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KIC Introduces the new KIC Explorer Thermal Profiler at SMTAI

Oct 04, 2007

San Diego � September 24, 2007 � KIC, the leader of thermal process development and control products and winner of multiple industry awards, announces that it will launch KIC Explorer, a new generation of thermal profiler in booth 608 at the upcoming SMTA International exhibition and conference, scheduled to take place October 7-11, 2007, in Orlando, FL.

KIC Explorer, featuring an impressively compact design, moves easily through the restrictive process dimensions encountered in today�s thermal applications. It incorporates state-of-the-art SMT technology and high-temperature rated components, backed by KIC�s distinguished reputation for reliability. You can depend on this rugged, innovative hardware to endure the harsh conditions of real-world factory use.

Modern applications introduce an array of thermal process complexities. To conquer those challenges, you need additional thermal profile data. As a standard feature, the KIC Explorer has 12 thermocouples to meet your requirements. The ingenious miniature-TC harness design makes this possible, and it is less expensive than using a standard Type-K thermocouple. (If you prefer Type-K thermocouples, the KIC Explorer is available in a standard Type-K, 7-channel model.)

Acquiring more data in a small unit is only the beginning. The KIC Explorer provides you with the highest sampling rate available, greater memory capacity and superior data precision. Thermal profile data are conveniently transferred to your computer via a USB connection. The KIC Explorer is powered by standard AAA batteries; rechargeable batteries are optional.

Data Intelligence Software

The KIC Explorer�s easy-to-use software has a modern, graphical interface that intuitively guides you through the task of profiling. All critical profile and process data are measured, including slope, peak temperature and time above liquidous. The software also measures the Process Window Index� (PWI) statistic. The PWI mathematically and objectively identifies your profile�s "fit" to the available process window. A PWI less than 100 indicates an in-spec profile. A PWI value of Zero represents the center of the process window. Therefore, the lower your PWI, the more stable and efficient your process.

The PWI also instantly reveals where your process or the oven needs to be adjusted. Manual prediction capability comes standard with the KIC Explorer. This allows you to manually adjust and improve upon your process or oven setup. The optional KIC Auto-Focus automates process improvement and optimization for you. Within seconds, the KIC Auto-Focus� automatically "googles" the billions of alternative oven recipes and selects the single best oven setup for each application.

The KIC Explorer hardware and software improve your production quality, productivity and documentation. You have unmatched performance, flexibility and miniaturization with this new generation of thermal profilers.

About KIC

Based in San Diego, KIC is the industry leader in automated thermal management tools and systems for reflow, wave, cure and semiconductor thermal processes. The company pioneered the development of oven profilers and process development tools, and then worked to create the next generation of thermal systems to help manufacturers optimize and monitor thermal processes. In addition to SlimKIC 2000-LF, products include standard SlimKIC 2000, the KIC 24/7 continuous monitoring system and more. With the introduction of cutting edge tools, the company continues to stay on the leading edge of process optimization and real time thermal management systems, and has won numerous industry awards.

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