Waterloo, Ontario (PRWEB) May 31, 2014
After nearly a decade Smart Tweezers have grown into a well known and easily recognizable tool for evaluating Surface Mount Technology and debugging electronics circuitry. The popular device has evolved over the years, with over 5 models of Smart Tweezers and the newer LCR-Reader, a more budget friendly version of the device. Siborg Systems Inc. is expanding the catalogue for replacement parts for all current and older devices.
Smart Tweezers are a fully automatic, digital LCR-meter that is able to determine the type of component and provide highly accurate evaluations for Inductance, Resistance, Capacitance and ESR values with just a touch. They require no set-up, saving time for users, and is exceptionally handy when the components do not have characteristics that distinguish them from one another. Because Surface Mount Devices are generally very small, and may or may not have wire leads, they can be easy to confuse with one another. With just a touch, Smart Tweezers and the LCR-Reader are able to determine the type of component, and best test range and signal frequency for the highest accuracy results, which are instantly displayed on the embedded OLED display.
A brief history of Smart Tweezers development is presented below. More detail as well as the new catalog can be found on Smart Tweezers History web site.
Early 2000’s: Smart Tweezers began as a small, hand-carved wooden body with hand-made probes. This model was never released, but provided the foundation for Smart Tweezers.
2004: The first model was released; featuring a plastic body, LCD display and jog wheel navigation.
2007: The ST-2 was released, with battery accuracy and mechanical design. This model had replaceable tips and better insulated handles.
2009: STIC was released. This model used inductance charging instead of replaceable batteries. This prolonged the life of the device’s housing without causing wear by replacing batteries. A kit was made available for users to upgrade their devices to the inductance charging.
2011: The ST-5 was released. This model had a newer body style and a joystick-like navigation, as well as higher basic accuracy and USB charging.
2013: The LCR-Reader was debuted. This model was a more cost-effective device for non-professional users looking for a device like Smart Tweezers. This was also the first device to have a 1 oz. weight and bright OLED display.
2014: The ST-5S was released. This model had the lighter weight and body found on the LCR-Reader, as well as the bright OLED display, but featured all the same functions as the previous ST-5 model.
With ever-growing recognition and use worldwide, Siborg has expanded the catalogue to allow users finding replacement parts for their devices, providing a one-stop-shop for parts such as screens, tips, batteries, housing, etc. This includes the ST-2 to ST-5 models, and the newer LCR-Reader and newest ST-5S.
Housing, tips and arms, batteries and jog wheels are available for the ST-2 and ST-3 models. For the ST-5 model, users may select from housing, tips, arms, batteries, flex cables and displays for their devices. The new ST-5S and LCR-Reader users may purchase housing, flex cables, arms, batteries, displays and tips.
Visit the Smart Tweezers Blog for all the latest news about Smart Tweezers and the LCR-Reader.
For more information please contact:
Siborg Systems Inc
24 Combermere Crescent
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 5B1
siborg (at) siborg (dot) ca