WEDNESDAY, March 11, 2011
RPS Announces Next Gen High Capacity Lead Tinning System
Company Delivers Industry Leading Capability with Unmatched Flexibility, Capacity
Spokane, Washington, March 11, 2011— RPS Automation LLC, a manufacturer of automated precision soldering equipment for electronics assembly and manufacturing, is pleased to announce the availability of the Odyssey SPX High Volume Lead Tinning Machine.
The Odyssey is a high precision platform that can strip, flux, condition, tin or re-tin electronic components of all types and sizes, including surface mount and through hole components, such as QFP, QFN, SOT, axial, discrete, BGA, PLCC, CLCC, DIP, SIP, capacitor, resistor, and inductor types. The lead tinning system is unique in offering up to 8 process stations, including auto load and unload, dynamic wash, dry, pre-heat, strip alloy and new alloy stations.
The new alloy station features a high-capacity 5 x 8” (125 x 200mm) nitrogen inerted solder bath that recirculates the solder for a dynamic laminar flow and superior solder application to component terminations. Compared to hand dip tinning or decades old systems that utilize static non-flowing solder baths, the performance of an RPS system represents a many-fold leap in quality and consistency of the tinning process.
“This is a work horse of a product that can run 24 x 7 with excellent yields and easy maintenance,” says Reid Henry, VP of Engineering for RPS and the lead designer behind the Odyssey platform. “We challenged ourselves to develop a product that could meet the varied and flexible needs of our customers, yet also leverage our proven software, programming, assembly and control components. We have succeeded beyond expectations."
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.