Smart Tweezers LCR-meter Now Offered in 27 Countries From Bokar International

Bokar International produces and sells an innovative types of tools and equipment for reworking, repairing and assembling Surface Mount Technology (SMT). Bokar has developed a complete line of equipment and accessories, as well as continually developing several new, and more sophisticated machines.

With Surface Mount Technology (SMT) becoming an industry norm for manufacturing electronics, Smart Tweezers offers a simpler method for testing and troubleshooting the small components. The integration of a set of gold-plated tweezer tips, a small display and a highly accurate LCR-meter with speed and accuracy that matches that of conventional testers. With the tweezer tips acting as the probes, Smart Tweezers automatically identify the type of component and measure for Inductance (L), Resistance (R) or Capacitance (C), as well as measuring for secondary parameters such as the ESR of a capacitance. The newest model of Smart Tweezers, the ST5, features designated ESR measurements, continuity and diode testing, and component sorting, with a basic accuracy of 0.2%, an estimated 6 times higher than previous models.

“From the very first look at Smart Tweezers it was clearly a perfect match to our line of products. We manufacture equipment for production, rework and repair of Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) densely packed with SMT components, as small as 0.3 mm. It makes debugging of a faulty PCB virtually impossible with the use of conventional LCR-meters. Smart Tweezers light-weight design integrating high-precision SMT probes, accurate digital LCR-meter and an LCD display make it easily usable by just one hand leaving the other free for taking notes or holding other tools.” says the CEO at Bokar, Czeslaw Roszkowski.

Unlike other similar devices available, Smart Tweezers offers not only Capacitance and Resistance measurements, but Inductance measurements. Between Inductance measurements, and the ability to measure as low as a fraction of micro Henry, Smart Tweezers are an indispensable tool for radio electronics. The mechatronic design of Smart Tweezers offers very low and well defined parasitics. Using the semi-automatic offset subtraction feature, the parasitics are easily removed, allowing for measurements as low as 1 picofarad and 1 milliohm for resistance and capacitance measurements.

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