This Group manufactures automatic test equipment and test software for testing bare printed circuit boards. The Group was formed in 1993 as the Everett Charles Capital Equipment and Services Group which consisted of Everett Charles Test Equipment and Trace Instruments.
Shortly after the formation of this new Group, ECT introduced the "9090 Series" Test System which was enthusiastically received by the marketplace and became the overwhelming market share leader. The tester's high performance was made possible by applying totally new switchcard technology and software enhancements which dramatically improved electrical measurement speed without sacrificing the 9090's legendary measurement accuracy. Reduced mechanical cycle time, and a variety of modular options were added to yield greater system flexibility. To increase the accuracy, test pitch and point count testing capability of ECT's universal grid test systems, a revolutionary, innovate universal test fixture system, Valugrid¨ was developed shortly after the introduction of the 9090. As bare board technology became more complex, ECT was challenged to test increasingly dense PCBs. In 1998, a double density universal grid tester was introduced. The 9098 Series features double density on both top and bottom grids in a true 70 mil pattern. The sleek, ergonomic style utilizes proven "C" frame architecture for high throughput and test product size flexibility.
1999 brought the introduction of ScanMan®, a fully automated, high-volume test system for 100% electrical test of flip chip carriers. The addition of Luther & Maelzer in 1997 and atg Test Systems GmbH in 1998 further strengthened ECT's commitment to Bare Board Test products.
To compliment the test capabilities of the Capital Equipment and Services Group, ECT expanded their services to include software. This capability was expanded with the purchase of Circuitest. This combining of resources resulted in the creation of Magic Suite™, a comprehensive test software solution that brings a flexible and useful array of software tools to interconnect substrate test. This collection of software modules is designed to integrate the test data process to the CAM process by consolidating fixture generation, test program and repair file generation into one platform.
The Capital Equipment and Services Group was subsequently renamed atg Luther & Maelzer Group and is headquartered in Wertheim, Germany. With more than 150 employees worldwide, atg Luther & Maelzer is the leading supplier of electrical testing solutions for the Printed Circuit Board industry. They have solutions for every application regardless of product type, batch size or technology deployed.
The atg flying probe tester products are renowned for speed, accuracy, versatility and ease of use. While the Luther & Maelzer universal grid tester product range is known the world over for high throughput, repeatability, soft handing and accuracy.
By working closely together with all customers and insuring new innovations through constant research and development, atg Luther & Maelzer provides quality products and solutions for printed circuit board manufacturers worldwide. "Over 60 years of combined history is our guarantee for lasting quality."