RPS Introduces Budget-Friendly Selective Soldering System
New FRX Systems Deliver Unmatched Process Capability In Its Class
Spokane, Washington, February 1, 2013— RPS Automation LLC, a manufacturer of precision soldering automation equipment for electronics assembly and manufacturing, is pleased to introduce the FRX line of selective soldering equipment. FRX systems are a budget-friendly offering which will provide unmatched price performance in process range, precision and durability.
The first FRX system, the FRX16, will make its debut at APEX 2013 in San Diego and will be available for purchase immediately. The FRX16 offers a native process range of 16 x 16” (406 x 406mm) and will perform precise point-to-point, drag and dip soldering using the proven RPS Gaussian MiniwaveTM nozzles (2mm to 8mm OD) and RPS’ thermal workhorse, the DirectHeatTM nitrogen inertion system.
Designed, engineered and manufactured by RPS in the USA, the FRX 16 is built with well known RPS integrity and quality, including a steel welded frame, advanced European flux nozzle technology, user friendly RPS programming software, the proven RPS motion control system and an available 3 year system warranty.
“To date, manufacturers were told to sacrifice performance, durability, or both for a lower price point. With the FRX, we can finally say there is a product available that will deliver terrific performance at a wonderful price," says Reid Henry, VP of Engineering for RPS. "For example, we knew it was essential that the system have a large process envelope (16 x 16”); all budget-class systems to date offered smaller process ranges. However, customers knew they needed more range, but couldn’t afford it. We are proud to be able to offer that key market demand.”
Also unique in the budget-friendly price point, the FRX16 offers all standard features, including a universal batch load configuration, spray flux nozzle, 5 RPS miniwave nozzles, lead and lead-free ready solder management system, a computer, and all required software to be live on day one.
RPS is a manufacturer of automated selective soldering, lead tinning, and component test equipment for electronics and component manufacturing, assembly, and distribution. RPS is celebrating over 20 years of automated soldering experience at more than 500 global installations. All products are designed and manufactured by RPS in the USA.