GEN3 Systems: CM-Series Product Line at IPC APEX EXPO

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Gen3 Systems, a global leader in solderability, cleanliness, and process optimization test equipment, will exhibit key systems from its CM-Series (Contaminometer) product line at IPC/APEX 2012 in San Diego, California, February 28 – March 1, 2012, in Booth #617. The exhibit’s centerpiece will be the new CM33L Large-Format Ionic Cleanliness Test System, which represents GEN3’s enhanced CM-Series (a.k.a. Contaminometer) generation of testers. Also shown will be the Gensonic Ultrasonic Stencil Cleaner and MUST III Solderability (wetting balance) testing system.

The CM-33L represents the entire enhanced CM-Series product line. Those improvements and enhancements include newer operation and calculating software and enhanced measurement hardware, e.g., a unique CURVE-FITTING Analysis algorithm; high volume pumps for faster test solution circulation – the CM re-circulates/exchanges complete test solution 6 times per minute for faster test time and faster regeneration time; complete testing within only 3 minutes; and full regeneration and testing in <6 minutes. Additionally, all systems are also housed in a new package (skin).

GEN3 Systems’ CM-Series Ionic Cleanliness testers are an established industry leader with more than 2,000 systems installed worldwide. All of the CM-Series testers include the following unique features:

  • Fast (3 minute) Test Time;
  • Full test cycle including regeneration time = < 6 minutes
  • Unique solid gold measuring cell, ballistic amplifier providing a test accuracy of <0.005µS/cm;
  • Unique CURVE-FITTING Analysis algorithm (Merit of Fit);
  • 2-year warranty.

CM-Series testers utilize a solid gold test-cell, ballistic amplifiers, and high volume pumping systems to ensure superior measurement precision even at very low conductivity values. The high volume pumping system produces complete test solution change more than 6 times per minute, resulting in faster test times, more sensitive measurement, and superior surface contamination detection.

PC-based software is used to produce graphical test data, a pass/fail analysis, and automatic hard copy print-out using test methods according to the IPC and old MIL standards. CM-Series testers measure in accordance with all recognized specifications including IPC-TM-650 method 2.3.25, IPC-J-STD 001 as well as MIL-P-28809 (obsolete but still referenced).

About Gen3 Systems Ltd.

Gen3 Systems Ltd. is a leading global provider of specialized test equipment including Solderability (MUST System III wetting balance), SIR (Auto-SIR), Ionic Cleanliness Test (CM-Series) and Solder Paste Analysis (SPA1000) as well as Conformal Coating Systems both batch and in-line non-robotic. For more information, visit Gen 3 products are distributed in North America by Ascentech, LLC, web site: For sales and technical information, contact Randy Allinson, Ascentech, 127 Goose Hill Rd., Chester, CT, 06412: Tel 860-526-8903, e-mail


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