Jade MK IV

Entry-level single point selective soldering system

With all the proven features of the Jade Mk II, the Jade Mk IV sets even higher standards of performance.

Designed to meet the needs of the small/medium batch manufacturer who requires high levels of production flexibility, the Jade MK IV entry-level system offers uncompromised selective soldering quality at a very low cost.

The Jade MK IV is a hand load system, incorporating a universally adjustable tooling carrier capable of accommodating PCB’s or pallets up to 508x610mm (20×24″).

Our patented Drop-Jet design fluxer offers quick and effective flushing of the pressurised flux chamber. This helps to keep maintenance levels to a minimum whilst enabling use of higher solid content fluxes as well as water-soluble fluxes.


As part of the entry-level philosophy for this system, a low maintenance solder bath and pump mechanism has been developed which moves in three axes of movement whilst not limiting access to the PCB. Solder is applied using proven technology through our AP nozzle design or custom specialised nozzles, incorporating patented spiral solder return to bath technology offering reduced solder balling potential.

As with all Pillarhouse systems, the soldering process is enhanced by a hot Nitrogen curtain which provides an inert atmosphere. This method of soldering also assists in the prevention of oxidisation and provides a local preheat to the joint, thus reducing thermal shock to localised components.

The Jade MK IV is controlled by a PC, through Enhanced PillarCOMM, a Windows® based ‘Point & Click’ interface with PCB image display.
Additionally, our PillarPAD offline package allows the operator to produce programs independently from the machine using Gerber data.

Standard Features

  • 508x610mm (20×24″) board size
  • Integral PC and machine mounted TFT monitor
  • Inerted Nitrogen system
  • Motorised auto-solder top-up (wire feed) & solder level detect
  • Drop-Jet fluxer
  • Set of AP style solder nozzle tips
  • Internal fume extraction
  • Colour programming camera
  • Solder wave height measurement and correction
  • Universally adjustable tooling carrier
  • Thermal nozzle calibration system using integrated setting camera (requires manual correction)
  • Enhanced PillarCOMM Windows® based ‘Point & Click’ interface
  • Multiple level password protection
  • Automatic fiducial correction
  • Auto-nozzle conditioning system
  • New Solder bath and pump design
  • Lead-free compatible
  • Day-to-day service kit

Items in bold are new features, when compared to Jade Mk II.

Monitoring Options

  • Flux presence sensor – thermistor style
  • Flux spray, flow and spray & flow
  • Pump rpm
  • O2 ppm
  • Nitrogen flow

System Options

  • Top side instant IR preheat
  • Bottom side instant IR preheat
  • Closed loop temperature control – via pyrometer or thermocouple
  • Ultrasonic fluxing
  • Dual Drop-Jet / ultrasonic fluxing
  • Laser PCB warp correction
  • Micro nozzle assembly
  • Solder reel identification
  • Rapid change solder bath and pump system capabilit
  • Solder bath coding – identifies correct bath for program
  • Nitrogen generator

Items in bold are new features, when compared to Jade Mk II.


  • Height: 1129mm / 45” – excluding light stack and optional viewing monitor
  • Width: 1110mm / 44“
  • Depth: 1840mm / 73”
  • Board size: 508mm x 610mm / 20”x24″
  • Edge clearance: Above / below 3mm
  • Height clearance: Above / below 40mm nominal
  • Solder: Most commonly used solder types – including lead-free
  • Solder pot capacity: 10kg
  • Applicators: AP style – 2.5mm to 16mm dia.
    Extended AP style – 2.5mm to 20mm dia.
    Micro nozzle – 1.5mm to 2.5mm
    Jet-Tip style – 6mm to 20mm dia.
    Jet-Wave nozzle – up to 25mm width
    Special dedicated nozzles available upon request
  • Flux: Low maintenance Drop-Jet system. Low solids (below 8%), no clean flux, pressurised and inerted system, optional water soluble system available
  • X, Y & Z Axis resolution: 0.1mm
  • Repeatability: +/- 0.05mm
  • Nitrogen usage: 35 litres gas/min. 5 bar pressure
  • Nitrogen purity: 99.995% or better
  • Air supply pressure: 5 bar / 72 psi
  • Power supplies: Single phase + PE
  • Voltage: 208V-250V
  • Frequency: 50/60Hz
  • Power : 4kVA
  • Power with IR preheat: 6.5kVA – Top side
    8kVA – Top and bottom side
  • Transport: Hand load
  • Tooling: Integral adjustable board guides, includes finger extensions and board clamps
  • Programming: Enhanced PillarCOMM Windows® based ‘Point & Click’ interface