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BTU Shows New PYRAMAX™ Vacuum Reflow Oven at APEX

Jan 24, 2018

BTU International, Inc., a leading supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment for the electronics manufacturing market, will exhibit in Booth #927 at the 2018 IPC APEX EXPO, scheduled to take place February 27 - March 1, 2018 at the San Diego Convention Center in CA. The company plans to exhibit its new PYRAMAX™ Vacuum reflow oven.

The PYRAMAX Vacuum reflow oven has been designed around requirements of large EMS/high-volume automotive customers. The unit is configured with 10 zones of closed-loop convection heating and a maximum production width of 18". Nitrogen atmosphere capable, the PYRAMAX Vacuum reflow oven offers a maximum process temperature of 350° C.

The unit features integrated controls with BTU’s proprietary Wincon™ Windows-based control system and full integration with factory MES/Industry 4.0 including vacuum parameters. Additional features include:

  • Automatic sequencing
  • Programmable control of vacuum level and hold time
  • Pass-through mode for non-vacuum operation

Existing PYRAMAX customers can easily transfer their process to the new PYRAMAX Vacuum reflow oven. Bob Bouchard, BTU’s corporate marketing manager, commented, “The industry has recognized that vacuum processing is a proven way to reduce solder voiding during the reflow process. The PYRAMAX Vacuum reflow oven features the industry-leading thermal performance that the PYRAMAX is known for and will allow for easy process transfer for existing Pyramax users.”


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 www.btu.com.

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