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1. (WO2018080627) WAVE SOLDERING NOZZLE HAVING AUTOMATIC ADJUSTABLE THROAT WIDTH

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/080627    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/048840
Publication Date: Fri May 04 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Aug 29 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B23K 3/06
Applicants: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
Inventors: DAUTENHAHN, Jonathan, M.
HUESTE, Gregory, Leo
Title: WAVE SOLDERING NOZZLE HAVING AUTOMATIC ADJUSTABLE THROAT WIDTH
Abstract:
A wave soldering machine includes a housing and a conveyor coupled to the housing. The conveyor is configured to deliver a printed circuit board through the housing. The wave soldering machine further includes a wave soldering station coupled to the housing. The wave soldering station includes a reservoir of solder material, and an adjustable wave solder nozzle assembly adapted to create a solder wave. The adjustable wave solder nozzle assembly has a first curve plate and a second curve plate that together define a nozzle. The second curve plate is movable with respect to the first curve plate between a close proximate position in which the second curve plate is proximate the first curve plate and a spaced apart position in which the second curve plate is spaced from the first curve plate to adjust a width of the nozzle.