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 calculated.