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Proper Flux Management = Reliability

Posted on Jan 27, 2016

Flux is one of the most important materials used in the soldering process. If applied correctly, flux has a significant impact on good solder joint reliability. But, how do you manage the fluxing process and ensure proper flux coverage for a robust wave soldering operation?

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Out with the Old, In with the New

Posted on Jan 13, 2016

Welcome to 2016! It’s a new year – the perfect time to scrutinize your process, the systems you use to achieve your objectives and the yield and profitability goals you hope to achieve.  Do you have the right tools in place to quantify and verify your manufacturing process?   ECD can help! From SmartDRY Intelligent Dry Storage for useful, affordable parts compliance to machine verification tools such as OvenCHECKER and OvenRIDER to world-class M.O.L.E. thermal profiling systems, ECD can enable management of your process with powerful data collection and software analytics. Don’t leave a successful 2016 to chance – contact ECD today! Check out our new website at

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BTU and ECD Partner to Develop a Comprehensive Recipe Prediction Tool

Posted on Nov 20, 2015

November 2015 – BTU International, Inc., a leading supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment for the electronics manufacturing and alternative energy markets, today announced that it has partnered with thermal measurement innovator ECD in a joint development initiative to integrate the company’s new Recipe Generator technology directly into BTU’s Wincon furnace operating system. ECD’s Recipe Generator is currently available through ECD’s M.O.L.E. series of thermal profiling systems, and the new integrated feature will be released in early 2016 as part of BTU’s Pyramax reflow product line. The technology will be the industry’s most comprehensive recipe prediction tool to-date, due to its process settings for zone temperatures and belt speed, which take into account the convection rate -- the most significant element of heat transfer.

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EI Microcircuits Leverages ECD’s Suite of Measurement Technologies to Ensure Robust Thermal Processes

Posted on Oct 28, 2015

October 28, 2015 – High-mix, medium-volume contract manufacturer, EI Microcircuits specializes in high-quality design, engineering and production of PCBs used in the industrial controls, medical and government sectors. With diverse and multiple jobs running throughout the Southern Minnesota-based EMS firm’s three facilities, ensuring tight reflow soldering processes is critical to high-yield and cost-effective manufacturing. For this important assembly process, EI Microcircuits relies on ECD’s M.O.L.E.® thermal profiling and OvenRIDER® technologies.

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ECD Develops Recipe Generator Tool; Makes Reflow Oven Recipe Set-Up as Easy as 1-2-3

Posted on Oct 05, 2015

October 5, 2015 – Always developing new tools to make electronics manufacturing simple, smart and streamlined, ECD today announced the availability of its latest productivity-enhancing technology, Recipe Generator. The new M.O.L.E.® M.A.P. software feature offers operators an easy approach to reflow oven recipe generation and is an excellent starting point for an in-spec process and development of the final recipe.

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Preview SmartDRY™ Intelligent Dry Storage from ECD at APEX 2015

Posted on Feb 17, 2015

February 17, 2015 – ECD, designer and manufacturer of the industry’s leading thermal profiling technology, today announced a significant expansion to its product line with the launch of SmartDRY™. The new innovation is an intelligent dry storage technology that goes beyond the conventional ‘dry cabinet’ and elevates the critical humidity-controlled storage of components to an affordable level of sophistication and ease-of-use generally only available at a higher price point. SmartDRY delivers a rich feature set with the best price-performance ratio in the market. The new technology will be shown at Booth 2832 during APEX 2015, which takes place from February 24 – 26 in San Diego, California.

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