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Rhythm SPX Selective Soldering Machine

RPS Rhythm SPX

Taking only minutes to program, the Rhythm SPX selective soldering machine handles basic to complex dip, drag, wire bond and other through-hole soldering processes previously performed by hand or wave soldering. 

Rhythm SPX Selective Soldering Machine

The SPX soldering system provides a large soldering range within it’s 24” by 24” frame. This process area does not require any rotation or adjustment in order to reach its capacity.

This soldering machine uses precise and reliable servo-driven XYZ axis motion control that articulates the soldering miniwave and flux nozzle beneath the PCB. A thermal performance a soldering miniwave is achieved with the use of a closed loop temperature controlled nitrogen inertion process. RPS offers innovative miniwave nozzle designs for wave stability and defect free performance.

Rhythm SPX Soldering System Features:

  • 24” x 24” Process Range
  • 1.5 mm Standard (Capable of 0.5mm) Keep Away
  • 6mm Lead Length Tolerance
  • +/- 0.05 mm Repeatability
  • +/- 0.25 mm Wave Stability
  • Off-line Programming Via RPS CamConductor™ Software
  • Low Maintenance: 80 Hour Pump Cleaning Cycle 
  • Low Consumables: Dross production of 1-2 ounces per shift 

Process Range

Solder Method

Robotics

Lead Free

Performance Cycle

Nozzles

24 x 24”

600 x 600mm

Nozzle Motion

X-Y-Z Axes

Closed Loop Servo

Yes

80 Hours / Pump Clean

RPS Gaussian MiniWave™

 

Popular Soldering Machine Options

RPS offers a wide range of optional configurations to make sure each system that leaves the factory is suited to meet a customer’s specific manufacturing needs. Several popular options are listed below:

  • Auto Feed Conveyor— SMEMA ready, left to right feed, single hard stop, dual optical sensors, 3mm ultra-smooth edge belt, auto width adjust per program.

  • High-Performance Flux Nozzles— RPS uses best-in-class flux nozzles. A stainless steelspray flux nozzle is standard and can handle most any flux type. High precision drop jet fluxer (for high precision low solids no clean flux types) or ultrasonic fluxer (for high solids no clean flux types) are optional. Every system can be configured for dual flux nozzles and chemistries— ideal for high mix contract manufacturing.

  • RPS Live View™— the RPS Live View video system features a dedicated LCD monitor for miniwave observation.

  • RPS Fiducial Correct™— exclusively designed by and for RPS selective soldering, featuring high-def fiducial detection and auto correction that is easy to use and affordable.

  • PreHeat— RPS innovation has reduced the need for preheating in most applications. For challenging applications, RPS IR preheat can be integrated to provide a gentle boost to the soldering process.

HiGH-PERFORMANCE SOLDERING EQUIPMENT FROM RPS AUTOMATION

The effectiveness of an RPS soldering system is highlighted by its ability to handle a high mix of changing and often complex assembly requirements, including tall and odd size components, tight keep always, thermal demands and thermal limitation. The RPS Gaussian MiniWave™ delivers precise and smooth laminar solder for tight keep always and repeatability. RPS N2 DirectHeat™ for N2 inertion delivers closed loop N2 temperature control from 0-400C. This innovation enables superior thermal capacity at the point of soldering, reducing if not eliminating component risk associated with pre-heat. These and more innovations provide RPS customers with the ability to meet ever changing assembly requirements.

NEW SOLDERING SYSTEM FEATURES WITH THE RHYTHM SPX

The Rhythm SPX does not rest on the success of the past. Several new features highlight this flexible performer:

17” LCD Witness System

New Tool Storage Racks

Ultrasonic Fluxer for RMA No Clean Flux Types

Internal LED Lighting System

Fully Integrated Fiducial Vision System

 

Superior Price-to-Performance Value

Selective soldering is proven to reduce hand and wave soldering operating costs by 30-90%. But payback also requires a system that offers easy programming, low cost operation, affordable off-the-shelf parts, and durable 10+ years of operation. The Rhythm SPX meets these requirements with ease. Moreover, with a 24 x 24” process range and unmatched thermal control and performance, the Rhythm SPX can process a wide range of applications, which means an unrivaled price-to-performance value.

 

Industry Standard Spare Parts

Low Cost N2 Consumption | 30 CFH

Low Cost Dross Production | 1.5 Ounces/Shift

High Precision Keep Away | 0.5mm Ready

Made in the USA Support & Pricing

Large Board Capacity | 24 x 24” Ready

Great Thermal Capacity | 200 - 400°C N2 Inertion

Rhythm SPX Selective Soldering System Specifications

Control | COMPONENTS

Computer controlled XYZ robotic platform using closed loop servo motion control robotics. Flux and miniwave nozzles articulate below PCB. Programs generated via RPS CamConductor programming package. Program via GUI selection relative to imported JPEG and Gerber data images. Virtually unlimited program storage. PC, keyboard, mouse, monitor and monitor mount, installation, software & nozzles included. (Options denoted by *.)

