Reading time ( words)
Absolute EMS, Inc., a leading provider of turnkey and consignment manufacturing services, has invested in a large format JAGUAR N450 high-end lead and lead-free wave soldering system.
David Godinez, Engineering Manager commented: “The decision to place the JAGUAR N450 in our newly enhanced large format 4.0 factory was simple. This machine offers complete flexibility, while being efficient, energy-saving and simple to operate with built-in safety features. Our customer verticals demand that we support lead and lead-free manufacturing. The JAGUAR has dual solder pots to accommodate both while running a smooth and quick transition from one product line to the next. It also offers large format capabilities up to 24” wide, which supports our customer needs.”
The JAGUAR N450 offers closed-loop control with an inverter control system to manage stability and accuracy of speed. Independent temperature control in four pre-heating zones with top and bottom heating elements ensures the best heat-efficiency. The double wave furnace can accommodate two boards simultaneously and adapts to various sizes. The built-in nitrogen system ensures smooth and shiny solder joints that adhere to IPC standards.
Additionally, the N450’s powerful software features printed circuit board (PCB) online temperature measurement. The easy to learn control software can be learned in just minutes.
A long-time commitment to sustainability contributes to Absolute EMS leading the way for efficient manufacturing operations among EMS organizations.
Andy Shaughnessy, I-Connect007
I recently spoke with Rob Boguski, president of Fremont, California-based Datest and an SMTA vice president and board member. Rob explained why today’s test customers are asking for more information than the traditional pass/fail, offers a preview of SMTA International, and gives an update on SMTA’s planning strategy for the next five years.
Dr. Ronald C. Lasky, Indium Corp.
It may be difficult to see any bright spots in the current and recent economic situation. We have all experienced the devastation of the pandemic, supply chain issues, and most recently, inflation. However, as a senior technologist for an international materials supplier (Indium Corporation) and a professor of engineering at an Ivy League research university (Dartmouth College), I offer these four silver linings for those of us in the electronics industry.
Narahari S Pujari and Krithika PM, MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions
The interdigitated back contact (IBC) is one of the methods to achieve rear contact solar cell interconnection. The contact and interconnection via rear side theoretically achieve higher efficiency by moving all the front contact grids to the rear side of the device. This results in all interconnection structures being located behind the cells, which brings two main advantages. First, there is no frontside shading of the cell by the interconnection ribbons, thus eliminating the need for trading off series resistance, losses for shading losses when using larger interconnection ribbons. Second, a more homogeneous looking frontside of the solar module enhances the aesthetics.