Altus Enters a New Partnership with Two Market Leading Equipment Manufacturers

13 JANUARY 2021

Altus, a leading supplier of capital equipment in the UK and Ireland, is pleased to announce new partnerships in 2021 with Heller Industries, the market leader in reflow oven technology and Asscon, innovators in vapour phase reflow technology, joining the supplier portfolio.

As electronic products continue to become smaller, more advanced and complex in construction, soldering performance and thermal consistency in production are more of a challenge. The addition of Heller Industries and Asscon will strengthen Altus’ impressive portfolio of equipment for the electronics industry and provide customers with technology to ensure PCBA manufacturing can run efficiently with the best soldering performance across their applications.

“As leaders and innovators in SMD convection and vapour phase reflow systems, we are extremely pleased to have been selected by Heller Industries and Asscon to support both their current installations with our engineering services and new equipment evaluations in the UK,” said Joe Booth, Altus CEO.

“It is very important that we partner with forward-thinking companies who can provide our customers with the very best solutions for their needs, both Heller Industries and Asscon do just that. The added benefit of both suppliers is the breadth of their ranges, they both offer systems from NPI volume through to high volume and commercials that mirror the level automation.

“Asscon vapour phase reflow systems have been designed for highly flexible soldering of complex PCBA assemblies, an area that will only continue to grow in our region. The innovative equipment offers several advantages during the manufacture of electronics including the consistency and penetration of heat across the most complex of PCBAs in the soldering process thanks to Galden.

“Soldering electronic components to PCBs requires high temperatures. Lead-free soldering makes the process even more difficult as it requires extremely high temperatures and shorter reflow times. Asscon’s vapor phase reflow technology ensures the PCB and components are exposed to the lowest possible maximum temperatures required for accurate soldering, therefore, there is no overheating of the assemblies. Asscon’s systems feature cutting edge technology with their variable temperature gradient control in saturated vapour. These systems provide process reliability and repeatability and will ensure the soldering process is completed efficiently.

“An important benefit of Heller Industries technology to the UK market is their broad range heating zone configurations. These systems also support customers from entry level NPI volumes, through to the fastest throughput needed in automotive environments both with and without vacuum. Electronics’ manufacturers are seeking a high-performance oven at positive NPV and with Heller’s designed range, there is a system for all environments and budgets. In our view the Heller range packs the most performance available into each pound spent.

“We are looking forward to introducing our UK customer base to the Heller Industries and Asscon range of products during 2021.”

To download the new Altus brochure and view the equipment from Heller Industries and Asscon, visit https://www.altusgroup.co.uk or contact Altus directly for further information.

Altus Group

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