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Mesh for board washer baskets


AMK

#29165

Mesh for board washer baskets | 17 June, 2004

We once used a padded mesh in our board washer baskets to prevent damage to components. Can anyone tell me where I can find this material?

Thanks

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#29199

Mesh for board washer baskets | 22 June, 2004

we keep some extra chain belt that is used in most washers and reflow ovens. We have not had any problems. Our wash has slightly more pressure comming from the top nozzles than the bottom nozzles. same for the air. This will hold the boards down in the baskets and the chain just keeps things from moving.

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Mike Konrad

#29209

Mesh for board washer baskets | 23 June, 2004

We can provide stainless steel mesh. (909) 944-7771 ext 29

Mike

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AMK

#29218

Mesh for board washer baskets | 23 June, 2004

Thanks for the response. I did think about boards being tossed about because of nozzle pressure and alignment but I suspect the root cause is handling (people not being careful when they put boards into and removing them from baskets). This is the reason I'm looking for a soft mesh or grid that boards can be placed on.

Thanks

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#29219

Mesh for board washer baskets | 23 June, 2004

Austin American Technology has had good experience with Stone Mountain Tool. Visit http://www.stonemountaintool.com or call 770-929-0166.

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AMK

#29273

Mesh for board washer baskets | 26 June, 2004

Thanks. I'll see what they have.

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#29316

Mesh for board washer baskets | 29 June, 2004

have you tried Mc master carr? www.mcmaster.com.

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#29317

Mesh for board washer baskets | 29 June, 2004

We know this isn't what you asked for, but sometimes it's nice to consider alternatives. * American Tooling and Machining Co.; 45554 Industrial Pl, Fremont, CA 94538; (510) 657-9509 * MB Manufacturing's; 350 Rt. 46 East Rockaway, NJ 07866; (973)586-2988, Fax (973)586-1692 mb350rt46@aol.com http://www.mb-mfg.com/baskets.htm

* DMI International; 30750 NW Hillcrest St, North Plains, OR 97133-0726 800-886-1468 fax 503-647-5287 sales@dmipallet.com http://www.dmipallet

* Garland Service Co; 714 Shepherd Dr, Garland, TX 75042 972-494-1911 Fax 972-276-0972 http://www.gscusa.net

* Electro-Prep Corp; 3377 Woodward Ave, Santa Clara CA 95054-2628; 408-727-7505 Fax 408-727-7509 Elprep5@aol.com http://www.electro-prep.com/basket.htm

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#29318

Mesh for board washer baskets | 29 June, 2004

What you are looking for is called Plastisol coating. Think of a tv commercial where they dip a pair of plier handles into a coating and they come out looking great and softer and more ergonomic. We offer this on our baskets. The Waveroom Plus 55 Harvey Road Londonderry NH 03053 603-437-4651 ph e-mail Waverm1@aol.com

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KEN

#29319

Mesh for board washer baskets | 29 June, 2004

ESD SAFE?

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#29323

Mesh for board washer baskets | 30 June, 2004

Yes the Plastisol is ESD Safe. Make sure when ordering you specify black esd safe plastisol. We probably would pick it up anyhow, but best to make sure.

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Richard

#29326

Mesh for board washer baskets | 30 June, 2004

You could also try using a wire mesh out of stainless steel(won't rust). We used these as reflow baskets and for covering parts for a steam cleaner we had for W/S flux. go to http://www.mcmaster.com and type in *Metal and Thermoplastic Cloth and Perforated Sheets* The sheets can be cut into any shape to put over your parts to hold them down or even make your own custom baskets.Might be cheaper and a little easier to do.

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#29677

Mesh for board washer baskets | 27 July, 2004

Richard,

I am looking for a steam cleaner as part of the cleaning process for WS flux. Can you advise what cleaner (made and manuf) and typical process parameters for cleaning PCAs?

Rgds, Peter

You could also try using a wire mesh out of stainless steel(won't rust). We used these as reflow baskets and for covering parts for a steam cleaner we had for W/S flux. go to http://www.mcmaster.com and type in *Metal and Thermoplastic Cloth and Perforated Sheets* The sheets can be cut into any shape to put over your parts to hold them down or even make your own custom baskets.Might be cheaper and a little easier to do.

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Richard Y

#29804

Mesh for board washer baskets | 2 August, 2004

Sorry for the late reply! Vatran in San Diego has an Ideal setup. Ask for Frank Cano. Tell him Richard Yabuki from National Semiconductor reffered you. Go for the continous duty 220V The 110V won't supply enough steam for production use. Frank will also send you a unit to try for free.

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Richard Y

#29805

Mesh for board washer baskets | 2 August, 2004

Sorry for the late reply! Vatran in San Diego has an Ideal setup. Ask for Frank Cano. Tell him Richard Yabuki from National Semiconductor reffered you. Go for the continous duty 220V The 110V won't supply enough steam for production use. Frank will also send you a unit to try for free. Tel # 619-423-4555 ext 104

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AMK

#29820

Mesh for board washer baskets | 3 August, 2004

Thanks for the info. I have looked at an EVA mesh that will pass esd test as well as exposure to w/s flux and hot water. Stainless is great but the the softer material is what I want. I want to get samples of the thermoplastics from Mcmaster.

Thanks Again, KenM

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