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BTU Pyramax Convection Reflow Oven
For nearly sixty years, BTU International has been the trusted name for high-tech customers with a need to solve high-volume thermal processing challenges. With over 10,000 tools shipped, our ability to design, manufacture, and support advanced thermal processing equipment has been proven. Customers with high-tech operations insolar cell, electronics assembly, semiconductor packaging, nuclear fuel, fuel cell, and next generation batteries depend on BTU.
Time and again, BTU International has been a pioneer as technologies and markets changed. We entered the market for semiconductor manufacturing equipment in the ‘70’s and today are a leader in the semiconductor packaging market. We entered the solar market in 1985 and introduced next generation products for CdTe, CIGS and Silicon solar in 2008 and 2009. We initiated serving the electronics market from our Asia manufacturing site in Shanghai, China in 2004 and today nearly half our employees are located outside the US. BTU International is the brand of choice for customers in the nuclear fuel market.
In the next decade, BTU International will continue to change, lead, and grow. Our next growth markets are driven by the emerging carbon-free economy and by advanced electronics connecting people and business. The growing need for carbon-free energy sources and energy storage opens up large new markets for us. Electricity generated from silicon and thin-film photovoltaics, energy storage through new battery technologies and nuclear fuel production offer BTU great prospects for expansion.
BTU has operations in Billerica, MA, USA and Shanghai, China with a sales and service presence in over 30 countries. Roughly half the company’s approximately 400 employees are located outside the US. In 2010, BTU will celebrate its sixtieth anniversary. We have over 200 patents and patents pending.
Eliminate reflow oven changeover time. The PYRAMAX ZeroTurn is designed for high volume electronics manufacturers who must also manage process mix and are dissatisfied with the poor process separation of other dual chamber machines.
BTU’s Pyramax™ family of high-throughput thermal processing system...
Dec 06, 2007 | Fred Dimock, Kristen Mattson.
Over the past 30 years we have learned that lead has negative affects on the health of humans and seen strong legislation remove it from gasoline and paints. More recently, governments in Europe and Asia have set deadlines to remove lead from consumer electronic devices that use printed circuit boards. Currently, the ban is not being applied to high reliability applications such as military or medical devices, but we all know that will come someday soon. Likewise many believe that lead free solder is coming to wafer bump reflow and are beginning to make the transition....
Nov 08, 2007 | Fred Dimock
A continuous furnace is ideal for processes requiring high production volumes, process consistency, and precision control. This overview discusses some of the newer temperature and atmosphere capabilities of continuous furnaces and addresses the various components that make up a continuous furnace....
Oct 10, 2007 | Rob DiMatteo, Fred Dimock, Pierre LeMieux.
Process engineers, who are seeking to achieve the most effective and reproducible thermal transfer process, look to today's forced convection ovens for applications such as flipchip, BGA, and lead-free soldering. A forced convection process to maximize thermal uniformity can be best accomplished by employing static pressure generation in what's known as "closed loop convection"....
North Billerica, Massachusetts, USA
Oct 20, 2015
Mar 16, 2017 | BTU International will exhibit in 1E43 at NEPCON China, scheduled to take place April 25-27, 2017 at the Shanghai World EXPO Exhibition & Convention Center. BTU will showcase the new PYRAMAX™ ZeroTurn Dual Chamber system and WINCON™ connected factory interface. The booth will also feature a PYRAMAX 150N.
Mar 09, 2017 | BTU International today announced plans to exhibit in Booth H19 with Key Production Equipment Ltd. at the Southern Manufacturing & Electronics Exhibition. The event is scheduled to take place March 21-23, 2017 at FIVE in Farnbourough, UK. BTU representatives will showcase the PYRAMAX™ reflow oven with the WINCON™ connected factory interface.
Feb 12, 2017 | BTU International is pleased to announce that Fred Dimock, Manager of Process Technology, will participate in a reflow panel during the IPC APEX EXPO. The panel session entitled, “Making Reflow Ovens Smart,” is scheduled to take place Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 at 10 a.m.
Jan 10, 2017 | BTU International today announced plans to make a major new product introduction at the 2017 IPC APEX EXPO, scheduled to take place February 14-16, 2017 at the San Diego Convention Center in California. BTU will introduce the PYRAMAX ZeroTurn Dual Chamber system in booth #835.
Sep 12, 2016 | BTU International will exhibit with SMarTsol at the SMTA Guadalajara Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Oct. 5-6, 2016 at Hotel Riu Guadalajara. BTU will showcase its RecipePro recipe generator software on a PYRAMAX system. RecipePro has been jointly developed with Electronic Controls Design Inc. (ECD).
Aug 31, 2016 | BTU International will exhibit in Booth #416 at SMTA International, scheduled to take place September 27-28, 2016, at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. BTU will showcase its RecipePro recipe generator software, jointly developed with Electronic Controls Design Inc. (ECD), along with the latest version of the Energy Pilot software and Industry 4.0 compliant solutions.
Aug 28, 2016 | BTU International announces that Fred Dimock, Manager of Process Technology, will conduct a reflow workshop during SMTA International at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. The workshop, entitled “Solder Reflow Fundamentals – Understanding and Obtaining Profiles,” is scheduled to take place Sunday, September 25 at 8:30 a.m. CDT in room 52.
Jul 20, 2016 | BTU International today announced that it has received a repeat order from a North American-based customer for multiple PYRAMAX™ 125A units for LED assembly applications. PYRAMAX’s wide board capability and thermal uniformity were key factors in the purchase decision for the recent follow-on order.
Jul 18, 2016 | BTU International is pleased to announce that it will exhibit in booth #1K30 at NEPCON South China, scheduled to take place August 30 to September 1, 2016, at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center. BTU will showcase components of its proprietary WINCON™ oven control software: RecipePro recipe generator software, jointly developed with Electronic Controls Design Inc. (ECD), and highlight the latest version of the Energy Pilot software and Industry 4.0 compliant solutions.
Jul 14, 2016 | BTU International announces that it will exhibit at the SMTA Ohio Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Thursday, August 4, 2016 at the Embassy Suites Cleveland Rockside in Cleveland, Ohio. BTU will showcase its RecipePro recipe generator software, jointly developed with Electronic Controls Design Inc. (ECD), and will highlight the latest version of the Energy Pilot software and Industry 4.0 compliant solutions – all components of BTU’s proprietary WINCON oven control software.
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