Rhythm SPX Selective Soldering Operation

X/Y/Z Control Closed Loop Servo Motors

X/Y/Z Motion | Accuracy Lead Screw | ± .002"

Interpolated Motion Yes | Simultaneous X, Y and Z

Max Speed Ω X/Y axes @ 5” per second

Max Process Range24 x 24” | 605 x 605 mm

Min/Max PCB Size 1 x 1” to 24 x 24”

Load Method Manual | Universal PCB Holder

Inline SMEMA Load Option | SMEMA Edge Belt

RHYTHM SPX SOLDER PROCESS CONTROL

Approach 360° | Access to All Solder Points

Nozzle Material Wetted Alloy

Nozzle Sizes (ID)1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 20 mm & custom

Keep Away 1.5mm Standard | 0.5mm Capable

Max Wave Height 6mm Standing Wave Height

Component Max Height 3” | Top & Bottom of PCB

Flux PROCESS Control

Spray Fluxer | Stainless Steel Standard | 6.5 – 25mm | 40% Solids Max

Drop Jet Fluxer*0.5 - 2mm | 14% Solids Max

Ultrasonic Fluxer*1.5 - 15mm | Unlimited Flux Types

Dual Fluxers / Chemistry* Two Independent Nozzles & Plumbing

Flux Capacity 1 Liter Pressurized (per tank)

SOLDER Pot Management

Solder Pot Capacity 35 lbs | 16 kgs

Temp Control PID proportioning (0-400°C) ± 2°C

HMP Upgrade* Option

Heat Time 60 Minutes

Dross Production 1.5 Ounces per 8 Hours

Maintenance Cycle 80 Hour Pump Clean | 30 Minutes

Nitrogen Management

N2 Inertion RPS DirectHeat™

N2 Temp Control 0-400 °C Closed Loop | Adjustable Set Point

N2 Consumption | Purity 30-35 CFH | <20 PPM O2

KEY FEATURES & OPTIONS

  • Steel Welded Frame

  • Password Control

  • Lifetime Solder Pot Warranty

  • N2 Temp Control

  • Industry Standard Spare Parts

  • Drop Jet / Ultrasonic Flux Nozzles*

  • Custom Nozzles*

  • Dual Flux Nozzles*

  • High Def Witness Vision*

REQUIREMENTS

Safety UL and CE Compliant

Electrical 208-240 VAC | 1Ø 3 Wire | 50-60hz | 40 amp

Dimensions 64 x 63 x 49

(D x L x H) 64 x 70 x 49” (inline)

Air & N2 80 PSI | N2 <20 PPM O2 | 30 CFH N2

Exhaust 25 SCFH

Weight 900 lbs | 425 kgs

Freight 78 x 78 x 67” | 1100 lbs | 5o0 kgs

Interested?

Check out This video to see how the SPX runs.
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Rhythm Selective Soldering Machine

RPS Rhythm

The Rhythm selective soldering machine is a powerful system in a space-saving footprint. This soldering machine has been designed for high mix, high value, and low to mid volume PCB production environments. It can be programmed in minutes and can handle basic to complex dip, drag, wire bond and other through-hole soldering processes previously performed by hand or wave soldering.

The Rhythm soldering system features best-in-class servo motor motion control, providing speed, accuracy, and repeatability. A superior thermal performance miniwave is achieved with the use of a closed loop temperature controlled nitrogen inertion process. RPS Automation offers innovative miniwave nozzle designs for wave stability and defect free performance. 


Rhythm Selective Soldering Machine Features

  • 12” x 18” Process Range (18” x 18” With Rotation)
  • 1.5 mm Standard (Capable of 0.5mm) Keep Away
  • 6mm Lead Length Tolerance
  • +/- 0.05 mm Repeatability
  • +/- 0.25 mm Wave Stability
  • Off-line Programming Via RPS CamConductor™ Software
  • Low Maintenance: 80 Hour Pump Cleaning Cycle 
  • Low Consumables: Dross production of 1-2 ounces per shift  

Solder Range

Solder Method

Robotics

Swap Solder Pots

Active Nozzles

Nozzles

18 x 12”

18 x 18” w/rotate
Nozzle Motion

X-Y-Z Axis
Closed Loop Servo Yes 1

2 (concurrent)
RPS Gaussian MiniWave™

The Rhythm comes standard with a 1 year parts and labor warranty, installation, training, programming software and a ship-away kit with consumables and spares. Solder pots are backed by a lifetime warranty.

POPULAR SOLDERING SYSTEM OPTIONS

  • RPS Live View™— live witness video system with dedicated LCD monitor for miniwave observation and demonstration.

