While ultrasonic technology is the most effective methodology for removing solder paste from SMT stencils, manual cleaning continues to be the most common methodology worldwide. Stencil cleaning has been identified as the most hazardous process with the greatest potential environmental impact associated with SMT assembly. Flammable and VOC solvents such as alcohol are commonly used for manual cleaning and poisonous heavy metals such as lead often come in contact with the user. Ready-to-use 440-R SMT Detergent is a safe water soluble detergent that cleans more effectively, improves print production and eliminates the noxious odors and hazards associated with solvent cleaning. A complete video demonstration is available at: http://www.SmartSonic.com .
Demonstrations will be performed at the APEX 2007 Show in booth #2659. http://www.SmartSonic.com