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BTU's Health Check Service Recognized by GLOBAL Technology Awards

Oct 03, 2020

BTU International, Inc. received a 2020 GLOBAL Technology Award in the category of Soldering – Reflow for its Health Check Service. The award was announced during a Virtual Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020.

BTU furnaces and reflow ovens are known worldwide for their quality construction, productivity and long usable life. BTU is offering a new Health Check service, which is essentially a “well visit” for BTU reflow ovens and custom furnaces. During a Health Check, BTU system experts will perform mechanical checks and inspections, test electrical subsystems – including all heater circuits – perform calibrations, and verify all safety interlocks. Performing all of these actions in one shift has considerable advantages.

“We are truly proud to offer what we believe is the best customer service in the industry and to be recognized for this special offering,” said Bruce Quigley, director of customer service and Billerica operations. “The Health Check package is supported by our field service engineers who are highly trained, experienced professionals who show tremendous dedication to our customers’ needs, be it an emergency response or a scheduled preventive maintenance.”

Health Check includes all calibrations and supporting documentation. Calibrations are required to keep performance accurate as it directly relates to temperature measurement. Regular calibrations are also required to support corporate quality systems such as ISO.

The Health Check Service helps to avoid unscheduled downtime, improve system performance and safety, and streamline future repairs and maintenance processes. A properly calibrated and maintained oven is more likely to operate in the middle of the thermal process window thereby allowing greater belt speeds and production throughputs.

The GLOBAL Technology Awards have recognized the very best new innovations in the printed circuit assembly and packaging industries since 2005. The prestigious awards contest has been bringing together the global SMT and advanced packaging industry in a celebration of the companies and people that are achieving the highest standards and driving our industry forward. For more information, visit www.globalsmt.net/awards.

For more information about BTU International, visit www.btu.com.


BTU International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Amtech Group (Nasdaq: ASYS), is a global supplier and technology leader of advanced thermal processing equipment in the electronics manufacturing market.  BTU’s high-performance reflow ovens are used in the production of SMT printed circuit board assemblies and in semiconductor packaging processes. BTU also specializes in precision controlled, high-temperature belt furnaces for a wide range of custom applications, such as brazing, direct bond copper (DBC), diffusion, sintering and advanced solar cell processing. BTU has operations in North Billerica, Massachusetts, and Shanghai, China, with direct sales and service in the U.S.A., Asia and Europe. Information about BTU International is available at www.btu.com.

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