  • 4” Conventional Wave Nozzle— creates a “wave capable” selective soldering system, custom width up to 4”

  • High Performance Flux Nozzles— RPS uses best-in-class flux nozzles. A stainless steelspray flux nozzle is standard and can handle most any flux type. High precision drop jet fluxer (for high precision low solids no clean flux types) or ultrasonic fluxer (for high solids no clean flux types) are optional. Every system can be configured for dual flux nozzles and chemistries— ideal for high mix contract manufacturing.

  • Inline Conveyor— 3mm edge belt conveyor for automated load, unload via SMEMA and auto width adjustment.

  • RPS Fiducial Correct™— full fiducial inspection with pass/no pass notification and automatic X-Y position correction.

  • 2nd Solder Pot— for 2nd solder alloy, easy changeover, includes 5 nozzles, solder pot, pump, & tools for contamination free processing.

  • Top-Side PreHeat— For extreme thermal demands, ceramic encased IR heat top side heat.

hiGH PERFORMANCE SOLDERING EQUIPMENT from RPS AUTOMATION

The effectiveness of an RPS system is highlighted by its ability to handle a high mix of changing and often complex assembly requirements, including tall and odd size components, tight keep aways, thermal demands and thermal limitation. The RPS Gaussian MiniWave™ delivers precise and smooth laminar solder for tight keep aways and repeatability. RPS N2 DirectHeat™ for N2 inertion delivers closed loop N2 temperature control from 0-400C. This innovation enables superior thermal capacity at the point of soldering, reducing, if not, eliminating component risk associated with pre-heat. These and more innovations provide RPS customers with the ability to meet ever changing requirements.

NEW SELECTIVE SOLDERING MACHINE FEATURES

The Rhythm does not rest on the success of the past. Several new features highlight this flexible performer:

17” LCD Witness System

New Tool Storage Racks

Ultrasonic Fluxer for RMA No Clean Flux Types

Internal LED Lighting System

Fully Integrated Fiducial Vision System

 

superior price-to-performance value

Selective soldering is proven to reduce hand and wave soldering operating costs by 30-90%. But payback also requires a system that offers easy programming, low cost operation, affordable off-the-shelf parts, and durable 10+ years of operation. The Rhythm meets these requirements with ease. Moreover, with unmatched thermal control and precision, the Rhythm can process a wide range of applications, which means processing more on your RPS system and generating superior value for each dollar invested.

Industry Standard Spare Parts

Low Cost N2 Consumption | 30 CFH

Low Cost Dross Production | 1.5 Ounces/Shift

High Precision Keep Away | 0.5mm Ready

Made in the USA Support & Pricing

Excellent Thermal Capacity | 200 - 400°C N2 Inertion

 

Rhythm Soldering System Specifications

Control | COMPONENTS

Computer controlled XYZ robotic platform using closed loop servo motion control robotics. Flux and miniwave nozzles articulate below PCB. Programs generated via RPS CamConductor programming package. Program via GUI selection relative to imported JPEG and Gerber data images. Virtually unlimited program storage. Windows 7 PC, keyboard, mouse, monitor and monitor mount, software & nozzles included. (Options denoted by *.)

Operation

X/Y/Z Control Closed Loop Servo Motors

X/Y/Z Motion | Accuracy Lead Screw | ± .002"

Interpolated Motion Yes | Simultaneous X, Y and Z

Max Speed Ω X/Y axes @ 5” per second

Max Process Range12 x 18” | 300 x 450 mm

Min/Max PCB Size 1 x 1” to 18 x 18” | 25 x 25 mm to 450 x 450 mm

Load Method Manual | Universal PCB Holder

Inline SMEMA Load Option | SMEMA Edge Belt

SOLDER PROCESS CONTROL

Approach 360° | Access to All Solder Points

Nozzle Material Wetted Alloy

Nozzle Sizes (ID)1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 20 mm & custom

Keep Away 1.5mm Standard | 0.5mm Capable

Max Wave Height 6mm Standing Wave Height

Component Max Height 3” | Top & Bottom of PCB

Flux PROCESS Control

Spray Fluxer Standard | Stainless Steel

Drop Jet Fluxer*0.5 - 2mm | 14% Solids Max

Ultrasonic Fluxer*1 - 5mm | 40% Solids Max

Dual Fluxers / Chemistry* Two Independent Nozzles & Plumbing

Flux Capacity 1 Liter Pressurized (per tank)

