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BTU Launches New Development at SMTAI to Support Industry 4.0

Aug 15, 2017

BTU International, Inc., a leading supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment for the electronics manufacturing market, will exhibit in Booth #430 at SMTA International, scheduled to take place Sept. 19-20, 2017 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. BTU will showcase new technology to support Industry 4.0 during the two-day exhibition.

“Our Wincon control system and proprietary Intellimax control board have proved to be powerful tools as we attack the Industry 4.0 standard,” said Paul Lancaster, director of sales in the Americas. “We continue to be at the forefront of delivering custom solutions to the most advanced manufacturers in the industry, as well as regularly introducing new options and features supporting Industry 4.0 adoption,” added Lancaster.

BTU is responsible for several recent advances that support Industry 4.0. These technologies include line control and communications, recipe development and energy savings software solutions. The company offers many solutions for line control/MES, including REST, MQTT, and PROFIBUS among others. BTU’s latest development is related to reflow oven process control and board-level traceability.

BTU’s PYRAMAX reflow oven is widely recognised as the performance leader in the reflow oven category. The exclusive closed-loop convection ensures process repeatability site-to-site, line-to-line and oven-to-oven regardless of altitude or other factors. WINCON™ is an advanced windows-based software system for controlling the operation of BTU thermal processing equipment. It combines both the simplicity of a graphical user interface with powerful diagnostic and analytical tools.

BTU International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Amtech Group (Nasdaq: ASYS), is a global supplier and technology leader of advanced thermal processing equipment in the electronics manufacturing market. BTU’s high-performance reflow ovens are used in the production of SMT printed circuit board assemblies and in semiconductor packaging processes. BTU also specializes in precision controlled, high-temperature belt furnaces for a wide range of custom applications, such as brazing, direct bond copper (DBC), diffusion, sintering and advanced solar cell processing. BTU has operations in North Billerica, Massachusetts, and Shanghai, China, with direct sales and service in the U.S.A., Asia and Europe. Information about BTU International is available at


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