BTU International and Hentec/RPS Expand Partnership to Include Vector Selective Soldering Systems

Newman Lake, WA (June 27, 2023) – Hentec Industries/RPS Automation, a leading manufacturer of selective soldering, lead tinning and solderability test equipment, is pleased to announce its distribution agreement with BTU International, Inc. has been expanded to include the Vector series of selective soldering systems. Under this distribution agreement, BTU is the exclusive distributor of all Hentec/RPS selective soldering systems throughout Asia. BTU will provide sales, service, training, spare parts and support via BTU’s extensive sales and service network in Asia.

“We are excited to add this additional Hentec product line to our existing offerings, which will allow us to provide BTU customers with the complete solution for soldering, both reflow and selective,” commented Michael Whang, Chief Executive Officer of Amtech. “Our strong sales and service infrastructure throughout Asia will provide a firm platform to leverage Hentec/RPS’s technologically advanced selective soldering products.”

“We are extremely pleased to expand this distribution agreement with BTU since this will assist our penetration into the Asian market,” said Reid Henry, President of Hentec Industries. “Our Vector selective soldering systems are well proven and provide our customers with greater efficiency, better process repeatability and enhanced solder quality.”

The Vector 300, 460 and 600 lead-free compatible selective soldering systems feature an integrated computer with unlimited program storage, integrated system software, witness camera and auto fiducial correction. Available in either standalone or SMEMA in-line configurations, all Vector systems are offered with topside preheat, spray or drop-jet fluxer, dual flux nozzles, and custom or wave solder nozzles. All Vector systems are UL and CE compliant and carry both a two-year system warranty and a four-year solder pot warranty.

About BTU International
BTU International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Amtech Group (Nasdaq: ASYS), is a global supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment in the electronics manufacturing market. BTU’s high-performance reflow ovens are used in the production of SMT printed circuit board assemblies and in semiconductor packaging processes. BTU also specializes in precision controlled, high-temperature belt furnaces for a wide range of custom applications, such as brazing, direct bond copper (DBC), diffusion, sintering and advanced solar cell processing. BTU has operations in North Billerica, Massachusetts, and Shanghai, China, with direct sales and service throughout the USA, Asia, and Europe. Information about BTU International is available at

About Hentec Industries
Hentec Industries/RPS Automation is a manufacturer of automated selective soldering, component lead tinning, and solderability test equipment for electronics and electronic component manufacturing, assembly, and distribution. Hentec/RPS has been advancing automated soldering and lead finishing technology for defense, aerospace, automotive, contract manufacturers and micro-electronics component manufacturers since the early 90’s. All Hentec/RPS products are designed and manufactured in Newman Lake, Washington. For more
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