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Integrated Inspection, Manufacturing and Repair Solutions

We provide our customers with a variety of solutions which fit their Labs, workshops, production lines, and workspaces

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BoardMaster Universal Diagnostic System

The ABI BoardMaster 19" Rack Universal Diagnostic System is a uniquely versatile, self-contained and easy-to-use test system. It offers the most comprehensive set of test instruments for fault-finding on almost any kind of PCB. As the product of choice to companies operating in rail transport, aerospace, military, automotive, telecoms and a range of other industrial sectors, the BoardMaster is ABI's top of the range solution that saves customers time and money, increases asset availability and reliability. With the full range of instruments and a variety of test methods guaranteeing the best possible fault coverage, the BoardMaster 19" Rack provides the ultimate in diagnostic tools.

  The BoardMaster 19" Rack comes complete with ABI's multi-license and user friendly SYSTEM 8 Ultimate Software preinstalled. Customers are guaranteed to receive FREE software updates for life and will not be charged for additional seats or maintenance fees. The powerful yet easy to use software includes user access management, ABI's exclusive TestFlow Manager as well as a wealth of customisation options. Contact ABI's sales team for more information.

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SYSTEM 8  AMS Advanced Matrix Scanner

The SYSTEM 8 Advanced Matrix Scanner is the latest addition to the SYSTEM 8 range and offers new and unique features for the testing and diagnostics of components under power-off conditions.

Using a novel approach to V/I signature testing, the SYSTEM 8 AMS increases test coverage by varying the frequency of the test signal to observe the DUT's (Device Under Test) response over a frequency range. This can lead to finding faults not detectable with other instruments.

 

The AMS also benefits from 64 channels to speed up 
acquisition and to test high pin count devices as well as complete PCBs.
Single channels can also be used for local analysis. 
Thanks to configurable pulse outputs, dynamic tests can be run on gate-activated devices (triacs, transistors, SCRs etc...) 
with no power applied to the board.

Features:
V/I signature analysis with frequency range
V/I signature analysis (static frequency)
Matrix V/I analysis (multiple reference)
Dynamic V/T analysis (pulse outputs)
Automatic live comparison
Automatic comparison with saved mask
Interactive test sequences with the ABI software`
 

Specifications:
64 channels per module (expandable to 2,048 channels)
4 single channels
4 configurable pulse outputs
4 ground connections

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SYSTEM 8 ATM  Advanced Test Module

The Advanced Test Module (ATM) is a solution designed for the test and diagnostics of all logic PCB assemblies, from single component testing in-circuit up to complete assembly functional checks.

 

The Advanced Test Module is a solution that offers high test capabilities and comprehensive fault diagnosis with a high degree of flexibility. Powerful test combinations ensure the best fault coverage on PCBs or components and include functional, connections, voltage, thermal and V-I signature tests. A sophisticated but easy to use system with minimum user input required ensures that components and PCBs are tested efficiently and faults are detected rapidly.

In-Circuit and Functional Board Tester
 

Features

Suitable for all logic families (TTL, CMOS, LVTTL, ECL, DTL, LSI, RTL, PECL, LVPECL etc...)
Power on and power off tests
Library driven for ease of use
Detects all common faults with functional, voltage, connections, thermal and V-I tests
Graphical test generator for customised test vectors
Board checker function with voltage drive/measure and VI testing
TestFlow manager for automated test sequences
Pass / Fail results for inexperienced users
Data logging capabilities for traceability
Flexible software with user access control

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SYSTEM 8  AICT Analogue IC Tester 

The SYSTEM 8 Analogue IC Tester is the answer to testing analogue devices. The key feature of the AICT is its ability to functionally test all common analogue ICs and discrete devices in circuit. It is also capable of testing all types of analogue and digital components by means of the well-known, power off V-I test technique. For users requiring only the latter function, please select the Analogue Test Station section.

The Analogue IC Tester can be fitted inside a standard PC case with PCI interface (one empty CD-ROM bay required) or inside an external case (MultiLink) with USB interface (please contact sales for details).
System 8 AICT

 

VI Out-of-Circuit Adapter (optional)
 

Acquiring V-I signatures of devices out-of-circuit removes the influence from other components placed on the board.

