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Publication Date: 02/1/2011
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ECD: Vapor Phase Thermal Profiling Kit
Profiling kit for vapor phase.
Milwaukie, OR — ECD has released its PTP® VP-8 thermal profiling kit for vapor phase soldering. As boards become more complex, with a range of high- and low-mass and lead-free passive and active components, vapor phase soldering is enjoying a strong comeback as a method of choice for hi-rel, complex, and other expensive boards.

The PTP VP-8 is a complete thermal profiling solution, using the award winning, M.O.L.E.® MAP software, in combination with the German-engineered PTP Vapor Phase profiler from globalPoint ICS GmbH. This match-up provides all the power and analytics needed to both characterize and verify the key process parameters for complex, disparate, or high-mass PCB assemblies. Measuring just 90mm (3.54-in.) wide, 100mm (3.94-in.) long, and 50mm (1.97-in.) high, the profiler provides a minimal form factor, important in minimizing the drain on the vapor cloud and getting into tight spaces.

The kit includes the PTP VP-8 profiler with the TX Transmitter and RX Receiver, eight Type-K thermocouples with mini connectors, along with USB connection cables and plug, M.O.L.E. MAP software, and a carrying case.

Although vapor phase reflow soldering facilitates more consistent thermal processing yields, profiling is still necessary to ensure process control and provide customer documentation of proper process conditions, especially on more elaborate PCB assemblies. This documentation is critical, since these assemblies often fall into the military or other hi-rel areas.

The profiling kit is designed to eliminate wasted runs — by providing quick instrument status through the M.O.L.E. Readiness Indicators, showing core temperature and TC connectivity status, and by using eight channels of real-time data feed, which allows observing critical data and aborting a run if necessary.

Contact ECD, 4287-B S.E. International Way, Milwaukie, OR 97222-8825 503-659-6100 E-mail: Web:

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