Soldering Technology Burkhard

Since 1995, we have been soldering and annealing out of passion. The increasing complexity of components and requirements of the markets pose constant challenges for us and are an incentive to do good things even better.

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We have been experts in the art of soldering and annealing since 1995

The soldering and annealing division is a high-performance company offering heat treatment of metal components. State-of-the-art soldering conveyor systems solder components from a wide variety of metals without flux and/or heat-treat them.

Companies from a wide variety of industries value our vast experience and state-of-the-art machinery.

You too will be thrilled with our flexibility, starting with customised systems engineering for special customer requirements and extending to emergency management overnight and on weekends.

See for yourself how flexible we are. We offer you customised manufacturing processes for your series components as well as prototype trials and 24/7 emergency management.

Your contact

Your contact for soldering technology

Löttechnik Burkhard GmbH & Co. KG

Julius-Probst-Straße 9
87600 Kaufbeuren, Germany

Our expertise: creating a lasting metal bond without melting

Thanks to our longtime experience in heat treatment, today our customer base includes customers from a wide variety of industries. Standard or series production, make-to-order parts or complex assemblies – maximum flexibility makes this possible:

  • Automotive supplier industry
  • Metalworking and machining industry
  • Mechanical engineering and tool and die making
  • Medical technology
  • Equipment and apparatus engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Precision mechanics
  • Furniture industry
  • Soldering connects metal to metal without the depth of the metal being reduced due to melting.
  • The properties of the metal remain largely intact when soldering.

Our services

  • State-of-the-art furnace conveyor systems solder components made of standard, stainless steel and non-ferrous metals without flux in an inert gas atmosphere.
  • Coming in 2020: Soldering and annealing in a high vacuum for even greater flexibility. Learn about the virtually limitless possibilities of a high vacuum oven.

Application examples

Material characteristics that change due to heat

Cleanliness that is not always visible to the eye: The heating and subsequent cooling of metal in an inert gas atmosphere leads to chemically uncoated workpieces that are free of oxide and oxide scale.

The recrystallisation annealing of cold-worked workpieces enables additional deformation. Afterwards, the material is once again smooth and the stress in the material is reduced, increasing the tool life of the deformation process significantly.

The perfect basis for your deformation process: recrystallisation annealing of cold-worked workpieces. Reduced stress and smooth to protect your tools and reduce microcracks.

  • During annealing, the materials are heated, their temperature is maintained and then they are cooled.
  • This type of heat treatment can be used to intentionally make changes to the structure of the material.

Our services

  • During annealing in our state-of-the-art oven conveyor systems, components made of standard, stainless steel and non-ferrous metals are gently heated and cooled off in an inert gas atmosphere with a defined temperature curve.
  • Vacuum annealing for large or deformation-critical components and components made of new, high-alloyed materials.

Application examples

Burkhard Annealing

The first step towards quality

Component assembly is the precondition for flawless soldering results. We apply the most effective and efficient method based on the specific component.

We ensure cost and process reliability for small and large series by finding the best possible solution in collaboration with our customers and our tool and equipment partners.

Whether you need manual or fully automated pre-assembly, it is vital to use that we achieve added value for you.

  • Quality begins even before the actual soldering process.
  • When dealing with large workpiece quantities, we set up fully automated assembly lines.

Our services

  • 3D laser cutting for perfect cutting.
  • Pre-assembly for proper soldering with all common methods (TIG, MAG, CMT).
  • In pre-assembly, our individual parts are joined manually or using pneumatic, hydraulic and toggle lever presses.
  • Various solders, such as copper, nickel or custom solders, are positioned at the soldered joints using a robot, manually or in a semi-automated process according to the component geometry and quantity.

Application examples

Rigorous inspection and testing

After heat treatment, we provide reliable testing and inspection of your components. For the purposes of quality control and final machining, we have extensive measurement and inspection procedures.

  • Our inspection is adapted to the production process.
  • Upon request, we test every inspection result.

Our services

  • Underwater leak and differential pressure tests – simple and effective.
  • Flow rate testing with state-of-the-art measuring technology.
  • Bauteilvermessung mit Lehren und 3D-Messtechnik.
  • Marking your components through labelling, laser printing or scribe marking.

Application examples

Certified with the seal of quality

All of our work results are reproducible at any time with the identical level of quality due to continuous monitoring of the heat treatment process.

  • Certified quality.
  • Quality inspections with documentation and measurement reports.

Our services

  • 3D measurement for exact measurement of all components.
  • Grinding specimens – the most accurate examination with documentation that is usable in a court of law.
  • Hardness tests before and after heat treatment.
  • Tension force measurements illustrate the outstanding high strength of our connections.
  • Non-destructive alloy testing using x-ray fluorescence analysis – we also provide this service on site.
  • Our company is certified in accordance with DIN ISO 9001: 2015.
  • All quality examinations come with complete documentation by request.

Application examples

Soldering

Our expertise: creating a lasting metal bond without melting

Thanks to our longtime experience in heat treatment, today our customer base includes customers from a wide variety of industries. Standard or series production, make-to-order parts or complex assemblies – maximum flexibility makes this possible:

  • Automotive supplier industry
  • Metalworking and machining industry
  • Mechanical engineering and tool and die making
  • Medical technology
  • Equipment and apparatus engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Precision mechanics
  • Furniture industry
  • Soldering connects metal to metal without the depth of the metal being reduced due to melting.
  • The properties of the metal remain largely intact when soldering.

