"Once again Bob has managed to write a users guide which gives a good basic overview of the subject, whilst still providing the depth of information to allow those of us who’ve been using PiHR successfully for years to nod sagely in agreement at the nuances and still learn a few new tricks to try in the process. The breakdown of areas prompts a logical progression for designing your first successful PiHR product and associated processes, and provides that most invaluable of resources: pictures, illustrations and notes throughout of what it should look like both when it goes right and when there are problems that need the process engineer’s input.

An excellent book for those embarking on PiHR as a new process and also as a reference manual for more established users."

Sue Knight, Project Engineer
Surface Technology International Ltd.
Chairman of the SMART Group Technical Committee

"Reading Pin in Hole Intrusive Reflow Technology brought back memories of our first involvement with PiHR, providing the PCBs for the author’s Harting live demo in Germany in conjunction with Assembléon. I particularly liked the troubleshooting sections, which gave first-class practical advice and, as usual, excellent photographs depicting all the potential problems.

As you are aware, we are not assembly experts but can appreciate the logical lay-out of each section, which gives a very clear and descriptive path to successful PiHR design and application.The old adage of "a picture paints a thousand words" holds good, as each section is well illustrated on the acceptable and problematic instances of all aspects of PIHR.

Overall, an excellent read for the experienced, education for the beginner, and a first class reference book covering all aspects of PiHR. I wish you every success on publication and sincerely hope that it becomes an industry standard document. I will personally recommend it to all our design and assembly customers."

Dennis Price, Business Development Director
Merlin Circuit Technology Ltd. (A Falcon PCB Group Company)

"This book is the definitive complete and comprehensive guide to Pin in Hole Reflow technology. It will become the industry-standard textbook."

Pete Starkey
Technical Editor



Thank you for what you do for this industry. You are direct and to the point bring technology to the ‘regular’ guy on the production floor.

--Gregg O.