Tape and Reel Solder Preforms

Selectively Increase Solder Volume Using Standard Pick and Place Equipment

ALPHA® Exactalloy® Preforms are 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.

Preforms are an enabling technology for the integration of PCBs into higher level assemblies and many other stand alone soldering operations.

Alpha’s preform products target wire harness assembly, die attach, power module assembly, solar junction box, electronic and electrical device build, and many others. One emerging example is the use of induction soldering. Solder preforms with flux can be soldered with induction with cycle times many times faster than conventional soldering processes using solder paste.

Assembly Applications

The combination of printed solder paste and automatically placed preforms from tape and reel packaging offers an opportunity for the elimination of wave soldering with deep cost savings and improved thorough put.

Alpha’s Tape and Reel product offering is the widest in the industry, enabling an unprecedented ability to selectively fine tune solder volume with a single pick and place operation. The preforms are offered in sizes similar to the standard chip capacitors and resistors, such as 0603, 0402 and 0201. These standard sizes enable the use standard pick and place library elements for fast integration. Alpha guarantees the highest pick and place success rates in the industry, and guarantees your assembly success.

Preform Sizes 

✱ production will depend on market demand, please check with your local sales representative for availability
Size Dimensions Volume Dimensions Volume   Pb-Free Sn-Pb Low Temp
a b c a b c
inch mm mm mm3 mil mil3
0201 0503 0.47 0.28 0.28 0.037 18.5 11.0 11.0 2,249
0202 0505 0.51 0.51 0.25 0.065 20.1 20.1 9.8 3,968
03015S 06035 0.60 0.35 0.35 0.074 23.6 13.8 13.8 4,485

0402H 1006 1.00 0.60 0.25 0.150 39.4 23.6 9.8 9,154
0402 1005 1.00 0.50 0.50 0.250 39.4 19.7 19.7 15,256
0402B 10055 1.00 0.55 0.55 0.303 39.4 21.7 21.7 18,460
0603H 1608H 1.60 0.80 0.50 0.640 63.0 31.5 19.7 39,055
0603 1608 1.60 0.80 0.80 1.024 63.0 31.5 31.5 62,488
0805H 2013H 2.01 1.30 0.40 1.045 79.1 51.2 15.7 63,782
0805 2013 2.01 1.30 0.76 1.986 79.1 51.2 29.9 121,186
0805S 2013S 2.01 1.30 1.30 3.397 79.1 51.2 51.2 207,292
1206 3015 3.00 1.47 0.77 3.396 118.1 57.9 30.3 207,218
1306 3216 3.20 1.60 0.80 4.096 126.0 63.0 31.5 249,953
1406 3515 3.56 1.52 0.77 4.167 140.2 59.8 30.3 254,263

Alpha’s Alloy Offering

All standard assembly alloys, plus SnBi, SACX and Innolot and Maxrel Plus
Solder Preforms in Solder Paste

 
  
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