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Solder paste supply in Catridge Vs Jar

zam_bri

#6568

Solder paste supply in Catridge Vs Jar | 13 May, 2001

Solder paste supplied in Catridge vs Jar. What is the pros and cons ?

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#6581

Solder paste supply in Catridge Vs Jar | 14 May, 2001

It's pretty straight forward: Cartridges require a bigger inventory investment and a dispensor, but improve paste handling and mixing.

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#6584

Solder paste supply in Catridge Vs Jar | 14 May, 2001

We use both, cartridges for water soluble and jars for no clean. The only reason we do is so they can't possibly (knocking on my head) mix it up.

Pros:

Jar - you can put paste back into it if you want to wash your stencil, change jobs after lunch, etc. Needs to be nice and clean first, though.

Cartridge - easily applied with a Semco gun. No stirring needed (alledgedly, anyway), and not nearly as messy as jars and a spatula.

Cons:

Jar - give some operators a place to put paste that should be thrown out and they'll use it forever. Needs to be stirred. Messy. Our boxes are harder to fit in the fridge than the cartridge boxes.

Cartridge - can't get it all out (wasted paste). Can't put paste back into the cartridge.

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