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The Handbook of Machine Soldering: SMT and TH, 3rd Edition



The Handbook of Machine Soldering: SMT and TH, 3rd Edition

Ralph W. Woodgate

ISBN: 978-0-471-13904-1 September 1996 320 Pages


A shop-floor guide to the machine soldering of electronics

Sound electrical connections are the operational backbone of everypiece of electronic equipment--and the key to success inelectronics manufacturing. The Handbook of Machine Soldering isdedicated to excellence in the machine soldering of electricalconnections. Self-contained, comprehensive, and down-to-earth, itcuts through jargon, peels away outdated notions, and presents allthe information needed to select, install, and operate machinesoldering equipment.

This fully updated and revised volume covers all of the newtechnologies and processes that have emerged in recent years, mostnotably the use of surface mount technology (SMT). Supplementedwith 200 illustrations, this thoroughly accessible text

Describes reflow and wave soldering in detail, including reflowsoldering of SMT boards and the use of nitrogen blankets
* Explains the setup, operation, and maintenance of a variety ofsoldering machines
* Discusses theory, selection, and control methods for solder,fluxes, and solder paste
* Defines standards of quality and shows how they can be achievedand maintained

Widely accepted in industrial and military circles, The Handbook ofMachine Soldering is an important resource for production managers,engineers, supervisors, operators, and anyone involved day-to-dayin electronic manufacturing. It is a proven text for upper-levelundergraduate college courses and for soldering seminars gearedtoward apprentices and future managers.
A Brief History of Machine Soldering.

The Theory.


Solders and Solder Paste.

Wave Soldering--Fluxers.

Wave Soldering--Preheating.

Wave Soldering--The Soldering Station.

Wave Soldering--Conveyors and Controls.

Wave Soldering--Installation, Selection, and Operation.

Stencils, Printers, and Dot Applicators.

Reflow Systems.

The Thermal Profile.


Training--Including Hand Soldering.

Controlling the Soldering Process.

Zero-Defect Soldering.

Troubleshooting the Process.

Design and Soldering.

Where Do We Go from Here?