KIC

KIC's provides products and services designed to improve a variety of thermal monitoring, profiling and process control applications.

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Making Ovens Smarter

KIC specializes in one thing, and we do it exceptionally well. We provide tools of varying capabilities to help you achieve world-class thermal processes, and we do it easily, quickly, and with no need for you to hire PhD engineers in soldering.

With KIC you get instant access to decades of experience in thermal process monitoring. Our service department is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and dedicated to providing you with prompt, knowledgable solutions.

Our customers are among the most demanding in the industry, stimulating us to continually develop new products and services to meet those needs. KIC's innovative technologies are at work in thousands of leading edge companies worldwide in numerous industries, providing:

  • Lower production costs and increased equipment utilization
  • Improved product quality and product yield
  • Automatic and continuous documenting and tracking of the thermal processes
  • An increased bottom-line

All KIC products are backed by a no-strings-attached, 30-day money back guarantee.

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11 products »
KICstart²™ Affordable, Easy to Use Thermal Profiler

The KICstart²™ thermal profiler utilizes core technologies developed by KIC, the world’s premier thermal profiling company, and is supported by KIC’s worldwide organization. Packaging these innovative technologies into a low...

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KICstart²™ Affordable, Easy to Use Thermal Profiler
K² Mobile Profile Setter

Conveniently view and share profiles on mobile devices. The K² is available both as a standard “passive” profiler as well as an “active” profiler in the same unit. The passive profiler measures and displays...

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K² Mobile Profile Setter
X5 Intelligent Reflow Thermal Profiler

Robust and Compact Hardware with 2 Year Warranty This new and improved hardware is designed to withstand the roughest and toughest daily handling. In addition, the electronic circuitry has been changed to tolerate a high...

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X5 Intelligent Reflow Thermal Profiler
ProBot Automatic Profiling System

The Profiling Machine for your Profile Machine The ProBot automatically verifies whether each PCB is processed to specification in the reflow oven. The suspect PCBs then can be sent off to batch X-ray. Because the typical batch X-r...

Software

ProBot Automatic Profiling System
KIC 24/7 Wave - Wave Solder Process Software

Automatic Profiling, SPC and Traceability for Wave Solder The KIC 24/7 Wave brings an innovative level of automation to the wave solder process: around-the-clock monitoring, SPC charting, analysis, documentation, and production traceab...

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KIC 24/7 Wave - Wave Solder Process Software
KIC Reflow Process Index (RPI) Software

Managing the Ultimate Reflow Oven Output. The KIC RPI helps manage reflow ovens to consistently maximize the desired results. In addition, the RPI provides process deficiency information in order to help users correct their defect issu...

Software

KIC Reflow Process Index (RPI) Software
KIC Navigator Power - Process Optimization Software

The One-Best Process Set Up -- Automatically KIC’s powerful Navigator™ software is a system that automatically determines the single best oven recipe for every product. Once the initial profile is run, the Na...

Software

KIC Navigator Power - Process Optimization Software
KIC Wave Surfer - Wave Profiler Fixture with Optional Process Optimization Software

The KIC® Wave Surfer™ is a self-contained system that provides critical data on wave solder machine set up and performance. Used in conjunction with your SlimKIC® 2000™ and the KIC 2000 software, you can ensure your wave ...

Wave Soldering

KIC Wave Surfer - Wave Profiler Fixture with Optional Process Optimization Software
KIC Carrier - Profiler Carrier for Edge Conveyor Reflow Ovens

The award winning KIC profilers provide accurate and quick profiling, as well as optimum oven set up. Facilitates Reflow Profiling Works on Edge Conveyors with and without Center Board Support Profile Low ...

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KIC Carrier - Profiler Carrier for Edge Conveyor Reflow Ovens
KIC Aluminum Tape - Solution for Reliable Thermocouple Attachment

Don't Sacrifice PCBs for Profiling Double Sided Thermally Conductive Tape Used for Attaching Thermocouples to PCBS. Non-destructive TC attachment Reliable TC readings <...

Components

KIC Aluminum Tape - Solution for Reliable Thermocouple Attachment
Thermocouples

KIC offers standard sized thermocouples in a variety of temperature ranges and wire lengths to meet virtually any application requirements. Standard Temp, Type K Chromel/Alumel, 260C max temp, multiple colors Medium Te...

Components

Thermocouples
2 technical articles »
Making Ovens Smarter

Sep 19, 2016 | Bjorn Dahle

This white paper seeks to set out the value of a ‘smarter’ approach to the reflow process and how a more intelligent oven can offer real added value and performance to the entire line. It also lays out some of the criteria that is important when selecting smart equipment for a smart process, that conforms to, and is ready for, IoM or Industry 4.0...

Evaluating The Accuracy Of a Nondestructive Thermocouple Attach Method For Area-Array Package Profiling

Jan 06, 2011 | Brian O' Leary, Tim Grove, Dr. S. Manian Ramkumar

The oven recipe, which consists of the reflow oven zone temperature settings and the speed of the conveyor, will determine a specific time‐temperature profile for a given PCB assembly. In order to achieve a good quality PCB assembly, the time‐temperature ...

