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Method for a reflow oven with multiple conveyor belts and speeds

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000029152D
Publication Date: 2004-Jun-16
Document File: 2 page(s) / 21K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method for a reflow oven with multiple conveyor belts and speeds. Benefits include improved functionality and improved performance.

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Method for a reflow oven with multiple conveyor belts and speeds

Disclosed is a method for a reflow oven with multiple conveyor belts and speeds. Benefits include improved functionality and improved performance.

Background

              Conventionally, a single conveyor reflow oven has one drive motor, which limits the process to one belt speed (see Figure 1). However, multiple speeds are required.

General description

              The disclosed method is a reflow oven that has multiple conveyor belts with separate motors operating each conveyor. As a result, different speeds can be used at different temperatures during the reflow process.

              The key elements of the disclosed method include:

•             Multiple motors to power multiple conveyor belts

•             Steel conveyor belts

Advantages

              The disclosed method provides advantages, including:
•             Improved functionality due to providing a reflow oven with multiple conveyer belts and speeds
•             Improved functionality due to enabling the use of different speeds at different temperatures

•             Improved functionality due to enabling the use of multiple profiles during processing

•             Improved performance due to improved reflow processing with variable speeds

Detailed description

              The disclosed method includes multiple conveyor belts with individual steel belts and pulleys. Each belt station has its own drive motor for flexibility in using different speeds. As a result,...