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Siborg Systems Inc.’s Smart Tweezers LCR-Reader; The Affordable Solution for Evaluating Surface Mount Technology and PCBs.

Siborg Systems Inc.’s Smart Tweezers LCR-Reader; The Affordable Solution for Evaluating Surface Mount Technology and PCBs.

by Matthew PaulsonAugust 22, 2014

LIGHTNING RELEASES (8/22/2014) – A decade ago, Smart Tweezers LCR-meter was created and has grown since into a globally recognized alternative to testing and troubleshooting Surface Mount Technology (SMT) with conventional bench type testers. The unique design of the device saves time during evaluations with no set-up required between components, and is easily held and operable with just one hand.

LCR-Reader from Siborg Systems Inc. is the budget model in the Smart Tweezers Line. Following Smart Tweezers unique design of a set of tweezers combined with an LCR-meter, LCR-Reader is able to grasp small components between the tweezers and determine the type of component and best test range for high accuracy Inductance (L), Resistance (R), Capacitance (C), while also measuring for Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) values. The results are automatically shown on the OLED display, including the main impedance values, secondary values, test mode (Automatic, L, C, R, ESR), component type and test parameters.

The LCR-Reader is the consumer’s choice LCR-meter, which retail at half the price of the more professional-based Smart Tweezers ST models. This model still offers the same experience as Smart Tweezers, with reliable and accurate measurements, but without a few extra features (diode testing, component sorting, variable tolerances, etc.). The LCR-Reader also does not require annual calibration in order to stay ISO complacent. Features on LCR-Reader include:

-Basic accuracy of 1%

-Fully automatic L, C, R and ESR measurements

-Fixed 0.5 Vrms test signal (this may hinder testing ceramic capacitors)

-Best range selection

-1 oz. weight

-Li-Ion powered with micro-USB charging

LCR-Reader and Smart Tweezers have grown globally over the past year with Siborg opening distribution channels in Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Russia, Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Brazil and Malaysia. With help from these distributors, customers have shorter wait times for shipping and customs. This also grants better access to service when devices need maintenance, repair or calibration.

Siborg has also launched regional websites for Canada, US, China, Russia and India, as well as an online catalogue which offers replacement parts from housing, screens, tips, batteries, etc. for all models from the ST-1 to ST-5 and LCR-Reader. The Smart Tweezers Online Archive features the biggest news for Smart Tweezers and LCR-Reader since the beginning, and the Smart Tweezers Blog is updated frequently with the latest news.

Used in many major high-tech companies worldwide, Smart Tweezers LCR-meters have been a proven essential tool for all application from maintenance and repair to manufacturing electronics with Surface Mount Technology.

About Siborg Systems Inc.

Established in 1994, Siborg Systems Inc. is a source of engineering software and hardware tools for the semiconductor and electronics industry. Located in the city of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, it enjoys being a part of the local world renowned high-tech community.

For more information:           

Siborg Systems Inc.

24 Combermere Crescent

Waterloo, Ontario


N2L 5B1

Phone: +1(519)888-9906

Fax: +1(519)725-9522


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Matthew Paulson