KIC, the market and technology provider of smart oven solutions, announced plans to introduce the SRA (Smart Reflow Analyzer) during the IPC Apex Expo. It is an integrated fixture and profiler specifically designed for collecting reflow oven related data to analyze and track machine stability from run to run, and over time.
As it contains a built-in data collection module, it is an all-in-one smart fixture. This means that the SRA can be used no matter whose profiler you may currently have.
The SRA has six embedded thermocouples – three Air TCs and three Mass TCs – which are used to calculate and display a variety of data for each oven zone, such as measured zone temperatures and side to side uniformity. With the use of the SRA, users also are able to identify changes in heat transfer in a zone over time, through the display of HTI (Heat Transfer Index). Additionally, it utilizes the latest in laser sensor technology to automatically measure the conveyor speed each time it is run through a machine.
The device is used to routinely check the performance of a machine and identify changes over time. Using a variety of available specifications, the machine’s performance is measured each time a pass is made based on the selected Process Window. The included SPC charting feature allows for tracking of the performance of individual zones, as well as other key parameters, based on specifications selected.
Apex, Booth 1215