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Adjustable Wave Solder Mask

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000041192D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Downes, FJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Solder mask adjustment is made by means of adjustment screws located away from the solder pool.

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Adjustable Wave Solder Mask

Solder mask adjustment is made by means of adjustment screws located away from the solder pool.

Solder masks are used in conjunction with card-wave soldering devices to keep solder from coming into contact with shrouds and protected areas of the card. Prior adjustment required loosening of nuts followed by movement of the masks and retightening of the nuts. In making these adjustments, the operator's fingers would have to come within an inch of the molten solder.

Front and rear solder masks 10 and 11 are shown in the figure with a card 12 adjacent solder wave 13. A vertical adjustment screw 14 and a horizontal adjustment screw 15 are provided at the top of each solder mask holder away from the solder wave 13.

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