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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.

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, the new smart profiler also suggests an improved reflow oven setup.

The new thermal profiler features a slick compact design made with an LCP (Liquid Crystal Polymer) enclosure for better heat protection & faster cool-down between profiles. It utilizes a rechargeable battery, profile stacking, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for wireless data communication plus much more. This all-new smart thermal profiler design has been optimized for maximum thermal protection plus robust long-term operation.

Additionally, the KIC Vantage smart thermal process system will be demonstrated. The KIC Vantage is an ecosystem that automatically acquires and delivers insightful information in real-time to allow factories to produce consistent quality at lower costs with a higher level of automation. The software is retrofitable and can work in conjunction with KIC’s profilers and automatic systems.


Based in San Diego, KIC is the industry leader in automated thermal process tools and systems for reflow, wave, curing and semiconductor thermal processes. The company pioneered the development of oven profilers and process optimization tools, and then worked to create the next generation of thermal systems to help manufacturers improve the thermal process quality while reducing cost.

KIC products include the KIC SPS, K2, X5, KICstart2, ProBot, 24/7 Wave and the KIC RPI. With the introduction of cutting edge tools, the company continues to stay on the leading edge of process optimization and automatic thermal process systems, and has won numerous industry awards. For more information about KIC, visit www.kicthermal.com.

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