KIC Thermal

KIC's provides products and services designed to improve a variety of thermal monitoring, profiling and process control applications.

Software Manufacturer

Making Ovens Smarter

KIC provides hardware and 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.

Technical Support 24 Hours Every Day Everywhere, Risk Free Guarantee

All KIC products are designed to give maximum value and fast payback by streamlining your thermal process. Investment in a KIC product is a step toward total process control and quality management. All KIC products come with a no questions asked, 30 day money back guarantee.

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KIC Vision² Periodic Automatic Profiling for Reflow and Curing Ovens

Eliminate manual periodic profiling KIC Vision² utilizes temperature and speed sensors embedded in the oven for consistent and accurate profile measurements of the proces...

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KIC Vision² Periodic Automatic Profiling for Reflow and Curing Ovens

KIC SPS Smart Manual Profiler

The smart profiler for reduced cost, improved quality and convenient data sharing. Built with the Latest Data Processing and Wireless Technologies Available - A Smart Device ...

Reflow

KIC SPS Smart Manual Profiler

KIC X⁵™ Intelligent Reflow Thermal Profiler

Robust and Compact Hardware with 2 Year Warranty This new and improved hardware is designed to withstand the roughest and toughest daily handling. In addition, the electronic circuitry has been changed to tolerate a high...

Reflow

KIC X⁵™ Intelligent Reflow Thermal Profiler

KIC K² Mobile Profile Setter

Conveniently view and share profiles on mobile devices. The K² is available both as a standard “passive” profiler as well as an “active” profiler in the same unit. The passive profiler measures and displays...

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KIC K² Mobile Profile Setter

KICstart²™ Affordable, Easy to Use Thermal Profiler

The KICstart²™ thermal profiler utilizes core technologies developed by KIC, the world’s premier thermal profiling company, and is supported by KIC’s worldwide organization. Packaging these innovative technologies into a low...

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KICstart²™ Affordable, Easy to Use Thermal Profiler

KIC Auto-Focus Power - Thermal Process Optimization Software for Reflow Ovens

Conveniently view and share profiles on mobile devices Software Description Auto-Focus Power™ is a ‘recipe search engine’ with an intelligent database Every manual profi...

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KIC Auto-Focus Power - Thermal Process Optimization Software for Reflow Ovens

KIC Navigator Power - Process Optimization Software

Reflow Oven Set Up for Lower Electricity Use - Improve Production Quality The One-Best Process Set Up -- Automatically KIC’s powerful Navigator™ software is a system that automatically determines ...

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KIC Navigator Power - Process Optimization Software

KIC Reflow Process Index (RPI) Software

Managing the Ultimate Reflow Oven Output. The KIC RPI helps manage reflow ovens to consistently maximize the desired results. In addition, the RPI provides process deficiency information in order to help users correct their defect issu...

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KIC Reflow Process Index (RPI) Software

ProBot Automatic Profiling System

The Profiling Machine for your Profile Machine The ProBot automatically verifies whether each PCB is processed to specification in the reflow oven. The suspect PCBs then can be sent off to batch X-ray. Because the typical batch X-ray m...

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ProBot Automatic Profiling System

KIC 24/7 Wave - Wave Solder Process Software

Automatic Profiling, SPC and Traceability for Wave Solder The KIC 24/7 Wave brings an innovative level of automation to the wave solder process: around-the-clock monitoring, SPC charting, analysis, documentation, and production traceab...

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KIC 24/7 Wave - Wave Solder Process Software

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What Does Industry 4.0 Actually Deliver Today? Example Reflow.

Aug 04, 2021 | Vitor Barros

Industry 4.0 is one of the most exciting developments in the manufacturing industry in decades. It promises vast improvements for both manufacturers and their customers. For some companies, however, it can be overwhelming, and it can be difficult with the current available information to understand exactly what the benefits will be in the average factory, and to calculate the return on the investment. Therefore, it may be helpful to bring the discussion down to a tangible level and to isolate one little part of the whole smart electronic assembly factory, namely reflow....

Making Ovens Smarter

Sep 19, 2016 | Bjorn Dahle

This white paper seeks to set out the value of a ‘smarter’ approach to the reflow process and how a more intelligent oven can offer real added value and performance to the entire line. It also lays out some of the criteria that is important when selecting smart equipment for a smart process, that conforms to, and is ready for, IoM or Industry 4.0...

