WEDNESDAY, August 1, 2011
RPS Introduces New Solderability Test Steam Aging System
2011Cadence Steam Ager Launched with over 25 New Features and Improvements
Spokane, Washington, August 1, 2011— RPS Automation LLC, a manufacturer of automated precision soldering equipment for electronics assembly and manufacturing, today announced the release of the latest generation of Cadence Steam Aging Systems for electronic component solderability testing.
The New Steam Aging Machine are designed to meet military and commercial Hi-Rel specifications (MIL-STD 202, Method 208 and others) for artificial aging of all electronic components and circuit boards, including high density, discrete components, relays, transistors, capacitors, including SMT and axial components.
“The Cadence is a proven platform, but the previous design was outdated,” said Reid Henry, Vice President at RPS. “The 2011 Cadence features a new software platform, state-of-the-art electronic components, and much improved durability. The response from customers has been terrific, they are pleased to see the improvements in design and operation,” concluded Reid.
The Cadence System comes in two configurations, with the standard configuration offering a single steam chamber for large components. The Cadence DX, on the other hand, features three individually timed, ESD protected drawers with a unique closure mechanism that reduces steam escapement during drawer removal. All systems provide complete monitoring and control of steam or water temperature and feature automatic timing of the test duration.
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 manufacturerd by RPS in the USA.