Gardien recently installed additional Ultim8 Flying Probe Testers in the company’s
Anaheim and Minneapolis facilities. To create a new service of sub-lamination testing, Gardien’s
Anaheim facility has been upgraded with the Ultim8/Acceler8 test suite combo and now offers
high-speed flying probe technology.
As a direct result of customer input, Gardien’s Minneapolis test facility was also
upgraded with an Acceler8 high-production scanner to reduce the need for test fixtures.
Additionally, Gardien added a KLG Speedstar Single-Spindle Drilling System to its Forest
Grove, Oregon, facility, installing state-of-the-art drilling capacity that increases speed and
accuracy for best fixture performance.
According to Roland Valentini, CEO/President of Gardien Services USA, “Gardien is
responding directly to our customers’ demands for independent outsourced testing of PCBs that
offers increased accuracy, speed and throughput at reduced costs. Customers seeking to eliminate
more test fixtures will appreciate the upgrades throughout our North American operations.”
Valentini said that in further efforts to increase testing accuracy, speed, throughput and
ROI, three leading PCB manufacturers sought the independent test counsel of Gardien Services
USA. It was determined that adding a new flying probe test solution would give their companies
the results they are seeking within their factories. The PCB manufacturers guided by Gardien
USA are Multicircuits Inc. (Oshkosh, Wisconsin), Universal Circuits Inc. (Maple Grove,
Minnesota) and Alpha Circuit, Inc. (Elmhurst, Illinois).
The Gardien Independent Test Group is the preferred source of independent optical and
electrical testing services for leading PCB manufacturers worldwide. Gardien Services USA Inc.
is part of the global Gardien Independent Test Group. Gardien is dedicated to providing top-
quality, leading-edge test services—with an excellent ROI. Gardien has outsourcing locations in
Asia and at five North America sites: Forest Grove, Oregon; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Anaheim,
California; Nashua, New Hampshire; and Toronto, Ontario, in Canada. Gardien provides
customer support for the entire Mania flying probe product family in North America and for the
installed base of Mania electrical test equipment.