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Gen3 Systems Installs MBTech NC25 PCB Cleaner at Briton EMS

Dec 16, 2014

Simon Naylor, Manufacturing Director of Briton EMS.

Simon Naylor, Manufacturing Director of Briton EMS.

MBTech NC25 PCB Cleaning System

MBTech NC25 PCB Cleaning System

Gen3 Systems Limited, a specialist British manufacturer and distributor, is pleased to announce the successful installation of the MBTech NC25 PCB Cleaning System at Briton EMS’ facility in Bedford, England. Briton EMS purchased the MBTech NC25 Conveyorised Batch Cleaning Machine from Gen3 Systems.

The NC25 Batch Cleaner is specially designed around a patented filtration system, providing high cleaning performance. The system is designed for use with a number of chemistries in a closed-loop configuration that offers optimum performance with minimum waste and hence reduced operating costs. The machine also benefits a unique process of combining forced convection and vacuum.

The NC25 system boosts one of the most cost efficient and waste friendly systems available on the market.  Mb-Tech equipment is designed in order to respond to three essential criteria; efficiency, low running costs, and environmental respect.

Simon Naylor, Manufacturing Director of Briton EMS, made the following comment, “Our shiny new MBTECH NC25 spray under immersion system arrived and was commissioned by the knowledgeable Gen3 team then put straight to work to clean a range of PCBAs for a new customer who supplies key installations for homeland security throughout the world.”
 
Briton EMS selected the system due to the company’s need to recycle rinse water and avoid sending this to drain during each cleaning cycle. The company opted for a closed-loop system with a di-ionisation water module. Briton EMS received customer feedback that showed that the NC25 was delivering high quality cleaning of PCBAs soldered with NO clean solder paste and solder wire beating the customer’s tight cleaning specification and allowing the PCBAs to meet their challenging performance requirements.
 
“When choosing the cleaning system we ran short of time to run trials to determine the optimum chemistry due to customer pressures and opted for a known formula from Zestron,” added Naylor. “As we grow in confidence using the system we are working with Zestron to further improve results from the NC25 cleaning system by evaluating alternative cleaning chemistries, we are supported by the local Zestron distributor BLT, Zestron in Germany and Gen3 to further reduce cycle time whilst providing even cleaner PCBAs. The decision to buy the MBTECH NC25 against the competition has been validated by the performance, quality and ease of use of the cleaning system supported by Gen3 systems.”*Gen3 is the UK and Ireland Distributor for MBTech


Established in 1979, Briton EMS is a full EMS service provider and the outsource manufacturing partner for more than 30 companies, making electronic products on their behalf ranging from life critical and high security devices for the sports industry, broadcast and infrastructure products.   RF and full functional testing are major strengths in the UK – and new commodities, including multi-chip modules, hybrids and complex harness assemblies, are available through its new overseas facilities.For more information about Briton EMS, visit www.britonems.co.uk.

Gen3 Systems is a specialist manufacturer of test and measurement equipment used to help predict reliability of electronic circuits and systems in the field. In addition, the company designs and manufactures dip and spray coating process equipment in both in-line and bench-top formats. Gen3 is a specialist distributor for several leading equipment manufacturers including, ACE, Hirox, FineTech, MBTech, MEK, Optilia and, most recently, Global Distributor for Aprotec Instrumentation, Solder Paste Inspection (SPI) systems.

Gen3 Systems also provides training, equipment and expertise for manufacturers requiring assessment of their electronic products’ reliability. The company also operates a test service and assists with standards development via both the IPC and IEC. Gen3 Systems operates from premises near Farnborough Business Park, on the M3 corridor and just 30 minutes from London’s Heathrow Airport.For more information about Gen3 Systems, visit www.gen3systems.com.

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