Wave soldering has been around a long time and is the primary method of soldering components to printed circuit boards. Here’s a list of the latest wave soldering systems available in India.
Earlier, printed circuit boards were larger and practically all of them were sparsely populated with through-hole components. This enabled an automated method to manufacture a huge number of boards extremely fast. PCB manufacturers basically use reflow for SMDs, wave soldering for through-hole components, or both for large scale board assembly. The method or methods most applicable depend on the PCB’s design. In the wave soldering process, the PCB is passed over a pan of molten solder in which a pump produces an upsurge of solder that looks like a standing wave, and hence the name. By looking at the advantages and disadvantages of wave soldering solutions, we can determine when to use them.
Now, let’s find out more about some of the top SMT wave soldering models available in the market today.
|Model: Ersa POWERFLOW PRO; Manufacturer: Kurtz Ersa, Germany|
|Based on stable processes and reproducible parameters, Ersa wave soldering systems offer quality, cost, service and prompt delivery. Being a member of the POWERFLOW family, the Ersa POWERFLOW PRO is a high-performance, full tunnel wave soldering system with state-of-art nitrogen technology. The POWERFLOW PRO comes with a well-coordinated fluxer, preheater and soldering module. Thanks to the available spray fluxers with intelligent spray pattern programming, users benefit from low flux consumption and optimised processing speeds. On the preheating side, the POWERFLOW PRO offers convection heating as well as heating modules with medium and short-wave infrared emitters.
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Contact: Bergen Associates Private Limited, bergengroupindia.com
|Model: Vitronics Soltec Delta X; Manufacturer: Vitronics Soltec|
|The Vitronics Soltec Delta X has evolved from a long heritage of soldering machines with thousands in production worldwide. With technology driven features developed over generations, the Delta X is a reliable, dependable and cost-efficient wave soldering machine.
Contact: Leaptech Corporation, www.leaptech.in
|Model: WSM 300D wave soldering machine; Manufacturer: Estovir Technologies|
|This model is available as a lead-free version with a single or dual wave option. It comes with an independent controller and power efficient design. In addition, it is easy to maintain.
|Model: ETA Acrab; Manufacturer: ETA|
|The ETA Acrab lead-free wave soldering machine has a good reputation among customers. Its heating performance and temperature control system meet the requirements of various welding processes. Its energy saving design is an important product advantage, helping to reduce operational costs for customers.
Contact: Juki, www.juki-smt.com
|Model: Stallion 400FC; Manufacturer: EMS Technologies Pvt Ltd|
|This machine is the result of 25 years of experience in manufacturing wave soldering machines, backed by continuous in-house R&D. The Stallion 400FC caters to the high throughput requirements for bigger-sized PCBs (400mm width) used in various applications such as defence, aerospace, TVs and set-top boxes, as well as complex applications requiring multi-layer boards.
Contact: EMS Technologies Pvt Ltd, www.emstonline.com