SELECTIVE SOLDER PLATFORM JUSTIFICATIONAuthors: David Philips and Jeff Pekas
Company: Daktronics, Inc.
Date Published: 9/26/2004 Conference: SMTA International
Some specific issues that require study prior to the purchase of a selective solder machine include: PCB tooling (automatic width adjustment, product specific tooling, or manually adjustable tooling), wetted or non-wetted nozzles, soldering methods to use (drag, dip, mass dip or a combination of all three), flux type, preheat, wave stability, type of product, volume and mix, simulated wave solderingtype tilt action, the size of the soldering chamber, speed and ease of soldering nozzle or plate changes (nozzles, mass dip plates, etc.), ease of programming, simplicity of routine maintenance, and SMEMA compatible. Each of these items will be discussed in detail throughout this document.
Key words: platform, tooling, tilt, nozzles.
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