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KIC Thermal

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

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ViTrox and KIC Establish Cooperation and Connectivity

Aug 16, 2017 | KIC today announced a new business relationship with ViTrox Corporation. ViTrox, the leader in visual inspection and production line dashboard systems, and KIC, the smart oven technology company, have established this new business relationship to meet the needs of the evolving electronics industry. The need for real-time data and insight from production machines and inspection systems is growing rapidly as the electronic manufacturing industry converts factories into smart production facilities. While real-time dashboard and traceability systems have been around for some time, the ‘black box’ reflow process has been a glaring omission in such systems. The ViTrox V-One system will connect to KIC’s automatic profiling and thermal monitoring systems to offer a full line solution.

Move up the SMART FACTORY Learning Curve with KIC at SMTA International

Aug 15, 2017 | KIC announces plans to exhibit in Booth #123 at SMTA International, scheduled to take place September 19-20, 2017 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. The KIC team will showcase the KIC ecosystem comprised of the brand new SPS Smart Profiler, RPI automatic profiling system, and the new Vantage with networked real-time dashboard.

Carlos Espinoza Promoted to Operations Manager for KIC

Aug 03, 2017 | KIC is pleased to announce the promotion of Carlos Espinoza to Operations Manager. Espinoza joined KIC in September 2016 as a senior buyer/planner, and quickly climbed the ladder at KIC to operations manager within 8 months.

Carlos Espinoza Operations Manager.

KIC Appoints Accomplished Engineering Manager

Jul 26, 2017 | KIC today announced the appointment of Ryan Wilshusen as its engineering manager. He joins the company with more than 16 years of experience as an electrical engineer with respected companies, such as HP, and various industries, including medical, industrial, aviation and consumer.

Ryan Wilshusen engineering manager.

Making Ovens Smarter – Visit KIC at NEPCON South China

Jul 25, 2017 | KIC today announced plans to exhibit in Stand 1N55 at NEPCON South China, scheduled to take place August 29-31, 2017 at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center. The company will showcase the KIC ecosystem comprised of the brand new SPS Smart Profiler, RPI automatic profiling system, and the new Vantage with networked real-time dashboard.

KIC Honors Bjorn Dahle for 20 Years of Innovating Thermal Process Tools

Jul 12, 2017 | KIC announces that its president, Bjorn Dahle, celebrated his 20-year milestone with the company. Though he joined KIC in 1996 and assumed his role as the company’s President in 2000, Dahle believes he is just getting started. KIC’s thermal profiling products have become omnipresent in the EMS industry with the well-known KIC logo appearing on reflow ovens in thousands of factories.

President, Bjorn Dahle, celebrated his 20-year milestone with the company.

Larry Fey Joins KIC as Principal Electrical Engineer

Jul 10, 2017 | KIC announces the appointment of Larry Fey as Principal Electrical Engineer. Fey is an exceptionally skilled and accomplished electrical engineer with more than 27 years of hands-on design experience. He has been active in all phases of product development, including feasibility studies, planning, design, CAD, assembly, testing, field trials, production support and customer assistance.

Larry Fey, Principal Electrical Engineer.

Move toward the future of line connectivity, flexible production, process transparency, machine learning and real-time insight

Jun 13, 2017 | KIC announces plans to exhibit at the SMTA Ohio Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Thursday, July 13, 2017 at the Embassy Suites Cleveland Rockside in Independence (Cleveland), OH. MB (Marybeth) Allen will showcase discuss how to turn your factory into a Smart Factory with KIC’s new SPS Smart Profiler reflow process inspection tool and all new KIC Vantage network insight software.

Turn Your Factory into a SMART FACTORY – Meet with KIC’s MB Allen at the SMTA Upper Midwest Expo

Jun 01, 2017 | KIC announces plans to exhibit at the SMTA Upper Midwest Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Thursday, June 22, 2017 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis – Park Place in Minneapolis, MN. MB (Marybeth) Allen will showcase KIC’s new SPS Smart Profiler reflow process inspection tool and all new KIC Vantage network insight software. Combined, these solutions will quickly move you up the Smart Factory learning curve and turn your factory into a Smart Factory.

