Eurocircuits have launched bench-top machines to help their prototype and small batch customers achieve professional quality soldering of components and testing of populated boards without the need for a massive investment. Prototype designers, under pressure to get new products to market, cannot afford to spend time debugging a new design only to find that the fault is due to a poorly soldered component. Small batch manufacturers know that their customers demand the highest levels of quality and reliability, but time spent fault-finding a defective joint or component comes straight off the bottom line.
The new machines, the eC-stencil-mate screen printer, the eC-reflow-mate reflow oven and the eC-test-mate have been designed and developed exclusively for Eurocircuits by a well-established industrial design company. They offer the same levels of accuracy and control as high-end automatic and semi-automatic machines but at a much lower cost and with greatly simplified set-up and operation. The eC-placer and the eC-pre-heater are a new 100% Eurocircuits design for manual placing of components and pre-heating the boards for hand soldering. The eC-fume-cube is designed by Purex ltd.