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KIC Thermal

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

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KIC Signs New Rep Agreement with DiversiTech Representatives, Inc.

Apr 23, 2019 | KIC today announced that it has signed on DiversiTech Representatives Inc. as its representative in Southern California. The DiversiTech team is an experienced manufacturers’ representative company based in Southern California that provides world-class electronics assembly solutions with integrated tools and services.

KIC’s MB Allen to Present Industry 4.0 the Next Industrial Revolution

Apr 15, 2019 | KIC announced that it will exhibit at the SMTA Puget Sound Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport in Seattle, WA. MB Allen, Manager for KIC’s Applications & Sales, will discuss the new Reflow Process Inspection, RPI i4.0, automatic profiling system with integrated network software for real-time data sharing, dashboard, and traceability storage. Additionally, Allen will present “Industry 4.0 the Next Industrial Revolution - The Smart Factory.”

MB Allen, Manager for KIC’s Applications & Sales.

KIC Offers Solutions for Smart Factory Integration at SMTconnect

Apr 14, 2019 | KIC announced that it will exhibit with SmartRep Germany at SMTconnect, scheduled to take place May 7-9, 2019 at the NurnbergMesse GmbH in Nuremberg, Germany. The company will demonstrate its Industry 4.0 solution – RPI i4.0, an easy built-in solution for automation, traceability, advanced reflow data collection and sharing for Smart Factory integration.

KIC Service Manager to Present “Profiling the Wave Solder Process”

Apr 04, 2019 | KIC announced that it will participate in the SEHO Technology Days, scheduled to take place May 7-8, 2019 at the SEHO North America, Inc. Technology Center in Erlanger, KY. KIC Service Manager Robert Baxter will present “Profiling the Wave Solder Process.”

KIC Service Manager Robert Baxter.

KIC to Showcase New Integrated Fixture and Profiler for Tracking Reflow Oven Stability at NEPCON China

Mar 25, 2019 | KIC today announced plans to exhibit in Booth 1G10 at NEPCON China, scheduled to take place April 24-26, 2019 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center. Company representatives will showcase the new SRA (Smart Reflow Analyzer) and RPI i4.0

KIC Announces New Leadership

Mar 25, 2019 | KIC is taking a leap in product development and technology. The markets are changing, challenges are getting tougher and the world of Smart Factory/Industry 4.0 is here. We are expanding our product portfolio and escalating our roadmap.

Philip Kazmierowicz.

KIC to Discuss Its Ecosystem of Smart Factory Solutions at the Dallas Expo

Mar 13, 2019 | KIC announced that it will exhibit at the SMTA Dallas Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at the Plano Event Center. KIC Manager MB Allen will discuss the new Reflow Process Inspection, RPI i4.0, automatic profiling system with integrated network software for real-time data sharing, dashboard, and traceability storage. Step right into the built-in Smart Factory Smart Oven Inspection and Monitoring System.

KIC’s MB Allen Joins SMTA San Diego Chapter Board

Feb 18, 2019 | KIC announced that MB (Marybeth) Allen is now on the board of directors of the San Diego Chapter of SMTA (Surface Mount Technology Association). She will serve as the chapter’s secretary, effective immediately for a one-year term.

MB (Marybeth) Allen.

Introducing the KIC SRA - Smart Reflow Analyzer

Jan 21, 2019 | KIC today announced plans to introduce the new SRA (Smart Reflow Analyzer) during the IPC APEX EXPO, scheduled to take place January 29-31, 2019 at the San Diego Convention Center in CA. The SRA is an integrated fixture and profiler specifically designed for collecting reflow oven related data to analyze and track machine stability from run to run, and over time.

KIC and iTAC Software AG Integrate Smart Reflow Process Data in the MES i4.0 Solution

Jan 17, 2019 | KIC announces its partnership with iTAC Software AG, a leading Provider of MES premium solutions. The integration of smart Reflow Process Inspection (RPI) data analytics into the iTAC.MES.Suite ensures complete process control and traceability of the thermal process in the oven, previously referred to as the “black box” machine in the production line. This KIC-iTAC partnership creates new customer value for not only the reflow process, but for the entire production line, by providing process transparency, traceability, consistent quality and reduced costs through a new level of connectivity and automation. With the connection to KIC’s RPI data analytics iTAC now provides real-time insight into the reflow process to help factories run their production more effectively by reducing setup and changeover time, faster yield troubleshooting, and reduction in scrap and rework.

