Electronics Forum | Mon Feb 24 12:41:03 EST 2003 | gregp
Look at a company called ARTX, Ltd. (artxltd.com) or Exair (exair.com) They make air knives that ionize shop air for this purpose.
Electronics Forum | Fri Feb 21 16:08:56 EST 2003 | clarkk
Hello all, We use pressurized air from a blower to blow off excess water from our pcb assemblies after wash. I'm concerned that this could potentially cause esd damage to sensitive assemblies. Is anyone aware of a device that can correctly ionize the
Electronics Forum | Fri Feb 21 20:01:14 EST 2003 | MA/NY DDave
Hi This is a good one. Let me take a stab at it. First remind me, why is this air coming in carrying a charge. I think I remember yet it is always fun. Also hopefully it isn't carrying any compressor oils. There are some companys that make other t
Electronics Forum | Mon Feb 24 13:17:59 EST 2003 | Stephen
Air is non-conductive, and it is moving. Not only is it moving, it is moving against something else i.e. the hose. Anytime you have movement (friction) between two dissimilar non-conductive "things" you have the possibility of static build-up. This
Electronics Forum | Sun Feb 23 14:51:02 EST 2003 | davef
Without being clear on whether you're talking about: * Standard air knives at the back-end of your in-line cleaner ... OR * Hand held or similar nozzle. Standard air knives: This causes no problem with ESD because the relative humidity is so high t
Electronics Forum | Fri Apr 03 12:23:56 EDT 2020 | dwl
That's an interesting point about ionizers. They say the primary means of transmission is through droplets suspended in air. I wonder if ionizers kill the virus and what the turn over rate is for a room of a given size.
Electronics Forum | Fri Mar 24 13:02:53 EST 2000 | Ashok Dhawan
Two questions on ESD: 1. What is recommended method ( Air ionizer , grounding strip etc. ) for a board prep ? We Kapton Tape for masking pads or not to be soldered areas. or Is there a wet mask recommended for masking boards campatible with NC Sold
Electronics Forum | Tue Sep 23 18:55:59 EDT 2008 | smt_guy
"Ionization of the air causes an increase in conductivity..." I have an Ionograph and everytime I open the test lid cover the Baseline Stabilization Resistivity Value s by 60M Ohm-cm. My question is: Is there something to worry about our facilities
Electronics Forum | Wed Jul 06 08:22:57 EDT 2016 | lukvel
I am using compressed air to dry my PCBs and to remove dust from my PCBs. This is causing electrostatic build up on the PCBs. What do you suggest rather than an Ionized Air Gun?
Electronics Forum | Thu Dec 08 22:57:45 EST 2016 | ttheis
I'm not too experienced with this but what about an air-blast with an ionized air source such as an air knife above and below a conveyor to push most of the fluid off of the pcba then run through an oven just above vaporization temperature.