ThermoActive Suite Plus
Shingle Springs, CA — September 2016 — PDR Americas, a leader in IR rework, test and inspection, today announced its latest upgrade – the new ThermoActive Suite Plus “dynamic profile software” signallng a new era in rework process control. PDR’s recently released advanced “state-of-the-art” smart algorithms and high-speed processing capability insures the most exacting rework process control in the industry.
The latest version of ThermoActive Suite Plus does not require a ‘Teach/Learn Mode,’ meaning it is capable of self-adjusting thermal output to reach safe reflow temperatures automatically. As a result, users see a reduction in time and effort required for precision process/profile development. Additionally, in Auto Profile Mode, the software dynamically responds by increasing or decreasing top heat relative to the environment, ramp rate, and temperature limits.
Easy to master and intuitive by design, the ThermoActive Suite Plus offers simplicity while providing powerful behind-the-scenes control to achieve maximum rework productivity. With just six PDR supplied general profiles, PDR’s dynamic software automatically adjusts the wattage required to achieve high yield small board, medium board, and large board rework.
With PDR technology, Rework is as simple as 1-2-3. Imagine a system that does not require air nozzles, nor direct hand contact with hot air nozzles (safety), nor procurement expense issues and nozzle inventories. Unlike hot air or shutter based IR Systems, PDR IR technology projects visible light energy onto the IC, allowing the operator a visible and highly accurate means to determine where heat is being applied and to easily observe solder reflow without air nozzle line of sight obstruction.
When used with PDR’s highly accurate dual feedback PCB/IC non-contact pyrometer system, The software provides in-process control of time and temperature during the reflow cycle, measuring the BGA, CSP and QFN temperature “in process” and intelligently ‘self-heals’ process deviations when they occur. All PDR systems include PDR’s award-winning smart software – ThermoActive Suite Plus, along with the following features:
• Precision targeting of visible focused IR, eliminating the guesswork out of what is being heated, keeping your process in check.
• Does not induce laminar hot air flow or heat migration issues with adjacent components. Eliminates costly touch-up rework.
• Precisely Measures and controls the actual IC temperature while ‘in process’ every reflow operation.
• Senses and reacts to component temperature vs. heater core temperature.
• Displays solder sphere temperature, time above of liquidus, and overlays multiple data points.