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ECD to Unveil Reimagined Profiling Technology, Highlight Success of Process Control Portfolio at IPC APEX Expo 2023

Novel Thermal Profiling Capability Set to Improve Data Access; Continuous Reflow Monitoring, Machine Quality Management and Dry Storage Systems Enjoy Market Expansion

December 1, 2022 – ECD, pioneer of the traveling thermal profiler, will debut a brand-new data logging technology from booth #2425 at IPC APEX EXPO 2023 in San Diego, California next month. The novel innovation is designed to accelerate productivity through immediate access to profile statistics for fast decision-making through real-time actionable data. With on-demand demonstrations planned throughout the event, IPC APEX EXPO show delegates can experience ECD’s latest engineering advance first-hand.

In addition to new technology, ECD’s proven tools for high-value PCB assemblies will be on show. As automotive systems, data center server boards and 5G infrastructure technologies increase in complexity and soldering becomes more challenging, manufacturers are looking to solutions like OvenSENTINEL® continuous reflow monitoring and the MEGAM.O.L.E.™ 20 high-channel-count thermal profiler for robust soldering control to enable high-yield production of high-reliability assemblies. Due to the growth in electric vehicle (EV) volumes, data center capacity, and 5G infrastructure devices, sales of OvenSENTINEL have more than doubled in the last year alone. MEGAM.O.L.E. 20 has likewise experienced notable increases in order volumes. This demand for quality and the assurance of robust equipment operation has also driven steady adoption of ECD’s suite of RIDER™ pallets for machine quality management of wave, reflow and selective soldering systems. All three pallet designs integrate with the SuperM.O.L.E. Gold 2 thermal profiler for a scalable platform approach to shop floor soldering oversight.

Finally, for industries — including electronics — where control of moisture is integral to product quality, ECD’s award-winning SmartDRY® Intelligent Dry Storage portfolio is enabling exceptional humidity control. With an ultra-fast recovery time of less than three minutes, SmartDRY combines effective dry storage with the ability to access parts frequently for maximum productivity and product integrity assurance. SmartDRY’s unique features and proven performance have allowed it to maintain its leading market share in electronics manufacturing, while expanding into other markets such as 3D printing material storage, medical instrumentation, and filtration. The SmartDRY SD-30 will be on show at ECD booth #2425.

Learn more about ECD’s process control innovations by visiting www.ecd.com. To be among the first to see the company’s revolutionary thermal profiling technology at IPC APEX EXPO 2023, schedule an appointment here.


Except as otherwise noted, all marks used herewith are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of ECD and/or its affiliates in the US and elsewhere

About ECD

Founded in 1964, ECD is recognized worldwide for its leadership and expertise in thermal monitoring and analysis technology and, more recently, for its development of intelligent dry storage systems. Based in Milwaukie, Oregon, the company is a pioneer in the design, development, and manufacture of advanced in-transit thermal profiling systems and software used to monitor and analyze process temperatures in various industries including electronics, solar and baking, among others. Well-known for its data-rich software expertise and robust hardware functionality, ECD leads the industry for innovative measurement and safeguarding systems. For more information on ECD and its products, visit www.ecd.com.

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Press Release: ECD Names New Director of Engineering […]

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ECD Names New Director of Engineering to Lead Product Development and Innovation Initiatives

Experienced Engineer and Physicist, Michael Pliska, takes the Engineering Helm at ECD as Company Sets Course for Major Business Growth

November 15, 2022 – ECD today announced that it has hired Michael Pliska as its new Director of Engineering, supporting all product lines and market sectors. Pliska, who brings impressive credentials to the role, will leverage his extensive experience in mechanical engineering, software engineering and business management to implement systems that streamline development, capitalize on digital capability, and continue to offer ECD customers user-friendly process control technologies. The company is modernizing its entire thermal profiling, dry storage, and machine quality management product line-up. Pliska will oversee all engineering aspects — from major ground-up NPI to more efficient revisions that improve manufacturability and reliability.

Before ECD, Pliska held several engineering management roles with companies in the automotive and bio-science markets. His previous responsibilities, as well as his physics research and coursework, focused on instrumentation innovation, making him the perfect candidate to head ECD’s Engineering department. Pliska looks forward to significantly contributing to the company’s ambitious new product development initiatives and leading the effort to centralize and formalize all engineering documentation.

