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ZESTRON Bath Analyzer for concentration measurement
In order to achieve good cleaning results consistently, the cleaner concentration in the cleaning bath should remain constant. The concentration can change through various process factors like carry-over or thinning. It is therefore advisable to check the concentration over time. A simple method for regular concentration checks is the ZESTRON Bath Analyzer.
Fast and precise cleaner concentration measurement for machines
The ZESTRON EYE Mobile is a mobile digital concentration measurement device that can monitor the concentration of different cleaning chemistry used in up to ten stencil or PCB assembly cleaning machines. The device’s easy-to-use touchscreen menu guides the user through the concentration measurement process, resulting in precise measurements.
pH-neutral PCB cleaner established on the market
Since its launch in 2009 as a pH-neutral PCB cleaner, ZESTRON’s VIGON N 600 has been used internationally in the fields of aerospace, military, automotive, and telecommunications. Based on MPC (Micro Phase Cleaning) technology, VIGON N 600 removes a wide range of flux residues.
Cleaning agents ensure optimal copper deoxidation
The cleaning agents of the VIGON PE Series for Power Electronics have been successfully established in the market and are reportedly qualified by leading power module manufacturers. Each cleaning agent provides good cleaning performance and reliably removes flux residues from power modules/DCBs after die attach or heat sink soldering.
Technical cleanliness in electronics: training with experts
The increasing performance of sensor systems and the growing integration of power electronics in vehicles open new worlds of the future. At the same time, they increase the risk of particles and any kind of contamination.
Ion chromatography technique leads to cleaner PCBs
PCB cleanliness can be evaluated in accordance with the latest industry standards using a variety of test techniques. In Zestron's Analytical Centre one of the comprehensive methods applied is ion chromotography. This highly sensitive analytical method provides a detailed report of anions, cations and weak organic acids on PCBAs according to IPC-T-650 2.3 28A.o
Zestron plans to clean up at SMT Hybrid Packaging
At SMT Hybrid Packaging 2017, ZESTRON plans to feature cleaning agents as well as cleaning machines from leading manufacturers. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about different innovative cleaning technologies surrounding PCB and stencil cleaning applications. ZESTRON’s team of process engineers as well as representatives of cleaning equipment manufacturers will be available to answer questions regarding c...
Video describes optimum cleaning process
A new video from ZESTRON Europe, global provider of cleaning products, services and training solutions in the electronics manufacturing and semiconductor industries, explains how electronic board manufacturers can find an optimum cleaning process.
Defluxing agent for spray-in-air processes
ZESTRON has introduced its latest defluxing agent for power electronics and PCBs. VIGON PE 190A has been specifically developed for cleaning power electronics in spray-in-air processes. Due to its alkaline formulation, it is said to provide excellent performance when it comes to deoxidizing copper substrates.
Single-phased SMT stencil cleaning agent
ZESTRON has introduced a single-phased stencil cleaner “HYDRON SC 300”. A water-based product it not only removes solder pastes, but also SMT adhesives at room temperature without any pigment residues on the surfaces as well.
Cleaning agent for Power Electronics and PCBs
ZESTRON, global provider of high precision cleaning products, services and training solutions in the electronics manufacturing and semiconductor industries presents its latest cleaning agent for Power Electronics and PCBs. VIGON PE 180 is a water-based, pH-neutral cleaning agent developed especially for defluxing lead frames, discrete devices, power modules, power LEDs and PCBs in spray-in-air equipment.
Video shows how to clean soldering ovens
ZESTRON Europe has released an instructional video on manual soldering oven cleaning on its YouTube channel. The video details how to use the water-based cleaning agent, VIGON RC 303, which has been developed specifically for the manual removal of residues in reflow ovens and wave solder machines.
Learn about surface cleanliness in online training course
In this 45 minutes training online, the participants will learn what requirements the assembly’s surface quality needs to meet in order to maximize bond adhesion and minimize standard deviation are provided. They will also get an overview of various test methods for assessing surface quality, the cleanliness standards needed to be met to achieve optimum bonding is reviewed.
Measuring ionic residues on electronic PCBAs
ZESTRON has added Ion Chromatography to its comprehensive analytical methods. This highly sensitive analytical method provides a detailed report of anions, cations and weak organic acids present on PCBAs according to IPC-TM-650. Thereby, critical substances such as bromide or chloride and their amount can be determined.
Automatic concentration control in PCBA cleaning
When PCBAs are cleaned a lot of factors influence the cleaning result. There are not only the residues which have been cleaned from the PCBAs but also process-dependent influences like evaporation or transportation of cleaner into the rinsing stage. To achieve permanent good cleaning results, continuous monitoring of the cleaning bath is recommended. For this purpose, manual and automatic methods exist.
Automatic concentration management technology for cleaning processes
ZESTRON will be exhibiting the ZESTRON EYE CM at IPC APEX EXPO. It is an automatic concentration management closed loop control system for aqueous based cleaning processes. Incorporating the ZESTRONEYE 3P-Technology, the ZESTRON EYE CM measures and controls wash bath concentration in real-time.
Advanced training for the production process of electronic assemblies
Management and Production personnel from the electronics and electrical engineering industry can update their skills, easily and directly, right from their desk with the online training from the ZESTRON Academy.
Single module cleaning agent monitoring and dosing
ZESTRON's EYE CM is an automatic module for controlling the concentration of the cleaning bath. Its measuring system displays precise, real-time concentration measurement by simultaneously measuring three parameters, even with a loaded cleaning bath. Optical methods such as the refractive index cannot provide such reliable performances.
Advanced training for the production process of electronic assemblies
Both Management and Production personnel from the electronics and electrical engineering industry can update their skills, easily and directly, right from their desk during the second half of the year with webinars from the ZESTRON Academy.
Automated real-time concentration management
Automatically monitoring and controlling wash bath concentration in real time, the ZESTRON EYE CM (Concentration Management) is a stand-alone concentration management system. It achieves this by automatically dosing both cleaning agent and DI-water as required.