AAT's new Nanojet™ won a coveted New Product Introduction (NPI) Award, which was presented to Steve Stach, President, on February 19 at IPC/APEX 2013 in San Diego, California. The annual award recognizes innovative and industry-leading new products in electronics manufacturing.
The Nanojet™ is the world’s smallest, most powerful in-line aqueous cleaner. Its footprint is under 30 ft2 (6’x 44”) giving the user inline performance at a batch cleaner size and price tag. The innovative NanoJet’s design results in major energy, water, and chemical savings; yet it outperforms all batch cleaners and most inline cleaners with up to a 4X larger foot print. The NanoJet has an unmatched cycle time of 3 to 10 minutes depending on flux type and board geometry including full chemistry wash, isolation, rinse, final rinse and dry. NanoJet incorporates Progressive Energy Dynamics cleaning technology, a revolutionary system that involves increasing energy at each manifold. Other innovative cleaning performance features include a new chemical saving isolation design and the industry’s only patented (Displacement) Jet Dryer.
Nanojet™ is a truly ‘green’ cleaner, a highly efficient closed-loop system achieving a 4x reduction in chemistry consumption and a 100X reduction in water consumption. This configuration increases DI and carbon bed life, saves money and operating costs while saving the environment. Energy usage is low; recycling heated DI water inside the cleaner saves 50% heat savings, plus 90% less water consumption; dual isolation and jet displacement drying save energy while drying efficiently, completely, and fast.
“I’m proud of our Austin American team that has worked diligently on developing the NanoJet to be the best cleaner in its class,” Stach said. “Without their skills and engineering excellence, it couldn’t have been done. We’re pleased that the industry has chosen to recognize the Nanojet and AAT for this honor.”
Founded in 1986, Austin American Technology (AAT) is an innovative, market-leading company, engineering and manufacturing production and assembly systems for the electronics manufacturing industry. With more than 400 years of collective experience in the electronics and semiconductor industries, AAT’s production solutions have included hot gas rework and solder paste testing systems, and AAT introduced the world's first automated stencil cleaner in 1988. During the 1990s, AAT developed batch cleaning systems and were early adopters of closed-loop (zero-discharge) capability. In 2000, AAT became a market leader in in-line cleaning systems with the introduction of the award-winning HYDROJET™ series, followed by the MICROJET™ inline flip chip cleaner to provide high volume cleaning capability in a small footprint. AAT systems are designed to maximize performance and minimize cost of ownership. For more information, visit www.aat-corp.com.