EVS International, the leader in solder recovery, announces that it has been awarded a 2014 NPI Award in the category of Soldering – Other for its EVS 500. The award was presented to the company during a Tuesday, March 25, 2014 ceremony that took place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center during the IPC APEX EXPO. With the new EVS 500, EVS has managed to drastically reduce the size, weight, complication and footprint, while improving the tried and tested performance of the larger EVS systems. The system was officially released for sale at the IPC APEX EXPO and already received its second award on opening day of the show.
The new patented technology inverts the solder / dross separation pot, and adds an innovative 180° rotating facility. As no teeth are used to separate the solder/dross, the ingot coming from the machine is very clean. The EVS 500 has a small footprint, yet is fully automatic. Once the operator loads the machine, everything else works in an automatic mode. Additionally, the EVS 500 offers all of the same safeties and locking systems of the larger EVS 8K/10K models.
EVS has continually improved the performance of the EVS units and the new EVS 500 is no exception. EVS is running at record recovery rates on its beta test production facilities with experienced users of the current range being pleasantly surprised by the improvements in recovery rates. With the new concept of improved performance plus the significant reduction in price enabling everyone to enjoy the savings an EVS solder recovery system can offer.
The EVS 500 has been designed to be the same size as a printer and is aimed at multiple markets. The customer with one lead wave and one lead-free wave, the customer who uses Nitrogen or wants to reduce their Nitrogen usage, the customer with selective solder pots who only removes small amounts of dross every hour or the customer with multiple waves where one EVS 500 is connected to each wave to ensure that the maximum recovery is maintained throughout the life of the wave solder system. Users can quickly recover up to 80 percent of pure solder with a higher ROI from the waste dross.
The simple but ruggedly designed unit is highly ISO14001 compatible as it lives by the ISO mantra of reduce – reuse – recycle, enabling the customer to reduce solder consumption by up to 50+ percent, an unheard of reduction in the electronics production industry. The EVS 500 also can help to reduce dedrossing time by 75 percent and waste dross off-site by up to 85 percent. The system meshes perfectly with environmental control systems and also helps to reduce customers’ carbon footprint, an important environmental imperative, by utilizing the latent heat already imputed to the dross to help the recovery process.
Premiering in 2008, the NPI 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.
For more information about EVS International’s industry-leading systems, visit www.solderrecovery.com.