Evaluating The Accuracy Of a Nondestructive Thermocouple Attach Method For Area-Array Package Profiling

Jan 06, 2011 | Brian O' Leary, Tim Grove, Dr. S. Manian Ramkumar

The oven recipe, which consists of the reflow oven zone temperature settings and the speed of the conveyor, will determine a specific time‐temperature profile for a given PCB assembly. In order to achieve a good quality PCB assembly, the time‐temperature ...

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

Nov 17, 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.

KIC Recruits Leading Director of Software Development as R&D Manager

Nov 12, 2021 | KIC is pleased to announce that it has hired Wesley Ueoka as R&D Manager based in San Diego. Mr. Ueoka has worked in the defense industry for more than 20 years developing several innovative military technologies.

KIC Awarded for New WPI Wave Soldering Optimization Tool

Nov 05, 2021 | KIC received a 2021 Mexico Technology Award in the category of Process Control Tools for its new WPI – Wave Process Inspection. The award was announced during a ceremony that took place Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021 during SMTA International in Minneapolis, MN.

KIC Promotes Gerardo Gallegos to Service Manager

Oct 26, 2021 | KIC is pleased to announce the promotion of Gerardo Gallegos to Service Manager for the Americas and Europe. Now based in San Diego, Mr. Gallegos will be responsible for managing the technical customer support operations including customer installations, training and support.

KIC in Hall A2, Stand 316 at productronica: Solutions for Reflow and Wave Soldering Optimization, Inspection, and Traceability

Oct 11, 2021 | KIC will exhibit in Hall A2, Stand 316 at productronica, scheduled to take place 16-19 November 2021 at the Messe München in Germany. KIC are thermal process experts who make ovens smarter. Along with Reflow Process Inspection (RPI) and Wave Process Inspection (WPI), the KIC team will discuss NPI setup, process and recipe optimization for reduced defects, improved OEE, oven performance tracking, and their complete ecosystem of solutions for thermal processes.

KIC in Booth #3101 at SMTAI: Solutions for Reflow and Wave Soldering Optimization, Inspection and Traceability

Oct 07, 2021 | KIC will exhibit in Booth #3101 at SMTA International, scheduled to take place Nov. 3 - 4, 2021 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, MN. Along with Reflow Process Inspection (RPI) and Wave Solder Process Inspection (WPI), the KIC team will discuss NPI setup, process optimization for reduced defects, improved OEE, and their complete ecosystem of solutions for thermal processes.

KIC Enhances Best-in-Class Service/Applications Team with the Addition of Chua Wei Yu, Systems Engineer

Apr 08, 2021 | KIC announces the addition of Chua Wei Yuto their worldwide service and applications team. KIC is the market and technology leader of solutions for profiling and process inspection in reflow soldering, wave soldering and curing. With a highly skilled systems engineer on their team of 30 direct KIC field service/applications engineers worldwide, KIC adds to their best-in-classcustomer onsite/online support.

New WPI from KIC Brings Complete Process Monitoring, Process Control and Traceability to the Wave Solder Process

Mar 02, 2021 | KIC announces the release of the WPI – Wave Process Inspection System.The WPI system is the latest in KIC's innovative line of products, and brings complete process monitoring, process control and traceability to the wave solder process.

Connectivity in Electronics Manufacturing: Only Connect with the Best and Most Accurate RPI, KIC

Feb 23, 2021 | KIC is pleased to announce its participation in the 2021 IPC APEX Virtual EXPO, scheduled to take place March 9-11, 2021 online at www.ipcapexexpo.org. Connectivity is a critical and mandatory part of implementing smart factory capabilities, gaining value and efficiencies in your manufacturing execution.KIC, the market leader in solutions and technologies for reflow soldering process management, has the most robust and flexible connectivity capabilities when addressing manufacturing requirements for Reflow Process Inspection.

KIC Successfully Completed CFX Validation

Feb 12, 2021 | KIC is one of the first companies to complete the IPC CFX validation and certification program. As an early adopter KIC, with its RPI reflow process inspection system, is officially validated by IPC as CFX compliant.

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