DeltaProbe - Eliminates the need for Fragile Test Boards


DeltaProbe Fixture

The SolderStar DeltaProbe is a reflow soldering accessory that works in conjunction with the SolderStar Pro temperature profiling system. It effectively removes the need to use fragile test boards for periodic profiling required for ongoing control of the reflow process.

With fixed sensors and no test card or long trailing wires, the SolderStar DeltaProbe is a fixed, robust and convenient platform for generating highly repeatable results. Although process setup requires a temperature profile captured from a real test PCB, ongoing process monitoring can be achieved by measuring the difference from an established process baseline.

Periodically the SolderStar DeltaProbe is passed through the process to allow rapid checks against the baseline profile and SPC data to be captured. Process change, due to variations in convection levels, conveyor speed or zone setpoints, is instantly and accurately detected and the operator is notified visually. Advanced SPC tools create charts
for ongoing process control measurement,
evaluation and corrective action.
The Golden Profile

A 'golden profile' for each process is established in 3 easy steps:

1. Optimum oven settings are first established by product profile capture and simulation

2. The DeltaProbe is passed through the reflow oven to capture a 'golden process profile'

3. Tolerance limits are set around temperature traces and process parameters

Downloads

Product Datasheet
SolderStar Shortform Brochure
SolderStar Powerpoint

Error Conditions Detected
• Incorrect oven profile loading
• Unauthorised change of oven profile settings
• Conveyor speed errors
• Setpoint & convection level errors

Standard Equipment

• Adjustable carrier system (100mm - 450mm)
• DeltaProbe tolerance software module
• 160mm Process Sensor Module
• 3 x DeltaProbe sensors
 

Optional Items
• 100mm Process Sensor Module
• 280mm Process Sensor Module
• Custom Process Sensor Module

 

SolderStar APS - Automatic Profiling System for Reflow Ovens


SolderStar APS - A profile for every board.
The SolderStar APS system provides full time process monitoring of a soldering process, and is capable of recording a process conditions and a temperature profile for every board produced.

Ultrathin sensor probes are permanently mounted along the length of the reflow oven to measure product level temperature. This newly developed probe allows for a smaller physical size which offers two significant advantages, fast response to changing oven loading and the elimination of shadowing problems associated with components mounted close to the conveyor rails.

Product speed and position are monitored by way of high accuracy real-time speed monitoring instrumentation, board-in sensors and a new software algorithm, resulting in a 'True Profile' for every board processed. PC software automatically calculates all important process parameters and checks for values outside defined limits for the process. On exit of the board from the machine this information, along with a board ID is stored in a database for complete product traceability.

Should the measured parameters drift outside process limits then the system immediately stops further entry of boards into the machine via a standard SMEMA interface and alerts line staff that remedial action is required.
Downloads Error Conditions Detected
Incorrect recipe loading
Conveyor speed faults
Heater and fan failures
Reflow parameters outside tolerance


Technical Data
Measurement Range -150 to 500C
Measurement Accuracy +/- 1C
Sampling Frequency 1 per second all channels
Communications/Power USB
Conveyor Speed Accuracy +/- 1%


Standard Equipment
Probe Interface Unit
Customised oven temperature probe
Conveyor speed sensor kit
Optical Board-in sensor
Optional Equipment
SMEMA Interface cable
Barcode Interface


Software
The SolderStar APS is supplied with a dedicated software package for realtime monitoring and reporting of your reflow soldering parameters. A common interface and navigation system allows existing users of other SolderStar products to quickly perform detailed wave solder analysis with minimal training.
Compatibility Windows™ XP/Vista/7/8 32 & 64 Bit
Language Support English,German,Spanish ,Chinese
Click here to view the software page

 

SolderStar LITE - Thermal Profiler


SolderStar Lite

Low Cost Temperature Profiling
Faced with the challenges of lead-free manufacture, many companies are moving into thermal profiling for the first time. SolderStar LITE makes the transition easy, as it is extremely simple to use yet offers full profiling capabilities, enabling users to establish and maintain the correct temperature and speed settings in all of their thermal processes, quickly and easily.

