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Liquid Tin Corrosion and Lead Free Wave Soldering

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Liquid Tin Corrosion and Lead Free Wave Soldering

Corrosion of solder pots and solder pot components in wave soldering equipment has been reduced with the introduction of corrosion resistant coatings and improved lead free solder alloys. The latest trends in protecting wave solder machine components from liquid metal corrosion by lead free solder alloys will be presented in order to provide guidelines for evaluating existing equipment as well as for purchasing new systems.

Credit/Source: Matthew J. O�Keefe, Martin Perez  University of Missouri

Jim Morris   Speedline Technologies, Inc.

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I just discovered my reflow oven exhaust had no suction and I'm fixing it now. What I want to know is what happened to my process. The exhaust from my other oven...»»

Siemens waffle pack Changer problems

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We recently acquired a Siemens Siplace F3 and a S15 machine, and I am having a few problems. The F3 machine will not find its waffle pack changer fiducial at all... »»

Corrosion due to RTV adhesive

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We are experiencing corrosion and subsequent pcb contamination from the RTV material used to secure a Power Supply. The degradation takes place over a few weeks... »»

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Fundamental RF Plasma Generation for Semiconductor Processing Equipment

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Mon, February 25, 2008 | Dallas, TX, USA

This introductory course provides maintenance and equipment engineers and technicians with a basic working knowledge of RF technology... »»

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