Selective fluxing & soldering combined in one system

12th February 2015
Source: Manncorp
Posted By : Nat Bowers
Selective fluxing & soldering combined in one system

Manncorp has announced the IS-T-300, an all-in-one selective fluxing and soldering system designed to deliver outstanding quality and consistent, efficient performance. Suitable for double-sided and mixed technology PCBs up to 300x500mm, with an option for 460x700mm boards, the system features laser-controlled wave height compensation, high-precision jet-fluxing and CAD data import.

An all-titanium solder pot and pump assembly, compatible with either lead-free or eutectic solder, is mounted to a heavy-duty, X-, Y-, Z-axis drive mechanism for highly repeatable, point-to-point and continuous soldering. 360° wettable nozzles with diameters from 3 to 14mm produce ultra-precise, miniature waves that can be programmed to a 0.5mm minimum clearance from adjacent components. The nozzle body is designed to inject preheated nitrogen from a high-purity source and to fully shroud the wave for high-integrity, oxidation-free solder joints.

A Microdrop Jet-Fluxer is also included to dispense precisely measured points or continuous streams of alcohol- or water-based flux through a 0.2mm nozzle. High-grade stainless steel construction withstands even the most aggressive fluxes. Selective fluxing, customised to each connection, ensures proper wetting and dramatically reduces flux consumption and excess residue. The fluxer is also mounted to the X-Y drive and, like the solder pot, can reach speeds up to 400mm/s.

CAD data or scanned images of the PCB are easily imported into Windows 7 software that allows simple click-and-drag programming of points or continuous paths both on- and off-line. To prevent bridging in difficult areas, angled 'pull-off' functions with reduction of solder flow are integrated into the software to simplify programming.

Priced at $59,995, the IS-T-300 is backed by a full two-year parts warranty and unlimited factory support. Through the end of March, Manncorp is offering free, on-site installation and training.

The IS-T-300 selective soldering system will be on display at booth #3732 of the IPC APEX EXPO in San Diego, 24th to 26th February.

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