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CHAD Industries Launches the New IQs™ Odd Form Component Assembly System

October 2007, ANAHEIM, CA - CHAD Industries, Inc. has shipped the first production IQs, the latest addition to its line of industry?leading Odd Form Component Placement platforms. The IQs provides a new lower-cost Odd Form circuit board assembly solution, while maintaining the reliability CHAD customers have come to expect.

The new IQs platform integrates all of the industry-proven CHAD Odd Form patented technologies, including grippers, feeders and clinching. The new IQs also takes advantage of the Adept Cobra s600 robot which offered greatly reduced electrical integration costs and improved cycle time.

"The IQs is a significant evolution in odd-form component assembly systems,” said John Dulchinos, president and COO of Adept Technology. “It utilizes the latest in high performance robotic technology to provide exceptional value and productivity for today's global electronics manufacturers."

“The IQs was built to keep pace with the continued pressure to reduce cost and increase thru-put” said Scott Klimczak, President of CHAD Industries. “The IQs was the natural extension of the IQ product series, bringing the latest in technology in a low-cost, production-ready machine.”

The IQs integrates CHAD Industries’ patented PIE 3D compliant gripper and patented single pin clinching mechanism. In combination, these create the most cost effective, flexible Odd Form insertion system in the industry, capable of handling any Odd Form components without a tool change. The IQs is also 100% compatible with the full line of CHAD component feeders.

For more information on the CHAD IQs, please visit the CHAD Industries website at http://chadindustries.net/circuit_board_assembly/index.html, or call us at 714-938-0080.

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