As a leader in connectivity and smart factory implementation for SMT Reflow Process Inspection, KIC is one of the first companies certified through IPC-CFX equipment qualification with our RPI system.
Making Ovens Smarter
KIC provides thermal profiling hardware and profiler software tools that help define, measure, monitor, and improve thermal processes for electronics manufacturing services. This reduces downtime, can decrease electrical expenses, and reduce your labor costs, all while improving your manufacturing quality, overall productivity, employee morale and customer satisfaction… and ultimately, profits.
KIC does this with a focus on continuous innovation. We’ve developed an entire generation of smart technologies for reflow ovens, curing ovens, and wave solder machines, allowing you to not just reduce production costs, to not just improve quality, but to add capabilities that you can use to win new business.
Make your ovens – and your entire manufacturing line –smarter!
Job #1 for a Reflow Oven
Reflow ovens and wave solder machines come in a huge variety of flavors and price points. The spec sheets for these machines tell the story of impressive features and capabilities such as flux management, gas flow management, static pressure control, active cooling zones, dual-lane independent speed control, low nitrogen usage, etc. Truth be told, reflow ovens today are far more stable and capable than they were years ago. They also can provide an enormous amount of data that can be fed to the manufacturing execution system (MES). It seems that the only data these machines cannot provide is the single most important data, the very objective of having an oven in the first place.
Making Ovens Smarter
What does that mean? And why should I care?
KIC has developed an entire generation of smart technologies for reflow and curing ovens as well as wave solder machines. While the technology is cool and impressive, it’s only a means to an end. KIC’s ultimate value is to significantly reduce production cost, improve quality, add capabilities our EMS customer can use to win new business.
We achieve this with modular thermal profiling products that provide a comprehensive range of critical capabilities.
Automatically and continuously profile every PCB; Real-time visibility into the thermal process and its adherence to specs.
Store or retrieve the profile for each PCB, its relationship to the process window, with relevant process and machine data.
Eliminate or reduce oven changeover time; reduce human errors; and share data.
Automatic profiling, program loading, process set up verification, SPC charting, and data recording, storage and traceability.
Share near real-time process data on the factory network and with MES systems.
Intelligent databases learn with use and achieve profile calculations without profiling.
Case studies up to 15% reduction in reflow oven electricity use.
Purchase KIC’s smart oven technology with new ovens or easily retrofit to your existing ovens.
Global Network of KIC Locations
KIC Headquarters Office
16120 W Bernardo Dr
San Diego, CA 92127 USA
Phone: +1 (858) 673.6050
Fax: +1 (858) 673.0085
Via Zoe Fontana, 220
Edificio B2, scala A
Piano 1 00131 Rome, Italy
Phone: +39 345 1167481
Room B2,12 Floor
71 Ubi Crescent
#08-14, Excalibur Centre
Phone: +65 6744-4998
Fax: +65 6744-1433
Unit 0608-2, Block 1A
Singa Plaza No.8
Zhong Xin Avenue West
Suzhou Industrial Park
Suzhou, Jiangsu 215021 – China
Room 1-901, Chuangzhi Building
No.42 Xinkai Road Hedong Zone
Tianjin, China, PC: 300011
Paseo Reyes Católicos 29
Colinas del Rey
Phone: +52 1 (33) 1605 5094