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ECD M.O.L.E.® Thermal Profiling - Machine Process Control

Term: Machine Process Control
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Heat Flow Happens

Posted on May 24, 2011

An often misunderstood concept is heat flow and how it can influence the temperature of the product being heated so here is Wikipedia’s definition of heat flow, followed by a discussion of our own on the subject.
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Why do an Oven HealthCHECK™? Why Calibrate Instruments?

Posted on Jan 27, 2010

Why do an Oven HealthCHECK™? Why Calibrate Instruments?

You might ask, why should I perform an Oven HealthCHECK? In other words, why should I run a rather sophisticated measurement system through my oven to produce a rather nice looking 3-D plot of the cross belt temperature uniformity?

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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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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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