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Learn about PDR’s Rapid Dual Thermal Defect Detection

PDR IR-TS HALT/HASS thermal test systems

PDR is pleased to announce that Horizon Sales will discuss its new PDR IR-TS Series of micro-focused HALT/HASS thermal test systems at the SMTA Wisconsin Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at the Milwaukee Airport Crowne Plaza in WI. Horizon Sales is PDR’s exclusive representative in the Midwestern U.S.

The PDR IR-TS One Bench Top System and TS-2100 Cabinet System have been designed to thermally cycle key critical components and assemblies to detect defects. Applications include testing electronic assemblies, electronic devices, bonded structures of plastics and ceramics in a wide variety of fields, including medical, automotive, avionics, space and defense.

Using PDR’s unique non-destructive duel thermal stress screening process, based on a variation of HALT/HASS principles, the systems are able to focus the testing on suspected problem areas to safely screen out early field failures caused  by design, environmental, production and structural defects.
In component testing, the PCB is preheated while the focused IR is aimed at the center of the component to directly heat up the die – in either cycle or step test modes to check the design for integrity. For solder-joint validation, the entire component is heated. The systems use PDR’s unique dual-zone IR heating and gas cooling process that independently heats the PCB and component in a safe thermal cycle, and can be used during live system/function HALT/HASS testing.

Horizon Sales manages and sells to the Midwestern states of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Western Pennsylvania, Illinois, Eastern Iowa and Wisconsin. For more information, visit   

PDR Rework Systems remains at the forefront of Infrared Rework and Test technologies by providing air nozzle free systems with advanced in-process control features and visible light for precision rework and HALT testing applications. For more information about PDR visit or call PDR in the U.S.A at 530-676-6262 or in the United Kingdom at +44 (0)1293 614 000.

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