ACE Production Technology announces the development and introduction of a revolutionary new programmable fluxing system for selective soldering, a development that will enhance throughput, performance, quality, and ultimately flexibility of the selective soldering process.
The KFS-VAF Volumetric Atomized Flux Applicator controls and dispenses atomized flux material on demand via a user-programmable control system. Unlike other atomized fluxers that require a mechanical adjustment every time the spray density needs to be changed, the ACE KFS-VAF doesn’t require any mechanical adjustments. The spray volume and width is determined and set by user-programmed control parameters; thus, varying amounts of coverage can be accomplished as needed on the same PCB in process.
“This new programmable fluxing system is a real game-changer for selective soldering users,” says Alan Cable, President. “It makes fluxing more efficient and controllable; this means a better process with less material waste, greener and leaner manufacturing with better control and a higher quality end result,” he adds. The ability to program the fluxer to change settings on the fly during board processing adds a degree of fluxing flexibility unheard of until now, in addition to greatly enhanced overall processing speed.
The KFS-VAF is a proprietary design developed and manufactured solely by ACE in Spokane Valley, Washington. It is ideal for use with all known fluxes, even up to 33% solids, and it can be integrated side by side with the KFSDJ Drop Jet Fluxer for dual technology capability, which is often needed where both mass and delicate selective soldering requirements are found on the same board.