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Selective Solder Flux Issue

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#43357

Selective Solder Flux Issue | 16 August, 2006

Hello, we are currently running no clean flux on our Jade model pillarhouse selective solder machine and i would like to switch the flux over to Water Soluable. Are there any concerens with running water soluable on these machines? I have heard that different types of flux will really eat away at the fluxing system. Any help would be great. Thanks.

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#43365

Selective Solder Flux Issue | 17 August, 2006

Any materials that come in contact with the flux should be made from stainless steel, titanium, or plastics. These materials will not corrode from OA fluxes. Overspray is an issue. I think Pillerhouse has that jet fluxer, so I don�t think there is much over spray. The OA flux will corrode metals on the machine such as steel (will corrode paint off too) and aluminium, so daily cleaning is highly reccoemended.

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#43367

Selective Solder Flux Issue | 17 August, 2006

Is there anybody that is currently running Water soluable on these machines?

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Chunks

#43368

Selective Solder Flux Issue | 17 August, 2006

I would imagine your system is either stainless and/or some form of plastic. The water can rust but I doubt your machine has any metal that would be affected by it. You may want to double check your spray cell as well. We have been running water soluble in our selective machine for years.

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#43376

Selective Solder Flux Issue | 17 August, 2006

What type of water soluable flux are you running in you selective solder machines? I know that we had to replace the ruby that the solder shoots through at the top of the fluxer once because of crystalization. That was not a cheap replacement. Does water crystalize more than no clean. I have been told that we are able to do this change but am fishing along the lines of what different effects this may have.

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#43377

Selective Solder Flux Issue | 17 August, 2006

Call Pillarhouse

Eddie Groves or Adrian De'Arth will be able to help you 847-593-9080. You can email them sales@pillarhouseinternational.com Adrian [adriand@pillarhouseusa.com] Eddie Groves [egroves@pillarhouseusa.com]

Scott

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Chunks

#43381

Selective Solder Flux Issue | 17 August, 2006

Indium. We clean the fluxer spray head at the start of every shift.

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#43382

Selective Solder Flux Issue | 17 August, 2006

I hear Pillarhouse is the "Yugo" of Select soldering! :)

Chunks et al is correct that if the innards of the fluxing system are made of non-corrosive mat'ls, you should be okay.

I used to deal with the original AT&T Spray fluxers and their spray nozzle were made of regular steel (not stainless). When I dropped water-based in, the nozzles corroded after 1 month. They were replaced with USI Ultrasonic Spray system.

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