VectraElite

VectraElite

Speedline brings you proven, lead-free processing performance in two world-class solutions: Electra for high-volume manufacturers, and VectraElite for medium-to-high-volume production.
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  • Overview
      VectraElite

      Speedline brings you proven, lead-free processing performance in two world-class solutions: Electra for high-volume manufacturers, and VectraElite for medium-to-high-volume production.

      The VectraElite system is the wave soldering solution for medium-to-high-volume production that requires fast changeover, process flexibility, and system reliability. The VectraElite combines innovative technology in an accessible, ergonomic platform and provides the tools necessary to achieve a zero-defect process at the lowest possible cost of ownership.

      VectraElite
      Advanced technology of the VectraElite package separates it from the competition

          ServoSpray™ spray fluxing system with self-cleaning capability
          Four feet of bottom Vectaheat forced convection preheat technology
          Recipe-driven nozzle technology
          Patented UltraFill with FloLift main wave
          Recipe-driven solder pot height adjustment (auto lead clearance)
          Wet finger cleaning system

           

       

      Electra
      Electras proven performance has provided the electronics assembly industry with world-class soldering results. The Electra system is designed with computerized, closed-loop controls that deliver the required accuracy and repeatability for demanding production environments.
      Its intuitive operator interface provides easy recipe set-up within the Windows® operating system. Designed for high volume and maximum process flexibility, The Electra is a highly advanced, precision-engineered wave soldering system.

      The Electra, with its core technology, is the industry benchmark when it comes to advanced wave soldering systems.
          Patented ServoJet™ spray fluxing system featuring FluxJet™ technology
          Four feet of bottom Vectaheat™ forced convection preheat technology
          Recipe-driven dual wave nozzle technology
          Patented UltraFill™ with FloLift™ main wave
          Non-clogging Rotary™ with FloLift chip wave technology
          Recipe-driven solder pot height adjustment (auto lead clearance)
          Wet finger cleaning system
          Recipe-driven auto width adjust conveyor system

            

      Lead-Free Process Capability
      At Electrovert, our Electra and VectraElite wave soldering systems have been designed to handle lead-free and ddifuclt applications for many years. The cast iron solder pot and its components are resistant to the corrosive nature of lead-free solders and are capable of withstanding temperatures of 315ºC (600ºF). All stainless steel components that come into contact with the solder are composed of ElectroCoat™ corrosion-resistant surface conversion as a standard feature, or grade 1 (pure) titanium as an option.

      Nitrogen Process Atmosphere
      • Recipe-driven nitrogen soldering is an available option to both the Electra and     VectraElite via patented boundary nozzle technology
      • Wetting times reduced via nitrogen
      • Provides improved hole fill and fewer shorts
      • Requires less flux
      • Reduces dross generation - extends run time
      • Improves first pass yields and cosmetics

      UltraFill with FloLift Technology
      • Patented boundary layer system
      • Designed for air or nitrogen operation
      • Minimizes temperature drop between Rotary Chip and main wave
      • Promotes hole fill and bridge reduction for lead-free applications
      • Dross generation reduced by up to 50%
      • Lift-up cover provides access for easy maintenance

      HVC™ (High-Velocity Convection) Topside Preheat
      • Finned medium mass heater with dual variable speed convection fans
      • Provides even topside preheat
      • Reduced thermal variation both across the assembly and top to bottom
      • Promotes topside hole fill

       

           

      Operator Interface
      Both the Electra and VectraElite are configured with a Windows® operating system that provides pull-down menus. They offer the capability of networking to other computers for downloading recipes and remote access to operating data.

      • Process notes function allows the operator to gain work and process instructions tied     to the recipes via a link to a data storage server
      • Data logging traceability feature enables the user to select the important process     parameters for which data collection is desired, either board-based or time-based
      • Security password protection allows only authorized personnel to make changes to     recipes
      • The Electra operator interface allows the user to enter setup parameters while viewing     the process by sliding the control station along the front of the machine

                                

      Fluxer Module
      The fluxer module consists of a slide-out drawer mounted inside the fluxer cradle for easy maintenance. Both systems provide onboard storage for flux tanks. The internal exhaust design segregates flux fumes from the rest of the machine.

