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Centurion Reflow Soldering Oven
CATHOX Flux Filtration System
The patented CATHOX™ (Catalytic Thermal Oxidizer) dramatically reduces maintenance requirements while keeping a clean process environment. It is very effective in removing volatile compounds from the process tunnel during reflow. In thermal oxidation, organic vapors are converted to hydrocarbons, which are captured by a filter. Centurion’s design also ensures that when maintenance is required, you have easy access and can do the maintenance job with few tools required. The modular design of CATHOX allows the number of units to be increased to handle up to 50kg of solder paste per week and even more with the Ultra CATHAX available for Centurion+.
Closed Loop PPM Control System
The closed loop PPM control system is designed to be used in a nitrogen environment with CATHOX™ to maintain a precise PPM setpoint range. The closed loop system can maintain the setting from 200PPM to 2000PMM at +/-100PPM tolerance from 200 to 500 and 20% tolerance from 500 to 2000. In Production Mode, the system ensures stable PCB quality. In Idle Mode, it reduces nitrogen consumption and automatically recovers to PPM setpoint before the machine returns to production.
Industry-leading Thermal Performance
With Centurion’s new design backed by our experiences with its prior generations, we achieved better thermal transfer even with wider process chamber. Our knowledge and experience in process control ensure repeatability across the ovens required by the most demanding customers and the most challenging process requirements in the world.
Cost of Ownership
With an efficient heat transfer design, Centurion provides low energy consumption. Its reliable and robust design, backed by over 20 years of SMT experience and capability, ensures high uptime even with the toughest reflow requirements. Our patented CATHOX™ further reduces cost of ownership by reducing the maintenance needs through cutting-edge technology of flux treatment. The new ‘idle mode’ option will further reduce cost of operation.
Fast Cool Down
Fast changeover time is a key factor for high-mix low volume manufacturers. Fast Cool Down (FCD) is a key option when there are multiple recipe changes in a day, especially when changing profiles from high to low temperature. Through computer program, FCD automatically controls individual zones to reach its specific temperature setpoint.
Centurion Air Flow System
The Centurion air flow system is designed to extract flux contaminated air out of the chamber of an air environment reflow oven. The system isolates the heating and cooling section of the tunnel with an additional venturi. It reduces refresh time and maintenance time, providing a much cleaner environment.
True N2/Air Switch
The True N2/Air switch on a nitrogen machine allows the user to easily switch between air flow system and nitrogen flow system for different productions. In Nitrogen production, nitrogen is recirculated to save the operating cost, and in Air production, the new air flow system proactively extracts air out of the chamber to the exhaust box.
This option provides the customer with the combination of a true N2 machine and a true Air machine.
Maintenance and Accessibility
The patented CATHOX™ (Catalytic Thermal Oxidizer) dramatically reduces maintenance requirements while keeping a clean process environment. It is very effective in removing volatile compounds from the process tunnel during reflow. In thermal oxidation, organic vapors are converted to hydrocarbons, which are captured by a filter. Centurion’s design also ensures that when maintenance is required, you have easy access and can do the maintenance job with few tools required.
- Management Information Systems provides log files with all set and actual values
- Barcode software has ability to connect to an individual product
- Barcode software can be used for automatic program selection
- Connections to host systems are possible using optional CAMX interface
Easily Removable Exhaust Box with Temperature and Pressure Monitoring
The easily removable exhaust box is part of a flux management solution designed for air or nitrogen environments. This option serves as an alternative flux management solution to CATHOX. Filters are easily removed keeping maintenance time to less than two minutes.