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Trident - Westkleen

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#67742

Trident - Westkleen | 5 December, 2012

Hi!

Can some one recommend an optimal water bath temperature and the conveyor speed for cleaning the water soluble fluxes off the board.

Thanks!

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Trident - Westkleen | 5 December, 2012

You should talk to your paste/flux manufacture! They will provide the best instruction for this. The norm is typically 130-145f, speed 2-4f/m I always push for slower… the slower the cleaner/drier (in theory!), if you have an ICOM, Omega meter, ionograph…. Test the washed product to ensure your product is clean. You may be able to see deviation if you alter the process and test each group of settings.

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#67755

Trident - Westkleen | 5 December, 2012

Typical conveyor speeds on leaded alloys and OA flux is 2 FPM. Typical conveyor speeds on lead-free alloys and OS flux is 0.5 FPM. Temperature should be 140 F. Most polypropylene inlines cleaners should not exceed 140 F.

-Mike Konrad Aqueous Technologies www.aqueoustech.com konrad@aqueoustech.com

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