“The Director of Engineering role at ECD was precisely the type of position I was hoping to find,” shares Pliska. “I’ve become accustomed to working at companies that lead in

their respective product classes, and I’m thrilled to have landed at another organization where this is the case. Having worked at large and small firms managing engineering teams of all sizes, I hope to leverage my experience with the Taguchi method of quality engineering and integrate that into the uniquely agile and responsive approach found with smaller, more nimble businesses. Being able to oversee both the engineering management side and the technical elements of embedded controls and rugged electronics is the ideal role for me. I have found that at ECD.

ECD President, Tara Fischer, is confident Pliska is the right person to execute ECD’s product growth initiatives. “We are set to launch a revolutionary new thermal profiling product in January 2023 and plan to keep our foot on the gas,” says Fisher. “Michael will be instrumental in helping us bring robust, innovative technology to market in an expedited fashion. His skill set is exactly what we were seeking, and we know his expertise will enable excellent results for ECD and our customers.”

Pliska holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering, an MS in Physics, and an MBA from Portland State University. He is based in ECD’s Milwaukie, Oregon headquarters.


Except as otherwise noted, all marks used herewith are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of ECD and/or its affiliates in the US and elsewhere

About ECD

Founded in 1964, ECD is recognized worldwide for its leadership and expertise in thermal monitoring and analysis technology and, more recently, for its development of intelligent dry storage systems. Based in Milwaukie, Oregon, the company is a pioneer in the design, development, and manufacture of advanced in-transit thermal profiling systems and software used to monitor and analyze process temperatures in various industries including electronics, solar and baking, among others. Well-known for its data-rich software expertise and robust hardware functionality, ECD leads the industry for innovative measurement and safeguarding systems. For more information on ECD and its products, visit www.ecd.com.

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Press Release: ECD Expands Sales Team […]

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ECD Expands Sales Team with the Addition of Latin America Sales Manager

Experienced Engineer and Business Development Self-Starter to Lead Growing Electronics and Baking Industry Sales in Mexico, Central and South America

September 6, 2022 – ECD announced today that Oscar Gomez has been named the company’s Latin America Sales Manager, effective immediately. This is a newly-established position due to ECD’s growing sales volume in the region and the expectation of continued manufacturing expansion throughout Latin America. Gomez brings a wealth of industrial oven process and thermal profiling optimization know-how and will work closely with ECD’s representatives and distributors to support the company’s baking and electronics industry customers in the region.

“From personal experience, I understand how important our thermal profiling tools are for getting the most out of a process and producing high-quality products,” explains Gomez, who leveraged ECD profiling and verification tools in a previous position. “We engineer smart technologies that bring value to customers’ operations – whether solving a yield issue, improving reliability or reducing overall operational costs. I look forward to being the go-to resource for our Latin American customers and winning new business by being a solutions provider.”

Before joining ECD, Gomez, a mechanical engineer, worked with leading bakeries and industrial manufacturing operations throughout Mexico. In addition to engineering roles, Gomez has also held positions in R&D and, most recently, oversaw sales and technical service efforts for Draxon, which specializes in combustion oven optimization

and repair solutions. While at Draxon, Gomez relied heavily on ECD’s M.O.L.E.® thermal profiling technology to characterize industrial oven processes and troubleshoot failure root causes.

“Oscar is a welcome addition to the ECD team and has been training in our corporate headquarters since early this year,” shares Tara Fischer, ECD President and CEO. “He is an experienced engineer, is smart and inquisitive and will be a trusted partner for our Latin American customers and external sales representatives. We are delighted to have him on board!”

As Latin America Sales Manager, Gomez will oversee business development efforts in the region and, as he is fluent in Spanish and English, will spearhead the creation of Spanish-language ECD resources to make it easier for customers to understand the company’s informational content. Gomez, who holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Nuevo León in Monterrey, MX, will be based in Houston, TX. He can be reached via email at oscar.gomez@ecd.com.


Except as otherwise noted, all marks used herewith are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of ECD and/or its affiliates in the US and elsewhere

About ECD

Founded in 1964, ECD is recognized worldwide for its leadership and expertise in thermal monitoring and analysis technology and, more recently, for its development of intelligent dry storage systems. Based in Milwaukie, Oregon, the company is a pioneer in the design, development, and manufacture of advanced in-transit thermal profiling systems and software used to monitor and analyze process temperatures in various industries including electronics, solar and baking, among others. Well-known for its data-rich software expertise and robust hardware functionality, ECD leads the industry for innovative measurement and safeguarding systems. For more information on ECD and its products, visit www.ecd.com.

