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BTU Expands Reflow Oven Distribution in Germany with Stratus Vision

Puchheim, Germany, April 2022 — Stratus Vision GmbH, a leading supplier of Inspection and advanced thermal processing equipment for the electronics manufacturing market, is pleased to announce that it has expanded its distribution relationship with BTU International, Inc. to include PYRAMAX reflow ovens in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. 

For more than 10 years Stratus Vision has been working with BTU International as distributors for high temperature custom belt furnaces in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.  Stratus Vision has been a leading partner for companies in Central Europe, the USA and Asia in the inspection of thick and thin-film hybrids, LTCC/HTCCs, wafers and other applications for almost 30 years.

“Stratus Vision has been our trusted distributor in Germany, Switzerland and Austria for more than a decade,” Oliver Wehner, European Sales Manager, BTU Europe Limited. “We are confident that they will be able to expand our reflow oven business in this region and provide their great support capabilities to our customers”.

“We can look back on a successful partnership that we will do our best to expand in the coming years,” said Sebastian Stenger, General Manager of Stratus Vision. “BTU and Stratus’ goals are well aligned with focus on highest quality and accuracy in all of their products, coupled with excellent customer support and service. We know of the importance of ensuring the tools supplied run well and continuously in production and take every measure to ensure this during each system’s lifetime” added Stenger.

BTU International has been the technology leader in the field of thermal processes equipment since 1950 and offers solutions with particularly low operating costs and excellent thermal performance. PYRAMAX reflow ovens beat the competition in thermal uniformity, repeatability and exit temperature – even at higher throughput and are suitable for processing heavy or complex circuit boards.

Stratus Vision will show the PYRAMAX for the first time in Hall 4A, Stand 411 SMTconnect on May 10-12, 2022 in Nuremberg.

About BTU International
BTU International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Amtech Group (Nasdaq: ASYS), is a global supplier and technology leader of advanced thermal processing equipment in the electronics manufacturing market.  BTU’s high-performance reflow ovens are used in the production of SMT printed circuit board assemblies and in semiconductor packaging processes. BTU also specializes in precision controlled, high-temperature belt furnaces for a wide range of custom applications, such as brazing, direct bond copper (DBC), diffusion, sintering and advanced solar cell processing. BTU has operations in North Billerica, Massachusetts, and Shanghai, China, with direct sales and service in the U.S.A., Asia and Europe. Information about BTU International is available at www.btu.com.

About Stratus Vision GmbH

Stratus Vision GmbH was founded in February 2003 by seven shareholders and is located in Puchheim, just outside of Munich, Germany.

The mission for Stratus Vision is the design and development of the most advanced AOI (Automatic Optical Inspection) systems for the inspection of ceramic thick & thin film hybrids, for LTCC/HTCC and for other applications like inspection of medical sensors. New applications, like inspection of pressure sensors, chip verifications on wafers, etc. are also currently being developed. Several key customers for Automotive Electronics and DRAM electronics manufacturers could be convinced to invest in the Stratus Vision technologies and purchase solutions for their worldwide productions. Stratus Vision has since 2003 been able to adapt and evolve its technologies to also serve markets beyond printed circuits on FR4 and Ceramic. The synergy between the AOI-product lines and the BTU International furnaces enabled the company to supply great market advantages to their customers and partners. More Information about Stratus Vision and its products is available at stratusvision.com.