno® 103IL is specially designed for demanding selective soldering applications. Setup and time to first article is significantly reduced to within 10-15 minutes. The SWAK-OS 4.0 software features seamless fiducial recognition, live teach cameras, real-time data collection, SQL back-end data extraction and complete FIS capability for shop floor integration.

Naprotek is certified to AS9100D, ISO 13485:2016, ISO 9001:2015, IPC-A-610, IPC-J-STD-001, IPC-7711/7721 and ITAR registered. The company sets the standard for high-quality prototypes and Made-in-America production. Naprotek specializes in mission critical products, and its processes and systems are focused on delivering award-winning quality. For more information, visit