Electronics

Solutions for Electronics Manufacturing

Thermal Profiling, Process and Machine Oversight, Component Storage

A pioneer in thermal profiling technology, ECD developed the market’s first in-transit profiler, the M.O.L.E.®, which has evolved to an award-winning line of multi-channel data capture devices synonymous with extreme precision and analysis. Together with scalable machine quality management tools, reflow oven process oversight software and reliable, accessible component dry storage technology, ECD’s electronics portfolio is designed to deliver high-quality quality, in-control manufacturing results.

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PROCESS DEVELOPMENT & VALIDATION

Printed Circuit Board (PCB) profiling tools are used to create a repeatable thermal process that meets the specifications required by solder paste and/or component manufacturers. Only through proper, precision profiling can the actual component temperatures within a reflow soldering process become known.


USER INTERFACE, ANALYSIS & OPTIMIZATION

At the heart of thermal profiling is making sense of the collected data. Understanding and analyzing helps optimize process and secure ongoing in-spec performance. ECD provides dashboards and reporting that is scalable – from standard metrics to advanced, deep data access that is unmatched in profiling technology.


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MACHINE QUALITY MANAGEMENT

Once a reflow oven recipe is developed, Machine Quality Management (MQM) tools profile the machine (as opposed to the PCB). Keeping a machine in spec is just as important as developing the right board profile. ECD’s MQM tools are easy-to-use and capture data that provide the repeatability/capability of the machine.


COMPONENT DRY STORAGE

With Industry 4.0 readiness, simple interfaces and short recovery time, ECD intelligent dry storage technology goes beyond the conventional ‘dry cabinet’ and elevates critical humidity-controlled storage of components to an affordable level of sophistication and ease-of-use often found only in high-priced systems. SmartDRY delivers a rich feature set with the best price-performance ratio in the market.

PROCESS DEVELOPMENT & VALIDATION

Thermal Profiling for Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Assembly

PCB profiling tools are used to create a repeatable, in-control soldering process that meets the specifications required by solder paste and/or component manufacturers. Only through proper profiling can the actual component temperatures within a reflow soldering process become known. Thermal profiling is essential to set the proper time and temperature exposures for good soldering outcomes of specific PCB designs by determining the correct process settings (known as the recipe) and then verifying the process periodically for repeatability.

M.O.L.E. EV6

[6-Channels]

SuperM.O.L.E.™ Gold 2

[6-Channels]

V-M.O.L.E.™

[3-Channels]

MEGAM.O.L.E.™ 20

[20-Channels]

Thermal Profiling Accessories (Click to view)

Side Rider™

[Reflow Soldering]

Reflow Rider™

[Reflow Soldering]

EZ Rider™

[Wave Soldering]

Board Carrier™

[Reflow Soldering]

Thermal Barriers

[Reflow Soldering]

Thermocouples

[Reflow Soldering]

Thermocouple Adaptors

[Reflow Soldering]

Thermocouple Attachment

[Reflow Soldering]

Continuous Monitoring

High-reliability is becoming the norm across applications. What was once limited to automotive, aerospace and medical is now the expectation in mobile communication networks, data center systems and energy infrastructure, among others. Traceability and continuous process oversight are, therefore, critical. Real-time, ongoing monitoring of reflow soldering equipment performance gives manufacturers peace-of-mind and data-supported product traceability.

OvenSENTINEL™

OvenSENTINEL Oven

[Reflow Oven Monitoring]

MACHINE QUALITY MANAGEMENT

Process Test Pallets

Machine Quality Management (MQM) tools ensure soldering equipment – whether reflow, wave, or selective – is performing to specifications. Keeping a machine operating within its set tolerances sets a good foundation for product quality and high-yield operations. ECD MQM pallets use the M.O.L.E. thermal profiler as the data collection device, enabling the use of one data acquisition system that can be used across soldering equipment platforms.

OvenRIDER NL 2+

[Reflow Soldering]

SelectiveRIDER™

[Selective Soldering]

WaveRIDER® NL

[Wave Soldering]

Fluxometer®

[Wave Soldering]

Verification

Verification of soldering equipment settings for a specific thermal profile should be a regular element of PCB assembly process control and quality management protocols. Using simple tools that are easy to deploy and fast to execute, parameters can be confirmed in a matter of minutes.

OvenCHECKER™

[Reflow Soldering]

Reflow Validator™

[Reflow Soldering]

COMPONENT DRY STORAGE

Dry Storage Systems for Moisture Sensitive Devices (MSDs)

Proper storage for MSDs is a necessity in electronics manufacturing, as humidity exposure can cause production defects for certain devices. Dry storage without the ability to frequently access parts, however, is impractical if productivity is a priority. SmartDRY provides fast recovery, user-friendly interfaces, visual readiness indicators, and a SmartBAKE feature (SD-10) for operations that require this functionality.

SD-10

[10 cu ft – 2 Doors]

SD-30

[30 cu ft – 6 Doors]

SD-48F

[48 cu ft – 6 Doors]

SD-10SB

[10 cu ft – 2 Doors]
+SmartBAKE™

SD-30XD

[30 cu ft – 2 XD Doors]

SD-48FXD

[48 cu ft – 2 XD Doors]

USER INTERFACE, ANALYSIS & OPTIMIZATION

Leading-Edge Software Control

Software use and data interpretation shouldn’t be complicated. With simple user interfaces, easy-to-read dashboards, and customizable data reporting, ECD software tools offer user-friendly functionality for M.O.L.E. profilers, pallets, continuous monitoring and dry storage technologies.

M.O.L.E.® MAP Software

[Profilers & Pallets]

OvenSENTINEL™ Software

[Continuous Monitoring]

SmartDRY™ Network Dashboard

[Dry Storage]

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