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PCB Holders   Adjustable Board Cradle  Printed Circuit Board Holding Fixture  Preheating Rack  Slide Along

Professional Multi-Task PCB Holders & Dove-Tailed Tracks. 12 Positioning Options & Locking X, Y & Z Axis

"The ABC Circuit Board Cradle holds the work piece over the AirBath. It is movable to allow for more freedom
 during any necessary alignment processes. Large PCB's can be handled without a problem." - NASA Report, Jan. 


The ABC-XYZ PCB Holding Fixture With X, Y and Z Axis Adjustment
 Secures Your PCB During Prototyping or Rework or Preheating
Wherever Soldering & DeSoldering is Done

The ABC-XYZ Adjustable PC Board Cradle is a world-first with so many helpful features engineered bringing more utility to technicians! Your PCB glides within the X-Axis, dove-tailed PCB tracks on extra-smooth, gliding ESD-safe Teflon® bushings in this multi-faceted PCB fixture.

The ABC-XYZ includes up to 12 knobs for adjustments and locking the X, Y and Z axis, two PCB holding tracks with precision grooves, 4 thermally-insulated thumb screws, 4 dual-purposed tightening clamps for PCB's with irregular sides or edge connectors, a heavy-duty framework with superb stability, 4 robust support posts with spring-activated Z-Axis plus large non-skid rubber feet.

The ABC-XYZ helps eliminate unwanted PCB movement once a chip or  component has been positioned, such as surface mount devices and ball grid arrays packages like the QFP, PLCC, BGA, SOIC, QFN, CSP and more including small ceramic capacitors and resistors. The ABC-XYZ is solid and machined to precision tolerances. Additionally, it accommodates large and small PCB's and all three axis are easily adjustable and can be locked securely into the desired position.


Photo Gallery of the Benefits & Features of the ABC-XYZ


PCB, X Axis Travel
X-Axis Gliding Travel
Via ESD-Safe
® Bushings
With Locking Knobs.

Spring Loaded Z-Axis
Up & Down For Height Adjustment.

Movable Gripping Clamps  Accommodate PCB's With Chips At Extreme Edges!


Gripping Clamps & Insulated Thumbscrews. Multi-Hole Tracks For Different Style PCB's.

Dove-Tailed Tracks Permit PCB Insertion. Locking Knobs for Top or Bottom of PCB


More Details:

The ABC-XYZ Adjustable PCB Cradle secures and positions your PC Board Assembly in either the X, Y or Z Axis. It also can handle custom PCB fixtures commonly used with game video console PCB's for bracing the PCB to prevent flexing.

The Gripping Clamps provide great utility as they can slide along the track and be locked at different locations. This is most helpful when PC boards have components right at the edge such as connectors, capacitors, resistors and more.


  • ABC-XYZ Adjustable Board Cradle For PCB Support
  • Open Frame Top For PCB Preheating Applications
  • Dove-Tailed Tracks For PCB Insertion
  • 8 Adjustment Knobs for X, Z
  • Lightweight, All Metal Construction
  • Spring Activated Z Axis Height Adjustment With Locking Knobs
  • X-Axis Gliding Action Via Delrin U-Bushings With Locking Knobs
  • Accommodates PCB's up to 14" Wide.
  • 4 Edge PCB "Gripping Clamps" for Securing Edges of PCB's
  • 4 Insulated Thumbscrews
  • Custom Machined PCB Adjustable Tracks for PCB Assembling
  • ESD Safe
  • Not for Use with Live or Powered Circuits.
  • Non-Skid Feet

ZeroFlexPCB Option: For those working with Video Game Consoles -- such as the XBox, PlayStation® or Wii™ -- the challenge of preventing even minimal flexing of the PCB during soldering rework of GPU's and CPU's is well established. One of the remarkable features of the ABC-XYZ is how it permits the use of and insertion of a PCB "brace or bracing fixture" to hold the PCB firmly. In this case, the PCB is first secured onto the brace fixture. Together, they are then secured into the ABC-XYZ. This provides a technician with our ZeroFlex advantage as opposed to other methods. And because the ABC-XYZ is adjustable in the Z axis, your PCB can be lowered back to the original height so your PCB co-relates exactly with the original temperature of the pre-heater below it! Amazing!


Flat, Open-Frame Table Top Feature Option: Zephyrtronics invented the stand-alone "open frame" PCB fixture. We also invented the "flush top" feature. (See the Video) This is important to note because by simply removing the top four knobs, your ABC-XYZ becomes a flat, table-top design permitting even much larger military and satellite boards to rest directly on top of the frame for either assembly, preheating, soldering, or de-soldering tasks. In fact, the table top frame is proven far superior to the cantilevered-type fixtures which can stress the substrate causing fissures and weakening solder joints. ABC Cradles support the PCB preventing stresses to the substrates, vias, laminations, and the solder joints as well





  5.5 Inches (14cm ) With Top Fine-Tuning Knobs Removed


  20 Inches (50cm)

 Depth: 12 1/2" (32cm)

  14 Inches (35cm)

 Weight: 2 lbs (0.8 kg.)

  2 lbs (0.8 kg.)

 Maximum PCB Size Within Tracks:

  14" x 20" (35cm x 50cm) Even Larger if PCB Rests On Top Of Flat, Table Top Design!
 Minimum PCB Size Within Tracks:   1" x 1" (2.54cm x 2.45cm)
 Holds PCB's in Substrate Thickness   .062" (1.5mm) Up to .125" (3mm)

 Construction: Durable Aluminum. ESD Safe

  Durable Aluminum and Stainless Steel.  ESD-Safe Teflon Bushings.

Mil-Spec Compliant & Approved for Space Applications!






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PCB Fixture 3-Track

Multi-Adjustment PCB Holder
With Securing Tracks, 4 Clamps & 8 Knobs for Fine Adjustment & Securing in X, Y and Z Axis



Additional Adjustment Knob












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