KIC’s MB Allen to Discuss Thermal Process Data Collection at SMTA Michigan

May 03, 2017 | KIC will exhibit at the SMTA Michigan Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the Crossroads Conference Center in Grand Rapids, MI. MB (Marybeth) Allen will showcase the Vantage network intelligence system and KIC SPS Smart Thermal Profiler. The new SPS Smart Profiler for reflow, wave and curing transforms thermal process data collection from a costly chore to a value-added function.

Reduce costs through thermal process optimization with KIC at SMT Nuremberg

May 01, 2017 | KIC today announced plans to exhibit with SmartRep in booth 4A-230 at SMT Hybrid Packaging, scheduled to take place May 16-18, 2017 in Nuremberg, Germany. KIC’s representatives will showcase the new KIC SPS thermal profiler and Vantage network intelligence system.

Smart Profiling System at NEPCON Shanghai – KIC SPS

Mar 22, 2017 | KIC will introduce the new KIC SPS thermal profiler in China in Stand 1G12# at NEPCON China, scheduled to take place April 25-27, 2017 at the Shanghai World EXPO Exhibition & Convention Center.

KIC Debuts New Smart Profilers

Mar 17, 2017 | KIC today announced plans to introduce its new thermal profiler. This new reflow profiler transforms thermal process data collection from a costly chore to a value-added function. The core function of a reflow oven is to produce an acceptable profile on each PCB. The new KIC SPS smart profiler collects the profile data and compares it to the process specifications. Within seconds, our new smart profiler also suggests an improved reflow oven setup.

KIC Brings on New R&D Manager

Feb 07, 2017 | KIC today announced that it has hired Bill Kazmierowicz. Kazmierowicz will develop new products and services, using the latest technologies, techniques and materials.

Bill Kazmierowicz.

KIC Strengthens Its Sales Channels & Customer Support in the Upper Midwest

Jan 24, 2017 | KIC is pleased to announce the appointment E-tronix as its representative in the Upper Midwest. E-tronix is an experienced manufacturers’ representative company that specializes in the electronics assembly, medical device manufacturing, semiconductor manufacturing and research and development industries. KIC has signed on E-tronix to cover the Upper Midwest territory, including Minnesota, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota and Iowa.

Erik Stromberg.

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.

KIC’s MB Allen to Present “Optimization of the Reflow Profile to Minimize Voiding”

Jul 18, 2016 | KIC today announced plans to participate in the SMTA Carolinas Chapter Tech Session, scheduled to take place Thursday, August 18th in Greenville, SC. The event will be hosted by Hubbell Lighting, Inc. MB (Marybeth) Allen will present “Optimization of the Reflow Profile to Minimize Voiding.”

Find Out How to Reduce Production Costs at SMTA Chihuahua

Jul 07, 2016 | KIC today announced that it will exhibit at the SMTA Chihuahua Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Thursday, July 14 at the Casa Grande Hotel In Chihuahua, Mexico. Miguel Carbajal, KIC’s Sales Manager in Mexico, will be available to discuss KIC’s smart oven technologies.

KIC Follows up ‘Making Ovens Smarter’ with Free Webinar on July 13

Jun 28, 2016 | KIC announces that on July 13 at 9 a.m. Pacific/12 p.m. Eastern, Miles Moreau and Bjorn Dahle of KIC will present content from the company’s latest white paper in a free, live webinar.

Industry Expert MB Allen to Present at the Southern California Reliability Workshop

May 31, 2016 | KIC today announced plans to sponsor and participate in the Southern California Reliability Workshop, schedule to take place Tuesday, June 7th at the Green Dragon Tavern and Museum in Carlsbad, CA. Marybeth (MB) Allen will present “Improving Productivity in a High-Mix Environment – Reflow Related.”

KIC Brings on New COO

May 03, 2016 | KIC today announced that it has hired Isidre Rosello. Reporting directly to the company’s president, Rosello will plan and direct KIC’s operations, new product and services development, company objectives, initiatives, and drive the company’s financial and operational goals.

