Monday, May 21, 2018
Publication Date: 02/1/2008
Archive >  February 2008 Issue >  Product Preview: APEX > 

Seica: Selective Soldering and Flying Probes
Firefly selective soldering system.
Salem, NH — The latest addition to Seica's growing portfolio, the Firefly concentrates all the power and precision of laser technology into the automated selective soldering process. Firefly integrates the company's easy-to-use VIP software, which includes a completely new automatic program development environment that drastically reduces the time needed to setup soldering programs.

Equipped with a SMEMA compatible board conveyor system and fiducial recognition, Firefly is easily integrated into a fully automated production line, and sophisticated algorithms and fast loop control enable automatic management of PC board characteristics and environmental factors, resulting in a high level of soldering quality and repeatiability. Thermal control, so essential to the soldering process, is guaranteed by an integrated temperature control system that provides continuous feedback during the soldering process and displays thermal profiles clearly in real time, then stores the profiles and images of each soldered point, ensuring complete traceability of the soldering process.

The company's AERIAL M4 Flying Probe test system, with its innovative, vertical, compact architecture, minimizes space requirements (very small footprint) while providing extremely fast and stable double-side probing, without any problems due to the natural oscillation of the UUT intrinsic to horizontal systems. The Aerial series flying probe test systems is comprised of two models, the Aerial M2 and Aerial M4).

Based on the company's proprietary VIVA Integrated Platform (VIP) — the test system provides a full range of test techniques and automatic programming tools enabling the user to have a full coverage test program ready to run in a very short time, with a minimum effort and without requiring highly specialized personnel.

For more information, contact: Seica Inc., 50A Northwestern Drive, Suite 10, Salem, NH 03079 603-890-6002 fax: 603-890-6003 Web:

search login