KIC Receives GLOBAL Technology Award for New WPI for Wave Soldering Optimization

San Diego — November 2021 —— KIC received a 2021 GLOBAL Technology Award in the category of Assembly Tools for its new WPI – Wave Process Inspection. The award was announced during a ceremony that took place Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021 during productronica in Munich, Germany.

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From Miles Moreau, General Manager at KIC: “The whole KIC team is very proud of this award and the success of the WPI. Along with industry leading profiling setup and optimization tools, KIC has always taken pride in inventing the entire category of real-time inspection and monitoring for reflow and wave soldering. The WPI takes this to the next level, and as always KIC is leading the way”

The latest addition to the thermal process inspection family is KIC’s WPI, bringing its award-winning technology and thermal experience to the wave solder process. Wave Process Inspection provides users with automatic profiling – including an industry first dwell time and parallelism measurement for each production board – real-time preheat and wave analytics, automatic SPC charting and more.

KIC’s 45 years of experience in automated process data collection, direct service and support offices in every region, and more than 25,000 systems in the field brings the most reliable, accurate and innovative solutions for electronics manufacturing thermal process tools.

The GLOBAL Technology Awards have recognized the very best new innovations in the printed circuit assembly and packaging industries since 2005. The prestigious awards contest has been bringing together the global SMT and advanced packaging industry in a celebration of the companies and people that are achieving the highest standards and driving our industry forward. For more information, visit