Vector 460 offers unmatched thermal capability, rapid programming, and simplistic elegance in operation, while the Vector 600 offers greater flexibility with a 24” x 24” processing range.

Newman Lake, WA (November 21, 2023) – Hentec Industries/RPS Automation, a leading manufacturer of selective soldering, lead tinning and solderability test equipment, is pleased to announce that Geospace Technologies has finalized the purchase of Hentec/RPS Vector 460 and Vector 600 selective soldering systems. The Vector 460 is a lead-free compatible selective soldering system that features an integrated computer with unlimited program storage, integrated system software, witness camera and auto fiducial correction. The Vector 600 offers the same unique operating characteristics but can accommodate PCBs up to 24”x 24”. Both systems are available in either standalone or SMEMA in-line configurations, the Vector system is offered with topside preheat, spray or drop-jet fluxer, dual flux nozzles, and custom or wave solder nozzles. Both Vector systems are UL and CE compliant and carry both a two-year system warranty and a four-year solder pot warranty.

About Geospace Technologies
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Geospace Technologies Corporation is a technology-driven
provider of vibrational technology solutions delivering situational awareness for energy, land and marine exploration, security, smart meter connectivity, and surveillance applications. For more information, please visit:

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


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