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End of Life for Legacy 4000-Series Automated Programming Systems

End of Life for Legacy 4000-Series Automated Programming Systems

BPM Microsystems announces the end of life for legacy 4000-series Automated Programming Systems including the following models:  4610, 4710, 4800


Effective January 3, 2022, BPM Microsystems announces the following end-of-life plan for legacy 4000-series Automated Programming Systems.

  • CyberOptics Sensor – Replacement CyberOptics sensors are no longer available for purchase. Damaged sensors can be returned to BPM for non-warranty repair on a best effort basis.  The cycle time for repair can be 6 to 10 weeks without a guarantee of success. This policy can be changed or canceled at any time without notice.
  • Pick/Place Handler – Repair and replacement parts will be sold on a best effort basis. Limited part inventory is available for key components such as power supplies, cables, head components, and others.  In some cases where parts are still commercially available, lead times can be several weeks and at a significant cost increase.  
  • Peripheral Options – Repair and replacement parts will be provided on a best effort basis
  • Programming Site Technology – Non-warranty repairs for 6th, 7th, 8th generation programming site technology will be repaired on a best effort basis only. 
  • Algorithms and Software Updates – Customers with valid support contracts can continue to request algorithms and access BPWin software updates. 
  • Software Support Contracts – Customers can continue to purchase BPWin software support contracts.
  • Hardware Support Contracts – Effective immediately extended warranty renewals will no longer be offered.  BPM will continue to honor those existing hardware support contracts.
  • Socket Modules, Daughter Cards, Socket Cards, and Replacement Sockets – Customers can continue to purchase “adapter” products with the exception of those obsolete or discontinued items.

Introduced by BPM Microsystems in 1995, the 4000 series handler has been the industry workhorse for over 25 years.  We recognize that many customers continue to use these platforms, programming millions of devices per year.  Supply chain constraints, key component availability, and increasing cost of support are driving this decision.  We encourage customers to contact Customer Service and Sales to discuss upgrade and trade-in options.  

BPM Unaffected by Log4j Vulnerability

BPM Unaffected by Log4j Vulnerability

A very serious vulnerability in the popular Java-based logging package Log4j was disclosed. This vulnerability allows an unauthenticated attacker to execute code on a remote server. You can learn more about the Log4j vulnerability here.

BPM Microsystems’s process control software, BPWin, is a C++ application. It does not use Java or the Log4j library.

BPM’s ISO 9001 Certification Renewed

BPM’s ISO 9001 Certification Renewed

ISO 9001:2015 Certificate renewed

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies. The adoption of a quality management system is a decision that can help to improve its overall performance and provide a sound basis for sustainable development initiatives. This International Standard is based on the quality management principles described in ISO 9000. The descriptions include a statement of each principle, a rationale of why the principle is important for the organization, some examples of benefits associated with the principle, and examples of typical actions to improve the organization’s performance when applying the principle.

Initial Certification Date: December 8, 2018
Issue Date: December 9, 2021
Expiry Date: December 8, 2024

Quality Statement here: https://bpmmicro.com/quality/
Download the certificate  Here
Learn more about ISO certification here
Productronica 2021 by the Numbers

Productronica 2021 by the Numbers

Productronica 2021 ends with about 20,000 visitors and 894 exhibitors from 36 countries (including BPM), underscoring its position as a leading trade fair for the electronics industry.  While those numbers are down from previous shows, there was much pent-up interest. Those who were there were eager to see what’s new. Read more here.

The new BPM310 10th Generation Automated Programmer ran flawlessly. Final numbers for the demo: 1,200 Devices per Hour (DPH) on four 10th Gen Sites with 32 sockets tray-to-tray (TS1500 Tray Stacker). The benchmark devices were BGA153s with a programming time of 38 seconds. By the fourth day of Productronica, the BPM310 cycled through over 30,000 devices! The BPM310 has a maximum configuration of 48 sockets on a smaller platform, with a maximum DPH of 1,432. The BPM310 can be configured with advanced peripherals, such as 3D inspection and fiber laser marker.

“Another Productronica is in the record books,” says Colin Harper, Global Sales Director at BPM. “A big thanks to Adaptsys (BPM’s European Distributor) for another successful show. And thank you to all the visitors that stopped by to see our new universal automated programming system, the BPM310. We’re looking forward to furthering engagement. Prost!”

The BPM310 was received well by numerous electronics manufacturers, who are interested in bringing programming in-house. They are excited by the prospect of a small platform with maximum capacity, including high-density devices, such as eMMC, UFS, and Microcontrollers without the need for multiple site types.

Next Productronica, which happens every two years, will be November 14-17 2023.

Productronica– Day 2

Productronica– Day 2

Day 2 is in the books: more traffic and lots of excitement for BPM’s latest innovation, the BPM310 Automated Programmer. Automotive, Contract Manufacturers and Consumer Electronics companies are among those interested.

The BPM310 is positioned to outperform higher-priced systems and includes advanced features such as WhisperTeach™, on-the-fly vision alignmentCSP supportserializationencryption, and JobMaster while providing true universal technology. 10th Generation site technology supports the broadest range of devices including MCUs, eMMC, NAND, Serial Flash, UFS, and others. Highly configurable, the BPM310 provides options for Tape I/O, Tray I/O, Tube I/O, laser marking, and 3D inspection.

Productronica in Munich Germany is the second-largest electronics trade show in the world and continues through November 19, 2021.

Learn about BPM310 | US Tech Article | BPM310 Press Release