Centurion Reflow Soldering Oven

The Centurion reflow soldering oven is the latest evolution in a long history of reflow systems that have proven their capability worldwide and established a reputation for superior reliability.

Centurion Reflow Soldering Oven

The new Centurion+ is a robust upgrade to the Centurion designed for heavy solder paste users with unique features that further minimize maintenance and keep the process chamber cleaner. 

Centurion+ Heavy Paste Reflow Soldering Oven

CATHOX effectively removes volatile compounds from the process tunnel during reflow. The number of units can be increased to handle up to 50kg of solder paste per week and even more with the Ultra CATHOX available for Centurion+

CATHOX Flux Filtration System

Dual lanes with independent conveyor speed control double throughput and allows two different boards to run in parallel.

Dual lane reflow oven with independent speed control

The True N2/Air Switch on a nitrogen machine allows the user to easily switch between air flow system and nitrogen flow system for different productions.

Nitrogen to Air Switching on Centurion Reflow oven

Fast Cool Down (FCD) is a key option when there are multiple recipe changes in a day, especially when changing profiles from high to low temperature.

Fast cool down for fast reflow recipe changes

Removable Exhaust Box with Temperature and Pressure Monitoring: Flux Management solution designed for air or nitrogen environments

Removeable exhaust box for Centurion Reflow Oven

Overview

The Centurion™ reflow soldering oven is a forced-convection SMT reflow system with tight, closed-loop process control, built for today’s high-throughput PCB assembly environments. With the best heat transfer in the industry, the Centurion is able to run any profile at the lowest set point possible, which minimizes the thermal differences over the product and uses less energy. Superior process control ensures repeatability across the oven for consistently higher yields. A reliable and robust design ensures high uptime even with the toughest reflow requirements. Our patented CATHOX™ further reduces cost of ownership by reducing the maintenance needs through cutting-edge technology of flux treatment. 


The new Centurion+ is a robust upgrade to the Centurion designed for heavy solder paste users with unique features that further minimize maintenance and keep the process chamber cleaner. It also comes with a standard package of features intended to meet strict environmental and safety regulations required by some markets. 

  • Greater accessibility to components that require maintenance
  • Easily removable blow boxes with removeable side plates for increased accessibility to width adjustment spindles and improved ease of cleaning in cooling area (standard)
  • Easily removeable baffle boxes (infeed and outfeed) – reduced downtime for cleaning
  • Ultra CATHOX option with additional units to handle more than 50kg of solder paste per week
  • Continuous center board support for thin/flimsy boards 
  • PC with Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC for higher stability

Featured Technology and Benefits

CATHOX Flux Filtration System
CATHOS Flux Filtration System

The patented CATHOX™ (Catalytic Thermal Oxidizer) dramatically reduces maintenance requirements while keeping a clean process environment. It is very effective in removing volatile compounds from the process tunnel during reflow. In thermal oxidation, organic vapors are converted to hydrocarbons, which are captured by a filter. Centurion’s design also ensures that when maintenance is required, you have easy access and can do the maintenance job with few tools required. The modular design of CATHOX allows the number of units to be increased to handle up to 50kg of solder paste per week and even more with the Ultra CATHAX available for Centurion+. 

Closed Loop PPM Control System

The closed loop PPM control system is designed to be used in a nitrogen environment with CATHOX™ to maintain a precise PPM setpoint range. The closed loop system can maintain the setting from 200PPM to 2000PMM at +/-100PPM tolerance from 200 to 500 and 20% tolerance from 500 to 2000. In Production Mode, the system ensures stable PCB quality. In Idle Mode, it reduces nitrogen consumption and automatically recovers to PPM setpoint before the machine returns to production.

Dual Lane w/Independent Lane Speed Control

Dual lanes with independent conveyor speed control doubles throughput and allows two different boards to run in parallel, a good value for high-mix low-volume manufacturers.

  • Dual lane configurations up to 2 x 300 mm
  • Optional combo belt/rail conveyors
  • Single or dual board support systems
Fast Cool Down

Fast changeover time is a key factor for high-mix low volume manufacturers. Fast Cool Down (FCD) is a key option when there are multiple recipe changes in a day, especially when changing profiles from high to low temperature. Through computer program, FCD automatically controls individual zones to reach its specific temperature setpoint.

True N2/Air Switch

The True N2/Air switch on a nitrogen machine allows the user to easily switch between air flow system and nitrogen flow system for different productions. In Nitrogen production, nitrogen is recirculated to save the operating cost, and in Air production, the new air flow system proactively extracts air out of the chamber to the exhaust box.

This option provides the customer with the combination of a true N2 machine and a true Air machine.

Centurion Air Flow System

The Centurion air flow system is designed to extract flux contaminated air out of the chamber of an air environment reflow oven. The system isolates the heating and cooling section of the tunnel with an additional venturi. It reduces refresh time and maintenance time, providing a much cleaner environment.

Traceability
  • Management Information Systems provides log files with all set and actual values
  • Barcode software has ability to connect to an individual product
  • Barcode software can be used for automatic program selection
  • Connections to host systems are possible using optional CAMX interface
Easily Removable Exhaust Box with Temperature and Pressure Monitoring
Easily Removable Exhaust Box with Temperature and Pressure Monitoring

The easily removeable exhaust box is part of a flux management solution designed for air or nitrogen environments. This option serves as an alternative flux management solution to CATHOX. Filters are easily removed keeping maintenance time to less than two minutes.