Spot checking your profile without sacrificing a PCB
Program the KIC MVP™ fixture by running a single profile on your PCB. Subsequent profile runs only require the use of the MVP fixture without the production board. The single programming run eliminates the need to sacrifice your PCB.
The profile from the fixture matches the profile on the PCB
Profiling fixtures designed to periodically check changes in the reflow oven have been used for many years. The difficulty has always been in relating the data from a fixture to what is actually happening on the production boards. KIC’s patented sensor technology enables the fixture to provide profile measurements that accurately represent the relevant PCB. Simply attach TCs to the critical components on the PCB and clip it onto the MVP for an initial programming run. Subsequent profile runs with the MVP fixture no longer require the use of the PCB, yet the MVP will accurately measure the profile on the production board. The profile displayed by the fixture is the same profile that the PCB would have experienced in the oven at that time.
Process adjustments made quickly
Over time, the thermal process will change due to variables such as exhaust changes, preventive maintenance, oven wear and tear and more. The MVP fixture can spot check your process and verify whether it is still in spec and even how far inside the process window it is. When an out of spec situation is detected, the software can help bring the profile back into spec quickly. This capability leads to higher quality, lower rework and less production downtime.
Track profile changes and trends
The basic SPC charting capability is available to track changes in key process data such as peak temperature. Additionally, the automatically generated charts will display Cpk numbers that reveal the stability of the thermal process. All of KIC’s software is designed for easy and fast operation, and instant data access.