Datapaq® Introduces PA2200A Selective Soldering Fixture
Selective soldering is employed in applications where a small number of conventional components need to be soldered to a very high standard on an electronic assembly containing mostly surface-mounted components. In many cases, however, it is difficult to obtain a temperature profile from a product assembly as it passes through the selective soldering process. The assembly moves in both the “X” and “Y” directions, so the data logger must be co-located with the assembly in an area where space may be very limited.
Thanks to the PA2200A, manufacturers can quickly and easily measure process stability during selective soldering. This includes monitoring both pre-heat and solder pot performance with a single fixture. They can also compare the performance of a number of selective soldering machines and easily replicate temperature profiles in separate manufacturing locations worldwide.
Datapaq designed the compact, robust, easy-to-use PA2200A fixture based on its existing Datapaq Wave and Surveyor technologies. The unit is small enough to be integrated into a carrier with a Datapaq Q18 logger and still pass through the process. Users can monitor reflow, wave, selective and even vapour phase soldering with the same Datapaq profiler, reducing training to a minimum and easing data sharing between departments.