Automated standalone hot bar system include flux dispensing

At this year’s IPC APEX Expo, in San Diego, USA, Nordson DIMA will demonstrate its C-TurnFlux system, the automated standalone hot bar system that combines flux dispensing with hot bar reflow soldering.

The C-TurnFlux uses high-speed product handling and guaranteed position repeatability for mission-critical assembly applications. The hot bar reflow system is used to solder a range of assemblies, such as an LCD with flex attached to a PCB, multiple wires to a PCB board, or connectors and other components. It enables soldering for processes that require two soldering connections per product or simultaneous soldering of two small products.

The heating process is easy to program using pulsed heat technology, says Nordson DIMa. Short heating and cool-down times result in short process cycles. Thermode/hot bar design offers an easy, fast, and reliable exchange of thermodes and ensures co-planarity of solder joints while the programmable automated flux dispensing process with constant fluid dispense volumes contributes to consistent product quality.

The C-TurnFlux system has two configurations. One has two soldering heads and automated flux dispensing for high-throughput, high-volume manufacturing. The second has one soldering head with automated flux dispensing and one quality inspection module for applications that demand higher quality and output.

The C-TurnFlux system will be showcased in booth 2125 at the IPC APEX EXPO, 29 to 31 January 2019, at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA.

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