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VITRONICS SOLTEC TO FEATURE NEW SELECTIVE SOLDERING TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENTS AT IPC APEX 2013
HAMPTON, NH -  Vitronics Soltec's 6746 is a selective soldering automation work cell optimized for maximum throughput and flexibility, while minimizing its footprint in the factory
Vitronics Soltec will feature new selective soldering technology developments at the IPC Apex 2013 show, being held in San Diego February 19-21 at the San Diego Convention Center.

Gerjan Diepstraten, Vitronics Soltec’s Advanced Technology Manager, will do a presentation on Wednesday, February 20 at 3:30 p.m. titled ‘Optimize the Selective Soldering Performance by Improving Nitrogen Environment at Dip Solder Process.”

In a recent Design of Experiment, Vitronics Soltec set out to establish a robust dip soldering process with short cycle times. By focusing on through hole filling, eliminating bridging, and minimizing solder balling, the company determined that by introducing a nitrogen cover with screens, soldering performance was as accurate as with using wettable strips, with defect levels less than 100PPM.

At the Vitronics Soltec booth (#3201), the company will feature two machines: its 6746 selective soldering machine, along with an XPM3i reflow oven.

The Vitronics Soltec 6746 is a selective soldering automation work cell that has been optimized for maximum throughput and flexibility, while minimizing its footprint in the factory. It features an inline design that provides parallel processing for fast cycle times, and intuitive programming features enhance the automation capacity of the work cell. The small size of the 6746 allows it to be easily reconfigured into a new production cell or line when changing demands require it.

The XPM3i reflow soldering machine represents the latest in reflow technology from the company.
Since the XPM platform was introduced in 1999, over 4,500 units have been installed and are in production worldwide. The XPM3i model was introduced in 2010. It provides precise process control and superior value for high production, 24/7 manufacturing environments.

For more information about the company, visit www.vitronics-soltec.com.

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