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Publication Date: 07/1/2008
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ACE Intros Automated Lead Tinning System
Automated lead tinning system.
Spokane Valley, WA — ACE Production Technologies, Inc. has introduced the LTS200 Lead Tinning System, a programmable, automated machine that safely reconditions component leads for Hi-Rel and/or, RoHS applications. It can be used for conventional lead tinning for Hi-Rel applications, or for reconditioning tin-lead parts for RoHS compliance.

According to the company, the new system was developed to fill what is seen as an urgently evolving customer need.

The company's first military and aerospace customers are using the LTS200 in programs where it has been difficult to acquire high-reliability tin-lead parts; with the new system, they are able to convert lead-free parts to tin-lead; and the system can be used to accomplish just the reverse, as the need requires.

The product is an automated machine that is built using common designs and components from the company's KISS Selective Soldering systems, including the KISS-ware OS. It has a central fluxing station with two solder pots, one mounted on either side of the fluxer. One solder pot is usually dedicated to flushing off the original coating (or plating), while the other solder pot is dedicated to the "virgin" alloy for the final coating. The pallet holder accepts a wide variety of component-specific pallets. The LTS200, with its variety of tooling and fixtures, can be programmed to handle all leaded parts, including: transistors, capacitors, diodes, axials, radials, QFPs, Pin Grid Array, SIPs, DIPs, and connectors.

With the LTS200, it is easy to create and add programmable routines such as "agitate in the solder" to help remove the original coating. The operator can specify and control "withdrawal rate" from the final solder bath to increase solder thickness.

Contact: ACE Production Technologies, 3010 N. First Street, Spokane Valley, WA 99216 509-924-4898 fax: 509-533-1299 Web:

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