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Global SMT & Packaging Names BTU’s ENERGY PILOT Best Production Software

Oct 01, 2014

BTU International, Inc., a leading supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment for the electronics manufacturing and alternative energy markets, announces that it was awarded a 2014 Global Technology Award in the category of Software – Production for its ENERGY PILOT software. The award was presented to the company during a Tuesday, September 30, 2014, ceremony that took place at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, during SMTA International. The ENERGY PILOT software is designed to reduce the consumption of electrical power and process gas for manufacturers who may have idle time in their production process.

ENERGY PILOT is a feature in the latest release of BTU’s windows-basedWINCON™ operating system. The ENERGY PILOT software saves manufacturers money whenever the oven is idle. Standby mode can save over 25 percent. Sleep mode can be used for longer interruptions saving more than 40 percent. Long idle periods fully shut down the oven using hibernate mode. Recovery times are minimized using remote product sensors and SMEMA. Operation is fully automatic and results in an overall reduction in electrical, air and nitrogen consumption. The feature is easily upgradeable on older BTU thermal process systems.

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, visit http://www.btu.com/products-wincon.htm.


BTU International is global supplier and technology leader of advanced thermal processing equipment and processes to the electronics and alternative energy manufacturing markets. BTU equipment is used in the production of printed circuit board assemblies and semiconductor packaging as well as in solar cell and nuclear fuel manufacturing. BTU has operations in North Billerica, Massachusetts and Shanghai, China with direct sales and service in the USA, Asia and Europe. Information about BTU International is available at www.btu.com.

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