172 news releases »
KIC introduces the $35,000 Smart Factory Starter Kit at APEX

Jan 10, 2017 | KIC today announced plans to introduce its new Smart Factory Starter Kit in Booth #3019 at the 2017 IPC APEX EXPO, scheduled to take place Feb. 14-16, 2017 at the San Diego Convention Center in Calif.

Smart Factory Starter Kit.
KIC Celebrates 40 Years of Helping Manufacturers Improve Quality & Reduce Costs Through Thermal Process Optimization

Jan 03, 2017 | KIC today announces its 40th year anniversary in the thermal processing business, helping manufacturers improve quality while reducing costs. A key to KIC’s success is the ability to provide value to its customers by giving them real-time and historic thermal process data that allows the manufacturer to make better decisions, faster.

Bjorn Dahle .
ACI Technologies Conducts Hands-on Profiling and Solder Reflow Course with KIC Equipment

Nov 17, 2016 | KIC today announced that ACI Technologies will host a “Profiling and Solder Reflow: Electronics Manufacturing Skills Training” from Nov. 21-22, 2016. The hands-on training will be conducted on KIC’s automated thermal process tools and systems, and will provide personnel with the knowledge and skills necessary to setup and operate a reflow process. Upon completion students will be able to apply their knowledge of reflow soldering techniques by successfully identifying the heat transfer modes and systems for each reflow method covered.

MB Allen to Present Recent Research at the SMTA Space Coast Expo

Oct 17, 2016 | KIC today announced plans to exhibit at the SMTA Space Coast Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 at the Melbourne Auditorium in FL. MB (Marybeth) Allen will present “Optimization of the Reflow Profile to Minimize Voiding” at 11 a.m.

“Optimization of the Reflow Profile to Minimize Voiding”
Optimize Your Reflow Profile at the SMTA New England Expo Booth 604

Oct 13, 2016 | KIC today announced plans to exhibit at the New England Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Thursday, November 3, 2016 at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA. MB (Marybeth) Allen will present “Optimization of the Reflow Profile to Minimize Voiding.”

“Optimization of the Reflow Profile to Minimize Voiding.”
Leading Automated Thermal Process Tools – Visit KIC at MATELEC

Oct 11, 2016 | KIC today announced that its distributor in Spain, Propelec, will represent the company at MATELEC, scheduled to take place Oct 25-28, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. Visit Hall 5 – Booth #5B03 & 5B05 to learn more about KIC’s X5 Profiler, automatic profiling, and smart oven technology.

KIC Offers Automation and Smart Oven Technology for the Smart Factory

Sep 06, 2016 | KIC today announced that it will exhibit at the SMTA Guadalajara Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Oct. 5-6, 2016 at Hotel Riu Guadalajara. KIC will demonstrate how its smart oven technologies lead to reduced production costs, higher quality and the new capabilities that the electronic assembly market demands.

Smart Oven Technology for the Smart Factory.
KIC’s MB Allen to Present ‘Optimized Reflow Profiling to Minimize Voiding’ during SMTAI

Sep 01, 2016 | KIC today announced that Marybeth (MB) Allen will present “Optimized Reflow Profiling to Minimize Voiding” during SMTA International. The presentation is scheduled to take place during the IPC Session ‘Lead-Free Symposium,’ Session LF2 on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Make Your Oven Smarter! Visit KIC in Booth #338 at SMTAI

Aug 31, 2016 | KIC today announced that it will exhibit in Booth #338 at SMTA International, scheduled to take place September 27-28, 2016 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. KIC will demonstrate how its smart oven technologies lead to reduced production costs, higher quality and the new capabilities that the electronic assembly market demands.

Smart oven technologies.
Tired of profiling? KIC to show automatic real-time profiling at NEPCON South China

Aug 01, 2016 | KIC today announced that it will exhibit in Booth #1N35 at NEPCON South China, scheduled to take place August 30-September 1, 2016 at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center. KIC will showcase its automatic smart oven technologies that eliminate manual tasks such as periodic manual profiling and reduce the opportunities for human mistakes in setting up and running the ovens. Products on display will include: the KIC RPI, X5 Profiler, K2 Profile Setter, KICstart2 Thermal Profiler and KIC EK-7 Thermal Profiler.

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Contact information

KIC

16120 West Bernardo Drive
San Diego, California, 92127
USA

  • Phone 858/673-6050
  • Fax 858/673-0085

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Europe

KIC Europe

Via Zoe Fontana, 220, Ed. B/2
Rome, 00131, Italy

  • Phone +39.342.147.9460
  • Fax +06.4131671

China

KIC China

Unit 0204B, Block 1A, Singa Plaza No.8 Zhong Xin Avenue West, Suzhou Industrial Park
Suzhou, 215021, China

  • Phone +86.512.6763.5171
  • Fax +86.512.6763.5173

Singapore

KIC Singapore

71 Ubi Crescent #08-14, Excalibur Centre
Singapore, 408571, Singapore

  • Phone +65 6744-4998
  • Fax +65 6744-1433

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