                                         

       

      ServoSpray
      • Standard spray fluxing system provided with the VectraElite
      • Servo-controlled reciprocating spray fluxing system
      • Features air atomized spray technology
      • Ability to spray in one or both directions of travel
      • Pressure tank flux delivery system
      • Self-clean nozzle function
      • Economical spray fluxing system

                                          

      ServoJet
      • Standard spray fluxing system provided with the Electra (optional with the VectraElite)
      • Patented FluxJet nozzle technology with concentric air atomization provides superior hole penetration
      • Servo-controlled reciprocating spray fluxing system
      • Advanced, area-specific programmable selective spray capability
      • Pressure tank flux delivery system
      • Self-clean nozzle function
      • Exceptionally high transfer efficiency ensures reduced flux usage
      • Superior hole penetration and uniformity provide maximized yield

                               

       

      Conveyor Module
      A robust finger conveyor system provides process width capability up to 18” (460 mm) [20" (508mm) optional] on the VectraElite and 20" (508 mm) [24” (609 mm) optional] on the Electra. Titanium finger configurations provide the ability to support PCBs as well as selective solder pallets and fixtures. Additional standard features of the conveyor system include a wet finger cleaning system with low liquid level alarm, AC drive motor, universal load guides/chain guards, and adjustable incline capability. Recipe-driven conveyor width adjust is a standard feature on the Electra and an available option on the VectraElite

                       

       

      Preheat Module
      The preheat section, ranging from four to six feet on the VectraElite and up to eight feet on the Electra, ensures sufficient topside temperatures on the most complex assemblies. Both systems are configured with two bottom Vectaheat modules. Radiant (infrared - IR) preheat panels or Vectaheat modules can be easily interchanged with the convenient slide-out feature and quick-disconnect plugs.

                   

       

      Radiant Preheat Panels (IR)
      • Utilizes pyro-ceram glass over standard IR bulbs
      • Most advanced form of IR preheat technology
      • Maximized temperature uniformity and minimized Δ Ts

                                

      Vectaheat Forced Convection Preheat Technology
      • Single, one-piece module
      • High thermal mass heating panel
      • Sealed blowers
      • Solder spill detection

      HVC (High-Velocity Convection) Topside Preheat
      • Finned medium mass heater with dual variable speed convection fans
      • Provides even topside preheat
      • Reduced thermal variation both across the assembly and top to bottom
      • Promotes topside hole fill

                              

      Accessibility
      Exceptional machine access is achieved via lift-up hoods, fold down tailgate
      (Electra), a fold down pneumatic panel and swing out corner panels (VectraElite). The rear of the system has several access doors that open to expose the electrical panels, fluxer, flux tank and solder pot.
      • All major components are on slides for easy maintenance
      • Easily accessible solder pot heating panels
      • The Electra includes an integrated step platform for viewing the soldering process

                                          

       

      Solder Module
      Electroverts Electra and VectraElite wave soldering systems feature a high-capacity cast iron roll-out solder pot and low-maintenance pump with AC motors. Configured with patented UltraFill with FloLift nozzle technology, the Electra and VectraElite systems ensure the best possible process yields with todays lead-free alloys. System controls include a programmable 7-day timer, closed-loop temperature and variable wave height adjustment, high/low alarms, auto start/stop wave function, and exhaust interlock protection. Both systems also include automatic, recipe-driven solder pot height control (auto lead clearance control) as a standard feature.This is a significant process tool for ensuring repeatability and process control

                               

       

      Rotary Chip with FloLift Technology
      • Rotating auger-type design pushes the solder to provide maximum wetting of     components
      • Non-clogging design virtually eliminates skips or misses

                               

       

      Patented UltraFill with FloLift Technology
      • Patented boundary layer system
      • Designed for air or nitrogen operation
      • Minimizes temperature drop between rotary chip and main wave
      • Promotes hole fill and bridge reduction for lead-free applications
      • Dross generation reduced by up to 50%
      • Lift-up cover provides access for easy maintenance

                  

       

      Omega™
      • Paddle design provides gentle agitation to the center of the wave to facilitate     soldering of SMT components
      • Aids in hole fill for difficult-to-solder boards

      ExactaWave™
      • Patented method to measure the height of the solder wave relative to the PCB in the     conveyor
      • Maintains consistent wave height within ± 0.05 mm (0.002") to avoid defects and     improve productivity
      • Exceptional process control feature

                                            

  • Benefits and Features
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