KIC in Booth 3009, IPC-APEX Expo 2022: Solutions for Reflow/Wave/Selective Soldering and Curing – with Optimization, Process Control, Inspection and Traceability

KIC will exhibit in booth 3009 and the Factory of the Future Pavilion at the 2022 IPC APEX EXPO, scheduled to take place Jan. 25-27, 2022, at the San Diego Convention Center San Diego, CA. The KIC team are thermal process experts who make ovens smarter. Along with award-winning Reflow Process Inspection (RPI) and Wave Process Inspection (WPI), the KIC team will discuss NPI setup, process and recipe optimization for reduced defects, improved OEE, oven performance tracking and their complete ecosystem of solutions for thermal processes.

KIC has solutions for challenges such as handling process audits, automating manual profiling and data reporting tasks, MES/CFX connectivity, Industry 4.0 implementation, NPI process setup, reducing solder defects (voiding, head in pillow, tombstoning) and more.

Electronics manufacturing today requires automated and real-time process control and traceability. Like SPI and AOI are for optical inspection, inspection of the production reflow temperature profile is a must. Can you imagine a line without SPI or AOI? So why go without it for reflow, cure or wave soldering. Process control, traceability and quality solder joints can be delivered with real-time inspection capabilities. That is what KIC provides (and invented) for your thermal processes. This critical data should be a part of your overall Industry 4.0 smart factory solution to ensure all production through the oven is within specifications and that profile data is readily available for each individual board. 

The latest addition to the thermal process inspection family is KIC’s WPI, winner of the 2021 Mexico Technology Award and Global Technology Award. Wave Process Inspection provides users with automatic profiling – including an industry first dwell time and parallelism measurement for each production board – real-time preheat and wave analytics, automatic SPC charting and more.

KIC’s 45 years of experience in automated process data collection, direct service and support offices in every region, and more than 25,000 systems in the field brings the most reliable, accurate and innovative solutions for electronics manufacturing thermal process challenges. We are the experts in turning Heat to Data TM.

Move toward the future with full line connectivity, flexible production, data analytics and real-time insight, making sure to include your ovens and wave solder machines. For more information about KIC, visit