Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services


Thermal profiler

16 May 2012 Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

ECD recently released its SuperM.O.L.E. Gold 2 (SMG2) thermal profiler, the latest in its diverse line of thermal profiling equipment and software. The system analyses both old and new thermal profiles from ECD and its competitors, eliminating roadblocks, providing new analyses, increasing ease of use and protecting against profiling loss.

New design features, including an On/Off button configured to prevent accidentally shutting off the unit and losing profiles, help assure greater yield and throughput speed. LEDs colour coded to the six thermocouples indicate right on the profiler whether or not circuits are complete and software activated, eliminating ‘opens’ and wasted runs. Previously, this information was only available via software/computer; showing it on the profiler substantially cuts operator training time and eliminates downtime to consult the computer.

In addition, the patented OK button, standard on all later-generation ECD profilers, gives operators a clear answer through its Go/No-Go signal as to whether target specs have been met in the profile, saving valuable engineering time. M.O.L.E.MAP software will ensure full compatibility with other profilers (MEGAM.O.L.E.20, V-M.O.L.E., PTP-VP8 Vapor Phase) and oven monitoring products (WaveRIDER and OvenRIDER), overcoming geographical distance, language barriers and different computers.

For additional cost-effectiveness, SMG2 is also able to ‘drive’ oven-monitoring pallets such as Wave-RIDER and OvenRIDER, plugging into the thermal barrier’s internal docking station and eliminating shorting plugs. Sampling speed is automatically adjusted, providing quick and easy oven monitoring, both on assembly floors and for many oven OEMS who test their product before shipment.

A durable one-piece unit, SMG2 withstands thousands of runs, stores 96 profiles, and seldom needs repair or maintenance, only yearly calibration. RoHS compatible and compliant, it includes a rechargeable lithium battery, thermal barrier, ‘Yellow Jacket,’ USB connection, and K-type thermocouples.



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