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Wave solder pallets: lead and lead-free process

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Hiram

#35761

Wave solder pallets: lead and lead-free process | 27 July, 2005

Hi everybody,

We have wave solder fixtures made of Durapol and multiple wave solder machines. Most likely we�ll use the same pallets for either tin-lead or lead-free solder for a while (of course after washing the pallets). Should we test the pallets for lead absorption before running them on lead-free solder? Any suggestions for labs to perform the test, if needed?

Thanks a lot!!

Hiram

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GS

#35762

Wave solder pallets: lead and lead-free process | 27 July, 2005

It may be you should look for higher TG of Durapol

Rgds GS

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RDR

#35765

Wave solder pallets: lead and lead-free process | 27 July, 2005

I don't think that you would need to test these. Have you ever seen any evidence of solder sticking to them? We use the same material and never notice anything besides flux staying on the bottom.

Would the lead absorption if any even be of a concern due to the extremely small quantity that would be present?

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Ken

#35772

Wave solder pallets: lead and lead-free process | 27 July, 2005

My policy is not to mix them.

You have zero cross contamination potiental with this policy.

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