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KIC and SMT Thermal Discoveries partner to offer automated, inline reflow inspection for vacuum reflow

Jul 04, 2020

KIC, innovators of the industry’s number one reflow process inspection system, and SMT Thermal Discoveries, a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-art reflow and vacuum technology, have partnered to integrate KIC’s market-leading technology into SMT’s multiple award-winning vacuum reflow oven (as well as their standard reflow solutions).

The SMT vacuum reflow offers void-free soldering, precise nitrogen control, fast cycle times and reliable transport. With the integration of KIC’s RPI (Reflow Process Inspection) into the SMT vacuum reflow oven, electronics manufacturers will now have a solution for voiding that ensures full process control and traceability of the production profile with vacuum data, for every board – real-time built-in inspection with industry-leading technology.

KIC is the market leader in reflow process inspection and production profile data automation, with 40+ years and more than 25,000 systems installed. The company’s proven and accurate technology is implemented worldwide for automotive, medical, defense, aerospace, consumer and industrial electronics markets.

SMT Thermal Discoveries is a recognized expert in the field of mechanical engineering for thermal processes from -50°C up to +450 °C. The German company has aligned itself worldwide, with offices in Europe, North America and China. Cooling, curing and drying systems as well as temperature treatment systems for function tests are an ideal supplement of the product range. For more information, visit smtna.com.

Move toward the future of line connectivity, flexible production, machine learning and real-time insight. For more information about KIC, visit www.kicthermal.com.


KIC is a technology company working to make reflow ovens smarter through thermal profiling automation and optimization solutions. With offices across the globe, KIC is ready to become your partner in oven-based manufacturing. Corporate headquarters are located at 16120 W Bernardo Dr., San Diego, CA 92127. https://kicthermal.com.

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