P4Q USA Installs Third ACE Selective Soldering System in New Mexico


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The KISS-101 selective soldering system has been installed at P4Q USA Inc.'s facility in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and is the third selective soldering machine P4Q USA has ordered from ACE Production Technologies. 

“The KISS-101 is a fully-configured selective soldering platform equipped with “Super Quick” processing speeds, heated nitrogen inerting system and automated wave height detection system,” said Kevin Valentine, sales and service manager-Americas, of ACE Production Technologies. “The KISS-101 comes standard with the ACE automated fiducial location and correction system providing single click fiducial teach capability, seamless fiducial recognition and true automated alignment and skew correction of the printed circuit board. In addition, the KISS-102 can be equipped with a dual solder nozzle pump assembly that allows two different sized solder nozzles to operate independently for greater flexibility and processing efficiency.” 

Valentine added, “Other innovative features include the new SWAK-OS machine operating software which is a revolutionary graphics-based programming and editing machine control system that features fast program loading and program recall with minimal operator intervention. A major benefit of the SWAK-OS is the integrated board scanning function that automatically captures and saves an image of a printed circuit board to the selective soldering program.” 

P4Q USA is an electronics manufacturing services firm specializing in electronics for renewable energy and transportation systems. P4Q is one of the largest producers of solar tracking controllers in the world. Tracking the sun creates powerful renewable energy sources allowing as much as 40% of solar light to be converted into green energy. The P4Q controller controls both photovoltaic and concentrated solar tracking mechanisms.

About ACE Production Technologies, Inc.

ACE Production Technologies, Inc. designs and manufactures selective soldering systems suitable for lead-free and tin-lead electronics assembly applications. ACE’s complete line of durable and reliable selective soldering systems all feature lead-free compatible solder pots and are ideal for low, medium or high volume production. ACE also provides solderability testing, selective soldering workshops and process development services. For more information, visit www.ace-protech.com

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