Juki to Introduce Ultra-Fast Setup Software from KIC for JT Reflow Ovens

MORRISVILLE, NC - Juki Automation Systems, Inc., a world-leading provider of automated assembly products and part of Juki Corporation, announces that its JT ovens will be shipping standard with KIC's Auto-Focus software. The new capability will be launched at the upcoming IPC APEX EXPO, scheduled to take place February 19-21, 2013 at the San Diego Convention Center in California.

The new feature immediately recommends the most suitable oven recipe when the user enters the PCB length, width and weight along with the PCB process window.  This significant time saver will be available on select Juki JT ovens right out-of-the-box because the ovens come preloaded with a profiling database.  The recipe suggestion is available even before a single profile has been run. The end result is faster setup and higher production uptime. Another benefit that most customers can experience is that the suggested oven recipe also is optimized for lower electricity use.

"We are excited about yet again driving customer value through our products and services. Faster machine setup is highly valued in the high-mix/low- or medium-volume production environment of the Americas. Also, we are pleased to introduce technologies that can help our customers reduce their electricity use and costs," commented Juki's Marketing Director Geron Ryden.

Juki will demonstrate the Auto-Focus feature in Booth #513 at the IPC APEX EXPO.

About Juki

Juki, a global leader in high-speed SMT Assembly equipment, has shipped more than 25,000 machines worldwide since 1987.  Juki has built its global image with a combination of top-quality and high-reliability machines with a reputation for world-class service and support that result in the lowest production costs for its customers.  The pioneer of the modular assembly system in 1993, Juki offers flexible solutions designed for both high-volume and high mix environments.   

Additionally, Juki Americas offers selective solder and stamp soldering machines backed by the largest field service group in the industry. The company recently introduced a complete line solution to include screen printers, reflow ovens and wave solder systems.

For more information, visit www.jukiamericas.com.

About KIC

Based in San Diego, KIC is the industry leader in automated thermal process tools and systems for reflow, wave, cure and semiconductor thermal processes. The company's product offering includes the KIC X5, the KIC RPI reflow process inspection system, the KIC ProBot automatic profiling system, and more. With the introduction of cutting-edge tools, the company continues to stay on the leading-edge of process optimization and automatic thermal profiling systems.

For more information, visit www.kicthermal.com.

Geron Ryden

Juki Automation Systems

507 Airport Blvd.

Morrisville, NC 27560

919-460-0111 x130

E-mail: GRyden@jas-smt.com

Web Site: www.jukiamericas.com

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