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Lead Protrusion


Lead Protrusion | 20 September, 2004

We use axial components together with some SMDs on the same board. Because the components have leads greater than .180 we have to Roto trim them after wave soldering.

We are looking into avoiding the roto trimming of the boards, but we need to find what are other companies doing to prevent the components from leaning when the leads are short, before the wave soldering.


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Lead Protrusion | 22 September, 2004

We use a chunkee trimmer in prep. Cut bend and form all thru hole parts before first assembly.

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Lead Protrusion | 22 September, 2004

We agree with Paul. If you prepare the components differently, so that they snap into place, you do not need to trim after wave.

Most rotary trimmers put a HUGE amount of stress on solder connections, potentially cracking the connections.

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Alternately, some people use boat anchors called Contact CS400 machines to cut and clinch through hole components, prior to wave soldering.

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