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August 17, 2009

Fine pitch through hole soldering

What is the finest pitch for plated through hole components that can be succesfully wave soldered without bridging?

If you don't have a specific dimension, can you let me know the finest pitch through hole component you have soldered succcessfully?



A. N.

Experts Comments

With a Selective Soldering machine you have more control of your parameters and axis which makes it easier to have success soldering fine pitch components. 1.27mm fine pitch soldering occurs on a daily basis, but soldering well below 1mm pitch can also be achieved with a very high FPY.

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Todd O'Neil
Business Development Manager
Scienscope
Mr. O'Neil has been in the electronics manufacturing industry for over 20 years.

With a "hot N2 knife" following the mini selective solder wave, we have successfully soldered 3 row connectors with .5mm pitch.

Kevin Valentine
Sales and Service Manager, Americas
Nordson SELECT
Kevin Valentine is the Sales and Service Manager, Americas of Nordson SELECT and has over 25 years of experience in the electronics manufacturing industry. Kevin's expertise is in production manufacturing automation, equipment setup and operation as well as process engineering. For the past 15 years Kevin has focused specifically on soldering issues relating to selective soldering, component solderability and lead tinning.

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