Flow Soldering

Flow Soldering

What is Flow Soldering? 

Flow Soldering is a technique used to bulk solder components onto a printed circuit board. This process is typically used when a single sided PCBA has a medium to high number of conventional or through-hole components. This process is also often referred to as 'Wave Soldering' because of the wave-like motion the molton solder takes when applied to the PCBA.  The circuit board is passed over a bath of molten solder in which a pump produces an upwelling of solder that looks like a standing wave. As the circuit board makes contact with this wave, the components become soldered to the board.

Advantages of Flow Soldering 

Flow Soldering has many advantages including: 

  • Automated soldering makes the production process more efficient 
  • Production time is increased dramatically when compared to fully hand-soldered methods 
  • Specific machine settings can be programmed and stored for individual PCB assemblies 
  • Accuracy of the soldering process increases as the temperature is easily regulated
  • Increase in the quantity of boards processed when compared to manual hand soldering methods 

Why choose Pulsar Manufacturing? 

As a trusted UK manufacturer, Pulsar Manufacturing produce high-quality, ATEX and ISO9001 certified products. From the very beginning of the design process and prototype manufacture, right through to volume orders, our skilled and knowledgeable team are more than equipped to ensure your products are of the highest quality and utmost reliability. The Flow Solder technique, coupled with our rigorous and routine testing ensures that all products that come off the line at Pulsar Manufacturing go above and beyond the standard expectations of our customers.

If you would like to know more about our Flow Soldering services, feel free to get in touch and our team will be happy to help. 

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