KIC Signs New Rep Agreement with LEAN STREAM

Jan 15, 2019 | KIC today announced that it has signed on LEAN STREAM as its representative in Northern California and Northern Nevada. LEAN STREAM is a value-added manufacturers’ representative/distributor based in Silicon Valley that provides world-class electronics assembly solutions with integrated tools and services.

KIC and Indium Corporation to Hold Voiding Clinic at APEX

Jan 08, 2019 | KIC and Indium Corporation will hold a voiding clinic in Booth #1215 at the 2019 IPC APEX EXPO, scheduled to take place Jan. 29-31 at the San Diego Convention Center.

KIC showcases connected smart reflow at APEX

Jan 04, 2019 | KIC will exhibit in Booth #1215 at the 2019 IPC APEX EXPO, scheduled to take place January 29-31, 2019 at the San Diego Convention Center in CA. Visit the KIC booth for a reflow profiling clinic for void reduction.

KIC and Mentor Announce Integrated Thermal Process Technology Collaboration for Industry 4.0

Jan 03, 2019 | KIC announces a technology collaboration with Mentor, a Siemens Business, leveraging KIC’s professional knowledge on thermal processes and Mentor’s comprehensive expertise on surface mount technology (SMT) manufacturing towards Industry 4.0. This cooperation utilizes KIC’s smart oven technology to provide process transparency, traceability, consistent quality and reduced costs through a new level of automation for their mutual customers.

KIC Receives 2018 Mexico Technology Award for Auto Profiling and Intelligent Network Software Ecosystem

Nov 15, 2018 | KIC announces that it was awarded a 2018 Mexico Technology Award in the category of Process Control Tools for its RPI i4.0 smart reflow process management system. The award was presented to the company during a Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 ceremony that took place during the SMTA Guadalajara Expo & Tech Forum. The new RPI i4.0 automatic profiling system features network software for real-time dashboard, data sharing and traceability storage.

KIC to Discuss Automatic Profiling System at SMTA Silicon Valley

Nov 04, 2018 | KIC today announced plans to exhibit at the SMTA Silicon Valley Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 at the Bestronics Box Build Facility in San Jose, CA. KIC Manager MB (Marybeth) Allen will discuss the new RPI i4.0 automatic profiling system with integrated network software for real-time data sharing, dashboard, and traceability storage. Step right into the built-in Smart Factory Smart Oven Inspection and Monitoring System.

KIC Awarded for Smart Factory Starter Kit at SMTAI

Oct 17, 2018 | KIC announces that it was awarded a 2018 Global Technology Award in the category of Best Product – Americas for its Smart Factory Starter Kit. The award was presented to the company during a Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 ceremony that took place during SMTA International.

KIC demonstrates smart factory technologies at SMTA Guadalajara 2018

Oct 15, 2018 | KIC is pleased to announce plans to exhibit at the SMTA Guadalajara Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Nov. 14 - 15, 2018 at the Expo Guadalajara. KIC will present technologies to retrofit the factory’s standard reflow ovens into smart, connected machines.

MB Allen to Present “The Smart Factory – Let’s Get Started” at the i4.0 Connect Forum

Oct 08, 2018 | KIC announced that MB (Marybeth) Allen will present at the i4.0 Connect Forum, organized in cooperation with IPC and i4.0 today, scheduled to take place Nov. 6-7, 2018 in Silicon Valley, CA. Allen will present “The Smart Factory – Let’s Get Started.”

MB (Marybeth) Allen.

KIC Moves to New Booth at SMTAI!

Sep 26, 2018 | KIC today announced its new booth for SMTA International. The company will now be in Booth #524 during the event, scheduled to take place Oct. 16-17, 2018 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. Representatives will discuss the new RPI i4.0 automatic profiling system with network software for real-time dashboard, data sharing and traceability storage.

KIC to Demo Auto Profiling and Intelligent Network Software Ecosystem at SMTAI

Sep 17, 2018 | KIC is pleased to announce plans to exhibit at SMTA International, scheduled to take place Oct. 16-17, 2018 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. The new RPI i4.0 automatic profiling system with network software for real-time dashboard, data sharing and traceability storage will be demonstrated in Booth #124.