 

For this kind of test, a V-I Out-of-Circuit adapter is available with 24 channels and three package options :

 

- Dual-In-Line (DIL, 24ch, 0.3" and 0.6" gauge)

- Small Outlined IC (SOIC, 24ch, 0.6" gauge)

- Small Outlined IC (SOIC, 14ch, 0.3" gauge)

  
Features
Analogue Functional Test
Board comparison fault diagnosis
Clear pass or fail results
Circuit diagrams not required
24 analogue channels
Powerful Matrix V-I Test
V-T test with pulse for gate-activated devices (triacs, SCRs etc.)
Auto clip positioning


Specifications
1x SYSTEM 8 24 channel Analogue IC Tester module
1x Analogue IC Tester cable set
SYSTEM 8 software on CD-ROM
Standard PCI interface

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SYSTEM 8 BFL Board Fault Locator

The SYSTEM 8 Board Fault Locator provides the user with the ability to functionally test all common digital ICs in and out-of-circuit. A combination of industry recognised test techniques provides a high level of fault coverage. Additional tools are provided by the SYSTEM 8 software to further enhance the unit's wide range of applications.

 

The BFL can be upgraded to include up to 256 channels (in 64 channels steps) which enables live comparison of good and bad boards.

The Board Fault Locator can be fitted inside a standard PC case with PCI interface (one empty CD-ROM bay required) or inside an external case (MultiLink) with USB interface (please contact sales for details).

System8 Board Fault Locator
 

Features
In-circuit and out-of-circuit (TLL or CMOS)
Through hole or SMT (DIL, SOIC, PLCC, QFP)
Library range from NAND gates to CPUs
Standard or custom logic (Graphical Test Generator)
Digital V-I Tester
Digital IC Identifier
EPROM Verifier
Short Locator
TestFlow Manager
 
Specifications
1x SYSTEM 8 64 channel Board Fault Locator module
1x Board Fault Locator cable set
1x Automatic out-of-circuit adapter
DIL Test Clips: 20 pin (0.3”) and 40 pin (0.6”) DIL test clips
SYSTEM 8 software on CD-ROM
Standard PCI interface
 

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System 8 MIS4 Multiple Instrument Station

The Multiple Instrument Station MIS4 provides you with all the instruments required for the test and measurement of electronic components and PCBs. This portable, USB driven module can be installed into an ABI USB Multilink Case or even into your existing PC! (please contact sales for details).

ABI's SYSTEM 8 MIS4, along with the Ultimate software, is a faster and more economical solution than using traditional oscilloscope, metering and other bench test instruments, and can quickly produce the required Pass/Fail or other test and debug results.

The MIS 4 package comes complete with the TestFlow Manager, a step by step sequence generator that guides operators during fault-finding or test procedure processes. The TestFlow greatly reduces the risk of inaccurate measurements and automatically saves all test parameters for a final customised test report.

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SYSTEM8 PPS Programmable Power Supply


The Programmable Power Supply (PPS) is ABI’s most ambitious power module developed for the SYSTEM 8 range. Over 35 years of excellence in product design and manufacturing were applied to the making of this USB driven, versatile unit that suits various test and measurement scenarios. From low to medium volume production test, through to predictive/corrective and PCB troubleshooting tasks.

 

All PPS channels are isolated and have equal capabilities. In normal operation, each channel is fully independent and isolated. This is equivalent to having separate single output power supplies. The output polarity can even be reversed in software, removing the need to swap cables over to provide negative voltages.

SYSTEM 8 Programmable Power Supply
 
In group operation, channels can be placed into arbitrary groups for easy multichannel control. Any number of channels can be added to a group, and up to 3 independent groups can be setup and controlled. Grouped channels remain isolated but work to achieve a common goal, these include:

 

Isolated Voltage Tracking – Channels are set equal to the group’s voltage limit but have independent current control. This can be used to generate tracking bipolar voltages or tracking unipolar voltages relative to different grounds.
 

Power Sequencing – Channels respond to a group On/Off control.
 

Voltage Stacking – When voltages above 40V are required, or higher currents (8A MAX) channels can be externally wired in series. The group’s set voltage will be divided equally between all members of the group to make efficient use of each channels power envelope and the group’s current limit will be applied to all members equally.
 

Parallel – When currents above 8A are required channels can be externally wired in parallel. The group’s set current limit will be divided equally between all members of the group to make efficient use of each channels power envelope and the group’s voltage limit will be applied to all members equally.
 

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SYSTEM8 MMS Multiplexed Matrix Switch

The ABI Multiplexed Matrix Switch (MMS) is a 16x16 matrix interface that offers 256 cross points to connect any channel to any channel, with up to 16 unique paths at a time. The MMS can also be used as multiplexer or de-multiplexer and is an economical alternative to automate low to medium volume test requirements.