SOLDER Pot Management

Solder Pot Capacity 35 lbs | 16 kgs

Temp Control PID proportioning (0-400°C) ± 2°C

Heat Time 60 Minutes

HMP Upgrade* Option

Dross Production 1.5 Ounces per 8 Hours

Maintenance Cycle 80 Hour Pump Clean | 30 Minutes

nitrogen management

N2 Inertion RPS DirectHeat™

N2 Temp Control 0-400 °C Closed Loop | Adjustable Set Point

N2 Consumption | Purity 30-35 CFH | <20 PPM O2

KEY FEATURES & OPTIONS

  • Steel Welded Frame

  • Password Control

  • Lifetime Solder Pot Warranty

  • N2 Temp Control

  • Industry Standard Spare Parts

  • Drop Jet / Ultrasonic Flux Nozzles*

  • Custom Nozzles*

  • Dual Flux Nozzles*

  • High Def Witness Vision*

REQUIREMENTS

Safety UL and CE Compliant

Electrical 208-240 VAC | 1Ø 3 Wire | 50-60hz | 30 amp

Dimension (D-L-H) 32 x 48 x 43” | L 68” inline

Weight 1000 lbs | 450 kgs

Air 80 PSI | Clean and Dry

Nitrogen N2 <20 PPM O2 | 30 SCFH N2

Ship Weight 1250 lbs | 375 kgs

Exhaust 25 SCFH (ft3)

Interested? Check out This video to see how the Rhythm runs.
For more information, send a detailed message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rhythm Slide Selective Soldering Machine

RPS Rhythm Slide
The latest addition to the popular Rhythm line, the Slide soldering system offers high performance selective through-hole soldering. With a process range of 12” x 12”, the system performs precise dip and drag soldering using an RPS miniwave and a high durability EFD flux nozzle; both nozzles articulate below the PCB. A second solder pot can be hot-swapped for lead and lead-free processing.

The Slide selective soldering machine features best-in-class servo motor motion control for speed, accuracy and repeatability. A closed loop temperature controlled nitrogen inertion process provides superior thermal performance of the soldering miniwave. RPS Automation offers innovative miniwave nozzle designs for wave stability and defect free performance.


Soldering Machine Features:

  • 12” x 12” Process Range
  • 1.5 mm Standard (Capable of 0.5mm) Keep Away
  • 6mm Lead Length Tolerance
  • +/- 0.05 mm Repeatability
  • +/- 0.25 mm Wave Stability
  • Off-line Programming Via RPS CamConductor™ Software
  • Low Maintenance: 80 Hour Pump Cleaning Cycle 
  • Low Consumables: Dross production of 1-2 ounces per shift

INNOVATION IN MOTION

The Rhythm Slide delivers innovative simplicity. The Z axis is separate from the X and Y linear stages, and independently raises and lowers the PCB. This eliminates the need to lift a heavy solder pot to the PCB. Free from the burden of a heavy solder pot, the X & Y axes can utilize a high performance ball drive system for superior motion precision and reliability.

powerful Automation

Process

Area

Process

Method

XY

Motion

Lead

Free

Flux

Station

Miniwave

Performance

Load Method

12 x 12"

300 x 300 mm

Miniwave Motion

Direct Drive

Ball Screw

Yes

Stainless Steel EFD

6mm Height

1.5mm Keep Away

Manual

The Rhythm Slide features the best motion control technology in the compact system class: ultra-precise servo motors combined with stainless steel ball screw linear drives.

The Rhythm Slide includes everything needed to be in production on day one. Five (5) miniwave nozzles, spray flux nozzle, solder pot, computer, software, spares, tool kit and installation are included. Advanced features and options include witness vision system, N2 DirectHeat™ to control N2 inertion temperature, and ergonomically friendly EasyLoad™ solder pot access.

PROVEN PAY BACK

Low Cost | Industry Standard Spare Parts

Low Cost N2 Consumption | 30 CFH

Low Cost Dross Production | 1.5 Ounces/Shift

Highest Precision Keep Away | 0.5mm Ready

Made in the USA Support & Pricing

Selective soldering is proven to reduce hand and wave soldering operating costs by 30-90%. But payback also requires a system that offers easy programming, low cost operation, affordable off-the-shelf parts, and durable 10+ years of operation. The Rhythm Slide meets these requirements with ease:

HIGH PERFORMANCE SOLDERING EQUIPMENT

The effectiveness of an RPS system is highlighted by its ability to handle a high mix of changing and often complex assembly requirements, including tall and odd size components, tight keep aways, thermal demands and thermal limitation. The RPS Gaussian MiniWave™ delivers precise and smooth laminar solder for tight keep ways and repeatability. RPS N2 DirectHeat™ for N2 inertion delivers closed loop N2 temperature control from 0-400C. This innovation enables superior thermal capacity at the point of soldering, reducing if not eliminating component risk associated with pre-heat. These and more innovations provide RPS customers with the ability to meet ever changing assembly requirements.

