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ECD Announces Key Staff Promotion

Posted on Nov 11, 2013

November 11, 2013 – ECD, a leading developer and supplier of measurement technologies for diverse industries, today announced the promotion of Kimberly Solonka to the role of Sales Manager. Previously, Solonka had territory responsibility for Asia, Latin America and the Northeastern region of the Americas. In her new position, she will direct and oversee all sales strategy and activity worldwide.

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ECD’s New SensorWATCH™ Basic Offers Access to Powerful Technology with Easy Expansion Capability

Posted on Oct 21, 2013

October 21, 2013 – Building on the successful launch of SensorWATCH™, ECD’s comprehensive system to mitigate issues associated with MSDs and ESD, the company has announced the availability of SensorWATCH Basic, a portfolio of task-specific Wi-Fi instruments and software that can be selected and implemented as and when required. Exceptionally cost-effective, the scalable SensorWATCH Basic allows manufacturers to incorporate a customizable system for automatic and efficient monitoring of factory temperature and humidity conditions, the common factors for MSD defects and development of ESD.

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ECD Launches Contest to Find the Oldest M.O.L.E.

Posted on Nov 01, 2012

November 1, 2012 – Thermal profiling technology leader ECD is issuing a challenge to its customers: uncover which among them has the oldest functioning M.O.L.E. thermal profiler still in use. M.O.L.E. technology, pioneered by ECD and first introduced to the market in 1986, is known for its robustness and longevity and ECD’s commitment to customers ensures continuing support. Because of these facts, ECD expects the winner to own a M.O.L.E. that is at least 20 years old, if not older.

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Classic PCB Thermal Profiling of the Reflow Solder Process

Posted on May 01, 2011

Classic printed circuit board (PCB) profiling involves connecting thermocouples from your PCB assembly to a data recording profiling instrument and running the assembly through your reflow oven. Profiling has two primary objectives: 1) determining the correct process settings for a given PCB assembly and 2) verifying process consistency to ensure repeatable results. By viewing the actual temperatures (thermal profile) of a PCB while it travels through the reflow oven, once can verify and/or correct oven settings to achieve optimum quality for the finished product.

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Reflow Soldering – The Basics

Posted on May 20, 2010

Reflow soldering is a thermal process which is designed to melt a solder paste (a mixture of solder alloy powder with a solder flux to form a tacky paste) which has been placed on the exposed conductive pads of a circuit board and the contacts or leads of an electronic device to form a solder joint.

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How Important Is Thermal Profiling?

Posted on Sep 01, 2009

Thermal profiling is always necessary — no matter what. Or is it? If this sounds like a contradiction, there are currently ways of profiling that provide alternatives to the most time-consuming or labor-intensive methods. For example, oven verification may in some cases replace repeated board profiles, but only if strict parameters are met. The trick is in knowing when to profile the board or verify the oven performance.

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