Selective Soldering Verification Technology Rounds Out Comprehensive Process Control Portfolio, Will Be Displayed Alongside Award-Winning Profiling and Continuous Monitoring Systems
December 6, 2021 – On the heels of a successful European debut, ECD’s SelectiveRIDER™ will be shown live for the first time in the Americas at IPC APEX EXPO, taking place January 25-27 in San Diego, CA. The new technology aligns with ECD’s platform approachand, like the company’s other verification pallets, uses the SuperM.O.L.E.® Gold 2 thermal profiler as the data collection device, and MAP software for analysis and SPC. SelectiveRIDER captures and measures multiple selective soldering equipment parameters including fountain height and diameter, fountain and fluxer coordinate accuracy, flux penetration, solder temperature, maximum preheat and Delta T at contact. Since its commercialization last year, SelectiveRIDER has emerged as an indispensable tool for confirmation of selective soldering equipment settings and assurance of process precision and repeatability.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
April 6, 2020 – ECD today announced that Mike Hayward will lead the company’s operations in the EMEA region where he will oversee product sales, channel partnerships, customer technical support and strategic relationships. Hayward, who has an extensive technical background and has worked in the electronics industry for over 35 years, previously held a similar role with ECD and is delighted to re-join the company to help lead growth initiatives as the Director of EMEA Operations.