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RPS Vector Selective Soldering

The RPS Vector selective soldering machine is a powerful system featuring a space-saving footprint. Designed for high mix, high value, and low to mid volume PCB production environments. It can be programmed in minutes and can handle basic to complex dip, drag, wire bond and other through-hole soldering processes previously performed by hand or wave soldering.

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Vector Soldering Operation

X/Y/Z Control

Closed Loop Servo Motors

X/Y/Z Motion | Accuracy

Lead Screw | ± .002"

Interpolated Motion

Yes | Simultaneous X, Y and Z

Max Speed

Ω X/Y axes @ 5” per second

Max Process Range

18 x 18” | 300 x 450 mm

Min/Max PCB Size

1 x 1” to 18 x 18” | 25 x 25 mm to 460 x 460 mm

Load Method

Manual | Universal PCB Holder

Inline SMEMA Load

Option | SMEMA Edge Belt

Solder Process Control

Approach

360° | Access to All Solder Points

Nozzle Material

Wetted Alloy

Nozzle Sizes

(ID)1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 20 mm & custom

Keep Away

1.5mm Standard | 0.5mm Capable

Max Wave Height

6mm Standing Wave Height

Component Max Height

3” | Top & Bottom of PCB

Flux Process Control

Spray Fluxer

Standard | Stainless Steel

Drop Jet Fluxer

*0.5 - 2mm | 14% Solids Max

Ultrasonic Fluxer*

1 - 5mm | 40% Solids Max

Dual Fluxers / Chemistry*

Two Independent Nozzles & Plumbing

Flux Capacity

1 Litre Pressurised (per tank)

Solder Pot Management

Solder Pot Capacity

60 lbs | 27 kgs

Temp Control

PID proportioning (0-400°C) ± 2°C

Heat Time

60 Minutes

HMP Upgrade*

Option

Dross Production

1.5 Ounces per 8 Hours

Maintenance Cycle

80 Hour Pump Clean | 30 Minutes

Nitrogen Management

N2 Inertion

RPS Proheat™

N2 Temp Control

0-400 °C Closed Loop | Adjustable Set Point

N2 Consumption | Purity

30-35 CFH | <20 PPM O2


Vector 460 Requirements

Safety UL and CE Compliant

Electrical 208-240 VAC | 1Ø 3 Wire | 50-60hz | 30 amp

Dimension (D-L-H) 58 x 55 x 50” | L 60” inline

Weight 1000 lbs | 450 kgs

Air 80 PSI | Clean and Dry

Nitrogen N2 <20 PPM O2 | 35 SCFH N2

Ship Weight 1250 lbs | 375 kgs

Exhaust 25 SCFH (ft3)

 

 

The Vector soldering system features best-in-class servo motor motion control, providing speed, accuracy, and repeatability. A superior thermal performance miniwave is achieved with the use of a closed loop temperature controlled nitrogen insertion process. RPS Automation offers innovative miniwave nozzle designs for wave stability and defect free performance. 

Applications:

  • Blue chip
  • OEM and CEM companies
  • Dip & Drag Soldering
  • Lead Attach
  • Point-to-Point Soldering
  • Large PCB Mid Volume High Precision Configurable

Key Features:

  • 18” x 18” Standard Process Range
  • 1.5 mm Standard (Capable of 0.5mm) Keep Away
  • 6mm Lead Length Tolerance
  • +/- 0.05 mm Repeatability
  • +/- 0.25 mm Wave Stability
  • Off-line Programming Via RPS ConductorPRO™ Software
  • Low Maintenance: 80 Hour Pump Cleaning Cycle 
  • Low Consumables: Dross production of 1-2 ounces per shift

Key Benefits:

  • Soldering process of all kinds
  • Space saving footprint
  • Lowest dross production
  • Made in USA