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Press Release: ECD BakeWATCH® to Showcase New Cake and Bread Sensor Designs […]

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ECD BakeWATCH® to Showcase New Cake and Bread Sensor Designs, Preview Radically Different Profiling Technology at IBIE 2022

Show Delegates to get a First-hand look at CakeOMETER™ for Cake-Baking Precision, BreadOMETER’s® Enhanced Durability Design and Pre-Launch Version of Reimagined Baking Profiler and Software

August 8, 2022–ECD BakeWATCH® will highlight a suite of new products from booth #5723 at the upcoming International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE), held from September 18 to 22 in Las Vegas, Nevada. With a broad portfolio of baking tools to accurately establish, measure and verify oven and product thermal parameters, ECD BakeWATCH’s platform approach delivers a scalable solution for baked goods perfection and consistency.

The company’s recently launched CakeOMETER™, a first-of-its-kind cake-baking measurement device, enables accurate temperature sensor placement and stability within cake batter. The unique design allows cake bakeries to generate reliable in-oven temperature data for high-quality, repeatable cake production. IBIE will mark the North American debut of CakeOMETER, enabling event visitors to see the tool and its versatility in person.

Also on show is ECD BakeWATCH’s standard-setting S-Curve-management BreadOMETER® sensor, which measures temperature at five dough depths for maximum baking optimization. The system has recently been redesigned for improved durability and precision: An advanced ambient sensor for more realistic oven temperature measurements, more substantial stainless-steel construction and a reinforced cable combine to make the new BreadOMETER more reliable, robust and accurate.

Finally, at the heart of ECD BakeWATCH’s offer is the M.O.L.E.® thermal profiler and its accompanying software, which have undergone recent redesigns. The high-performance M.O.L.E. data logger, which seamlessly integrates with CakeOMETER and BreadOMETER, ensures the establishment of optimal oven temperatures, records baked goods’ thermal transformation and provides ongoing confirmation of in-specification oven performance to ensure high-yield outcomes. On a first-come, first-served basis, ECD BakeWATCH booth visitors can preview a new M.O.L.E. design in combination with baking-specific software updates, both of which will be commercially available later this year.

To learn more about CakeOMETER, BreadOMETER and M.O.L.E., visit ECD Baking Industry Page. IBIE attendees who want to pre-schedule an appointment with ECD’s technical team can send an email to: ray.pearce@ecd.com


Except as otherwise noted, all marks used herewith are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of ECD and/or its affiliates in the US and elsewhere

About ECD

Founded in 1964, ECD is recognized worldwide for its leadership and expertise in thermal monitoring and analysis technology and, more recently, for its development of intelligent dry storage systems. Based in Milwaukie, Oregon, the company is a pioneer in the design, development, and manufacture of advanced in-transit thermal profiling systems and software used to monitor and analyze process temperatures in various industries including electronics, solar and baking, among others. Well-known for its data-rich software expertise and robust hardware functionality, ECD leads the industry for innovative measurement and safeguarding systems. For more information on ECD and its products, visit www.ecd.com.

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Laura Sims
Sims Communications, Inc.
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Technical Article: Selective Soldering […]

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Selective Soldering: How do You Know if Your Machine is In Spec?

Overview

Selective soldering has seen dramatic growth recently, as manufacturers seek alternatives to wave soldering. The selective application of molten solder to targeted components provides many benefits including protection of temperature-sensitive componentry, process optimization and high-reliability solder joints. Using selective soldering methods can also lead to material reduction (solder, flux, nitrogen), eliminate specific tasks (masking, rework, cleaning etc.) and reduce energy consumption (less solder to keep molten than in wave equipment). However, like any process involving people and mechanical systems, selective soldering success depends on many variables.

What You’ll Learn

  • #1 Why selective soldering precision is vital.
  • #2 Importance of verifying selective soldering equipment specifications.
  • #3 How simple, easy-to-use verification tools can confirm accuracy.

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Whitepaper - 22 Simple Tips for Running Successful Thermal Profiles

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22 Simple Tips for Running Successful Thermal Profiles

Easy‐to‐follow instructions for handling of thermal profiling instruments

Overview

This document provides an easy step‐by‐step guide to help deliver good thermal profiles. Even for a seasoned operator or engineer, it’s easy to forget the little things that can impact the process. Take the time to engage in this quick read; these tips can help you.

Key Benefits

  • Avoid re-running profiles or rebuilding boards due to damage during profiling.
  • Eliminate practices that may impact the long-term quality and reliability of PCB assemblies.
  • Protect operators and engineers from injury.
  • Maintain good practices for thorough, accurate profiling.
Whitepaper - 22 Simple Tips for Running Successful Thermal Profiles

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