ACE at APEX 2015

January 20, 2015

ACE Production Technologies is pleased to announce that it will exhibit a full range of selective soldering systems in Booth 3146 at the IPC APEX Expo, scheduled to take place February 24-26, 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. A complete range of standalone selective soldering systems including the popular KISS-100, KISS-101 and KISS-103 models and in-line systems such as the KISS-102IL will be on display. All systems are equipped with graphics-based software and include automatic fiducial correction and board warp compensation as standard features at no additional cost. Also on display will be the new high-speed selective soldering work cell consisting of an infeed conveyor, component insertion stations, in-line fluxing, preheating, multiple selective soldering modules and an out-feed conveyor forming a complete work cell. At the heart of the high-speed selective soldering work cell is the new KISS-103ILDP dual pot in-line selective soldering system that significantly reduces the overall processing time by concurrently soldering two different printed circuit boards utilizing two separate solder pots, each equipped with their own independent X-Y-Z axis positioning system. The KISS-103ILDP is a fully-configured SMEMA compatible selective soldering platform equipped with “Super Quick” processing speeds and is capable of soldering printed circuit boards up to 18” x 24” (457mm x 610mm). Additionally the KISS-103ILDP can be configured together with the ACE in-line fluxer and preheating unit to further increase the overall throughput of the entire soldering process. The dual pot machine architecture of the new KISS-103ILDP allows for both tin-lead and lead- free solder pots to reside within the same machine so each can be used as required via process control and interlock to safeguard against intermixing of solder alloys. Additionally, both solder pots can be equipped with a dual solder nozzle pump assembly that will allow for four (4) different solder nozzle shapes within one machine platform for greater flexibility and processing efficiency. A wide range of various flux types can be applied with either an atomizing flux applicator for rapid application or a precision drop-jet applicator for no-clean processing.

[Official Press Release]