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PDR, founded in 1985, and today a leading manufacturer of BGA rework systems and X-ray systems, is pleased to announce the appointment of TechSystems as its newest manufacturers’ representative. Under the agreement, Chris Putney, President of TechSystems, will represent PDR’s SMD/BGA Rework and X-ray systems throughout Northern California.

Dave White, CEO of White Industrial Corporation, parent company of PDR Americas, states: “Good things happen when quality organizations unite to advance the industry in both technology and customer service. PDR and TechSystems Northern California are two such firms that are in alignment with the philosophy that serving customer needs is foremost in all that we do. PDR is proud to announce that Chris Putney will be helping customers by introducing to them the advantages of PDR technology, both in rework and X-ray. Welcome to the team Chris!” 

 TechSystems has been a manufacturers’ representative for electronics assembly equipment in Northern California for more than 30 years. The company provides complete installation, training, applications and machine repair. The team’s combined technical support background includes placement equipment, wave soldering, cleaning, reflow, rework, AOI SPI and X-ray inspection systems, programming and component packaging. 

TechSystems now offers both PDR IR Rework Stations and PDR X-ray Inspection Systems. PDR IR Rework Ssystems have become the industry standard for high quality – high yield PCB rework. PDR rework products offer state-of-the-art rework capability to address sophisticated SMT/BGA Rework applications. As a result, PDR customers continually achieve ultra-high production yields due to PDR’s well-engineered system designs that are both easy to use and maintain. PDR is the recipient of multiple Global Technology Awards for their rework systems.

PDR’s Micro Focus X-ray solutions offer both 2D and 3D (DTS) X-ray systems with truly remarkable image fidelity. Made in the USA, PDR X-ray systems are operator friendly and easily programmable with 4-axis fully motorized control to automate the pass-fail inspection of PCBs, components, and assemblies. Available in multiple kV configurations and Flat Panel Detectors (FPDs), PDR X-ray cabinets are built to integrate X-ray solutions from 60kV up to 160Kv, while maintaining safety standards of Less Than 1 uSv/hr (0.1 mR/hr) for radiation safety. PDR’s unique cabinet design provides customers with the maximum flexibility for upgrading X-ray system capabilities over the long-term, while still providing a safe and reliable X-ray system for the customer.

For more information about TechSystems’ products and services, contact Chris Putney at

For more information about PDR Rework Systems, visit 

For more information about X-Ray Solutions, visit

or call PDR in the U.S. at 530-676-6262 or in the United Kingdom at +44 (0)1293 614 000.