Wave solder pallets

Wave Solder Pallets

2 - 5 Days Service

Wave Soldering versus Selective Soldering

Wave soldering is the preferred method for soldering large number of boards with through-hole components. It is easy to set up and it is very fast (e.g. it can solder many boards in a short period of time). Wave solder pallets are necessary with boards with mixed technologies (SMT and through-hole components).
Selective soldering is the preferred method for soldering a small amount of boards with mixed technology. Selective soldering is slower than wave soldering but it does not require a wave pallet.

Wave solder pallets are used during wave soldering on circuit boards that require thermal or solder protection. They are custom made to meet the requirements of a particular job. During manufacturing, material is removed from the pallet in areas where the PCB needs to be exposed to solder. Material is left on the pallet in areas where the PCB needs to be covered in particular areas containing surface mount components, mounting holes, gold fingers and ground planes.

  • Protects heat-sensitive components
  • Eliminates tedious and labor intensive hand masking
  • Improves solder flow
  • Reduces bridging and solder skipping
  • Reduces board warping
  • Reduces setup time
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Stencils Unlimited manufactures prototype and production wave solder pallets. Our production wave solder pallets are made with heavy-duty (Electro-Static Discharge) ESD composite, pressed fibre, thermoset plastic which offers extreme strength and excellent electrical and thermal properties. Our prototype wave solder pallets are made with high Tg FR4 (PCB material) to reduce cost and shorten the lead time. They recommended for prototyping and short runs.

Prototype & Short Run

Material: FR4 Tg180
Starting at: $135
Lead Time: 24-48 hours

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Short Run & Production

Material: Thermoset Plastic
Starting at: $295
Lead Time: 2-5 days

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