KIC Thermal

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

Consultant / Service Provider

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...

Reflow

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...

Reflow

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...

Reflow

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...

Reflow

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...

Reflow

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...

Reflow

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...

Reflow

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...

Wave Soldering

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 to Collaborate in Empire Chapter Webinar: LIVE Action Reflow Focused Process

Jun 16, 2022 | KIC is pleased to announce that it will participate in the SMTA Empire Chapter Webinar entitled, "LIVE Action Reflow Focused Processes." The popular show and tell webinar will take place Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 12 p.m. EST, broadcasting LIVE from the CEMA Laboratory at Rochester Institute of Technology and is free of charge. Find event registration at: https://smta.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1645270&group=.

Meet with the Thermal Process Experts Who Make Ovens Smarter at SMTA Juarez & SMTA Tijuana

May 05, 2022 | KIC is pleased to announce plans to exhibit at the SMTA Juarez and Tijuana Expo & Tech Forums in Mexico. The SMTA Juarez Expo & Tech Forum is scheduled to take place Thursday, May 19, 2022 at the CIITA – IPN Chihuahua. The SMTA Tijuana Tech Day & Expo will be held Thursday, May 26, 2022 at the Quartz Hotel. Miguel Carbajal, KIC's Mexico Sales Manager, will be available to discuss Reflow Process Inspection (RPI), Wave Process Inspection (WPI), NPI setup, process and recipe optimization for reduced defects, improved OEE, oven performance tracking and solutions for thermal processes.

Solutions for Reflow and Wave Soldering Optimization, Inspection and Traceability from KIC at SMTconnect

Apr 13, 2022 | KIC will exhibit in Hall 4, Stand 452 at SMTconnect, scheduled to take place May 10-12, 2022 in Nuremberg. 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 Brings Thermal Process Solutions to the SMTA Houston Expo

Mar 03, 2022 | KIC will exhibit at the SMTA Houston Expo, scheduled to take place Thursday, March 24, 2022 at the Stafford Centre in Texas. Company representatives will discuss KIC's thermal process solutions for NPI process setup, automatic profiling and data reporting, easy process audits, process traceability, MES/CFX connectivity and more.

KIC to Exhibit at the SMTA Dallas Expo

Feb 25, 2022 | KIC will exhibit at the SMTA Dallas Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at the Plano Event Center.

KIC Celebrates 45 Years as the Pioneer in Thermal Process Monitoring

Jan 10, 2022 | KIC is well-known as the market and innovation leader in solutions for reflow and wave soldering process management. Going into its 45th year as the pioneer in thermal process monitoring, KIC looks forward to the next decade and further innovations.

KIC in Booth 3009, IPC-APEX Expo 2022: Solutions for Reflow/Wave/Selective Soldering and Curing - with Optimization, Process Control, Inspection and Traceability

Dec 21, 2021 | KIC will exhibit in booth 3009 and the Factory of the Future Pavilion at the 2022 IPC APEX EXPO, scheduled to take place Jan. 25-27, 2022, at the San Diego Convention Center San Diego, CA. The KIC team are thermal process experts who make ovens smarter. Along with award-winning 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 Promotes Robert Baxter to Customer Success Manager

Dec 13, 2021 | KIC is pleased to announce the promotion of Robert Baxter to Customer Success Manager. Baxter has been with KIC for 24 years and has been the company's service manager for more than 20 years.

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.

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