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Dross eliminator?

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gaz

#66334

Dross eliminator? | 14 May, 2012

We just got a wave solder machine and we are using Sn100. I am new to the wave process.

I see a product called "Super Deox Dross Reducer". Is this something we should be using? Is there a downside? Better alternatives?

Thanks!

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#66335

Dross eliminator? | 14 May, 2012

first I am personally not a fan of dross reducers. We have enough issues with contaminants on boards (high impedance analog) so i do not want to introduce more contaminants into the process. Second I have not had much luck with any dross reducers. We have come to terms that wave solder machines produce dross the more you try to prevent it the more dross the machine will make. Take it from me after 25 years of wave soldering Scope it out, put it in a bucket, recycle it and move on. And yes it sucks that solder has gotten expensive.

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#66339

Dross eliminator? | 14 May, 2012

Here is a link to one my favorite 'dross elimination thread' from the fine SMTnet Archives ... http://www.smtnet.com/Forums/Index.cfm?CFApp=1&Message_ID=56894

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#66353

Dross eliminator? | 16 May, 2012

Listen, I remeber a thread hear where a potato was used to some how help eliminate dross or help with the ROhS. Its been a while since they had me back on wave, but I am back now.

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#66354

Dross eliminator? | 16 May, 2012

I have been using MS2 from PK metals with great results. If you follow their recommendations product works very well. Give it a try...

George

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#66355

Dross eliminator? | 16 May, 2012

WML ... Where have you been? We haven't had smiles on our faces, since you left.

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#66459

Dross eliminator? | 30 May, 2012

Tin-Phos from AIM works. you can save 35%. Just be carefull with P level on your pot.

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#66462

Dross eliminator? | 30 May, 2012

YESSSS!!! WaveMasterLarry is back! Makes my day.

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gaz

#66839

Dross eliminator? | 17 July, 2012

> Tin-Phos from AIM works. you can save 35%. Just > be carefull with P level on your pot.

What you mean by "P level"? Thanks

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#66997

Dross eliminator? | 9 August, 2012

It's the phosporous level.

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