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Heraeus Benchmarker experiences?

seje

#19821

Heraeus Benchmarker experiences? | 8 May, 2002

Hi there.

I intend to do some evaluation between different pastes, stencils, stencil apertures and reflow profiles (to find practical differences, evaluate stencil suppliers and have some desing guides among other things). I'm considering to use benchmarker as a testboard. Does anyone have a experiences for benchmarker, is it a good tool for that and does those tests work like they should be (or like they told at the datasheet)?

-S.E.J.E-

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#19823

Heraeus Benchmarker experiences? | 8 May, 2002

I have used the benchmarker for solderpaste evaluations, and had very good results. Best results I had were in evaluating the spread, slump and wetting of the pastes. ( of course that is where I had the biggest issue too )

If you are looking to evaluate all the criteria you have mentioned, the benchmarker is a good tool to use as a standard or basis for your experiments. You can design the rest of your trials/experiments around it easily.

Phil

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#19850

Heraeus Benchmarker experiences? | 9 May, 2002

We do not use this product. [Not to say there is anything wrong with it.] Check Phil Zarrow�s site [www.itm-smt.com] for a good article on paste evaluation that was in �Circuits Assembly� a cuppla years ago.

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seje

#19926

Heraeus Benchmarker experiences? | 15 May, 2002

Thanks Phil and Dave.

I tryed to register in to http://www.itm-smt.com to read the article Dave menitioned, but unfortuenately I haven't had the confimation e-mail (with username and password) yet. Maybe they are slow at theyr moves. Can you e-mail this article to me Dave (to my smtnet address)?

S.E.J.E

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#19927

Heraeus Benchmarker experiences? | 15 May, 2002

My registration with ITM is not current. Email Phil Zarrow at ITM@ITM-SMT.com. He sometimes gets busy with other things.

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