NEW SELECTIVE SOLDERING MACHINE FEATURES

The Rhythm Slide machine does not rest on the success of the past. Several new features highlight this compact performer:

Direct Drive Ball Screw for X & Y Motion

New Tool Storage Front and Back

3-Way High Visibility Hood System

Internal LED Lighting System

New Light Weight Solder Pot

ESSENTIAL OPTIONS & Features

The Rhythm Slide’s standard features and optional configurations meet essential manufacturing needs.

  • EasyChange Solder Pot Access— the system automatically indexes the solder pot to an access position for easy maintenance and pot changeover. A full-access hood further eases maintenance.

  • CamConductor Programming— the popular RPS CamConductor programming software for rapid offline programming using JPEG or Gerber. Unlimited seats.

  • RPS Live View™— the RPS Live View video system features a high definition camera, adjustable zoom and a dedicated LCD monitor for miniwave observation.

  • High Performance Flux Nozzles— RPS uses best-in-class flux nozzles. A stainless steel spray flux nozzle is standard and can handle most any flux type. High precision drop jet fluxer (for high precision low solids no clean flux types) or ultrasonic fluxer (for high solids no clean flux types) are optional. Every system can be configured for dual flux nozzles and chemistries— ideal for high mix contract manufacturing.

Rhythm Slide Machine Specifications

Control | COMPONENTS

Computer controlled XYZ robotic platform using closed loop servo motion control robotics. Flux and miniwave nozzles articulate below PCB. Programs generated via RPS CamConductor programming package. Program via GUI selection relative to imported JPEG and Gerber data images. Virtually unlimited program storage. Windows 7 PC, keyboard, mouse, monitor and monitor mount, software & nozzles included. (Options denoted by *.)

Operation

X/Y/Z Motion Control Closed Loop Servo Motors

Motion Type X/Y Stainless Steel Ball Screw | Z Lead Screw

Accuracy ± .002"

Max Speed Ω X/Y axes 5” per second | Z axis 7” per second

Interpolated Motion Yes | Simultaneous X, Y and Z

Max Process Range 12 x 12” | 305 x 305 mm

Min/Max PCB Size 1 x 1” to 14 x 14” | 25 x 25 mm to 356 x 356 mm

Load Method Manual | Universal PCB Holder

SOLDER PROCESS CONTROL

Approach 360° | Access to All Solder Points

Nozzle Material Wetted Alloy

Nozzle Sizes (ID)1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 20 mm & custom

Keep Away 1.5mm Standard | 0.5mm Capable

Max Wave Height 6mm Standing Wave Height

Component Max Height 3” | Top & Bottom of PCB

Flux PROCESS Control

Spray Fluxer Standard | Stainless Steel

Drop Jet Fluxer*0.5 - 2mm | 14% Solids Max

Ultrasonic Fluxer*1 - 5mm | 40% Solids Max

Dual Fluxers / Chemistry* Two Independent Nozzles & Plumbing

Flux Capacity 1 Liter Pressurized (per tank)

SOLDER Pot Management

Solder Pot Capacity 30 lbs | 13.5 kgs

Temp Control PID proportioning (0-400°C) ± 2°C

Heat Time 60 Minutes

HMP Upgrade Option

Dross Production 1.5 Ounces per 8 Hours

Maintenance Cycle 80 Hour Pump Clean | 30 Minutes

nitrogen management

N2 Inertion RPS DirectHeat

N2 Temp Control 0-400 °C Closed Loop Set Point

Consumption | Purity 30-35 CFH @ <20 PPM O2

KEY FEATURES & OPTIONS

  • Steel Welded Frame

  • Admin Access Control

  • Lifetime Solder Pot Warranty

  • Single Hood Assembly

  • Non Proprietary Spare Parts

  • Drop Jet / Ultrasonic Flux Nozzles*

  • Custom Nozzles*

  • Dual Flux Nozzles*

  • Witness Vision*

REQUIREMENTS

Safety UL and CE Compliant

Electrical 208-240 VAC | 1Ø 3 Wire | 50-60hz | 30 amp

Dimensions 38 x 44 x 40” (D x L x H)

Air 80 PSI

Weight 500 lbs

Nitrogen N2 <20 PPM O2 | 30 SCFH N2

Ship Weight 650 lbs

Exhaust 25 SCFH (ft3)

Interested?

Check out This video to see how the Slide runs.
For more information, send a detailed message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Vector 460 Selective Soldering Machine

The Vector 460 selective soldering machine is a powerful system in a space-saving footprint. This soldering machine has been designed for high mix, high value, and low to mid volume PCB production environments. It can be programmed in minutes and can handle basic to complex dip, drag, wire bond and other through-hole soldering processes previously performed by hand or wave soldering.

The Vector 460 Selective Soldering Machine

The Vector 460 soldering system features best-in-class servo motor motion control, providing speed, accuracy, and repeatability. A superior thermal performance miniwave is achieved with the use of a closed loop temperature controlled nitrogen inertion process. RPS Automation offers innovative miniwave nozzle designs for wave stability and defect free performance. 

