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Innovation System at HKPCA

Juni 13th, 2023 | Posted by ssheades in 2023 | News - (Kommentare deaktiviert für Innovation System at HKPCA)

After 24 months of intensive R&D work by FSES and Shenzhen Micronic Technology Co. Ltd., the new 8 probe Innovation Test System (driven by the OctaStar Software) made its debut at HKPCA in Shenzhen.

Innovation Test System

Latest visit to Micronic Offices

Juni 13th, 2023 | Posted by ssheades in 2023 | News - (Kommentare deaktiviert für Latest visit to Micronic Offices)

FSES Engineer Seth Sheades recently returned from another extended visit to Micronic facilities in Hong Kong and Shenzhen.  During this visit, his first to Mainland China since 2019, he worked intensively with our partners from Shenzhen Micronic Technology Co. Ltd. addressing points with the ProbeStar and OctaStar software packages.  This was another fruitful visit advancing the performance of all Micronic Test Systems.

From May 24-26 he also visited the HKPCA Show in Shenzhen where he met with customers, partners and even some old colleagues.

Introducing the Newest Team Member

März 1st, 2023 | Posted by ssheades in 2023 | News - (Kommentare deaktiviert für Introducing the Newest Team Member)

Four Stars Engineering Systems is happy to introduce new team member Dr. Xuhui Li.  Dr. Li joined FSES at the beginning of 2023 and has been working diligently to integrate himself into several hardware projects under the direction of Bernhard Driller with the target of overtaking several of the projects moving forward.

Dr. Li has over 30 years of experience in the field of Electrical Engineering and will be a valuable addition to the team as he continues development of both existing and new products.

Three Month Innovation Integration

Februar 28th, 2023 | Posted by ssheades in 2023 | News - (Kommentare deaktiviert für Three Month Innovation Integration)

FSES Engineer Seth Sheades recently returned from a three month visit to the Micronic office in Hong Kong.  He spent this time there with Mak Waitung and Tony Wong performing an intensive OctaStar Software Integration in the Innovation System and providing real time training and evaluation of the complete system.

The trip was very successful and all anticipate great success in the future!

FSES Introduces New Software Product

Januar 31st, 2022 | Posted by ssheades in 2022 | News - (Kommentare deaktiviert für FSES Introduces New Software Product)

FSES announces it’s latest software, OctaStar.  This new application is used to drive the next generation Innovation Test System built by Shenzhen Micronic Technology Co., Ltd.

See the Product Page OctaStar Software for more information.

FourStars-ES reaches important milestone!

Juni 15th, 2021 | Posted by ssheades in 2021 - (Kommentare deaktiviert für FourStars-ES reaches important milestone!)

Earlier in June Four Stars Engineering Systems reached the 1000 ProbeStar license sold plateau.  Considering the close relationship with our partners at Shenzhen Micronic Technology Co., Ltd and the percentage of license distribution into Greater China, it is fitting that this has occurred 8 years and 8 months after the sale of the first ProbeStar license.

Thank you to our partners with whom we share our success!

Latest FSES Visit to Shenzhen

Mai 17th, 2019 | Posted by ssheades in 2019 - (Kommentare deaktiviert für Latest FSES Visit to Shenzhen)

In the end of April, Seth Sheades made a successful two week visit to partner Micronic Enterprise Co., Ltd in order to introduce newly integrated Automation features including a Modular Vacuum Plate for small PCB handling and Integrated Compression Hardware for routed panel mounting.

Not all the time was spent working, as we also had time for a rainy game of soccer and several trips to favorite restaurants to test his Chinese culinary skills!

Compression Hardware Introduced

April 5th, 2019 | Posted by ssheades in 2019 - (Kommentare deaktiviert für Compression Hardware Introduced)

In order to handle product with minimal edge clearance, FSES has worked with partner Micronic Enterprise Co., Ltd. to implement a compression solution that fits easily into the stretch frame.

Switching between Compression and Stretch Modes is fast and easy and allows for handling of square product having down to 1mm space on the vertical edges.

Modular Vacuum Plate Introduced

April 3rd, 2019 | Posted by ssheades in 2019 - (Kommentare deaktiviert für Modular Vacuum Plate Introduced)

To extend the specifications of the Dual Sided Automation and meet ever increasing customer demands, FSES has introduced a new, modular vacuum plate.  The different configurations are easily exchanged within 2-3 minutes and require no special tools for switching.

With the Four Row Vacuum Plate product may be handled down to 75mm in height.

Dual Sided Automation at CPCA 2019

März 22nd, 2019 | Posted by ssheades in 2019 - (Kommentare deaktiviert für Dual Sided Automation at CPCA 2019)

The integrated Dual Sided Automation was displayed by partner Shenzhen Micronic Technology Co., Ltd. between March 19-21 at the 2019 CPCA show in Shanghai.

Dual Sided Automation at 2019 CPCA Show