 

Designed to work exclusively with ABI's range of test instruments, the MMS can deliver high-level results without the need for programming and for a fraction of the cost of a traditional ATE, PXI or LXI instrumentation. Multiple test solutions can be easily set up for high channel count applications.

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JTAGMaster Tester and Programmer 

The JTAGMaster Tester and Programmer is a fully integrated solution for the configuration and diagnosis of Programmable Logic Devices (PLDs). This unit includes :

A boundary-scan tester to arbitrarily observe individual pins and therefore determine their functionality. This information can be saved in customisable test procedures which can also include pictures and datasheets. EXTEST mode is also available to manually change the state of pins and trace the effect(s) on the other device(s) in the chain. Scan Check is a multi-license software to run boundary scan checks on multiple stations.
A programming interface designed to handle industry standard JAM STAPL files (Standard Test And Programming Language) and SVF files (Serial Vector Format) to send programming instructions as well as testing functions to the device. ABI uses the JTAG Standards (Joint Test Action Group, compatible with IEEE1149.1) which ensures compatibility between all compliant ICs.
The JTAGMaster is also capable of programming EEPROM devices using external adapters. Standard brinary files are supported and can also be modified in the device buffer window. A wide range of EEPROM devices are present in the library which can be easily modified by users. The following protocols are supported by the JTAGMaster :

Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI)
Inter-Integrated Circuit (I²C)
Microwire (μwire)
As a product, the JTAGMaster In-System and Standalone Programmer is also available.

The JTAGMaster Tester and Programmer is designed to work with ABI’s bespoke software - a multiple purpose platform which enables users to freely configure test procedures and instruments. Integrated functions are also available to the user to automatically learn the device status, provide pin-to-pin comparison and information as well as use some reporting facilities. The internal library can be updated through BSDL files available from manufacturers' websites.

 

With its ability to both test and program PLDs, this new ABI product allows users to verify the functionality of a device, download a bespoke program to a device or even re-test the device after it has been programmed !

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LinearMaster Compact Professional

The ABI LinearMaster Compact Professional is a low-cost, hand-held out-of-circuit IC tester. The LinearMaster is designed for testing analogue ICs with up to 16 pins through a ZIF socket (see ChipMaster for digital devices). A range of adapters is also available for SOIC and PLCC devices.

The LinearMaster includes a search facility for unknown ICs, loop modes for intermittent failure detection, diagnostic information for individual pins and self diagnosis for product integrity.

The unit is battery operated (4x AA/LR6) but an optional battery eliminator is available for extended use.

The ABI Compact Range has been recently upgraded and it now fitted with a USB interface to allow connection with a computer and use with the optional software CompactLink.

 

CompactLink is a PC based software package that allows users to add new devices to the library and create functional tests to suit special applications. Please click here for more information.

Features
Simple operation
Extensive built-in library
Comprehensive tests
Unknown device identification
Diagnostic information for individual pins
Conditional loop testing mode
Optional programming facility (CompactLink)

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ChipMaster Compact Professional 

The ABI ChipMaster Compact Professional is a low-cost, hand-held out-of-circuit IC tester. The ChipMaster is designed for testing digital ICs with up to 40 pins through a ZIF socket (see LinearMaster for analogue devices). A range of adapters is also available for SOIC and PLCC devices.

The ChipMaster includes a search facility for unknown ICs, loop modes for intermittent failure detection, diagnostic information for individual pins and self diagnosis for product integrity.

The unit is battery operated (4x AA/LR6) but an optional battery eliminator is available for extended use.

The ABI Compact Range has been recently upgraded and it now fitted with a USB interface to allow connection with a computer and use with the optional software CompactLink.

 

CompactLink is a PC based software package that allows users to add new devices to the library and create functional tests to suit special applications. Please click here for more information.

 

Features
Simple operation
Extensive built-in library
Comprehensive tests
Unknown device identification
Diagnostic information for individual pins
Conditional loop testing mode
Optional programming facility (CompactLink)

Electronic Test & Measurement equipment

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Power Supply

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Signal Analyzer

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Digital Oscilloscope

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Function Generator

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Digital Multi-meter

Component Replacement System (Soldering, De-Soldering & Rework)

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i-CON VARIO 4 Multi-channel soldering and desoldering station

Perfect touch-up workplace: 4 soldering tools ready to operate!
i-CON VARIO 4 with i-TOOL AIR S, i-TOOL, CHIP TOOL VARIO and X-TOOL VARIO (0ICV4000AICXV)
Soldering and desoldering station to operate one i-TOOL AIR S and three other soldering tools at the same time

