Wave Soldering is an automated soldering process primarilly aimed at soldering through hole components to Printed Circuit Boards. In some cases it may also be used for the soldering of SMD components.
WAVE SOLDERER PROCESS
The Control Panel is used to set carefullly calculated parameters.
This ensures consistent high quality soldering at all times
The PCBs are placed into a carrier which is then loaded onto the rails of the Wave Solderer. A conveyor then transports the carrier into the machine.
The PCBs firstly pass over a flux tank. The flux is aerated and coats the bottom of the PCBs. This flux acts as a cleaner to ensure high reliability soldering.
Immediately after passing over the Flux tank an air knife removes excess flux.
The PCBs now pass over a preheater. This ensures the PCBs are at the correct temperature when they reach the solder pot.
After passing over the preheater the PCBs push through the solder wave.
The PCBs then exit the machine