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Printed Card Cleaning Equipment

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000059153D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Amir-Hamzeh, H [+details]

Abstract

Cleaning methods widely used for removing flux residues from printed circuit cards, pass the cards through degreaser, ultrasonic and/or water tanks. The present embodiment, for SMT (Surface Mount Technology) printed circuit cards, uses only de-ionized water and air under pressure, which provides sufficient dynamic agitation to penetrate the tight component-to-card clearances and remove flux residues without the use of chemicals.