IPC Class 3 Printed Circuit Board Design & Assembly

IPC Class 3 Printed Circuit Board Design & Manufacturing

circuit board assemblies made at Bitronics

Precision Crafted in Bethlehem, PA for Over Thirty-five Years

The Bitronics tradition of manufacturing excellence extends over a hundred years to the hand-jeweled analog electronic instruments of the Roller-Smith company. In the 1980s, Bitronics developed the first digital instruments capable of functioning for decades in the harsh environment of the electric utility substation. This required a deep and integrated knowledge of engineering, manufacturing, and quality processes – an expertise that can provide strategic value to specialty electronics manufacturers looking for a reliable printed circuit board design and assembly partner.

We Deliver:

  • IPC-A-610 Class 3 (High Reliability or Harsh Operating Environment Electronic Products) rigid circuit board
    assemblies for applications with strict demands for performance and reliability.
  • Multilayer boards, with fine pitch and/or BGA/micro BGA, top and bottom mounted components
  • Maximum board dimensions 17” L x 17” W x .125” D
  • Production volumes of 200 to 500 boards per month


Bitronics Manufacturing facility, Bethlehem PA


  • Modern 11,000 sq ft temperature and ESD controlled production facility
  • ISO9001-2015 Certified (US08/5140)
  • IPC-A-610 certified workforce with average tenure of 15 years
  • TIW Alere v10.0 manufacturing control program with integrated MRP and Kanban
  • Altium 18 PCB design program


Capabilities and Capacities

Surface Mount (Sn/Pb and RoHS)

  • MPM Momentum stencil printers (x2); max PCB size 17” L x 17” W x .125” D
  • Mycronic MY300 LX-15 pick & place machines (x2); 16,000 CPH & 4K vision resolution
  • Electrovert Omniflow 7 reflow ovens (x2); max PCB size 17” L x 17” W x .125” D
  • Pace XR3000 X-ray machine
  • Mantis Elite-Cam HD scopes (x2)
  • Hakko FR-1418 BGA rework station
  • Alpha WS-809 (63Sn/37Pb) Sn/Pb paste (water soluble)
  • Alpha CVP-390 (96.5 SN / 3.0 AG / .5 CU) Lead Free paste – (no clean)
  • PCB finishes – ENIG & HASL
  • Board assembly testing
  • Optimized for stable designs with repetitive and predictable demand (not for one-offs or prototyping)
  • Standard lead-times

Through Hole (Sn/Pb and RoHS)

  • Nordson (ACE) KISS-102IL selective solder machine; max PCB size 18” W x 24” L
  • Nordson (ACE) Integra 103ILD selective solder machine; max PCB size 18” W x 24” L
  • Contact Systems CS400C (x3) 16.75”x 20” table size
  • Contact Systems CS400D 16.75”x 20” table size
  • Pace MBT350 rework station (x2)
  • Pace MBT-PPS-75A rework station

Machine Shop Info

  • Okuma L250 CNC lathe; 8” X axis x 12” Z axis
  • Bridgeport GX710 CNC mill; 27” X axis x 16” Y axis x 16” Z axis
  • Bridgeport TC-1 CNC mill; 22” X axis x 16” Y axis x 20” Z axis
  • Emmegi CNC saw; 6” X axis x 6” Y axis x 7ft Z axis

Test Calibration


  • 2x Nordson FX-940 Ultra 3D Automated Optical Inspection
  • Omicron CMC256-6-EP (x2)
  • Omicron CMC56 (x2)
  • Associated Research HypotULTRA III AC/DC wIR
  • Thermotron S32C Temp Chamber (-70c to 170c); max workspace 38” wide x 38” deep x 38” high
  • Various sources/references/meters/gauges for electronic testing and calibration
  • Programming capabilities
  • Bitronics Pole Top Power Monitor Cabinet

    The Poletop Power Monitor cabinet from NovaTech uses a Bitronics M660 meter in a custom enclosure connected to Lindsey (or other) sensors to provide peak fault current, definite time overcurrent relay element, and end-of-line voltage monitoring for FLISR and other DA applications. Learn more at https://www.novatechweb.com/substatio…

    April 3, 2018

  • NovaTech Utility Systems and Services

    Almost half of NovaTech’s business is in Systems and Services including web page design, panel design, math and logic development, Orion configuration, and onsite installation and commissioning. Mark Matassa explains how our engineers can work with you to reduce project execution time at the 2016 DistribuTECH Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida.

    March 18, 2016

  • Bitronics: A Century of Innovation

    Bitronics Measurement and Event Recording products have been used throughout the US electric utilities and internationally in traditional and cutting-edge “Smart Grid” applications. The products have been made in Bethlehem, PA, USA since 1908 and continue to be the gold standard for reliability and innovation in the electric utility substation measurement market.

    June 4, 2012

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