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What cannot be cleaned in a stencil cleaner
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“What cannot be cleaned in a stencil cleaner?”

Stencil as received The stencil cleaner can be one of the most versatile tools on the manufacturing floor. It can be used to clean electronic modules in various stages of the manufacturing process. In fact, an automated stencil cleaner can clean just about anything you come up against in your PCB assembly process.

Detailed in this paper are seven applications that were submitted to our applications lab providing support to the statement that there is very little that cannot be cleaned in a automated, vertical format, stencil cleaner.

Credit / Source: Steve Stach Austin American Technology

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SMD Adhesives Gluing Process

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In the SMT “Gluing Process” we are using “Thermosetting Polymer-SMT-Adhesive” which surface resistance is 1.5*10E12 Ohm. As per ESDS:2020 we should not allow any material near the component... »»

Glue "decouple"

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Our SMT line has placement capacity of 80K cph, but only 21K cph gluing capacity. The rate between reflow and glue of our products is around 5 to 1. The line works great for the reflow boards, but when we produce glue boards the glue dispenser is a bottleneck... »»

Conformal Coating Coverage on Side of IC

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Does anyone have a reference to a spec for this? We have a tall SMT IC that we coat with AR coating in a Asymtek spray coating machine. We do not have the angle head option to spray from a 45... »»

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