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KIC Receives Global Technology Award for Its SPS Smart Profiler

Nov 15, 2017

KIC announces that it was awarded a 2017 Global Technology Award in the category of Assembly Tools for its SPS Smart Profiler. The award was presented to the company during a Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 ceremony that took place during productronica in Munich, Germany. The SPS utilizes smart factory technologies to acquire and analyze thermal process for new insight and actionable data leading to increased production line utilization, reduced rework and electricity use.

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 small compact design made with an LCP (Liquid Crystal Polymer) enclosure for better heat protection and faster cool-down between profiles. It utilizes a rechargeable battery, profile stacking, private Wi-Fi 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.

Bjorn Dahle, KIC’s President states: “Thermal profilers have developed from passive data acquisition units to active profilers that predict the best oven setup almost instantaneously. Now we are introducing a new smart profiler that provides convenient data analysis and sharing across all technicians and all production lines. The KIC SPS can work inside KIC’s ecosystem for the next level of data analytics available on all authorized PCs and mobile devices. We have moved from the need to acquire more data to the need to gain insight and predictive behavior. That is why the new SPS smart profiler has been so well received in the market place. We are very proud of this prestigious technology award.”

Premiering in 2005, the Global Technology Awards program is an annual celebration of product excellence in electronics surface mount assembly. Premier products based on the finest examples of creative advancement in technology are chosen by a distinguished panel of industry experts.

Move toward the future of line connectivity, flexible production, process transparency, machine learning and real-time insight. For more information about KIC, visit www.kicthermal.com.


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.

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