Soldering equipment family reduces footprint and cost-of-ownership

15-04-2024 | Nordson Electronics Solutions | Industrial

Nordson Electronics Solutions has released the Synchro 3, a new model in the SELECT Synchro selective soldering equipment family for high-volume PCB assembly applications. Selective soldering safeguards solder joint quality during electronics manufacturing to help protect product reliability.

All Synchro systems use a revolutionary, patent-pending synchronous motion technology to dramatically lower conveyance time and boost throughput by 20-40% for most applications while decreasing footprints to 60%. The equipment series includes the Synchro 3, 5, and 5 XL, delivering three or five soldering stations. The new model provides up to three solder pots to match manufacturing needs for different alloys and different or singular nozzles. The Synchro 3 and 5 systems handle boards up to 2500mm x 460mm, while the Synchro 5 XL handles 2500mm x 680mm boards.

Single-sided, double-sided through-hole, mixed-technology surface mount, and through-hole board assemblies travel non-stop through the multi-station selective soldering system. Soldering tasks are automatically balanced between soldering pots to increase throughput further. Process control features are standard as well as easy point-and-click programming and fiducial finding. Last year, the Synchro 5 won the 2023 Mexico EMS award for outstanding innovation in PCA and electronics packaging.

“Since the SELECT Synchro 5 was introduced in 2022, the industry response remains remarkable, so we wanted to enhance the product family. First, the Synchro 5 XL for wider boards and now the Synchro 3 will provide a broad range of solutions for selective soldering processes,” stated Florian Strohmayer, product line manager, Nordson Electronics Solutions. “We continue to work with customers who are either replacing wave soldering equipment or updating their existing selective soldering operations.”

The series equipment summary:

NEW: Synchro 3 – Up to three soldering stations, handles board sizes up to 2500mm x 460mm.

Synchro 5 - Up to five soldering stations. handles board sizes up to 2500mm x 460mm.

Synchro 5 XL - Up to five soldering stations. handles board sizes up to 2500mm x 680mm.

All systems comprise automatic conveyor width adjustment, drop-jet fluxer, flux-level sensing system, titanium solder pot and pump assembly, quick-change magnetically coupled solder nozzle, pre-heaters, warpage sensor, system camera, and access to process data for traceability.


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