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BTU International to Debut New PYRAMAX Solder Reflow Capabilities at IPC/APEX 2011

A new dual-lane, dual-speed solder reflow system, plus an improved flux management system, will be introduced at the show.

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., Mar. 15, 2011— BTU International, a leading supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment for the alternative energy and electronics manufacturing markets, will debut its new dual-lane, dual-speed capabilities of the PYRAMAX™ solder reflow system, as well as a next generation flux management system. This will take place in Booth #1425 at the upcoming IPC/APEX conference and exhibition, scheduled for April 12-14, 2011 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Dual-lane reflow ovens have been used for years to increase production in a single reflow oven by allowing two boards to be run at the same time in parallel. Until recently dual-lane processing has been limited to running identical or nearly identical boards in each of the lanes. However, the new BTU dual-lane reflow ovens with independent lane speeds now make it possible to run boards with larger differences, simultaneously.

“Our Pyramax platform is a high performance reflow system known worldwide for superior process results,” said CoCo Zhang, product marketing manager for electronics markets at BTU. “These improvements will enhance the system’s productivity. Multiple speeds provide customers who have high-mix products the opportunity to maximize their operation.

“The new flux management system further reduces downtime and is easy to maintain with automated feedback of servicing requirements,” said Zhang.

PYRAMAX reflow ovens set the industry standard for thermal performance, providing electronics manufacturers with the highest throughput—and now increased flexibility—to compete successfully in today’s challenging marketplace. BTU’s exclusive closed-loop convection control provides precise heating and cooling control, constant heat transfer, maximum process control and reduced nitrogen consumption, resulting in the lowest cost-of-ownership in the industry. PYRAMAX is the industry’s most versatile performer and its best value.

For more information about BTU’s new dual-lane, dual-speed capability or improved flux management system, stop by Booth #1415 at the show or visit www.btu.com.

About BTU International

BTU International is a market-leading, global supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment to the alternative energy and electronics assembly markets. BTU’s equipment and expertise are used in the manufacturing of solar cells and nuclear fuel as well as the production of printed circuit board assemblies and semiconductor packaging. BTU has design and manufacturing operations in North Billerica, Massachusetts and Shanghai, China with direct sales and service worldwide. Information about BTU International is available at www.btu.com.

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