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New Laser Soldering Has Vision
Author(s): Riccardo Vanzetti; George Fikiet
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Paper Abstract

The era of "blind" laser soldering is coming to an end. The new Intelligent Laser Soldering system has an infrared "eye" focused on the solder joint being heated by the laser beam. As soon as all the solid solder has melted, the laser shuts off. In this way every joint receives precisely the amount of heat necessary to reach full liquefaction of the solder alloy. No more overheated joints. No more "cold" joints. And no more need for subsequent inspection, because for each joint, theinfrared,detector's output is the "infrared signature", containing all information about the joint's quality characteristics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 October 1987
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0856, IECON '87: Industrial Applications of Robotics & Machine Vision, (19 October 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.943032
Show Author Affiliations
Riccardo Vanzetti, Vanzetti Systems, Inc. (United States)
George Fikiet, Vanzetti Systems, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0856:
IECON '87: Industrial Applications of Robotics & Machine Vision
Abe Abramovich, Editor(s)

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