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Publication Date: 02/1/2010
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Automated Rework Station from ATCO
Automated BGA rework station.
Warminster, PA — Advanced Techniques US, Inc. (ATCO) has developed a new BGA rework station — the AT-GDP Series. Precise mechanics coupled with a comprehensive software package automate the device removal and installation processes. This model handles both leaded and lead-free applications consisting of components such as BGAs, CSPs, QFNs, Flip Chips, and other SMDs.

The AT-GDP's rigid design enables ultra precise placement to within 5 microns. Split Vision Optics allows simultaneous viewing of the top of the PCB and the bottom of the component to superimpose and align both images. Split Imaging creates diagonal corner viewing for alignment of larger packages at high magnification.

Absence of mirrors in the optics system ensures a clear and distortion-free image quality. Precise closed-loop reflow process control enables mimicking of the original production profile. Software contains a database of predefined profiles which the user selects based on the package and PCB being reworked. Profiles may be easily modified, optimized, and stored for future use. Program settings can be adjusted while the profile is running. Software controls reflow using forced air/nitrogen convection top heater and large area Quartz IR preheater. Airflow at the top heater is also controlled and monitored by the software. This guarantees a very gentle flow which will not disturb even the smallest adjacent components.

Contact: Advanced Techniques US Inc., 55 Steam Whistle Drive, Warminster, PA 18974-1451 215-364-5588 fax: 215-364-1952 E-mail: Web:

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