 

Vector 460 Selective Soldering Machine Features

  • 18” x 18” Standard Process Range
  • 1.5 mm Standard (Capable of 0.5mm) Keep Away
  • 6mm Lead Length Tolerance
  • +/- 0.05 mm Repeatability
  • +/- 0.25 mm Wave Stability
  • Off-line Programming Via RPS ConductorPRO™ Software
  • Low Maintenance: 80 Hour Pump Cleaning Cycle 
  • Low Consumables: Dross production of 1-2 ounces per shift  

Solder Range

Solder Method

Robotics

Swap Solder Pots

Active Nozzles

Nozzles

18 x 18”
Nozzle Motion

X-Y-Z Axis
Closed Loop Servo Yes 1

2 (concurrent)
RPS Gaussian MiniWave™

The Vector 460 comes standard with a 2-year parts and labor warranty, installation, training, programming software and a ship-away kit with consumables and spares. Solder pots are backed by a 4-year warranty.

POPULAR SOLDERING SYSTEM OPTIONS

  • RPS Live View™— live witness video system with dedicated LCD monitor for miniwave observation and demonstration.

  • 4” Conventional Wave Nozzle— creates a “wave capable” selective soldering system, custom width up to 4”

  • High Performance Flux Nozzles— RPS uses best-in-class flux nozzles. A stainless steel spray flux nozzle is standard and can handle most any flux type. High precision drop jet fluxer (for high precision low solids no clean flux types) or ultrasonic fluxer (for high solids no clean flux types) are optional. Every system can be configured for dual flux nozzles and chemistries— ideal for high mix contract manufacturing.

  • Inline Conveyor— 3mm edge belt conveyor for automated load, unload via SMEMA and auto width adjustment.

  • RPS Fiducial Correct™— full fiducial inspection with pass/no pass notification and automatic X-Y position correction.

  • 2nd Solder Pot— for 2nd solder alloy, easy changeover, includes 5 nozzles, solder pot, pump, & tools for contamination free processing.

  • 2nd Solder Nozzle— Independent nozzle raises/lowers to allow full functionality with two different nozzle sizes to improve solder process efficiency.
  • Top-Side PreHeat— For extreme thermal demands, ceramic encased IR heat top side heat.

HIGH-PERFORMANCE SOLDERING EQUIPMENT 

The effectiveness of an RPS system is highlighted by its ability to handle a high mix of changing and often complex assembly requirements, including tall and odd size components, tight keep aways, thermal demands and thermal limitation. The RPS Gaussian MiniWave™ delivers precise and smooth laminar solder for tight keep always and repeatability. RPS N2 PROHeat™ for N2 inertion delivers closed loop N2 temperature control from 0-400C. This innovation enables superior thermal capacity at the point of soldering, reducing, if not, eliminating component risk associated with pre-heat. These and more innovations provide RPS customers with the ability to meet ever changing requirements.

NEW SELECTIVE SOLDERING MACHINE FEATURES

The Vector 460 does not rest on the success of the past. Several new features highlight this flexible performer:

17” LCD Witness System

New Tool Storage Racks

Ultrasonic Fluxer for RMA No Clean Flux Types

Internal LED Lighting System

Fully Integrated Fiducial Vision System

 

superior price-to-performance value

Selective soldering is proven to reduce hand and wave soldering operating costs by 30-90%. But payback also requires a system that offers easy programming, low-cost operation, affordable off-the-shelf parts, and durable 10+ years of operation. The Vector 460 meets these requirements with ease. Moreover, with unmatched thermal control and precision, the Vector 460 can process a wide range of applications, which means processing more on your RPS system and generating superior value for each dollar invested.

Industry Standard Spare Parts

Low Cost N2 Consumption | 30 CFH

Low Cost Dross Production | 1.5 Ounces/Shift

High Precision Keep Away | 0.5mm Ready

Made in the USA Support & Pricing

Excellent Thermal Capacity | 200 - 400°C N2 Inertion

 

Vector 460 Soldering System Specifications

Control | COMPONENTS

Computer controlled XYZ robotic platform using closed loop servo motion control robotics. Flux and miniwave nozzles articulate below PCB. Programs generated via RPS CamConductor programming package. Program via GUI selection relative to imported JPEG and Gerber data images. Virtually unlimited program storage. Windows PC, keyboard, mouse, monitor and monitor mount, software & nozzles included. (Options denoted by *.)

