In selective soldering, only through-hole components are soldered. A key goal is to minimally affect the surface-mount components and other adjacent materials on the board. Because every PCB has its own specific layout and materials, the selective soldering machine is designed for different configuration, using software.
Today's selective soldering technology is capable of soldering with lead-free solders and tin-lead combinations. The process offers flexibility, advanced control and automation. Its robustness and wide process window make it ideal for lead-free soldering, where solderability and thermal vulnerability of certain components may be issues. Selective soldering delivers quality, repeatability and increased product reliability.