Selective Soldering: A Global Strategic Business Report
San Jose, CA (Vocus) July 13, 2010
Automated selective soldering process aims at increasing the production volume as well as achieving higher degree of product consistency, which was not possible earlier with traditional hand soldering process. With rising complexity in designing and manufacturing of circuit boards on account of miniaturization and topography, many difficult soldering operations can be undertaken with ease using selective soldering equipment. Quality issues relating to manual soldering will drive growth in automated lead-free process. On the other hand, lead-free wave soldering will be a challenging method to adopt to keep the operating costs at the minimum. Major advantages of selective soldering include environment friendliness, flexibility in operation, improved solder quality, elimination or reduction in bottom gluing process for surface mount passives, reduced time to market the PCBs and cost savings through reduction in hand soldering, secondary masking as well as gluing operations.
Asia-Pacific dominates the world selective soldering market, as stated by the new market research report on selective soldering. The region represents the largest as well as fastest growing market for selective soldering equipment. Asia-Pacific offers the brightest opportunities for the global selective soldering industry, entirely on account of the burgeoning domestic economy and growing manufacturing representation from western countries. Europe and the US represent other principal markets for selective soldering equipment.
Advancements in selective soldering in terms of modularity, flexibility, reliability, precision and price are some of the factors behind prospective increase in the adoption rate of such type of machinery. Implementation of highly-complex board designs, constraints in wave and hand soldering, including high defect rates, increasing cost, and low reliability rate as well as increasing high-mix production are the factors that are expected to drive the market growth. Increased adoption of the equipment is likely to be due to the inexpensive space utilization of selective soldering. However, the growth of the technology is hampered due to lack of knowledge among consumers about the competitive advantages offered by the process. Additionally, improper operation and maintenance of the equipment used is likely to result in degraded performance.
Key players profiled in the report include ACE Production Technologies Inc., APS Novastar, Ebso GmbH, EPM Handels AG, ERSA GmbH, FTM Technologies, Inertec Löttechnologien GmbH, Juki Automation Systems Inc., Pillarhouse USA Inc., RPS Automation LLC, SEHO Systems GmbH, Tamura H.A. Machinery, THONAUER GmbH, and Vitronics Soltec BV, among others.
The report titled “Selective Soldering: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, product overview, product introductions/innovations, and recent industry activity. The study analyzes market data and analytics in terms of value sales for regions including US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of World.
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