IBL - Löttechnik GmbH

Manufacturer of vapor phase soldering systems and associated products since 1985.

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Soldering

A Vapor Phase Solution for Every Need

Batch, Inline and Vacuum Machines

Are solder joint defects or changeover times impacting your throughput? Vapor phase soldering technology may be the answer.

IBL patented Soft Vapor Phase (SVP) technology provides total process control, supporting a wide range of temperature controlled soldering profiles. Lead-free and leaded soldering can be supported with the same fluid, realizing different maximum temperatures for the assembly. Our wealth of soldering experience and innovative process developments makes IBL Technologies a market and technology leader in vapor phase soldering.

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Today's Vapor Phase Soldering An Optimized Reflow Technology for Lead Free Soldering

Mar 20, 2014 | Dipl.-Ing. Helmut Leicht; Andreas Thumm - IBL-Löttechnik GmbH.

In the beginning of SMT, Vapor Phase Soldering was the preferred reflow soldering technology because of its excellent heat transfer capabilities. There were also some disadvantages like fast temperature rise, nearly no influence on the temperature profiles and high costs. So the use of Vapor Phase Soldering was reduced to special applications with high mass or complex boards in low numbers (e.g. for military or aerospace use)....

Going Lead Free With Vapor Phase Soldering - Lead Free Is Still a Challenge For Major Industries.

Jan 30, 2014 | Andreas Thumm

As of today, the electronic industry is aware of the requirements for their products to be lead free. All components are typically available in lead free quality. This comprises packages like BGAs with BGA solder balls to PCB board finishes like HASL. The suppliers are providing everything that is needed. It is harder to get the old tin leaded (SnPb) components for new applications today, than lead free ones.

So why has not everybody changed over fully yet and how can the challenges be overcome?

A big concern in this transition process is reflow soldering. The process temperatures for lead free applications became much higher. Related with this is more stress for all the components. It affects the quality and reliability of the electronic units and products......

8 news releases »

Vapor Phase Manufacturer IBL Technologies Holds 30 Year Anniversary Event

Jun 28, 2017 | IBL Technologies, LLC recently held its 30-year anniversary celebration. The two-day event took place June 20-21, 2017 at the company’s Burnsville facility. The celebration honored 30 years of development of IBL’s vapor phase soldering machines as well as 20 years for R&D VaporTech.

IBL to Introduce New Premium Vacuum Vapor Phase Soldering Systems

Jan 18, 2017 | IBL Technologies today announced plans to introduce the new VAC745 and VAC765. The new premium vapor phase soldering machines will be displayed for the first time in Booth #1237 at the 2017 IPC APEX EXPO, scheduled to take place Feb. 14-16, 2017 at the San Diego Convention Center in Calif.

Germany-Based Vapor Phase Manufacturer IBL Technologies Celebrates 30 Years

Jan 17, 2017 | IBL Technologies today announced that it is celebrating its 30-year anniversary in 2017. IBL started in 1987 when Mr. Helmut Leicht started Ingenieurbüro Leicht as an engineering firm. The company moved beyond engineering in 1988 when IBL began manufacturing its first vapor phase soldering systems.

R&D VaporTech to Show the Redesigned RD52 Inline Vapor Phase Reflow System at APEX

Jan 10, 2017 | R&D VaporTech will showcase the newly redesigned RD52 Inline Vapor Phase Reflow System in Booth #1237 at the 2017 IPC APEX EXPO, scheduled to take place Feb. 14-16, 2017 at the San Diego Convention Center in Calif. Among other enhancements, the redesigned system offers enhanced profiling and communication capabilities with a multi-zone convected preheat section and multiple vapor preheat settings.

IBL Technologies Speeds Up Vapor Phase Soldering with Advanced Batch Systems at APEX

Jan 09, 2017 | IBL Technologies, LLC today announced plans to showcase its BLC 420 Batch Soldering Machine in Booth #1237 at the 2017 IPC APEX EXPO, scheduled to take place Feb. 14-16, 2017 at the San Diego Convention Center in Calif.

IBL Technologies Offers Special Pricing on SLC509 Vapor Phase Soldering Demo Units

Oct 06, 2016 | IBL Technologies, LLC today announced a special offer on its SLC509 demo units. A limited quantity of reflow vapor phase soldering systems are available for a low price of $49,950.00 through December 31, 2016 (or while supplies last). The demo units have less than 20 hours of operation.

IBL ACQUIRES R&D TECHNICAL SERVICES

Oct 22, 2013 | IBL Technologies, LLC has acquired R&D Technical Services of Burnsville, MN. Under the agreement, a subsidiary known as R&D Vaportech has been formed. IBL Technologies will continue to market its premium line of vapor phase reflow machines, while R&D Vaportech will focus on batch vapor phase reflow equipment and rework systems. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

IBL Technologies Provides Vapor Phase System to Lockheed Martin

Jan 10, 2011 | IBL Technologies LLC, a division of IBL Löttechnik GmbH, announces that Lockheed Martin has purchased an IBL BLC-609 vapor phrase system.

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