A shop-floor guide to the machine soldering of electronicsSound electrical connections are the operational backbone of every piece of electronic equipment--and the key to success in electronics manufacturing. The Handbook of Machine Soldering is dedicated to excellence in the machine soldering of electrical connections. Self-contained, comprehensive, and down-to-earth, it cuts through jargon, peels away outdated notions, and presents all the information needed to select, install, and operate machine soldering equipment.This fully updated and revised volume covers all of the new technologies and processes that have emerged in recent years, most notably the use of surface mount technology (SMT). Supplemented with 200 illustrations, this thoroughly accessible textDescribes reflow and wave soldering in detail, including reflow soldering of SMT boards and the use of nitrogen blankets * Explains the setup, operation, and maintenance of a variety of soldering machines * Discusses theory, selection, and control methods for solder, fluxes, and solder paste * Defines standards of quality and shows how they can be achieved and maintained Widely accepted in industrial and military circles, The Handbook of Machine Soldering is an important resource for production managers, engineers, supervisors, operators, and anyone involved day-to-day in electronic manufacturing. It is a proven text for upper-level undergraduate college courses and for soldering seminars geared toward apprentices and future managers.