BTU to Showcase HE Flux Management for the PYRAMAX™ Solder Reflow Oven at IPC APEX 2012

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.,Jan. 18,2012— BTU International, Inc., a leading supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment for the alternative energy and electronics manufacturing markets, will highlightits next-generation High Efficiency (HE) Flux Management and new dual–lane, dual-speedcapabilities of the PYRAMAX™ solder reflow system in Booth #3409 at the upcoming IPC APEX Expo, scheduled for February 28 – March 1, 2012, at the San Diego Convention Center in California.

PYRAMAX™ reflow ovens set the industry standard for thermal performance, providing electronics manufacturers with the highest throughput to compete successfully in today’s challenging marketplace. The HE Flux Management system further extends the maintenance cycle, a new design that ensures clean oven operation.

The HE Flux management system collects flux residue by processing oven atmosphere from multiple extraction points through a series of heat exchangers. To reduce the downtime associated with oven maintenance, the HE flux management system is designed to allow service while the oven is in production (true on-the-fly maintenance).

Dual-lanereflow ovens have been used to increase production in a single reflow oven by allowing two boards to be run at the same time in parallel with identical or nearly identical boards. Now, by using independent lane speeds, it is possible to achieve independent thermal profiles and run boards with significant differences, simultaneously.

For more information about BTU’s HE Flux Management system or dual-lane, dual-speed capability, meet company representatives at the IPC APEX Expo in San Diego or visit

About BTU International

BTU International is a market-leading, global supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment and processes 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


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