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Hentec Industries/RPS Automation, a leading manufacturer of selective soldering, lead tinning and solderability test equipment, is pleased to announce that Agility Manufacturing has finalized the purchase of a Hentec/RPS Vector 300 selective soldering system.
The Vector 300 is a compact selective soldering system with a small factory floor footprint and is ideally suited for 24/7 production, along with the Vector 460 and Vector 600 models.
The Vector 300 is fully lead-free compatible and features an integrated computer with unlimited program storage, integrated system software, witness camera and auto fiducial correction.
Available in either standalone or SMEMA in-line configurations, the Vector 300 is offered with topside preheat, spray or drop-jet fluxer, dual flux nozzles, and custom or wave solder nozzles. The Vector 300 is UL and CE compliant and carries both a two-year system warranty and a four-year solder pot warranty.
I-Connect007 Editorial Team
The San Diego sun was warm and bright on Wednesday afternoon, but it didn’t stop the crowds from filling the aisles at IPC APEX EXPO 2023 for the trade show’s second official day. Technical conferences, professional development courses, and a keynote from IPC President and CEO John W. Mitchell kept attendees busy. But the real highlight of the day was upstairs where approximately 300 high school students from the local San Diego area rode buses to the San Diego Convention Center for a day full of activities meant especially for them.
Charlene Gunter du Plessis, IPC Education Foundation
IPC has a responsibility to its current members but also in attracting and retaining new talent to the electronics manufacturing industry. This is no more evident than in the STEM event hosted by the IPC Education Foundation at IPC APEX EXPO. For the 2023 event, more than 500 students from nearly a dozen high schools are expected to participate in hands-on activities, touring the show floor, and learning from industry experts. The Career Panel Luncheon will expand across the in-person event as we broadcast and stream to schools across the United States.
Andy Shaughnessy, I-Connect007
In this Q&A, Rob Rowland, director of engineering at Axiom Electronics, discusses his new IPC APEX EXPO Professional Development course, “Reflow Profiling Simplified,” on how to create a standardized methodology to accurately generate new reflow soldering profiles. Rob explains, “In this class, I’ll explain how I approached this work to help others develop similar methodologies for creating their own reflow soldering profiles. My presentation also includes the basic reflow profile recipes I have been using for the past 20 years.”