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Weller to Present Robotic Reliability in Electronics Manufacturing at SMTA Atlanta Reliability Symposium

Aug 21, 2019

Weller Tools, the world’s No.1 brand in hand soldering solutions, is co-hosting a technical symposium with industry partners Indium Corporation and MicroCare Corporation at the Atlanta Tech Park in Peachtree Corners, GA on September 12, 2019 during SMTA Atlanta.

Scheduled to take place from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., the focus of the half-day reliability event is to gather electronics industry leaders to deliver presentations in the areas of their expertise.

Bubba Powers, Manager, Technical Services for Weller Professional Tools – North America, will discuss the Reliability of Robotics for Electronics Manufacturing, which gives an overview of the process of automation in the soldering workplace, and discusses what factors are critical for high-reliability electronics in both manual and automated manufacturing environments.

Also presenting at the SMTA-sponsored symposium will be Indium Corporation’s Kim Flanagan, Technical Support Engineer. Her presentation, Impact of Exposing No-Clean Solder Paste Flux Residues to a Water-Wash Cleaning Cycle, will review a series of surface insulation resistance (SIR) tests performed on no-clean flux residues that have been cleaned insufficiently and exposed to water-wash processes in order to determine whether electrical reliability was affected.

In addition, Emily Peck, MicroCare Senior Chemist, will present Cleaning for Reliability in Electronics, illustrating how electronics cleaning can be an important tool for enhancing performance and reliability.

The symposium is open to both SMTA member and non-members. Contact the SMTA Atlanta to register.


The Weller name stands for pioneering solutions in soldering technology. Founded in 1945, the company quickly grew to become the market leader in manual soldering technology. Weller's extensive range of products includes innovative solutions for industry and trade. The company's areas of expertise include conventional soldering technology such as extraction systems, precision tools and solutions involving screws, bolts and robots as well as many other benchtop products and services.

Weller Tools is part of the umbrella company Apex Tool Group, LLC. Apex Tool Group, LLC, headquartered in Sparks, Maryland, is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high performance hand and power tools, tool storage, drill chucks, chain and electrical soldering products for industrial, commercial and demanding do-it-yourself applications. ATG designs, manufactures, markets, and sells proprietary brands, including GEARWRENCH®, Crescent®, SATA®, Cleco®, Weller®, and APEX® and also designs and manufactures a number of private label tool brands for retailers. ATG sells its products through direct, retail, professional and trade channels to customers in over 115 countries, and serves a multitude of global markets, including automotive, aerospace, electronics, energy, hardware, industrial, and consumer retail.

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