ALPHA® Exactalloy® Preforms in tape and reel packaging are used with solder paste to selectively increase solder volume using standard pick and place equipment.
The preform is placed directly into the solder paste prior to assembly reflow. Alpha Solder Preform Tape & Reel packaging provides you with a time-to-market advantage, solving your solder volume issues during assembly verification without the need for PCB layout changes or the use of step stencils.
A wide variety of standard preform sizes are available off the shelf in tape and reel packaging, which enables standard nozzles for placement. Alpha conducts extensive testing to ensure high pick and place rates for all size preforms, from 1406 down to 0201.