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The ECD Thermosphere Collective IQ is a collaboration of shared intelligence with Thermal Measurment as the primary focus.

 

Profiling ovens and processes with multiple conveyor speeds

Posted on Sep 29, 2009

Ovens used in the metallization of solar cells can have 20 or more heating and cooling zones. These ovens can become quite long if the conveyor speed in the initial curing and final cooling sections are the same as the firing section. By speeding up the conveyor speed in the firing section the oven can be shortened and temperature of the cells can be increased and decreased more quickly.

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Thermal Profiling in the Solar Industry

Posted on Aug 07, 2009

Solar Cell manufacturing has been around for a long time; however the materials and process have changed drastically in the past few years and will continue to evolve as the technology and need for Renewable Energy grows.

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When is a Profile Not a Profile?

Posted on Jun 11, 2009

I hear this all the time, “We only have three profiles used on our production floor.” Just what does that mean? For some it may mean, “We only have three different oven settings used on our production floor.” For others it may mean, “We only have three different kinds of solder paste used on our production floor.”

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Oven Verification using OvenRIDER®

Posted on May 06, 2009

A good Thermal Quality Program (ThQM) demands consistent oven verification to show that the reflow oven is reproducing the same thermal environment as it has in the past. The OvenRIDER is a good way to verify oven performance. How do you make best use of these tools, both the OvenRIDER pallet and the OvenRIDER SPC (ORSPC) software?

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Thermocouple Size or Gauge

Posted on Mar 18, 2009

Thermocouples are made when two conductors (wires) of different metals (alloys) are connected together to form a “junction.” This junction, or connection between the two conductors, is typically made by melting the two conductors together using a torch or a flash welding...
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