Vector 460 Soldering Operation

X/Y/Z Control Closed Loop Servo Motors

X/Y/Z Motion | Accuracy Lead Screw | ± .002"

Interpolated Motion Yes | Simultaneous X, Y and Z

Max Speed Ω X/Y axes @ 5” per second

Max Process Range18 x 18” | 300 x 450 mm

Min/Max PCB Size 1 x 1” to 18 x 18” | 25 x 25 mm to 460 x 460 mm

Load Method Manual | Universal PCB Holder

Inline SMEMA Load Option | SMEMA Edge Belt

SOLDER PROCESS CONTROL

Approach 360° | Access to All Solder Points

Nozzle Material Wetted Alloy

Nozzle Sizes (ID)1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 20 mm & custom

Keep Away 1.5mm Standard | 0.5mm Capable

Max Wave Height 6mm Standing Wave Height

Component Max Height 3” | Top & Bottom of PCB

Flux PROCESS Control

Spray Fluxer Standard | Stainless Steel

Drop Jet Fluxer*0.5 - 2mm | 14% Solids Max

Ultrasonic Fluxer*1 - 5mm | 40% Solids Max

Dual Fluxers / Chemistry* Two Independent Nozzles & Plumbing

Flux Capacity 1 Liter Pressurized (per tank)

SOLDER Pot Management

Solder Pot Capacity 60 lbs | 27 kgs

Temp Control PID proportioning (0-400°C) ± 2°C

Heat Time 60 Minutes

HMP Upgrade* Option

Dross Production 1.5 Ounces per 8 Hours

Maintenance Cycle 80 Hour Pump Clean | 30 Minutes

nitrogen management

N2 Inertion RPS Proheat™

N2 Temp Control 0-400 °C Closed Loop | Adjustable Set Point

N2 Consumption | Purity 30-35 CFH | <20 PPM O2

KEY FEATURES & OPTIONS

  • Steel Welded Frame

  • Password Control

  • 4 year Solder Pot Warranty

  • N2 Temp Control

  • Industry Standard Spare Parts

  • Drop Jet / Ultrasonic Flux Nozzles*

  • Custom Nozzles*

  • Dual Flux Nozzles*

  • High Def Witness Vision*

Vector 460 REQUIREMENTS

Safety UL and CE Compliant

Electrical 208-240 VAC | 1Ø 3 Wire | 50-60hz | 30 amp

Dimension (D-L-H) 58 x 55 x 50” | L 60” inline

Weight 1000 lbs | 450 kgs

Air 80 PSI | Clean and Dry

Nitrogen N2 <20 PPM O2 | 35 SCFH N2

Ship Weight 1250 lbs | 375 kgs

Exhaust 25 SCFH (ft3)

Interested?   For more information, send a detailed message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

FRX16 Selective Soldering Machine

RPS FRX-16

The FRX16 Selective Soldering Machine is powerful system in a small package— an excellent choice for high mix selective soldering production. The system is offered at an affordable price point to enable multi-line, multi-system deployments.

The FRX16 soldering system effectively performs precise dip soldering, drag soldering, and mini-wave selective soldering for post reflow, through-hole component and odd form soldering. The FRX16 features stepper motors for XYZ axis motion to articulate the fluxer and solder miniwave beneath the circuit board. RPS DirectHeat™ provides independently heated N2 for miniwave inertion and superior thermal performance. RPS CamConductor™ off-line programming software enables intuitive and easy programming. Quick changeover for lead and lead-free solder, nozzles, and flux.

Solder Range Solder Method Robotics Swap Solder Pots Active Nozzles Nozzles
16 x 16" Nozzle Motion X-Y-Z Axis Stepper Yes 1 RPS Gaussian MiniWave™

frx16 soldering machineThe FRX16 soldering machine comes standard with a 1 year parts and labor warranty, programming software and a ship-away kit. Solder pots are backed by a lifetime warranty.

POPULAR SOLDERING SYSTEM OPTIONS

  • RPS Live View™— live HD witness video system with dedicated LCD monitor for miniwave observation and demonstration.
  • 4" Conventional Wave Nozzle— creates a “wave capable” selective soldering system, custom width up to 4"
  • High Performance Flux Nozzles— RPS uses best-in-class flux nozzles. A spray flux nozzle is standard and can handle most any flux type. High precision drop jet fluxer (for high precision low solids no clean flux types) or ultrasonic fluxer(for high solids no clean flux types) are optional. Every system can be configured for dual flux nozzles and chemistries— ideal for high mix contract manufacturing.
  • RPS Fiducial Correct™— full fiducial inspection with pass/no pass notification and automatic X-Y position correction.
  • 2nd Solder Pot— for 2nd solder alloy, easy changeover, includes 2 nozzles, solder pot, pump, & tools for contamination free processing.
  • Top-Side PreHeat— For extreme thermal demands, ceramic encased IR heat top side heat.

"This machine has really helped our business. The value is immeasurable; we see huge improvements in the speed at which we build product. Keep up the good work."

