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Increase Process Control and Lower Cost of Ownership
This white paper is based on an original publication by Ed Zamborsky of OK International
With consumer demand for lower-cost technology and a manufacturing focus on high margins and productivity, the need for process control is more vital than ever. Even in this struggle, the hand soldering function can be easily overlooked. Older soldering systems are still utilized in many factories far beyond their intended lifetime - which can result in higher operating costs and decreased productivity.
Frequently outdated stations are used, often improperly, by untrained operators. The impending result is a station set to maximum temperature as an operator attempts to increase thru-put without realizing the damage caused to delicate components and boards - which illustrates the need for simple yet high performance soldering systems in the modern production facility.