Ascentech Provides Solderability Testing Equipment to SMT Corp., Component Distributor


MUST SystemAscentech announces the sale of a MUST III Solderability Test System to SMT Corp., Sandy Hook, Connecticut, USA. SMT Corp. is one of the industries’ largest stocking distributors of "ready to ship" electronic components. Ascentech is the North American Distributor of the MUST III system.

"Solderability Testing is a key part of our quality and reliability program here at SMT" says Tom Sharpe, Vice President.  "The MUST system provides all of the testing and archiving capabilities that we need to satisfy our military, high reliability and legacy component buyers. In addition to solderability testing, our QC and component authentication capabilities also include Real Time X-Ray Inspection, XRF Rohs testing, Component Decapsulation and Dice Verification, Baking and Dry Packing and complete Tape & Reel services. This broad range of testing with documented results is critical in today’s electronic component marketplace. As a further testament to our commitment to quality, SMT is certified to ISO 9001:2000, AS9120:2002, ISO 14001:2004, OHSAS 18001:2007 and ANSI/ESD-20.20-2007."
The MUST III System is a wetting balance testing system capable of testing to all relevant solder standards including ICE, MIL-STD, IPO/EYE/JADE, etc. The MUST System 3 measures the solderability of a printed circuit board and/or component's metallic terminations by documenting the wetting curve of the unit under test. The MUST System 3 is appropriate for testing all devices including multi-leaded components as well as SMT and BGA devices.

Ascentech provides MUST systems calibration and service, and is equipped to calibrate and certify high-accuracy temperature components. Ascentech is also equipped to calibrate and certify MUST’s high-precision Force Measurement System, and provide a Certificate of Calibration.

Ascentech, LLC managing members Randy Allinson and Gregory Alexander formed the company in 2000 to provide products to enhance productivity, quality and reliability to the electronic assembly and PCB fabrication industries. To learn more about the company visit For sales and technical information, contact Randy Allinson, Ascentech LLC, 127 Goose Hill Rd., Chester, CT, 06412: Tel 860-526-8903, e-mail rallinson@snet.netThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

For more information on SMT Corp, products and services visit  For Sales and technical information contact Tom Sharpe, SMT Corp., 14 High Bridge Rd., Sandy Hook, CT, 06482: Tel 203 270-4700.