EMS firm Firstronic has strengthened the capabilities of its Juarez facility by installing its second vapor phase soldering system to support a large program ramp.
“Vapor phase soldering technology represents a robust solution to a number of challenges convection reflow doesn’t address as well.
The vapor blanket immersion process ensures perfect wetting and void-free, high quality solder joints, which makes it ideal for densely packed printed circuit board assemblies,” said Steve Fraser, Firstronic’s vice president of operations.
The facility achieved yields of over 99% in the first 3 days of production ramp-up. Volumes have ramped smoothly to approximately 30,000 per month.