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Why is KIC the dominant market leader in reflow, wave, and cure thermal process control and smart oven technologies?

30+ years experience


Solutions that create simplicity


Award winning Support 24/7 365 Days a year

Advanced Innovative Software Solutions

Customers are more successful

It’s not only about manual and automatic temperature profilers. It’s about enabling users to solve or prevent problems, to run an efficient, high-quality operation, and to help them succeed. KIC has achieved this by developing easy-to-use solutions with Heat To DataTM in mind. These solutions deliver critical information in an actionable format allowing users to make better decisions. With optional analytics and machine learning, most decisions are made in real-time, automating manual tasks. This results in consistent quality, reduced cost, and a more competitive factory.

Solutions that create simplicity

In hectic manufacturing environments operators, technicians, and management have many, varied responsibilities. KIC solutions can automate several manual profiling and thermal process control tasks, alleviating a number of production line chores.

Our PWI tool is a perfect example of how we create order from chaos. The reflow oven’s ultimate function is to create a robust thermal profile for every product. Hundreds of thousands of data points are measured to generate this reflow profile. The PWI (Process Window Index) reduces all the information down to a single number. This number clearly represents the accuracy of your product’s profile, within your established process specifications. Less than 100% and your process is in spec. Greater than 100% and your process in out of spec. Now anyone can instantly determine the acceptability of the profile.

Award winning customer support

In the past 30 years, KIC has recruited a worldwide team of highly skilled customer support and application engineers to support onsite installations, provide both basic and advanced equipment and process training, and assist customers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This dedication to our valued customers has been recognized with 6 industry awards for excellence in service. With multiple field service engineers supporting each region, applications engineers, and sales admin support we have the capability of around the clock support and fast response onsite and over the phone when needed.

Building for the future with the KIC ecosystem

KIC has a long history of industry firsts, starting from the first embedded systems with patented sensor technology and predictive software algorithms that have no equal. Further innovations include:

automated NPI setup

recipe search engine with process optimization

real-time production profile data to correlate with your SPI and AOI data

MES connectivity for full traceability and process control

And the list goes on…

Now KIC has extended this to wave soldering with patent pending technology for providing dwell time and peak through the wave for every production board. The value with KIC is not just any one solution, but the knowledge that our solutions cover all areas of thermal process, and you can scale and extend the KIC solutions as your manufacturing requirements change. This combined with our thermal process expertise and highly skilled field service and applications support provides for a comprehensive solution for our customers.

Electronics manufacturing is moving into an era requiring intelligent use of large amounts of data in order to run a flexible, efficient and successful manufacturing operation. KIC is at the forefront of this trend providing customers an easy path along this ‘smart factory’ learning curve. As you move into this new era, you will find easy solutions in the KIC ecosystem of smart oven technologies – you’ll reap the early rewards of electronic manufacturing’s new future.