Ryan Wilshusen takes over KIC’s Product Management Group

Aug 29, 2018 | KIC today announced that, as part of the company’s ongoing effort to improve product development and to execute its long-term product roadmap, R&D Manager Ryan Wilshusen is taking over leadership of the Product Management (PM) group. Tom Bergeron is the Product Manager for KIC projects related to improving the company’s current product offerings, while Miles Moreau, Global Manager – Products & Technologies, is working with the marketplace and internal KIC team to define the company's product and technology roadmap.

R&D Manager Ryan Wilshusen.

MB Allen to Present ‘Industry 4.0 the Next Industrial Revolution – The Smart Factory’

Aug 19, 2018 | KIC announced that MB (Marybeth) Allen will present at the SMTA Capital Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 at the John Hopkins University/Applied Physics Lab in Laurel, MD. Allen will present ‘Industry 4.0 the Next Industrial Revolution – The Smart Factory.’

MB (Marybeth) Allen will present at the SMTA Capital Expo & Tech Forum.

Miles Moreau appointed to global manager of products and technologies for KIC

Jul 30, 2018 | KIC is pleased to announce the appointment of Miles Moreau to Global Manager – Products & Technologies. Having been with KIC for more than 25 years, Moreau will use his experience to guide the company’s future technology roadmap, help bring innovation to KIC’s product development and ensure customer value-driven product offerings.

Miles Moreau to Global Manager – Products & Technologies.

Automate with KIC i4.0 Profiling and Software at NEPCON South China

Jul 24, 2018 | KIC is pleased to announce plans to exhibit at NEPCON South China, scheduled to take place Aug. 28-30, 2018 at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center. The new RPI i4.0 automatic profiling system with network software for real-time dashboard, data sharing and traceability storage will be demonstrated in Booth 1C53.

KIC to Discuss Closing the Loop at SMT/Hybrid/Packaging

May 21, 2018 | KIC announced today that they will co-exhibit in the SmartRep booth, Hall 4A, Stand 230, at the upcoming SMT/Hybrid/Packaging show, scheduled to take place June 5-7 at the Messe in Nuremberg, Germany. KIC will discuss ‘Closing the Loop’ with the KIC Eco-system (systems that work together to help run your production more effectively from NPI through manufacturing and traceability data).

KIC to Discuss the Smart Factory Starter Kit at May SMTA Expos

Apr 11, 2018 | KIC announced that MB (Marybeth) Allen will discuss the retrofittable Smart Factory Starter Kit that contains all of the elements of the smart factory concept relating to reflow and curing ovens at the SMTA Wisconsin, Carolinas and Michigan Expos. The SMTA Wisconsin Expo & Tech Forum is scheduled to take place Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at the Milwaukee Airport Crowne Plaza in Milwaukee, WI. The Carolinas Expo & Tech Forum will be held Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the DoubleTree Raleigh Brownstone in Raleigh, NC, and the Michigan Expo & Tech Forum will take place Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at Laurel Manor in Livonia, MI.

KIC Promotes Ryan Wilshusen to R&D Manager

Apr 04, 2018 | KIC today announced the appointment of Ryan Wilshusen as its R&D manager. He joined the company in 2016 with more than 16 years of experience as an electrical engineer with respected companies, such as HP, and various industries, including medical, industrial, aviation and consumer. Wilshusen has demonstrated strong management capabilities with a consistent track record of anticipating consequences of new designs, initiating solutions, and completing specifications on the first attempt.

Ryan Wilshusen R&D manager.

Smart Factory Starter Kit from KIC at the SMTA Dallas Expo

Mar 29, 2018 | KIC announces plans to exhibit at the SMTA Dallas Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at the Plano Centre in Plano, TX. The retrofittable starter kit has all of the elements of the smart factory concept as it relates to the reflow and curing ovens:

KIC to showcase real-time dashboard, traceability and data analytics at NEPCON China

Mar 20, 2018 | KIC today announced plans to exhibit in Booth 1B58 at NEPCON China, scheduled to take place April 24-26, 2018 at the Shanghai World EXPO Exhibition & Convention Center. The KIC team will debut the new ecosystem led by the Vantage network software system and discuss the SPS smart profiler.