Isidre Rosello.

KIC to Present during ACI Technologies’ Third Annual Tech Expo

Apr 17, 2016 | KIC today announced that Robert Baxter, Service Manager, will present during ACI Technologies’ Third Annual Tech Expo, scheduled to take place April 27-28th at its facility in Philadelphia, PA. Baxter will present “Making Ovens Smarter.”

Robert Baxter, Service Manager.

KIC Smart Technologies Can Be Retrofitted for All Oven Models – Learn More at SMTA Michigan

Apr 14, 2016 | KIC today announced that it will exhibit at the SMTA Michigan Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Laurel Manor in Livonia, MI. Marybeth (MB) Allen, Product Manager, will be available to discuss KIC’s smart oven technologies.

KIC’s smart oven technologies.

Find Out How KIC Is “Making Ovens Smarter” at SMT/Hybrid/Packaging 2016

Mar 30, 2016 | KIC today announced that it will exhibit in Booth #7A-315 at SMT/Hybrid/Packaging, scheduled to take place April 26-28, 2016 at the Messe in Nuremberg, Germany. KIC will demonstrate how its smart oven technologies lead to reduced production cost, higher quality and new capabilities that the electronic assembly market is starting to demand.

KIC’s smart oven technologies.

KIC’s Technologies Automatically Measure the PCB Profile – Find out How at SMTA Atlanta

Mar 30, 2016 | KIC today announced that it will exhibit at the 20th Annual SMTA Atlanta Expo, scheduled to take place Wednesday, April 20th at the Infinite Energy Center (Formerly Gwinnett Center) in Duluth, GA. Robert Baxter, KIC’s Service Manager, will be available to discuss KIC’s smart oven technologies.

KIC’s smart oven technologies.

KIC’s Technologies Lead to Reduced Production Cost, Higher Quality and New Capabilities – Find Out How at SMTA Monterrey

Mar 27, 2016 | KIC today announced that it will exhibit at the SMTA Monterrey Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Thursday, April 14 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (Apodaca) in Monterrey. Miguel Carbajal, KIC’s Sales Manager in Mexico, will be available to discuss KIC’s smart oven technologies.

KIC’s smart oven technologies.

KIC Will Showcase Its Automated Smart Oven Technologies at NEPCON China

Mar 24, 2016 | KIC today announced that it will exhibit in Booth #1G22 at NEPCON China, scheduled to take place April 26-28, 2016 at the Shanghai World EXPO Exhibition & Convention 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.

Automated Smart Oven Technologies.

KIC Authors and Releases ‘Making Ovens Smarter’ White Paper

Feb 21, 2016 | KIC today announced the release of a new white paper, entitled ‘Making Ovens Smarter,’ that sets out to explain the value of — and the path to — smarter reflow ovens. The paper, which is available for download in numerous places including leading industry media sites, discusses trends such as Industry 4.0, Smart Factory, IoM (Internet of Manufacturing) and IoT (Internet of Things) as well as offers an explanation of benefits that can be gained by making ovens smarter and connected.

Find Out How KIC Is “Making Ovens Smarter” at APEX

Feb 16, 2016 | KIC today announced that it will exhibit in Booth #2628 at the 2016 IPC APEX EXPO, scheduled to take place March 15-17, 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. KIC will demonstrate how its smart oven technologies lead to reduced production cost, higher quality and new capabilities that the electronic assembly market is starting to demand.

KIC’s smart oven technologies.

KIC Announces Global Rebranding – “Making Ovens Smarter”

Dec 01, 2015 | KIC today announced a global rebranding. As part of the rebranding, the company has introduced a new tagline to better represent its goals: “Making Ovens Smarter.” For nearly 30 years, KIC has been leading the industry for automated thermal process tools and systems for reflow, wave, curing and semiconductor thermal processes.

