Ease Handling; Eliminate Damage and Speed Handling of PC/104 Board Stacks with the PC/104 Extractor Tool

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Micro/sys, a leading manufacturer of embedded single board computers, has released an updated version of a cost savings maintenance tool designed to dis-assemble PC/104 board stacks. The PC/104 Extractor Tool eliminates the awkward and potentially damaging process of separating two boards plugged together in a PC/104 stack by easily lifting and separating the boards vertically with one easy squeeze on the tool. No longer do users need to rock the boards back and forth until the connector pins bend or damage components and risk user injury by jabbing a screwdriver between the two connectors to pry the boards apart. Now, engineers, OEM assemblers and field technicians can effortlessly separate PC/104 board stacks with one easy squeeze on the PC/104 Extractor Tool.

Micro/sys, a leading manufacturer of embedded single board computers, has released an updated version of a cost savings maintenance tool designed to dis-assemble PC/104 board stacks. The PC/104 Extractor Tool eliminates the awkward and potentially damaging process of separating two boards plugged together in a PC/104 stack by easily lifting and separating the boards vertically with one easy squeeze on the tool. No longer do users need to rock the boards back and forth until the connector pins bend or damage components and risk user injury by jabbing a screwdriver between the two connectors to pry the boards apart. Now, engineers, OEM assemblers and field technicians can effortlessly separate PC/104 board stacks with one easy squeeze on the PC/104 Extractor Tool.

The PC/104 Extractor Tool, compatible with any board supporting the PC/104 mounting holes (which includes EBX and EPIC) is constructed of light-weight, high-strength anodized steel with a corrosion resistant black zinc finish. Its ergonomic design and smooth spring action produces a gentle coil release which safely detaches the boards in the stack. Intended for industrial use, the PC/104 Extractor Tool comfortably accommodates larger hands while maintaining less than 5” overall dimension and less than a ½ pound in weight. The minimizes the impact of human handling problems like ESD and connector damage, ultimately increasing the lifetime of a product.

This tool is ideal for factory floor use by OEM system manufacturers, engineering, R&D or prototyping labs, as well as field service technicians. A typical COTS system undergoes multiple board exchanges starting from the initial in-house build to system debug and rework and then field repair and maintenance often without the benefit of technicians trained in the proper techniques for separating PC/104 boards. However, when handed a PC/104 Extractor Tool, even the “untrained” intuitively recognize the proper way to separate boards in a PC/104 stack.

The PC/104 Extractor Tool is $95. Contact Technical Sales Dept., Micro/sys, Inc., 3730 Park Place, Montrose, CA 91020, phone (818) 244-4600, FAX (818) 244-4246, email: info(at)embeddedsys(dot)com, URL: http://www.embeddedsys.com

About Micro/sys: Since 1976, Micro/sys has been specializing in OEM high-performance, compact, low-power industrial single board computer products suited for demanding environments. Pioneering the USB movement within the stackable computer market with the invention of the StackableUSB™ industry standard, Micro/sys is a leading provider of Host and Client USB microcomputer and microcontroller boards. Micro/sys embedded ARM, microcontroller and x86 computers are specified by OEMs in a range of applications including semiconductor processing, medical, military, mail handling, pharmaceutical, industrial marking, process control, and many other industries. For more information, visit the Micro/sys website, http://www.embeddedsys.com.

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