Featuring SolderStar’s world-class 4-channel Neptune datalogger and PC analysis software, SolderStar LITE combines measurement accuracy, oustanding thermal performance and simplicity to provide one of the industry’s best entry-level thermal profiling systems.

Specially designed to offer professional profiling for the limited budget. it is tailor-made for the novice profiler, small
volume or low-complexity PCB manufacturer,
or as a second system.
System Advantages
• Ideal for smaller ovens or simpler PCB assemblies

• IPC-7530 compliant measurement on up to 4 Type K channels

• Ultra compact datalogger and heatshield

• Full lead-free protection and performance

• Professional software tools for rapid profile set-up and test reporting

• High quality, professional and robust

Downloads

SolderStar Lite Datasheet(PDF) - 58Kb
Software Download

4 Channel Datalogger
20mm Thermal Barrier
Type K Thermocouples
USB Communication / Charge Cable
Profile Central PC Analysis software
Hard copy manual
1 Year calibration certificate
Equipment case

Optional Equipment
Profile Seeker Simulation Software
Adjustable Reflow Carrier

Datalogger - Technical Data

Size (mm)/ Weight 203 x 50 x 9, 150g
Channels 4 Type K (Thermocouple Test Feature)
Memory 65,500 points
Sampling 0.1s – 10 minutes, user selectable
Measurement Range -150°C to 500°C
Accuracy +/- 1°C
Resolution 0.02°C measured internally
Max Int.
Operating Temp
+85°C (Auto stop on over temperature)
Power Rechargeable high temperature NiMH
Communication USB ( A to MINI-B)
Thermocouples 4 x Type K, Special limits of error.
  EN 05842:1993 Class 1 / ANSI MC 96.1

Heatshield - Technical Data

Supplied Model HS2080
Material Polished Stainless Steel
Size / Weight 290mm x 80mm x 20mm, 500g

Software - Technical Data

Compatibility Windows™ 95/98/ME/NT4/2000 or XP
Language Support English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Simplified & Traditional Chinese
Click here to view the software page


SolderStar PRO - The Ultimate Thermal Profiler For Reflow And Wave Soldering


Designed for manufacturers and EMS providers looking for the ultimate in thermal profiling, the SolderStar Pro package takes profiling capability to the highest level and provides true process profiling for optimum quality control.

The SolderStar Pro includes the ultra compact Neptune SL datalogger with unique 'SmartLink' connector system. 'SmartLink' allows high measurement channel configurations, while maintaining a small footprint and connection to a range of accessories for capture of SPC information from both reflow and wave soldering processes. A comprehensive suite of full- feature software includes profile simulations and integrated SPC charting tools.

This easy to use system is ideal for manufacturers
and EMS providers who profile periodically to
form a complete mass soldering quality
control tool.
System Advantages

• SolderStar PRO datalogger provides industry-leading accuracy, slim-line footprint and full lead-free thermal performance

• Up to 16 measurement channels for thermal profiling of the most complex PCB assemblies

• Unique SmartLink connection system provides easy and flexible connection to a range of products and accessories

• Professional software tools including thermal profile analysis and simulation, ISO documentation and integrated SPC management software

• WaveShuttle PRO ready for advanced wave soldering analysis

• DeltaPRObe ready for reflow oven performance monitoring

Downloads

Product Datasheet
SolderStar Shortform Brochure
SolderStar Powerpoint
Standard Equipment

SolderStar PRO USB datalogger
Thermocouple Adapter (6 - 16)
25mm Lead Free heatshield
Type K thermocoupless
Profile Central PC Analysis software
Profile Seeker Simulation + SPC Manager tools
Reflow oven and solder paste libraries
Hard copy manual + 1 Year calibration certificate
Equipment case

Optional Equipment

6,9 or 12 or 16 Channel Thermocouple Adapters
WaveShuttle PRO – Wave Solder Analyser & SPC fixture
DeltaPRObe – Reflow oven performance fixture
Adjustable Reflow Carrier