KIC Demonstrates Smart Factory Technologies With IPC CFX Communication at APEX

Feb 22, 2018 | KIC plans to showcase the benefits of connected smart oven technologies at the 2018 IPC APEX EXPO. An active member of the IPC Connected Factory Exchange (CFX) committee since the beginning, KIC will offer demonstrations of the connected factory, process visibility, traceability and more in booth #3301 during the three-day event.

Industry 4.0 Smart Factory Starter Kit from KIC at APEX

Jan 24, 2018 | KIC today announced plans to showcase its Smart Factory Starter Kit for reflow ovens in Booth #3301 at the 2018 IPC APEX EXPO. The retrofitable starter kit has virtually all of the elements of the smart factory concept as it relates to the reflow oven:

KIC Receives Global Technology Award for Its SPS Smart Profiler

Nov 15, 2017 | KIC announces that it was awarded a 2017 Global Technology Award in the category of Assembly Tools for its SPS Smart Profiler. The award was presented to the company during a Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 ceremony that took place during productronica in Munich, Germany. The SPS utilizes smart factory technologies to acquire and analyze thermal process for new insight and actionable data leading to increased production line utilization, reduced rework and electricity use.

KIC to Exhibit at SMTA Silicon Valley Expo

Nov 02, 2017 | KIC announces plans to exhibit at the SMTA Silicon Valley Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 at Bestronics, Inc. in San Jose, CA. MB (Marybeth) Allen will showcase how to turn your reflow ovens into a smart ovens with KIC’s eco system comprised of a smart profiler, automatic profiling system and the all new KIC Vantage network insight software.

KIC and SmartRep introduce real-time dashboard, traceability and data analytics at productronica

Oct 17, 2017 | KIC today announced plans to exhibit with SmartRep in Hall A2, Stand 361 at productronica 2017, scheduled to take place Nov. 14 – 17, 2017 at the Messe München in Germany. The KIC team will debut the new ecosystem led by the Vantage network software system and discuss the SPS smart profiler.

KIC releases new smart technology for real-time insight into reflow and wave solder processes

Oct 12, 2017 | KIC is pleased to announce the release of its new Vantage network software system. The new software provides a real-time dash-board for thermal processes, accessible anywhere, from any authorized PC or mobile device. The process data is automatically stored in a central location where the engineer can quickly retrieve and share all relevant data.

KIC’s MB Allen to Discuss Smart Reflow Ovens for the Industry 4.0 Factory

Oct 08, 2017 | KIC announces that MB (Marybeth) Allen will present at the SMTA New England Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA. Allen will present, “The Smart Reflow Oven for the Industry 4.0 factory.”

ViTrox and KIC Establish Cooperation and Connectivity

Aug 16, 2017 | KIC today announced a new business relationship with ViTrox Corporation. ViTrox, the leader in visual inspection and production line dashboard systems, and KIC, the smart oven technology company, have established this new business relationship to meet the needs of the evolving electronics industry. The need for real-time data and insight from production machines and inspection systems is growing rapidly as the electronic manufacturing industry converts factories into smart production facilities. While real-time dashboard and traceability systems have been around for some time, the ‘black box’ reflow process has been a glaring omission in such systems. The ViTrox V-One system will connect to KIC’s automatic profiling and thermal monitoring systems to offer a full line solution.

Move up the SMART FACTORY Learning Curve with KIC at SMTA International

Aug 15, 2017 | KIC announces plans to exhibit in Booth #123 at SMTA International, scheduled to take place September 19-20, 2017 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. The KIC team will showcase the KIC ecosystem comprised of the brand new SPS Smart Profiler, RPI automatic profiling system, and the new Vantage with networked real-time dashboard.

Carlos Espinoza Promoted to Operations Manager for KIC

Aug 03, 2017 | KIC is pleased to announce the promotion of Carlos Espinoza to Operations Manager. Espinoza joined KIC in September 2016 as a senior buyer/planner, and quickly climbed the ladder at KIC to operations manager within 8 months.

Carlos Espinoza Operations Manager.

