ALPHA® Exactalloy® Tape & Reel Solder Preforms
An Ideal Assembly Solution
Tape & Reel Solder Preforms enable your ability to selectively increase solder volume using standard assembly equipment, and improve your PCB’s first pass yield, time to market, and product reliability.
Preforms In SMT Reflow
The preform is placed into the printed solder paste during PCB assembly much like a chip capacitor is placed using standard pick and place component libraries and equipment. The preform does not need to be inserted completely into the paste, which allows for greater placement flexibility during assembly.
Elimination of Wave Soldering
Many connectors and through hole devices are now available as reflow capable, which enables the reflow soldering of these devices, thus eliminating wave soldering. 100% hole fill is routinely achieved with a wide variety of pin and hole ratios, even for thick PCBs. Preforms complement printed solder paste to provide adequate solder volume. Eliminate pin shorts, inadequate hole fill, and the cost of wave soldering!
Use our Elimination of Wave Value In Use Calculator to see where you can create value in your process by eliminating wave soldering.