Konrad will present "Best Practice Design Criteria for Batch Aqueous Cleaning Systems" on Wednesday, November 17, 2010. The presentation will cover current best practice design criteria for automated defluxing systems.
Over the past decade post-reflow defluxing has risen from mainly high-reliability military and medical environments to the commercial mainstream. While the high-reliability market has used defluxing machines continuously since the Montréal Protocol induced ban on many cleaning solvents, many commercial manufacturers are facing cleaning/defluxing for the first time.
Konrad's second presentation, "Chemical, Mechanical, Environmental and Ergonomic Considerations of a Stencil and Misprint Cleaning Process," will take place on Thursday, November 18, 2010. There are many technologies available for cleaning stencils, and technologies from manual cleaning to semiautomatic and fully automatic will be discussed. Advantages and disadvantageous of each major technology will be presented and will include environmental, ergonomic and mechanical factors.
Michael Konrad is an SMT Advisory Board member and President of Aqueous Technologies. Konrad was a member of IPC’s Stencil Cleaning Task Group, contributing to IPC-7526 Stencil and Misprinted Board Cleaning Handbook, and is a current member of IPC’s 5-31 Committee for the upcoming IPC Cleaning Handbook.
Founded in 1992 and headquartered in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Aqueous Technologies Corporation is North America's leading manufacturer of aqueous cleaning systems. Aqueous Technologies manufactures both batch-format and inline aqueous cleaning/defluxing systems. Aqueous Technologies also manufactures both ultrasonic and spray-in-air stencil cleaning systems, PCB and stencil cleaning chemistries and the Zero-Ion ionic contamination (cleanliness) tester. Aqueous Technologies’ products have won more than 30 industry awards. Visit the company on the Web at http://www.aqueoustech.com