Lockheed Martin installs second Hentec / RPS Pulsar weldability test system
Hentec Industries / RPS Automation, a leading manufacturer of selective soldering, lead tinning and solderability test equipment, is pleased to announce that Lockheed Martin has installed a second Pulsar solderability test system. The Pulsar Solderability Test System is used to determine how well molten solder will wet solderable surfaces of electronic components and is ideal for high reliability applications. The Pulsar uses the dip-and-look test method which is a qualitative type test performed by benchmarking after specimens have been immersed in a bath of flux and molten solder.
An advantage of the dip-and-look method is that it is based on benchmarking, can be performed quickly by shop staff with minimal training and requires significantly less capital investment. to that of a wetting balance test system. The Pulsar weldability test system complies with all applicable weldability test standards including MIL-STD-883 Method 2003, IPC J-STD-002 and MIL-STD-202 Method 208. The Hentec / Test System / RPS Pulsar Dip & Appearance can also be configured for low volume lead tinning of component terminations that exhibit poor solderability due to oxidation or prolonged storage.