Robotic hot solder dip processing is an essential protocol to minimize the effects gold embrittlement, tin whisker formation and implement BGA re-purposing.

Newman Lake, WA (October 17, 2023) – Hentec Industries/RPS Automation, a leading manufacturer of selective soldering, lead tinning and solderability test equipment, announces that it has published a technical paper describing hot solder dip processing. This technical paper encompasses critically important information about component solder dip processing and is entitled “The Critical Role of Robotic Hot Solder Dip Processing of Components for High-Reliability and Mission-Critical Applications.” This 8-page tech paper outlines essential information to guarantee dependable circuit board assembly and can be downloaded by visiting Topics covered within this publication include gold embrittlement, gold removal, tin whisker mitigation, BGA component de-balling and component lead tinning. The robotic hot solder processing method as well as solderability testing are described in detail as well as the reasons behind the need to perform these protocols to ensure robust and reliable solder joints.

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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