KIC Appoints Accomplished Engineering Manager

Jul 26, 2017 | KIC today announced the appointment of Ryan Wilshusen as its engineering manager. He joins the company with more than 16 years of experience as an electrical engineer with respected companies, such as HP, and various industries, including medical, industrial, aviation and consumer.

Ryan Wilshusen engineering manager.

Making Ovens Smarter – Visit KIC at NEPCON South China

Jul 25, 2017 | KIC today announced plans to exhibit in Stand 1N55 at NEPCON South China, scheduled to take place August 29-31, 2017 at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center. The company will showcase the KIC ecosystem comprised of the brand new SPS Smart Profiler, RPI automatic profiling system, and the new Vantage with networked real-time dashboard.

KIC Honors Bjorn Dahle for 20 Years of Innovating Thermal Process Tools

Jul 12, 2017 | KIC announces that its president, Bjorn Dahle, celebrated his 20-year milestone with the company. Though he joined KIC in 1996 and assumed his role as the company’s President in 2000, Dahle believes he is just getting started. KIC’s thermal profiling products have become omnipresent in the EMS industry with the well-known KIC logo appearing on reflow ovens in thousands of factories.

President, Bjorn Dahle, celebrated his 20-year milestone with the company.

Larry Fey Joins KIC as Principal Electrical Engineer

Jul 10, 2017 | KIC announces the appointment of Larry Fey as Principal Electrical Engineer. Fey is an exceptionally skilled and accomplished electrical engineer with more than 27 years of hands-on design experience. He has been active in all phases of product development, including feasibility studies, planning, design, CAD, assembly, testing, field trials, production support and customer assistance.

Larry Fey, Principal Electrical Engineer.

Move toward the future of line connectivity, flexible production, process transparency, machine learning and real-time insight

Jun 13, 2017 | KIC announces plans to exhibit at the SMTA Ohio Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Thursday, July 13, 2017 at the Embassy Suites Cleveland Rockside in Independence (Cleveland), OH. MB (Marybeth) Allen will showcase discuss how to turn your factory into a Smart Factory with KIC’s new SPS Smart Profiler reflow process inspection tool and all new KIC Vantage network insight software.

Turn Your Factory into a SMART FACTORY – Meet with KIC’s MB Allen at the SMTA Upper Midwest Expo

Jun 01, 2017 | KIC announces plans to exhibit at the SMTA Upper Midwest Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Thursday, June 22, 2017 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis – Park Place in Minneapolis, MN. MB (Marybeth) Allen will showcase KIC’s new SPS Smart Profiler reflow process inspection tool and all new KIC Vantage network insight software. Combined, these solutions will quickly move you up the Smart Factory learning curve and turn your factory into a Smart Factory.

KIC’s MB Allen to Discuss Thermal Process Data Collection at SMTA Michigan

May 03, 2017 | KIC will exhibit at the SMTA Michigan Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the Crossroads Conference Center in Grand Rapids, MI. MB (Marybeth) Allen will showcase the Vantage network intelligence system and KIC SPS Smart Thermal Profiler. The new SPS Smart Profiler for reflow, wave and curing transforms thermal process data collection from a costly chore to a value-added function.

Reduce costs through thermal process optimization with KIC at SMT Nuremberg

May 01, 2017 | KIC today announced plans to exhibit with SmartRep in booth 4A-230 at SMT Hybrid Packaging, scheduled to take place May 16-18, 2017 in Nuremberg, Germany. KIC’s representatives will showcase the new KIC SPS thermal profiler and Vantage network intelligence system.

Smart Profiling System at NEPCON Shanghai – KIC SPS

Mar 22, 2017 | KIC will introduce the new KIC SPS thermal profiler in China in Stand 1G12# at NEPCON China, scheduled to take place April 25-27, 2017 at the Shanghai World EXPO Exhibition & Convention Center.

KIC Debuts New Smart Profilers

Mar 17, 2017 | KIC today announced plans to introduce its new thermal profiler. This new reflow profiler transforms thermal process data collection from a costly chore to a value-added function. The core function of a reflow oven is to produce an acceptable profile on each PCB. The new KIC SPS smart profiler collects the profile data and compares it to the process specifications. Within seconds, our new smart profiler also suggests an improved reflow oven setup.

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