Intelligent power management for dynamic power distribution
Extremly silent blow air supply for i-TOOL AIR S
Built in vacuum pump for desoldering tools
Easy operation - intuitive one touch push button and two large multifunctional displays

Different soldering and desoldering tools connectable

Integrated interface to solder fume extraction unit, heating plate and PC

USB interface
Antistatic design

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i-CON VARIO 2 Multi-channel soldering and desoldering station

Hot air and conductive heat - professional two channel solution
Soldering and desoldering station to operate one i-TOOL AIR S and another soldering tool at the same time
Multi-channel soldering and desoldering station, antistatic, with i-TOOL AIR S hot-air iron and CHIP TOOL VARIO desoldering tweezers (0ICV2000AC)

Intelligent power management for dynamic power distribution
Extremly silent blow air supply for i-TOOL AIR S
Built in vacuum pump for desoldering tools
Easy operation - intuitive one touch push button and large multifunctional display

Different soldering and desoldering tools connectable

Integrated interface to solder fume extraction unit, heating plate and PC

USB interface
Antistatic design

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i-CON2  two soldering  channels station

Plus in flexibility for soldering professionals: i-CON 2V
Soldering and desoldering station for simultaneous operation of two soldering tools

Intelligent power management - 120 W are split up dynamically between the connected tools

Easy operation - intuitive one touch push button and a large multifunctional displays

Eight different soldering tools connectable
VARIO series soldering tools connectable

Available with interface to solder fume extraction unit, heating plate and PC

Firmware update via microSD card

Antistatic design

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iCON1 Digital soldering station

The professional soldering station for industry, test area and R&D!
Digital soldering station with ergonomic and powerful 150 W i-TOOL soldering iron

Motion sensor in the hand piece for energy and tip saving standby mode
Easy operation - intuitive one touch push button and large multifunctional displays

Optical information when the optimal process window is reached
Available with interface to solder fume extraction unit, heating plate and PC

Antistatic design

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HR 100 - flexible hybrid rework!

Gentle desoldering and soldering without component shifting:

Patented hybrid rework technology (combination of IR heating technology and convection) for safe desoldering and soldering
Optimum energy transfer and gentle heating of chip components 0201 up to 20 x 20 mm SMDs
Exchangeable hybrid adaptors of various sizes direct up to 200 W of heating energy specifically to the component
No blowing away of neighbouring components
Optionally available with stand, 800 W IR bottom heating and PCB intake
Vac Pen for safe handling of devices
Operation software IRSoft

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HR200 Compact Hybrid Rework Station, 400 W 

Simple and fast desoldering and soldering of SMDs:
Desoldering and soldering of small and medium size surface mount device (SMD): BGA, QFP, PLCC, MLF and SOIC. The component is manually remoced from the PCB (pincette or vacuum gripper). Previous to soldering the component needs adequate alignment.
Highly efficient, long-life 400 W hybrid heating head
Optional with 800 W IR-bottom heating
Very short soldering times feasibel
Activation with safety foot switch
Operation LEDs on the system
Intuitive operation without software

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HR 500 Rework of electronic standard modules

Automatic repair process:
Desoldering, placement and soldering of all types of surface mounted devices (SMD): BGA, metallic BGA, CGA, BGA socket, QFP, PLCC, MLF and miniature components with an edge length of up to 1 x 1 mm
900 W Hybrid high-performance heating element
Full-area 1,600 W IR bottom heater
High-resolution cameras for placement and process monitoring
Ergonomically optimal system operation
Modern, user-friendly operating software

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HR550  Flexible, high-performance Hybrid Rework System

High precision repair process:
Desoldering, placement and soldering of all types of surface mounted devices (SMD) - up to 70 x 70 mm: BGA, metallic BGA, CGA, BGA socket, QFP, PLCC, MLF and miniature components with an edge length of min. 0.2 x 0.4 mm.
Highly efficient 1.800 W hybrid heating head
Large-area IR bottom heating in 3 heating zones (2.400 W)
Integrated vacuum pipette for component removal and placement
Highly accurate placement with integrated force sensor
Enhanced Visual Assistant (EVA)
Computer aided component placement
Process control and documentation via software HRSoft 2
Suitable for the use of the Dip&Print Station

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HR600 New definition of board repair - automatic, flexible and process reliable!

