Krypton Solutions of Plano, TX like many high mix low volume PCB contract manufacturers relies heavily on automated optical inspection (AOI) or in-circuit tests (ICT) to catch problems related to the thermal reflow process. Krypton no longer wanted to fly blind between spot checks of their reflow process with thermal profiling.
Automated Thermal Profiling
Krypton installed on three of their reflow ovens in April 2012 a KIC RPI and KIC Explorer with Auto-Focus to automated the thermal profiling process. KIC RPI stores automatically profiles for every PCB any of which can be retrieved by date and time or by the PCB’s barcode.
Winning NEW Clients
Krypton sees their investment as a tool to acquiring new contracts for demanding customers that value process control backed up with robust documentation. Furthermore, many of Krypton’s clients require 100% yields, no scrap is permitted in production nor in setting up. Commonly thermal profiling requires sacrificial PCBs, but this is not the case when using KIC’s Auto-Focus in tandem with KIC’s RPI. Also, what took half a day or more for set-up can now be done in a matter of hours according to Krypton.
To read the full article written by Dipak Patel, Owner/Manager, and James Boyd, Process Engineer of Krypton Solutions, click on the following link: http://kicthermal.com/paper-a-articles/how-profiling-technology-produces-100-yields