Thermal Profiling Datalogger - Technical
Size (mm)/ Weight 120 x 52 x 9, 120g
Channels 16
Memory 120,000 points
Sampling 0.1s – 10 minutes
Measurement Range -150°C to 500°C
Accuracy +/- 1°C
Resolution 0.02°C measured internally
Max Int.
Operating Temp
+85°C (Auto stop on over temperature)
Power Rechargeable high temperature NiMH
Communication Direct USB for comms and re-charge
Thermocouples Type K, Special limits of error.
  EN 05842:1993 Class 1 / ANSI MC 96.1

Heatshield - Technical Data
Material Stainless Steel
Size / Weight 330mm x 80mm x 25mm, 670g

Software - Technical Data
Compatibility Windows™ XP/VISTA/W7/W8 32 and 64 Bit
Language Support English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Simplified & Traditional Chinese

Click here to view the software page

 

 

True Wave Solder Process Control and SPC / Wave Solder Machine Profiler - SolderStar WaveShuttle Pro


Wave Soldering - The WaveShuttle Pro

Designed to work in conjunction with the SolderStar Pro temperature profiling package, this sophisticated accessory provides detailed analysis of all key parameters of wave soldering.

The WaveShuttle Pro is manufactured from advanced anti-static composite and fitted with durable titanium side rails, allowing its repeated use with high temperature lead-free solders. This active pallet incorporates titanium sensors on the underside that gather data on contact parameters as it moves through the solder wave. At the same time the SolderStar SL high speed datalogger system accomodated on the upper side via a SmartLink connection measures temperature profiles, stores data and effects data downloads.

By capturing data on the temperature profile as well as solder wave interaction parameters in the same pass, this unique tool provides medium and large electronics manufacturers with set up capabilities as well as full, cost-effective SPC of their wave soldering process.

The WaveShuttle Pro is supplied with Wave Central PC Software, a dedicated package for the analysis of all key wave soldering parameters. Based on SolderStar's interface and navigation system it allows users of other SolderStar products to perform detailed wave solder analysis with minimal training.
System Advantages

• High quality 10mm fixture provides a robust fixed platform for initial process set up, regular checks and ongoing process control.

• Titanium contact sensors on the underside provide accurate measurement of main and chip wave parameters

• Custom widths and sensor positions are available for fixed width lines or special applications

• Fully enclosed, protected datalogger and contact measurement system is ideal for hotter lead-free processes

• Dedicated Wave Central PC analysis software comes with product database and integrated SPC charting package

Downloads

Product Datasheet
SolderStar Shortform Brochure
SolderStar Powerpoint
Software Download
WaveShuttle Video
Parameters Measured

Main and chip wave dwell time(front,middle and rear)
Wave Height/Immersion Depth
Conveyor speed (dual speed conveyor support)
Top side PCB temperature (Left & Right)
Solder Pot temperature
Delta T at Wave
Contact Area
PCB to Conveyor Parallelism
Component Heating Rates
Real component temperatures (via spare channels & user test PCB)

 

Technical Data

Construction CDM Anti Static 10mm
Size/Weight 250 x 315 x 30mm (max) 1kg
Dwell Contacts 7 positions measured by on-pallet system
Contact sampling All contacts 100 times p/s
Timing accuracy +/- 0.01 seconds
Immersion Depth Configurable in 0.2mm steps
Temperature 5 channels (Neptune SL)
2x PCB top side L&R Type K
1 x Solder Pot Type K
2x User PCB/Aux. Type K
Temp Accuracy +/- 1°C
Temp Resolution 0.02°C ( 0.1°C displayed on graph)


Standard Equipment
250mm Width active pallet
Wave Central PC analysis software CD
Hard Copy User manual
Accessory Soft Bag


Optional Equipment
Custom Pallet Width


Software

The WaveShuttle Pro is supplied with a dedicated software package for analysis of all key wave soldering parameters. A common interface and navigation system allows existing users of other SolderStar products to quickly perform detailed wave solder analysis with minimal training.
Compatibility Windows™ XP/VISTA/W7/W8 32 and 64 Bit
Language Support English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Simplified & Traditional Chinese
Click here to view the software page