The KIC SPS (Smart Profiling System) Smart Profiler and Smart Dock are packed with the latest in data processing and wireless technologies. Manufactured with an LCP (Liquid Crystal Polymer) enclosure for better protection and faster cool down between profiles. KIC's profiling software is simple to use requiring little training, guiding the user through the reflow profiling process. Standard options with the SPS reflow oven profiler. [...]
Whilst creating your reflow profile do you consider the max. rising and falling slopes? How do you calculate the max rising and falling slope? Do you check your component specifications to ensure the reflow profile is 'safe' for critical components? In the article 'How to Properly Calculate Reflow Temperature Gradients' Vitor Barros, KIC Europe's General Manager, discusses how the max. rising and falling slopes should be [...]
VIEW RELATED PRODUCTS KIC's Magazine article on the 22nd April 2016 by MB Allen discusses the importance Reflow Oven Changeover times and how KIC's reflow profile software reduces these.
VIEW RELATED PRODUCTS KIC's magazine article in February 2016 is an interview with Luis Bresil of ZF TRW by SMT Today Editor. ZF TRW use the KIC reflow oven monitoring systems worldwide to ensure they have full traceability and control 24/7. The KIC 24/7 system now superseded by the KIC RPI system, ensures the reflow oven profile is in spec. for every PCB reflowed. Once [...]
VIEW RELATED PRODUCTS Do these statements sound familiar?Is this how you view reflow profiling?'Creating a good quality reflow profile takes time''The more passes through the oven ensures the reflow profile is accurate''Time spent now will save time reworking later''Reflow profiling is an art, translation of the profile cannot be hurried'Traditionally reflow profiling does take time and the benefits are worth it, but with KICs reflow profiling software, [...]
VIEW RELATED PRODUCTS Is reflow profiling a priority in your process or is it considered a hurried task which will allow you to start production?Is reflow profiling a production planning problem rather than a time saving saving and quality improvement tool?Are components reworked as part of the process as there is always a short in the same area or a BGA sometimes doesn't reflow properly?Theseare issues in [...]
The reflow profile is an important factor to ensure the quality of the solder joints on your PCB are acceptable during reflow in the oven. The reflow profile controls the PCB quality, a check that all areas of the PCB are within spec. What is controlling the reflow profile? Have the oven characteristics changed since the reflow profile was created, are there any thermal fluctuations [...]
VIEW RELATED PRODUCTS The KIC Auto-Focus™ is a software option available for KIC profiling software.The Auto-Focus software selects the correct starting reflow oven profile for a new product with out the need to run a verification profile through the reflow oven.Normally a verification reflow profile would need to be run with a 'golden board', an engineer guessing the correct reflow oven settings for the first [...]
VIEW RELATED PRODUCTS KIC’s Navigator software automatically determines the bestreflow oven profile for your product.Once an initial profile is run, Navigator evaluates billions ofcombinations of conveyor speeds and set point temperatures.Navigator then shows the best reflow profile which is fits theprocess window, with the lowestProcess Window Index™ (PWI™) number.Scoring the reflow profile with to a single number shows thebest reflow oven set up quickly, all the process [...]
VIEW RELATED PRODUCTS Attaching a thermocouple for reflow profiling a discrete component such as an 0805 can be difficult. The easiest method of thermocouple attachment for PCB reflow profiling is window panning with aluminium tape.