OK International to Support the SMART Group Area Array Reliability Annual Conference & Table Top Exhibition 2011

OK International is pleased to announce they will be supporting this year's SMART Group Annual Conference & Table Top Exhibition. The exhibition will be taking place between the 5th and 6th October 2011, at The Oxfordshire in Thame, England and will focus on Area Array design, assembly, reliability, cleaning and conformal coating.

The exhibition provides a good opportunity for OK International to showcase two products which can aid manufacturers with the challenges encountered by Area Array Technology. The Metcal MX-5000 Soldering System provides a valuable resource for today's electronics assembly operations and the related challenges of lead-free processes, multi-layer board and high density components. SmartHeat® Technology enables instantaneous response to load conditions with exceptionally high levels of control. The unique design ensures that the system will not overshoot while recovering in seconds resulting in high productivity soldering and rework processes.

Alongside this the APR-5000-DZ will be on display. The system enables manufacturers to improve their ability to manage the narrow lead-free process window without using excessive peak temperatures that may damage components, connectors, adjacent solder joints and the PCB substrate. The APR-5000-DZ incorporates powerful, efficient and fast response convective top reflow heater and bottom dual zone pre-heaters for delivering fast ramp and tight delta temperature control horizontally, across the surface of PCBs up to 0.25" (6.35mm) thick, and vertically between the die and ball of the reworked components. The result of this is that the Array Package Rework System provides large board capability with small board precision, providing cost effective rework of the widest range of PCBs and component types, from large boards up to 24.5" x 24.5" (622mm x 622mm) to components down to 0.020" x 0.010" (0.51mm x 0.25mm).

OK International will have industry experts on hand to demonstrate these products and explain their benefits in detail to attendees, answering any questions they may have about how to improve their current processes. Andy Cotton, OK International European Product Manager , commented, "We are proud to be to be supporting this year's SMART Group Exhibition and Conference, which not only provides organisations with the chance to network with industry colleagues but also educates people about Area Array Technology and how to overcome the most commonly faced problems. Here at OK International we are passionate about keeping up-to-date with the latest industry knowledge and feel events such as these are important in order to keep informing the industry as a whole."

About OK International

OK International is a leading global supplier of soldering tools and equipment for electronics assembly. The product range includes bench top soldering and desoldering tools, array package rework equipment, fluid dispensing systems and accessories, and fume extraction systems. OK International is committed to understanding the product needs of its customers and supplies professional grade products that are innovative, reliable, price competitive and easy to use. Through a global sales channel, OK International provides expert product support and responsive customer service, with localization to meet regional market needs.

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