ACE Introduces Revolutionary Low Cost Dip and Look Solderability Tester


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ACE Production Technologies, Inc., a leading supplier of selective soldering systems, lead tinning systems and lead tinning services, is pleased to announce the introduction of its revolutionary low cost STS-202 dip and look solderability test system.

The new ACE solderability tester is capable of performing solderability testing to determine the solderability of component leads and terminations prior to being joined in a soldering operation.  The system utilizes the proven dip and look test method in conformance with all IPC, ANSI and MIL standards including J-STD-002, MIL-STD-883 Method 2003 and MIL-STD-202 Method 208.

The well-defined dip and look solderability testing method is an easy way to perform qualitative type testing utilizing a straightforward comparative analysis technique.  And since the dip and look test can be performed rapidly it can be effectively used in receiving inspection or on a production floor as well as in a testing laboratory.

Designed to automate the physical testing process, the benchtop STS-202 solderability tester utilizes high precision motion control, easy touch screen programming and precise PID temperature controls for complete process control throughout the entire testing operation.  The new ACE solderability tester is an intelligent dual purpose system that can be used for solderability testing as well as for manual component lead tinning for low volume applications.

Removal of gold plating, replacing RoHS component finish with tin-lead, refurbishing of legacy components and tin whisker mitigation are the main drivers behind the increasing awareness of component re-tinning using the hot solder dip method.  It is highly recommended the re-tinning process be carried out using dual dynamic solder pots, controlled flux application and defined process control in accordance with GEIA-STD-0006 to enhance component solderability.

About ACE

ACE Production Technologies, Inc. designs and builds simple and affordable selective soldering and lead tinning systems suitable for lead-free and tin-lead electronics assembly.  ACE’s complete line of rugged 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, lead tinning services and process development services. 

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