CYPRESS, CA ― February 2018 ― Metcal announces that it has been awarded a 2018 IPC APEX EXPO Innovation Award for its Connection Validation (CV) Robotic Soldering System. The award was presented to the company during a Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 ceremony that took place at the San Diego Convention Center during the IPC APEX EXPO. Robotic soldering is becoming more commonplace as manufacturers look to reduce risk and increase productivity.

Metcal’s new CV Robotic Soldering System addresses these needs by combining its patented CV technology with a new Smart Interface System. CV reduces unnecessary dwell time by signalling to the system to move to the next solder joint in the program after a good joint is formed. The Smart Interface System simplifies the programming process by integrating system controls through an easy to use interface.

“We are honored to win the IPC Innovation Award for our Connection Validation Robotic Soldering System,” said Christopher Larocca, President of OK International, which owns Metcal. “Our customers are rapidly adopting robotic soldering equipment as manufacturers look to mitigate risk, increase efficiency and establish production traceability. Our CV Robotic Soldering System addresses these needs by combining its patented CV technology and a new Smart Interface System.”