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Trident-CL - Defluxing and Cleanliness Testing System

Trident-CL - Defluxing and Cleanliness Testing System

Trident-CL - Defluxing and Cleanliness Testing System


Trident-CL - Defluxing and Cleanliness Testing System


Cleaning Equipment

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Aqueous Technologies Corporation

Company Information:

Aqueous Technologies Corporation

Manufacturer of aqueous-based defluxing equipment, cleanliness testing equipment, and stencil cleaning equipment.

Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA


  • Phone 909 944 7771
  • Fax 909 944 7775

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Trident-CL - Defluxing and Cleanliness Testing System Description:

Trident-CL is a fully closed-loop, zero-discharge fully automatic defluxing and cleanliness testing system. Trident-CL captures, filters, and re-deionizes all of its process water, eliminating the need for a drain line.

Trident Automatic De-Fluxing Systems are available in a variety of discharge and throughput configurations and provide wash, rinse, cleanliness monitoring, drying, and SPC processes. Trident is capable of removing residues, including all lead and lead-free flux residues from low stand-off component spaces. These systems can be configured to match specific production needs.

Fluxes Removed

OA Only





Wash Solution Recycler


Auto Chemical Dosing and Mixing


SPC Barcode Scanning


Cleanliness Testing


Cleaning Technology:

Trident-CL is equipped with the award-winning Focus Wash technology which is highly effective in high density, low profile defluxing applications. A powerful multi-impeller stainless steel pump delivers precisely controlled fluid to twenty rotating stainless steel spray nozzles. The nozzles are designed to reduce the fluid droplet size for improved under-component penetration.

To reduce the risk of shadowing, Trident-CL is uniquely equipped with an oscillating board rack which gently moves the rack nineteen millimeters forward and rearward during the cleaning cycle.

Trident-CL is designed to be operated in a water-only configuration. A dual pump system is used to clean the assemblies and provide real-time water de-ionization simultaneously. The process water is continually cleaned as the assemblies are being cleaned. The simultaneous cleaning of both the assemblies and the process water, and the resulting elimination of fill and drain cycles produce extremely fast cycle times.

Real Time Cleanliness Testing:

Trident-CL is equipped with an onboard cleanliness testing system which allows a user to program a desired cleanliness level. Trident-CL's powerful control system will constantly monitor the real time cleanliness of the assemblies and automatically modify the cleaning cycle accordingly. This assures that cleanliness levels will be consistent batch after batch. Cleanliness results will appear on the control panel and in the SPC logs after each batch.

Drying Technology:

Trident-CL is equipped with the most powerful drying system in its class. Trident-CL's built-in drying system utilizes both forced hot air convection and radiant drying technologies to produce thoroughly dry assemblies in impressively short cycle times.

Control Technology:

Unlike other machines which utilize proprietary controllers, Trident-CL is controlled by a Windows-based PC computer. The powerful computer communicates with Trident-CL's hardware with a single USB cable, eliminating the need for proprietary PC expansion boards.

Trident-CL is equipped with the largest user interface in the industry. The 16" (406mm) touchscreen interface provides a large, clear, and organized view of all process data in real time. Trident-CL's resistive touchscreen technology allows users to wear ESD gloves, finger cots, etc.

Users may program and store unlimited program recipes with completely configurable recipe names (alpha/numeric/spaces) for easy identification. Multiple level password protection prevents unauthorized changes to recipes or machine settings.

Three control panel mounted pressure gauges display the pressure status of the incoming water line, spray manifold, and pre-drain filter.

Statistical Process Control (SPC):

Trident-CL automatically captures all relevant process data including cleanliness testing results. SPC data may be viewed on the display screen, exported in an XML (Excel) file format, or printed as a report and sent wirelessly to a network printer.

Trident-CL may be equipped with the powerful aSPC software. aSPC software provides barcode scanning capabilities that allow individual assembly serial numbers to be scanned (or manually entered) as assemblies are being loaded into the machine. All SPC data is stored in the SQL data base. Advanced search functions allow users to access specific batch reports by searching for specific assembly serial numbers, date ranges, pass/fail status, or operator names. Click here for more information!

Rugged Construction:

Like all Trident models, Trident-CL is equipped with a rugged temperature safe stainless steel plumbing system. Trident-CL's stainless steel plumbing, process chamber, pumps, sump tanks, etc ensure many years of leak-free operation.

Fastest Cycle Times Available:

Trident-CL is among the fastest batch-format defluxing systems available, capable of cleaning, testing, and drying full loads of assemblies in about twenty minutes.

Green Technology:

Trident-CL is completely closed-loop. It does not require any connection to a drain. In fact, while Trident CL's water storage may be filled at the turn of a switch, it may also be periodically filled manually, eliminating the need for a water connection. With no water or drain connection required, Trident CL may be conveniently placed on the production floor without regard to water or drain availability.

Aqueous Technologies' Trident Series

Tridents are available in three discharge configurations (full discharge, low discharge, and zero discharge). Additionally, Tridents are acailable in four throughput configurations, single chamber, two chambers (Trident Duo), three chambers (Trident Trio), and four chambers (Trident Quad)

See also: Aqueous Technologies chemicals online store

Trident-CL - Defluxing and Cleanliness Testing System was added in Oct 2011

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