Enhanced, entry-level, single point selective soldering system

With all the proven features of the Jade MKII, the Jade MKIV 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 MKIV offers uncompromised selective soldering quality at a very low cost.

The Jade MKIV is a handload system, incorporating a universally adjustable tooling carrier capable of accommodating PCB’s or pallets up to 508 x 610mm (20″ x 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 the 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.

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 pre-heat to the joint, thus reducing thermal shock to localised components.

The Jade MKIV is controlled by a PC, through our next generation PillarCOMMX software, 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.

For visual information about our Jade MKIV, please visit our YouTube channel’s video here: Pillarhouse’s Jade MKIV – YouTube

For more information about Pillarhouse International’s other handload selective soldering systems, please visit: Selective Soldering – Handload – Pillarhouse International

Standard Features

  • Integral PC & Machine Mounted TFT Monitor
  • Inerted Nitrogen System
  • Auto Motorised Solder Wire Feed & Level Detect
  • Drop-Jet Fluxer
  • Internal Fume Extraction
  • Colour Programming Camera
  • Universally Adjustable Tooling Carriers
  • Manual Fiducial Correction System
  • PillarCOMMX Windows® based ‘Point & Click’ interface
  • PillarPAD Offline Programming System
  • New Rapid Change Solder Bath and Pump Design
  • Pump RPM Monitoring (applicable to mechanical pump only)
  • Thermal Nozzle Calibration System using Integrated Setting Camera (requires manual correction)
  • Solder Wave Height Measurement
  • Process Viewing Camera
  • Multilevel Password Protection System
  • Lead-Free Compatibility
  • Set of AP Style Solder Nozzle Tips
  • Accessory Kit

Monitoring Options

  • Flux Presence Sensor – Thermistor Style
  • Flux Spray and/or Flow
  • O2 PPM
  • Nitrogen Flow
  • Nozzle Nitrogen Purity

System Options

  • Ultrasonic Fluxing
  • Dual Drop-Jet/Ultrasonic Fluxing
  • Top Side Instant IR Pre-Heat
  • Bottom Side Slide In/Out IR Pre-Heat
  • Closed-Loop Pyrometer Temperature Control
  • Solder Reel Identification
  • Solder Bath Coding (identifies correct bath for program)
  • Automatic Fiducial Correction System
  • Laser PCB Warp Correction


  • 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

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