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Soldering Quality Across the Board: ECD Showcases Systems for Complete Process Control at Productronica 2021

Posted on Oct 06, 2021

Portfolio of Thermal Profiling, Solder System Verification and Continuous Monitoring Technologies Provide Harmonized Quality Assurance

October 6, 2021 – From Hall A4, Booth 120 at Productronica 2021, ECD will display and demonstrate its award-winning line of soldering process tools. Marking one of the first live events for ECD in more than a year, Productronica represents a unique opportunity to debut – in person – several technologies that have been conceived, developed and refined in recent months, as well as the company’s flagship products.

Highlights of the display include ECD’s OvenSENTINEL™ continuous monitoring software and its brand new SelectiveRIDER™ verification pallet, both of which will be available for show delegates to experience first-hand. Process optimization across soldering disciplines is enabled by ECD’s standard-setting M.O.L.E.® in-transit thermal profiling device, which interfaces with all soldering process measurement pallets for a holistic approach and future-proofing confidence.

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ECD’s OvenSENTINEL™ Expands Functionality with Convenient, Time-Saving Profile SnapShot™

Posted on May 18, 2021

On-demand Oven Profile Verification Maximizes Uptime, Saves Costs, Confirms Conditions for Quality Output

May 18, 2021 – ECD today announced an important feature expansion to its award-winning OvenSENTINEL™ continuous monitoring technology with the addition of Profile SnapShot™, a one-button, on-demand oven profile confirmation that saves valuable production time and delivers a robust data file as opposed to a profile image only. OvenSENTINEL’s in-depth TrueProfile™ traceability benefits for high-reliability manufacturing are well-proven; Profile SnapShot™ expands the advantages of the novel continuous monitoring software by facilitating significant labor savings opportunities while safeguarding quality output and providing proof of production-ready oven conditions.

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Newly-launched ECD SelectiveRIDER™ Earns Industry Honor

Posted on Apr 21, 2021

Selective Soldering Verification Tool Wins NPI Award Four Months Post-Debut, Confirming Usefulness for Quality Assurance and Process Control

April 21, 2021 – On the heels of its market launch in Q4 2020, ECD’s SelectiveRIDER™ has landed its first industry honor with a Circuits Assembly magazine NPI Award win. Evaluated across challenging criteria including innovation, compatibility with existing technology, costeffectiveness, design, flexibility, performance and user-friendliness, SelectiveRIDER earned the top score in the ‘Selective Soldering Tools and Accessories’ category.

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ECD’s Tara Fischer Assumes Sole Leadership Position, Celebrates Company’s Transformative Year

Posted on Feb 08, 2021

Long-time Staff Member and Customer-Focused Executive Shapes New Business Model as ECD President

February 8, 2021 – ECD today announced that 26-year staffer, Tara Fischer, is now the exclusive owner and President of the company, a move that was finalized in late 2020. Since 2015, Fischer has co-owned ECD with a former employee, but now has complete oversight of all business strategy and activities. Backed by a knowledgeable and experienced leadership team, she has worked alongside ECD’s more than 150 global employees and distribution partners during the past several months to fundamentally transform the business approach, setting it on a course for even greater success in traditional and emerging markets.

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ECD Launches SelectiveRIDER™, Closes the Loop on Automated Soldering Solutions

Posted on Nov 17, 2020

Thermal Profiling and Process Verification Leader Boasts Most Comprehensive Soldering Offer with Debut of Selective Soldering Tool

November 17, 2020 – ECD today announced the addition of SelectiveRIDER™ to its portfolio of soldering process measurement pallets, effectively closing the loop to deliver a complete line of automated verification technologies for every machine soldering process: wave, reflow and selective. Like all ECD verification RIDERs, the selective soldering measurement pallet integrates with the SuperM.O.L.E. Gold 2® thermal profiler and ECD’s M.A.P. software for a seamless, optimized solution.

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OvenSENTINEL™ Earns ECD Top Honors; Second-Generation set to Make Debut

Posted on Oct 07, 2020

OvenSENTINEL™ Earns ECD Top Honors; Second-Generation set to Make Debut

Reflow Soldering Monitoring Software’s Scalability, Extreme Traceability Recognized for Importance to Industry

October 6, 2020 – OvenSENTINEL™, ECD’s distinctive reflow soldering continuous monitoring technology, was honored with a Global Technology Award just as its second-generation version is set to hit the market. The award ceremony, which took place virtually last month, highlighted OvenSENTINEL’s top ranking in the process control software category based on the innovation’s unique feature set.

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ECD-Essentium DryBox Partnership

Posted on Sep 29, 2020

Essentium and ECD Partner to Develop DryBox, an Intelligent Storage System for Industrial-Scale 3D Printing

Delivers optimum environment for materials, extends shelf life, yields more consistent prints, produces better part quality

Austin, Texas, September 29, 2020 - Essentium, Inc., today launched the Essentium DryBoxTM, a next-generation cabinet designed to store and protect 3D printing filaments in a humidity-controlled environment. Essentium worked in partnership with leading intelligent dry storage system innovator, ECD, to develop DryBox exclusively for 3D printer material requirements.

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Is Your Dry Storage J-Standard Compliant?

Posted on Jun 25, 2020

What is J-Standard compliance and why should you care? Is your operation in full compliance? Is your team adopting practices that may be sacrificing compliance? What’s your confidence level that moisture sensitive components have been stored correctly? With the abundance of misleading information, outdated practices, and simple lack of understanding, you may be at risk of unintentionally producing suspect assemblies.

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ECD Launches Online Thermal Profiling Course

Posted on Jun 09, 2020

June 9, 2020–Thermal profiling pioneer ECD has developed a five-module course that provides electronic assembly specialists with a thorough overview of thermal profiling  basics.Designed as an introductory tool for new operators or a fundamentals refresher for seasoned engineers, ECD’s Thermal Profiling course, which only recently went live, has  received overwhelmingly positive reviews.

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When to Calibrate

Posted on Apr 23, 2020

System Accuracy = Profitability. Is your thermal profiler operating at 100% accuracy? If not, it could be costing you. Calibrating instruments on a regular basis helps optimize manufacturing processes to minimize production downtime, ensure product quality, and secure plant reliability. Calibration should be part of your ongoing maintenance routines. Want to know if your thermal profiler is in spec?
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