Our services

  • State-of-the-art furnace conveyor systems solder components made of standard, stainless steel and non-ferrous metals without flux in an inert gas atmosphere.
  • Coming in 2020: Soldering and annealing in a high vacuum for even greater flexibility. Learn about the virtually limitless possibilities of a high vacuum oven.

Application examples

Annealing

Material characteristics that change due to heat

Cleanliness that is not always visible to the eye: The heating and subsequent cooling of metal in an inert gas atmosphere leads to chemically uncoated workpieces that are free of oxide and oxide scale.

The recrystallisation annealing of cold-worked workpieces enables additional deformation. Afterwards, the material is once again smooth and the stress in the material is reduced, increasing the tool life of the deformation process significantly.

The perfect basis for your deformation process: recrystallisation annealing of cold-worked workpieces. Reduced stress and smooth to protect your tools and reduce microcracks.

  • During annealing, the materials are heated, their temperature is maintained and then they are cooled.
  • This type of heat treatment can be used to intentionally make changes to the structure of the material.

Our services

  • During annealing in our state-of-the-art oven conveyor systems, components made of standard, stainless steel and non-ferrous metals are gently heated and cooled off in an inert gas atmosphere with a defined temperature curve.
  • Vacuum annealing for large or deformation-critical components and components made of new, high-alloyed materials.

Application examples

Burkhard Annealing
Component assembly, preparation

The first step towards quality

Component assembly is the precondition for flawless soldering results. We apply the most effective and efficient method based on the specific component.

We ensure cost and process reliability for small and large series by finding the best possible solution in collaboration with our customers and our tool and equipment partners.

Whether you need manual or fully automated pre-assembly, it is vital to use that we achieve added value for you.

  • Quality begins even before the actual soldering process.
  • When dealing with large workpiece quantities, we set up fully automated assembly lines.

Our services

  • 3D laser cutting for perfect cutting.
  • Pre-assembly for proper soldering with all common methods (TIG, MAG, CMT).
  • In pre-assembly, our individual parts are joined manually or using pneumatic, hydraulic and toggle lever presses.
  • Various solders, such as copper, nickel or custom solders, are positioned at the soldered joints using a robot, manually or in a semi-automated process according to the component geometry and quantity.

Application examples

Final inspection/machining

Rigorous inspection and testing

After heat treatment, we provide reliable testing and inspection of your components. For the purposes of quality control and final machining, we have extensive measurement and inspection procedures.

  • Our inspection is adapted to the production process.
  • Upon request, we test every inspection result.

Our services

  • Underwater leak and differential pressure tests – simple and effective.
  • Flow rate testing with state-of-the-art measuring technology.
  • Bauteilvermessung mit Lehren und 3D-Messtechnik.
  • Marking your components through labelling, laser printing or scribe marking.

Application examples

Quality assurance/laboratory

Certified with the seal of quality

All of our work results are reproducible at any time with the identical level of quality due to continuous monitoring of the heat treatment process.

  • Certified quality.
  • Quality inspections with documentation and measurement reports.

Our services

  • 3D measurement for exact measurement of all components.
  • Grinding specimens – the most accurate examination with documentation that is usable in a court of law.
  • Hardness tests before and after heat treatment.
  • Tension force measurements illustrate the outstanding high strength of our connections.
  • Non-destructive alloy testing using x-ray fluorescence analysis – we also provide this service on site.
  • Our company is certified in accordance with DIN ISO 9001: 2015.
  • All quality examinations come with complete documentation by request.

Application examples

Overview

The services of Burkhard Soldering Technology at a glance

Soldering

  • In inert gas conveyor belt systems
  • High vacuum soldering
    (coming in 2020)

Annealing

  • In inert gas conveyor belt systems
  • Vacuum annealing
    (coming in 2020)

Component assembly, preparation

  • Laser cutting
  • Tack welding (TIG, MAG, CMT)
  • Press-fitting / swaging
    using automatic assembly machines
    (semi- and fully automated, manual)
  • Solder positioning
    (semi- and fully automated, manual)

Final inspection / machining

  • Leaks: Differential pressure under water
  • Flow rate testing
  • Dimension testing
  • Marking: Laser marking, scribe marking, labelling

Quality assurance / laboratory

  • 3D measurement
  • Grinding specimens, microscopy
  • Hardness testing
  • Tensile testing
  • Alloy testing
  • ISO 9001:2015
  • Complete parameter documentation

Your advantages…

We produce lots as small as one workpiece

Prototypes as well as individual and make-to-order production are our speciality.

Consistent customer orientation

We have grown by solving challenges.

Fully reproducible heat treatment process

This ensures that you always have identical products.

Precision to the smallest detail

Using relevant measurement and inspection methods to attain an exact result.

Quality – Made in Bavaria

We obtained our first certification back in 1998. However, our goal is not mere compliance with the ISO standard, but fulfilment of our own, significantly higher quality standards.

We also work in accordance with the stringent standards of CQI-9. The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) has drafted these evaluation metrics for suppliers in the heat treatment sector.

In light of these standards, we carry out continuous in-house advanced training to ensure that our teams are always on the cutting edge in terms of both specialist expertise and quality.

Start your project with us

Give us your requirement – we will give you a solution! Simply use the form provided here to leave us your idea for the soldered product you want.

We use our longtime experience to collaborate with you and determine the best approach and a suitable solution.

Our team and our highly capable machine pool are ready for any challenge. We offer you a result that goes far beyond conventional standards.

Write us today. You will receive a technical consultation from our experts immediately.