Electronics Forum | Thu Jul 22 06:33:28 EDT 2004 | Grant
Hi, I wondered how people warmed up solder paste at the start of the days production. I saw some paste mixers at a show, but only saw ones that mixed small solder paste tubs, not tubes. Can you get mixers that handle tubes. They said these mixers a
Electronics Forum | Tue Jul 27 07:58:21 EDT 2004 | mmjm_1099
Hell as for storing the used paste have someone bring in baby jars. Yes I agree thats alot of wasted money if you throw it away every day. Plus since I'm on the subject why not use a bottle warmer? I persoanlly store our paste in a mini-fridge (along
Electronics Forum | Tue Jul 27 01:48:41 EDT 2004 | Grant
Hi, Ok, and I will check that out. We do treat the solder paste as a perishable now, and after each day's run, we throw used paste out. That's helped a lot overall. I agree on the hot dog rollers. I have always thought those things were a cool, but
Electronics Forum | Thu Jul 22 07:51:47 EDT 2004 | mmjm_1099
All I got to say is a bowl and spoon and mix it up a little before u place it on the stencil. That works fine on our end all the time.
Electronics Forum | Thu Jul 22 15:18:28 EDT 2004 | russ
Remove the paste from the fridge the night before, If you feel the need to knead we just put the paste on the stencil and work it a little bit with a spatula. Russ
Electronics Forum | Thu Jul 22 22:08:08 EDT 2004 | KEN
FYI AIM has a patnented in-tube mixing propeller. Crazy, but it actually works.
Electronics Forum | Sat Jul 24 04:18:39 EDT 2004 | kent_peterson
Microwave? Try some steel wool next time. Are you cookin food in that microwave? I would love to see that documented into a process. You could look at changing the solder paste you use. Knead it up other than that mate.
Electronics Forum | Sat Jul 24 05:48:07 EDT 2004 | novereng
Hi Grant, There is a product known as the solder paste mixer which currently I'm holding You can visit my website for more details of this mixer www.novereng.com Cheers Bob
Electronics Forum | Mon Jul 26 16:46:40 EDT 2004 | Frank
Can you use one of those hot-dog rollers (cookers?) you see in the corner convenient stores to keep the paste tubes moving to eliminate the separation? Ya know, the cookers with the week old hot dogs on it that are all shrivelled up?
Electronics Forum | Tue Jul 27 06:04:16 EDT 2004 | cyber_wolf
Grant, I know of a couple places that throw their paste out at the end of the day. I have worked in SMT for over 15 years and we have never thrown paste out unless it was contaminated, or dried out. We have never had a problem. If you ask me, I would