Centurion Reflow Soldering Oven
The Centurion reflow soldering oven is the latest evolution in a long history of reflow systems that have proven their capability worldwide and established a reputation for superior reliability.
Dual lanes with independent conveyor speed control doulbe throughput and allows two different boards to run in parallel.
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.
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.
Removable Exhaust Box with Temperature and Pressure Monitoring: Flux Management solution designed for air or nitrogen environments
CATHOX effectively removes volatile compounds from the process tunnel during reflow.
The Centurion™ reflow soldering oven is a forced-convection SMT reflow system with tight, closed-loop process control, built for today’s high-throughput PCB assembly environments. With the best heat transfer in the industry, the Centurion is able to run any profile at the lowest set point possible, which minimizes the thermal differences over the product and uses less energy.
Benefits and Features
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.
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.
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.
- Patented Technology of flux decomposition, the revolution of the industry
- Modular design for various solder paste usage
- Significantly extended maintenance cycle and shortened maintenance time compared to traditional way of flux condensation
- Avoid requirement of external devices like chillers
- Low cost of ownership
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.
Dual lanes with independent conveyor speed control doubles throughput and allows two different boards to run in parallel, a good value for high-mix low-volume manufacturers.
- Dual lane configurations up to 2 x 300 mm
- Optional combo belt/rail conveyors
- Single or dual board support systems
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.
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.
The new 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.
- 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
Designed as part of a flux management solution when a reflow oven exhausts directly from the oven in an air or N2 environment. This option condenses and collects flux in the exhaust box by reducing the flux temperature to be captured in the filters with temperature monitoring feature.
- Easy maintenance
- Efficent flux condensation
- Advanced alarm for flux clogging