Electronics Forum | Tue Nov 21 22:15:59 EST 2000 | Vince Whipple
Mohammed, The first suggested place to start with your question would probably be with your flux Mfr. Push them! The quantity of dross is effected by several factors: The higher your solder pot temp., the higher your dross level... but don't go too
Electronics Forum | Mon Dec 17 12:06:58 EST 2007 | pjc
5 Steps to Eliminate Bridges: 1. Establish (wave) Parallelism First and foremost, you must establish board-to-wave parallelism. This is the prerequisite to any wave solder process control. For an understanding of the power of this approach go to ht
Electronics Forum | Wed Mar 12 12:28:52 EDT 2008 | operator
I recently witnessed a process in which the solder pot operator used Techspray WSOL water soluble masking to cover the areas around a connector that was to be soldered on the solder pot. He did not wait for the WSOL to cure. He soldered immediately.
Electronics Forum | Mon Dec 17 19:01:45 EST 2007 | bbarton
As someone with a LOT of experience with the "low cost" alternative alloys, primarily SACX, I have one simple question....Are these shorts a new phenomena? WAS your process in control, and all of a sudden it's not? If the answer is YES, take a look a
Electronics Forum | Thu Nov 17 21:46:48 EST 2005 | C. Kolokoy
With DIP type components, a sub-par fluxing method (foaming a no-clean), and a chip wave where one is not needed are formulas for bridging and insufficient wetting. If you have SMD's on the wave solder side of the board greater than 0603, and no SOT
Electronics Forum | Tue Dec 17 08:38:30 EST 2002 | Randy Villeneuve
Jim, In most cases if you can eliminate a process you will save money. With that in mind, an all surface mount or all through hole design is prefered. There are alternatives to that rule, like hybrid designs that can be pin and paste soldered. It al
Electronics Forum | Thu Mar 10 13:05:41 EST 2005 | patrickbruneel
This phenomenon is caused by a high amount of halogens (Cl, Br etc.) used in the flux activators or in the flux surfactants. We've seen effects creating all colors of the rainbow. Changing to No-Clean (halide-free) will eliminate this color effect.
Electronics Forum | Tue Mar 01 13:51:23 EST 2005 | pjc
pr is 100% correct, can't have visual inspectors touching up for the reason he states. I have always seen that- when in doubt they will always "touch up". Touching up is always a bad thing. Looks like you have some problems that need fixing to elimin