RPS - Be Selective
RPS - Be Selective
RPS - Be Selective

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FRX16 Selective Soldering Machine


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.


  • 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


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.


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



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


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


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 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


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


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


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.