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. The award was presented to the company during a Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 ceremony that took place at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL during SMTA International. The K2 is the latest technology in thermal profiling.
The K2 is available both as a standard “passive” profiler as well as an “active” profiler in the same unit. The passive profiler measures and displays the myriad of time/temperature data for the profile on a PCB and displays it in an easily accessible manner. The standard Mobile Profile View App transmits the information from the PC wirelessly to a mobile device for the ultimate in viewing convenience and accessibility.
“Years ago KIC developed instant analysis software that displays the profile data and how it fits the relevant process window,” said Bjorn Dahle, President of KIC. “We have now increased the user convenience by transmitting the data to an app on any authorized mobile device. KIC realizes that for customers profiling is a means to an end. We are going beyond ease-of-use to ease of results to maximize the value that the K2 provides customers.”
Designed to be robust and compact, the K2 will fit through the tight, heated chambers often found in lead-free production and is priced competitively for the mid-range market. The K2 also is available with automatic prediction software that suggests the best oven recipe to position the profile deep inside the established process limits.
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. For more information, visit www.globalsmt.net/awards.
For more information, meet with company representatives at SMTA International or 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 X5, KICstart2, ProBot 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.