BTU International, Inc., a leading supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment for the electronics manufacturing market, will exhibit its new Aurora reflow platform at NEPCON China. The show is scheduled to take place July 19-21, 2023 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center. The new Aurora 150N, 12-zone reflow oven will be on display in booth #1D38.
Aurora systems feature modern conveyor options, fully updated user interface, integrated Aqua Scrub™ flux management technology, innovative Smart Power energy savings software, and advanced process control technologies. The Aurora’s conveyor system offers five moveable rails with advanced center support options as well as dual-lane, dual-speed configurations. The conveyor platform, which can accommodate even wider boards than previous models, was designed concurrently to allow for the use of common parts.
“The Aurora launch is the culmination of more than three years of development,” said Joe Yang, product manager for reflow ovens. “We’ve taken feedback from our customers, and blended it with current technology to create a better user experience and performance. We are thrilled to bring this to the Asian market after having great success in the recent launch at the SMTconnect show in Germany,” added Yang.
One of the major innovations for the Aurora platform is the new Wincon 8 oven control system. This proprietary software was designed to mimic the style of SEMI E95 compliant interfaces and features a simplified and configurable main monitor graphic. The updated GUI navigation for Wincon 8 uses icons instead of menus, which significantly enhances the language independence of the control system. Wincon’s Smart Power feature has been upgraded to use the facility power even more efficiently during oven start-up.
In the Aurora reflow oven, maintenance access, oven contamination, input power and process gas usage have all been improved and optimized to deliver the absolute minimum in Cost of Ownership. Aurora’s combination of superior thermal performance, process flexibility and vision for the future sets the new standard for reflow ovens today – and for tomorrow.