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REStronics to Highlight KIC’s MVP Profile Fixture at the Del Mar Show

Apr 14, 2010

San Diego— KIC, the leader of thermal process development and control products, and winner of multiple industry awards, announces that REStronics will highlight its MVP profile fixture in booth 536-538 at the upcoming Del Mar Electronics Show, scheduled to take place May 5-6, 2010 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in Del Mar, CA. The MVP profile fixture is ideal for viewing changes in reflow ovens and determining how those changes affect the profile of production boards.

Companies that have relied on fixtures to periodically check on their reflow ovens have been in a Catch 22 situation for years. On one hand, they did not have the luxury of sacrificing real production boards for multiple profiling needs and, on the other hand, heavy fixtures did not represent the profile on their actual PCBs as requested by their clients. Now, these electronic assemblers can get the best of both worlds with KIC’s new MVP fixture with integrated virtual profiling technologies.

The KIC MVP uses embedded sensor technologies that accurately measure the profile of an individual PCB without the need to use the actual PCB beyond the initial program run. With the MVP, there is no second guessing how the changes observed in the oven environment will affect the profile on the production board. Changes are instantly displayed on a profile graph, along with a single number that tells the operator whether the profile is in spec. Best of all, when the MVP detects an out-of-spec situation, the software will inform the technician how to adjust the oven in order to achieve an in-spec process and quickly resume production. The MVP works with KIC’s award winning SlimKIC and KIC Explorer lines of profilers.

REStronics represents KIC’s thermal process development and control solutions throughout the California marketplace. For more information about REStronics’ products and services, contact Ms. Johnson at (949) 443.2211 or visit the company’s Web site at

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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 KIC Explorer, products include the KIC 24/7 continuous monitoring system, the KIC Vision automatic profiling 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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