IC-SCAN DE tracks MSDs for double side reflow boards

Microelectronics International

ISSN: 1356-5362

Article publication date: 1 April 2002




(2002), "IC-SCAN DE tracks MSDs for double side reflow boards", Microelectronics International, Vol. 19 No. 1. https://doi.org/10.1108/mi.2002.21819aad.004



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IC-SCAN DE tracks MSDs for double side reflow boards

Keyword: Reflow

Cogiscan, Inc. announces the IC-scan DE for tracking and controlling Moisture Sensitive Devices (MSDs) for double side reflow applications. Utilizing barcode readers integrated into SMT line conveyors, the IC- Scan DE system provides complete material visibility throughout the factory, including between the first and second reflow.

The IC-scan DE system improves product quality by automating challenging material control requirements. The system tracks the remaining floor life of all MSDs on the first side of each Printed Circuit Board (PCB) and continues to track the partially assembled board and remaining floor life until the second side reflow is completed. Using the floor life and location information in its database, the IC-Scan DE system calculates exposure times of the MSDs and generates warnings and alarms when operator intervention is required.

An optional SMEMA interrupt can be used to stop SMT line conveyors from transferring a board front the placement machine before the system has verified that all components on the first and second side are still within their specified floor life limit.

Existing IC-scan systems may be upgraded to IC-scan DE as needed.


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