- Fast and Simple Operation
- Repeatable Process Control
- Robust Construction
- Application Flexibility
- Life of Equipment Support

Temperature • Time • Reflow
• Simply insert board and run cycle.
• High pin count leads are heated simultaneously.
• Quick removal increases production.
• Hole cleaning/soldering averages 5-15 seconds!



Repeatable Process Control

Temperature • Time • Reflow
• Process parameters are set - dwell time, flow rate, temperature and heated area.
• Reduced operator responsibility for safe selective soldering or removal on the most
delicate or thermally challenging assemblies.
• High thermal mass (molten solder) equates to low operating temperatures.
• Operator intervention is minimized - no pressing tips or overheating solder mask
or pads.


Controls allow you to set precision repeatability.



Robust Construction Insures Continued Usage

Alignment System
• The system is mounted on a rigid cast framework and supported on linear bearings
for precision movement.
• Operator/board handling safety in insured.
• Robust board carrier insures quick, reliable positioning for easy X/Y (positioning
stops), and Z location (adjustable) to the selective solder wave.
• Once set, the operator simply places the board into carrier.
• The board and solder wave are perfectly parallel for uniform and complete solder
fillets. Compliant carrier arms account for PCB expansion.


Level solder wave to board contact is vital to successful reflow and operator safety.

Pumping System and Solder Pot
• Cast iron solder pot with titanium pump are designed to withstand corrosive,
lead-free solder.
• Impeller pump design, high temperature bearings and belt insure long life.
• Simple design for trouble-free operation.
• Pump is mounted below the solder surface, minimizing dross accumulation.
• Integral cast 2500 watt heating element.
• Five (5) year warranty.
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Cast iron solder pot and titanium pump are designed to withstand corrosive, lead-free solder.


Application Flexibility

Flow Well Design
• Wave configuration is a critical factor in reflow desoldering and resoldering operations.
• Flow Wells determine the solder wave, which matches the component lead pattern.
• The solder flow can be accurately directed away from adjacent components to limit
heat exposure to sensitive areas of the assembly.

Application Specific Tooling
• Successful reflow soldering and rework is related to the flow well design.

Send your board or layout to Air-Vac for a quick response to simplify your
process and improve your productivity.

• Customer support is critical for successful solutions. Air-Vac takes responsibility for
the process by receiving the assembly, discussing the application, quoting the flow
well, and developing a proven process prior to shipment.

Standard Flow Wells and Cleaning Hoods
• Air-Vac maintains an assortment of standard flow wells and cleaning hoods.
• We have 23 standard size titanium Flow Wells.
• We have 23 standard size Cleaning Hoods (in conjunction with the APS option).
The corresponding air cleaning hood positions the component over the flow well.
After component removal, the hood directs low pressure air against the lead pattern,
forcing molten solder to drop from the holes into the empty flow well.
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Custom Designed Flow Wells and Cleaning Hoods
• Air-Vac specializes in custom specific tooling for complex boards.
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Flow Well

Solder flow is directed away from adjacent components.


Custom Flow Well example, engineered for any component configuration.



Life of Equipment Support
• Air-Vac is committed to producing the highest quality rework/selective soldering systems designed with the capability and flexibility
required to meet changing customer and industry requirements.
• The ongoing technical service and process support that we provide to our customers is a major value-added component of our total
product offering.
• Air-Vac has continually supported its cistomers with equipment, process and technical service from the initial installation. This free
engineering consulting is always available with every module or system.
• If you wish, an Engineering Solid Model can be emailed to you for discussion on the process and procedure solution.