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Smart Soldering & Desoldering Profile for Rework of Electric Assemblies

A tailored application used to control rework stations.

Highlights

  • The touch-enabled interface provides easy access to all functions (soldering and desoldering of components, placement of new components, removal of old solder, etc.).
  • Improved calibration process and increased speed and accuracy during the placement procedure.
  • Follows Industry 4.0 standards as it allows the user to create protocols and analyses of results.

Team Size: 2 People

Duration: 4+ Years (Ongoing)

Technologies: NET, WPF.NET, MahApps, VuePress, MVVMLight

Services: Software Development, Software Arhitecture, Manual Testing, Automatic Testing, Maintenance, Deployment

Trends: Industrial Control System

Solution

The manufacturing software development team at Fortech re-built from scratch a tailored application used to control rework stations. To enhance our client’s rework systems equipped with this software, our engineers focused on two main directions: a straightforward, modern-looking, and touch-friendly UI and improved core functionalities.

The software assists and guides the user through the rework process. Due to the intuitive UI for the end-user the rework station is now easier to use. The application also offers an auto function that creates a soldering and desoldering profile by analyzing data points and temperature sensors.

Our team not only transformed the previous desktop-only application but improved critical core functionalities:

  • increase the speed and accuracy during the placement procedure;
  • simplify and improve the flow of the soldering – desoldering process;
  • secure the workspace with a password along with its profiles;
  • implement a system that monitors device connection;
  • implement a mechanism that supports real-time application localization.

In the future, the software will support additional device connection and communication protocols (such as HTTP).

Collaboration

The collaboration started in 2016 when our client, a supplier of industrial solutions for SMD assembly repair, was looking for a software development partner to update a two-decade-old application used to coordinate rework stations.

After a thorough assessment and a cost-efficiency analysis of the existing solution, the development team decided to start from scratch and built an entirely new software. For the design solution, they’ve chosen .NET’s WPF as the requirements included a professional-looking UI and that it could be used by all touch-enabled devices.

Throughout the collaboration, the Agile software development methodology was adopted. It enables the team to focus on the high-priority issues first and meet the client’s expectations at every step.

The team at Fortech now works on the entire software suite for our client. This also includes software for precise dispensing devices control and editing and processing software.

Client Benefits