Major Aerospace Contractor Purchases Hentec/RPS Pulsar Solderability Testing and Photon Steam Aging Systems

The Pulsar solderability testing system determines how well molten solder wets on solderable surfaces, while the Photon steam aging system provides accelerated life testing.

Newman Lake, WA (May 30, 2023) – Hentec Industries/RPS Automation, a leading manufacturer of selective soldering, lead tinning and solderability test equipment, is pleased to announce that a major aerospace contractor has purchased Pulsar solderability testing and Photon steam aging systems for installation in their missile sector manufacturing facility.  The Pulsar utilizes the highly proven dip-and-look test method that is a qualitative type test performed by comparative analysis.  The Pulsar solderability test system complies with all applicable solderability test standards including MIL-STD-883 Method 2003, IPC J-STD-002 and MIL-STD-202 Method 208.  The Photon steam aging system is used for accelerated life testing to simulate elongated storage conditions for high-reliability applications.  These steam aging systems complement component lead tinning machines designed to perform component re-tinning, tin whisker mitigation, gold removal and BGA de-balling for high reliability military and aerospace applications.

About Major Aerospace Contractor

As a global security and aerospace company operating primarily within the missile sector, most of their business is with the U.S. Department of Defense and other U.S. federal government agencies.  In addition to providing military aircraft and missile systems to numerous branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, we also provide military and commercial products, services, and platforms to more than 40 different nations internationally.

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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