Empire Electronics Completes Purchase of Hentec/RPS Valence 2508 Selective Soldering System

Valence 2508 features an electromagnetic solder pump, unmatched thermal capability, rapid programming, and simplistic elegance in operation.

Newman Lake, WA (June 21, 2022) – Hentec Industries/RPS Automation is pleased to announce that Empire Electronics Inc. has finalized the purchase of a Hentec/RPS Valence 2508 selective soldering system for installation in its Panjiva, Honduras facility.  The Valence 2508 is designed for high-mix, high-volume, advanced level PCB production.  The continuous duty, multi-station, in-line selective soldering system utilizes an electromagnetic solder pump, SMEMA in-line processing, unmatched thermal capability, rapid and easy programming, and simplistic elegance in operation.  The Valence 2508 can be programmed in minutes and is highly configurable and customizable.  With a multi-station processing area and stainless-steel ball screws, the Valence 2508 selective soldering system increases production efficiency and reduces downtime normally associated with maintenance.

About Empire Electronics Incorporated

With corporate offices located in Troy, Michigan, Empire Electronics is a leading North American Tier 2 supplier of lighting components for the automotive industry.  Their primary products include PCB, wire harness and sockets for lighting systems, steering actuator and horn activating sub-systems.  For more information, please visit: www.empireelectronics.com.

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 information, please visit us at www.rpsautomation.com.


If you would like more information on system sales, please contact Tom Baro at 509-385-1228 or tbaro@rpsautomation.com.