Altus Expands Offering from Rehm


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Altus Group has updated its product portfolio with the latest innovation from Rehm Thermal Systems, specialists in thermal system solutions, which was presented at the recent IPC APEX EXPO in San Diego, California, USA.

Rehm unveiled their latest convection soldering machine with vacuum, the VisionXP+ Vac, to visitors of the Expo. The new vacuum unit allows void-free convection soldering in a single process. The system has had a number of new updates including environmental and energy efficiency developments. 

Matt Jones, Altus Group Sales Director said: “The VisionXP+ with the new vacuum option is a welcome addition to our portfolio of products. The recent updates to the equipment has meant that customers can save up to 20% energy in electronics manufacturing, with the system consuming an average of 10 tonnes less CO2 per year. This is not only a benefit to the environment but also on the bottom-line, a win-win solution for those investing in convection soldering equipment.” 

VisionXP+ Vac removes gas bubbles and voids during the pre-soldering process while the solder is still in an ideal molten state. With a vacuum of up to 2 mbar, void rates of less than 2% are possible.  The pressure and speed can also be individually managed giving the user optimum control. 

Components can now pass directly from peak areas to the vacuum process, this not only reduces time during the production process, but a stable and high-quality end result is achieved. 

The VisionXP+ Vac includes:

  • The 2-in-1 solution for void free soldering
  • Reliable reflow soldering process
  • Vacuum down to 2 mbar for reducing the number of voids in the solder joints
  • Removes pores and voids immediately after the soldering process reliably and vibration free
  • Vacuum measured in the process chamber and not at the vacuum pump
  • Automatic positioning of the process chamber to the processing or the maintenance position
  •  Low maintenance due to the integrated pyrolysis unit and separate filtering of the evacuated atmosphere from the vacuum chamber 

Altus Group Ltd 

Altus Group was formed in 2001 to support the UK and Irish market for Surface Mount Technology, capital equipment for every process, peripheral equipment, spares and consumables and most importantly excellent service support. 

The Altus Group product line has evolved over the years with carefully selected suppliers who offer ‘best in class’ products at cost effective prices, from world leading brands. 

The Altus Team has a network of highly skilled technical sales specialists, applications and service engineers, providing local support across the UK and Ireland. 

In 2005 sister company Danutek was formed with offices in Hungary and Romania to service the needs of local customers and multi-national companies with manufacturing facilities in the Central and Eastern European marketplace.

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