Automatic repair process:
Desoldering, placement and soldering of all types of surface mounted devices (SMD): BGA, metallic BGA, CGA, BGA socket, QFP, PLCC, MLF and miniature components with an edge length of up to 1 x 1 mm.
Highly efficient 800 W hybrid heating head
Homogeneous, large-area IR bottom heating with 3 heating zones (800 W each)
Automatic and precise component alignment with the help of machine vision
Highly accurate, motor-driven axis system
for component placement (+/- 0.025 mm)
User independent, reproducible repair results guaranteed
Process control and documentation via the operator software HRSoft
Fully automatic or semiautomatic operation
Suitable for the use of the Dip&Print Station

Ersa SOLDER SMART Robot SR 500

The Ersa SOLDER SMART SR 500 works with the powerful i-TOOL, which has proven itself a thousand times over. Its heating power of 150 W allows fast soldering processes with stable soldering temperature and the use of very fine soldering tips (from 0.4 mm) up to 5 mm wide tips and more!

Technical highlights:

High-quality 150 W soldering iron Ersa i-TOOL
Axis accuracy +/- 0.02 mm
Automatic soldering tip measurement (height)
Spot soldering & line soldering - drag soldering
Flow soldering - soldering with pre-soldered soldering tip
Electric soldering iron feed = no mechanical stress for the PCB
Automatic loading of soldering programs with optional hand scanner
Precise, reliable solder wire feeder
Complete process monitoring, built-in PC, software pre-installed

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EasyArm1 Solder fume extraction of a new generation

Silent and effective as never before!

Continuously settable extraction power
Effective 3-stage filter system - 99,95% filter degree
110 m³/h air flow per extraction arm
Optical and acoustical reminder signal for filter exchange
High performance filter materials, filters fit to both systems of the EASY ARM series
Interface to connect to an i-CON soldering station or a standby-switch
Flexible system of extraction arms and nozzles allows individual setup for each workplace

Small footprint

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EasyArm2 Solder fume extraction of a new generation
silent and effective as never before!

Continuously settable extraction power
Effective 3-stage filter system - 99,95% filter degree
110 m³/h air flow per extraction arm
Optical and acoustical reminder signal for filter exchange
High performance filter materials, filters fit to both systems of the EASY ARM series
Interface to connect to an i-CON soldering station or a standby-switch
Master-slave operation
Flexible system of extraction arms and nozzles allows individual setup for each workplace

Small footprint

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ERSASCOPE M and ERSASCOPE M plus

ERSASCOPE M & M plus - fast 90° and 0° inspection of hidden solder joints - BGA and more!
Inspection systems with two quick change lenses:
- 90° BGA optics (approx. 280 µm clearance)
- 0° MACROZOOM top view optics
Fast, stationary inspection of hidden solder joints
Integrated, dimmable LED lighting or external LED light source with goose neck fibre light and light brush
5 Megapixel N-MOS colour camera with USB connection
Ideal for stationary inspection
Including Ersa ImageDoc v3 inspection software (basic version)

OPTION :- mageDoc v3 EXP
Purchase key to activate the full range of functions of the ImageDoc v3 inspection software
Licence key for the expert functions of ImageDoc v3. You will receive a purchase key, which can activate the full range of functions of ImageDoc v3 through a computer-bound registration. Without an EXP licence, only the basic function of the professional inspection software can be used.

 

Additionally, ImageDoc v3 EXP offers:

FocusFusion
BestFocus
Video registration
Report module
Presentation mode
User management
Image processing function
Organisation into image albums
Customisable menu bars

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Ersa MOBILE SCOPE

Ersa MOBILE SCOPE - fast inspection of hidden solder joints, always at hand!
Mobile inspection system with two quick change lenses (depending on equipment):
- 90° BGA optics (approx. 280 µm clearance)
- 0° MACROZOOM top view optics
Fast, hand-operated inspection of hidden solder joints
Integrated, dimmable LED lighting
5 Megapixel N-MOS colour camera with USB connection
Including additional LED fibre light for BGA optics
Ideal for inspection of continuously changing locations and for service
Including Ersa ImageDoc v3 inspection software (basic version)
 

Reverse Engineering and Prototyping 

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RevEng offers an effective method of creating professional quality circuit diagrams from a sample board. The RevEng system comprises a PC controlled continuity measuring hardware system, SYSTEM 8 Ultimate control software, and EdWin XP, a fully-featured CAD package.

 

RevEng learns the connectivity of a sample circuit then produces a NetList (a list of the components and connections). The NetList is imported into EdWin XP to create professional-quality circuit diagrams.

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Reflow oven

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SMT pick and place system

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Multilayer machine

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Advanced level LASER milling and drilling machine 

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intermediate level milling and drilling CNC with higher accuracy

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Entry level milling and drilling CNC

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