RPS designs and manufacturers a complete line of high precision automated selective soldering machines. All RPS systems perform precise dip, drag and dip soldering using innovative RPS Gaussian MiniWave Nozzles™ and high durability spray, jet and ultrasonic flux nozzles; both nozzles articulate below the PCB. Solder management systems can be hot-swapped for lead and lead-free processing in the same system.
RPS offers the widest range of process capabilities in the industry. From space saving 12 x 12” (300 x 300mm) systems to the largest native processing range in the industry at 24 x 24” (600 x 600mm).
|Vector 300||PCB & Pot Motion||X / Y / Z Lead Screw Servo Motion Control||12” x 12”||1||Precision Small Footprint|
|Vector 460||Pot Motion||X / Y / Z Lead Screw Servo Motion Control||18” x 18”||2 Multi†||Mid Volume High Precision Configurable|
|Rhythm SPX||Pot Motion||X / Y / Z Lead Screw Servo Motion Control||24” x 24”||2 Multi†||Large PCB Mid Volume High Precision Configurable|
All RPS selective solder machines deliver innovative simplicity. From durable X, Y, and Z stages, to advanced motion control software and a selection of economy stepper motion control or advanced servo motion control, every RPS system is guaranteed to offer industry leading precision and reliability.
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 PROHeat™ for N2 inertion delivers closed loop N2 temperature control from 0-400C. 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 the industry’s widest range of applications and ever changing assembly requirements.
RPS standard features and optional configurations meet essential PCB selective soldering operating and manufacturing needs.
RPS selective soldering systems represent years of engineering refinement and innovation to provide an unrivaled performance-to-price value proposition; out-performing the soldering specifications of competitive systems, yet remaining competitively priced.
Designed for flexibility and precision, the RPS selective soldering systems achieve RPS’s well-known performance criteria in all respects:
Selective soldering uses traveling flux and miniwave technology to apply a precise amount of flux and solder to select through hole components terminations on a printed circuit board (PCB). RPS uses several types of XYZ axis configurations to articulate the soldering miniwave beneath the circuit board.
Selective soldering replaces the older manual and low precision traditional through hole soldering methods such as wave soldering, hand soldering and robotic soldering irons.
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. RPS selective soldering provides those capabilities and delivers: