KIC at SMTAI: Solutions for Reflow and Wave Soldering Optimization, Inspection and Traceability


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KIC will exhibit in Booth #3101 at SMTA International, scheduled to take place November 3 - 4, 2021 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, MN. Along with Reflow Process Inspection (RPI) and Wave Solder Process Inspection (WPI), the KIC team will discuss NPI setup, process optimization for reduced defects, improved OEE, and their complete ecosystem of solutions for thermal processes.

KIC has solutions for challenges such as handling process audits, automating manual profiling and data reporting tasks, MES connectivity, Industry 4.0 implementation, NPI process setup, reducing solder defects (voiding, head in pillow, tombstoning) and more.

Electronics manufacturing today requires automated and real-time process control and traceability. Like SPI and AOI are for optical inspection, inspection of the production reflow temperature profile is a must. Could you imagine a line without SPI or AOI? Make sure you include RPI.  Process control, traceability and quality solder joints can be delivered with real-time inspection capabilities and that is what KIC provides (and invented) for your thermal processes. This critical data should be a part of your overall Industry 4.0 smart factory solution to ensure all production through the oven is within specifications and that profile data is readily available for each individual board.

The latest addition to the thermal process inspection family is KIC’s WPI, bringing its award-winning technology and thermal experience to the wave solder process. Wave Process Inspection provides users with automatic profiling – including an industry first dwell time and parallelism measurement for each production board – real-time preheat and wave analytics, automatic SPC charting and more.

KIC’s 45 years of experience in automated process data collection, direct service and support offices in every region, and more than 25,000 systems in the field brings the most reliable, accurate and innovative solutions for electronics manufacturing thermal process tools.  

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