SMT, PCB Electronics Industry News

SMT, PCB Electronics Industry News

News from KIC


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.

You must be a registered user to talk back to us.

More News from KIC

Nov 17, 2016 -

ACI Technologies Conducts Hands-on Profiling and Solder Reflow Course with KIC Equipment

Oct 17, 2016 -

MB Allen to Present Recent Research at the SMTA Space Coast Expo

Oct 13, 2016 -

Optimize Your Reflow Profile at the SMTA New England Expo Booth 604

Oct 11, 2016 -

Leading Automated Thermal Process Tools – Visit KIC at MATELEC

Sep 06, 2016 -

KIC Offers Automation and Smart Oven Technology for the Smart Factory

Sep 01, 2016 -

KIC’s MB Allen to Present ‘Optimized Reflow Profiling to Minimize Voiding’ during SMTAI

Aug 31, 2016 -

Make Your Oven Smarter! Visit KIC in Booth #338 at SMTAI

Aug 01, 2016 -

Tired of profiling? KIC to show automatic real-time profiling at NEPCON South China

Jul 18, 2016 -

KIC’s MB Allen to Present “Optimization of the Reflow Profile to Minimize Voiding”

Jul 07, 2016 -

Find Out How to Reduce Production Costs at SMTA Chihuahua

(160) more news from KIC

KIC Introduces the new KIC Explorer Thermal Profiler at SMTAI news release has been viewed 551 times

reflow oven profiler

PCB machines