KIC to Demonstrate the ProBot at the SMTA Rocky Mountain Expo

Dec 01, 2015 | KIC today announced that it will showcase the affordable and easy-to-use ProBot automatic profiling system at the SMTA Rocky Mountain (Denver) Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 at the Mile High Stadium in Denver, CO. The ProBot automatically measures the profile for each PCB and verifies whether each PCB is processed to specification in the reflow oven.

ProBot, an automatic profiling system, reduces the need for time consuming periodic profiling.

Discover Efficient Oven Setup with KIC’s Auto-Focus Power at SMTAI

Aug 26, 2015 | KIC today announced that it will showcase the KIC Auto-Focus Power in Booth #338 at SMTA International, scheduled to take place Sep. 29 - 30, 2015 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. The KIC Auto-Focus Power provides a recommended oven setup for a new assembly before running a single profile.

KIC Auto-Focus Power.

Attendees Will Learn How to Maximize Process Traceability with the KIC RPI at SMT Nuremberg

Apr 27, 2015 | KIC today announced that it will exhibit in Hall 7a – Booth 321 at SMT Hybrid Packaging, scheduled to take place May 5-7, 2015 in Nuremberg, Germany. The KIC RPI brings process and deficiency information to the thermal process that was previously limited to screen printing and pick-and-place machines.

KIC RPI

Say Goodbye to Manual Profiling – Let KIC Schedule Automatic Profiling at NEPCON China

Mar 16, 2015 | KIC today announced that it will exhibit in Stand B-1D40 at NEPCON China 2015, scheduled to take place April 21-23, 2015 at the Shanghai World EXPO Exhibition & Convention Center. Company representatives will demonstrate the Footprint, ProBot, X5, K2 and Mobile Profile Viewer APP.

X5 Profiler

KIC’s MB Allen Receives IPC Distinguished Committee Service Award

Mar 07, 2015 | KIC announces that IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® awarded Marybeth (MB) Allen an IPC Distinguished Committee Service Award during the recent IPC APEX EXPO® in San Diego, CA.

Bob Neves, Board of directors of IPC, Chairman & Chief Technology Officer, Microtek Changzhou Laboratories Title Chairman at Greater Asia Pacific, and MB Allen, Product Manager for KIC.

KIC Accepts Its Fifth Service Excellence Award during APEX

Feb 25, 2015 | KIC is pleased to announce that it received 2015 Circuits Assembly Service Excellence Award (SEA) from Circuits Assembly in the Soldering Equipment category. The company was selected for the Service Excellence Award as a result of its outstanding customer ratings, as judged by its own customers. This marks KIC’s fifth Service Excellence Award.

KIC Accepts Its Fifth Service Excellence Award during APEX

Feb 25, 2015 | KIC is pleased to announce that it received 2015 Circuits Assembly Service Excellence Award (SEA) from Circuits Assembly in the Soldering Equipment category. The company was selected for the Service Excellence Award as a result of its outstanding customer ratings, as judged by its own customers. This marks KIC’s fifth Service Excellence Award.

KIC to Showcase Auto Focus Power at APEX 2015

Jan 20, 2015 | KIC today announced that it will showcase the KIC Auto-Focus Power in Booth #3032 at the IPC APEX EXPO, scheduled to take place Feb. 24 – 26 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA.

KIC Auto-Focus Power.

KIC to Demonstrate the ProBot at the SMTA Intermountain Expo

Oct 12, 2014 | KIC today announced that it will showcase the affordable and easy-to-use ProBot automatic profiling system at the SMTA Intermountain (Utah) Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT.

KIC Picks up a Global Technology Award for the K2 Profile Setter KIC’s K2 is the latest technology in thermal profiling

Oct 01, 2014 | San Diego — October 2014 — KIC today announced that it was awarded a 2014 Global Technology Award in the category of Soldering Equipment – Reflow for its K2 new generation profile setter.

K2 new generation profile setter

KIC to Showcase Automatic Systems at SMTAI

Aug 25, 2014 | KIC will showcase the affordable and easy-to-use ProBot automatic profiling system and K2 new generation profile setter in Booth #439 at SMTA International. KIC will be co-located with Heller at the two-day exhibition.

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