CHRIS DENNEY Engineering Manager, Worthington Assembly

FRX-16 SOLDERING EQUIPMENT FROM RPS Automation

The effectiveness of an RPS soldering system is highlighted by its ability to handle a high mix and often complex assembly requirements, including tall and odd size components, tight keep aways, thermal demands and thermal limitation. The RPS Gaussian MiniWave™ delivers precise and smooth laminar solder flow for tight keep ways and repeatability. RPS N2 DirectHeat™ for N2 inertion delivers closed loop N2 temperature control from 0-400C. This innovation enables superior thermal capacity at the point of soldering, reducing if not eliminating component risk associated with pre-heat. These and more innovations provide RPS customers with the ability to meet ever changing requirements.

SUPERIOR PRICE-TO-PERFORMANCE VALUE

Selective soldering is proven to reduce hand and wave soldering operating costs by 30-90%. But payback also requires a system that offers easy programming, low cost operation, affordable off-the-shelf parts, and durable operation. Moreover, with unmatched thermal control and precision, the FRX16 soldering mamchine can process a wide range of applications, which means processing more on your RPS system and generating superior value for each dollar invested.

Industry Standard Spare Parts Low N2 Consumption | 30 CFH
Precision Keep Away | 1.5mm Standard Low Dross Production | 1.5 Ounces/Shift
Made in the USA Excellent Thermal Capacity | 200 - 400°C N2 Inertion

"The versatility of RPS Selective Soldering equipment is phenomenal. Our products range from simple automotive to complex aerospace and military products. We process PCB's from .032" (0.80 mm) through .100" (2.5mm) thick with no problems, and changing to a new PCB is a breeze."

SHANNON DUFFY Manufacturing Manager, Circle Prime

FRX16 SOLDERING MACHINE SPECIFICATIONS

CONTROL | COMPONENTS

Computer controlled XYZ robotic platform using stepper based motion control robotics. Flux and miniwave nozzles articulate below PCB. Programs generated via RPS CamConductor programming package. Program via GUI selection relative to imported JPEG and Gerber data images. Virtually unlimited program storage,Windows 7 PC, keyboard, mouse, monitor and monitor mount, software & nozzles included. (Options denoted by *.) 

X/Y/Z Control Stepper Motors
X/Y/Z Motion | Accuracy Lead Screw | ± .004"
Interpolated Motion Yes | Simultaneous X, Y and Z
Max Speed Ω X/Y axes @ 5” per second
Max Process Range 16 x 16” | 406 x 406 mm
Min/Max PCB Size 2 x 2” to 18 x 20” | 51 x 51 mm to 450 x 508 mm
Load Method Manual | Universal PCB Holder

SOLDER PROCESS CONTROL

Approach 360° |Access to All Solder Points
Nozzle Material Wetted Alloy
Nozzle Sizes (ID) 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 20 mm & custom
Keep Away 1.5mm Standard
Max Wave Height 6mm Standing Wave Height
Component Max Height 3” | Top & Bottom of PCB

FLUX PROCESS CONTROL

Spray Fluxer Standard
Drop Jet Fluxer* 0.5 - 2mm | 14% Solids Max
Ultrasonic Fluxer* 2 - 5mm | 40% Solids Max
Dual Fluxers / Chemistry* Two Independent Nozzles & Plumbing
Flux Capacity 1 Liter Pressurized (per tank)

SOLDER POT MANAGEMENT

Solder Pot Capacity 35 lbs | 16 kgs
Temp Control PID proportioning (0-400°C) ± 2°C
Heat Time 60 Minutes
HMP Upgrade* Option
Dross Production 1.5 Ounces per 8 Hours
Maintenance Cycle 80 Hour Pump Clean | 30 Minutes

NITROGEN MANAGEMENT

N2 Inertion RPS DirectHeat™
N2 Temp Control 0-400 °C Closed Loop | Adjustable Set Point
N2 Consumption | Purity 30 CFH | <20 PPM O2

KEY FEATURES & OPTIONS

Steel Welded Frame Password Control Lifetime Solder Pot Warranty
N2 Temp Control Industry Standard Spare Parts Drop Jet / Ultrasonic Flux Nozzles*
Custom Nozzles* Dual Flux Nozzles* Witness Vision

REQUIREMENTS

Safety UL and CE Compliant Electrical 208-240 VAC | 1Ø 3 Wire | 50-60hz | 30 amp
Dimension (D-L-H) 48 x 48 x 47” | Air 80 PSI | Clean and Dry
Weight 850lbs | 450 kgs Nitrogen N2<20 PPM O2 | 30 SCFH N2
Ship Weight 1000lbs | 375kgs Exhaust 25 SCFH (ft3)

Subject to change without notice. RPS not responsible for typographical errors. Ω Process speeds dictated by safety and process requirements.