DEVELOPING THE OPTIMUM REFLOW PROCESS: A MATTER OF COST AND QUALITYAuthors: Ursula Marquez de Tino, Jon Silin, and Denis Barbini
Company: Vitronics Soltec Inc.
Date Published: 10/4/2009 Conference: SMTA International
The solution to this costly learning curve is to utilize an Expert System which assists users in developing reflow profiles. The expert system, also known as AUTOset, captures the process engineer’s experience and profiling expertise in a database. The profile database and commercial profiling software work synergistically creating in-specification or near specification reflow profiles. Creating profiles can be done with no prior process experience, and because the initial prediction is close, there will be relatively few, if any, additional profile runs to obtain a process that satisfies the product’s manufacturing requirements.
This papers summarizes the development of the database as well as feedback from current customers in the areas of accuracy, time, and level of expertise.
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