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Cleaning of ceramic substrates and hybrids

Ceramic substrates cleaning

As a manufacturer and system supplier kolb provides for the cleaning of ceramic substrates and hybrids the complete process from a single source: including machinery, accessories, cleaners and specially applied software controlled fully automated electronic processes.

The trend towards miniaturization while increasing the reliability and operation of electronics in high temperature environments has driven the development of ceramic substrates. Ceramic substrates are mainly used for high performance electronic ceramic circuit boardswithe High Temperature Co-Fired Ceramics (HTCC) technology (usually made of aluminum oxide) and / or with Low Temperature Co-Fired Ceramics (LTCC) technology (usually made of glass ceramics). Ceramics as materials are intended to make the electronics thermally stable.

High temperature applications in the automotive industry, particularly reliable medical applications and high-frequency modules for wireless communication needs are just a few areas of application of this often multi-layered laminated components. Precisely because of their complexity, their value and sensitive areas of application, they must be absolutely free of production residues for further work processes such as wire bonding, coating or varnishing.

The thorough removal of flux residues, colophony, resin, oxides and soldering materials are the main tasks when cleaning ceramic substrates, PCB assemblies, DCBs and hybrids so that for any following production step process-safe products can be provided.

Suitable cleaning systems


AQUBE® LH5
Fully automatic standard assembled PCBs batch cleaner

Capacity: up to 176 (2.8 m² / 30 ft²) eurocards in up to two variable drawer baskets
Horizontal up to fourfold spray rotors, VMH®-TurboDigital evaporative drying
PolyPower® Technology (up to three times more pressure power and up to 30% less cycle time)
Process chamber dimensions: W 540 • D 590 • H 570 mm (W 21.25" • D 23.22" • H 22.44")

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AQUBE® LH7
Fully automatic state of the art PCB XL batch cleaner

Capacity: up to 540 (8.6 m² / 92.5 ft²) eurocards in up to three variable drawer baskets
Horizontal up to sixfold spray rotors, VMH®-TurboDigital evaporative drying
PolyPower® Technology (up to three times more pressure power and up to 30% less cycle time)
Process chamber dimensions: W 700 • D 720 • H 710 mm (W 27.55" • D 28.34" • H 27.95")

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AQUBE® XH5
Fully automatic high end assembled PCBs batch cleaner

Capacity: up to 176 (2.8 m²/30 ft²) eurocards in up to two variable drawer baskets
PolyPower® Technology (up to three times more pressure power and up to 30% less cycle time)
Horizontal up to fourfold spray rotors, VMH® TurboDigital evaporative drying
Process chamber dimensions: W 540 • D 590 • H 570 mm (W 21.25" • D 23.22" • H 22.44")

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AQUBE® XH7
Fully automatic high end XL batch cleaner for assembled PCBs

Capacity: up to 540 (8.6 m² / 92.5 ft²) eurocard in up to three variable drawer baskets
PolyPower® Technology (up to three times more pressure power and up to 30% less cycle time)
Horizontal up to sixfold spray rotors, VMH® TurboDigital evaporative drying
Process chamber dimensions: W 700 • D 720 • H 710 mm (W 27.55" • D 28.34" • H 27.95")

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AQUBE® XH9
Fully automatic high end batch cleaner with largest process chamber worldwide

Capacity: up to 830 equals 19 m² (204.5 ft²) in up to four variable drawer baskets
Horizontal up to eightfold spray rotors, VMH®-TurboDigital evaporative drying
Process chamber dimensions: W 970 • D 955 • H 900 mm (W 38.18" • D 37.59" • H 35.43")

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Suitable detergents


MultiEx® 3D-A3

MultiEx® 3D-A3
Special cleaner for power electronics / DCBs

Removes copper oxides / CuO, aluminium oxides, SMD paste, fluxes, solder pastes (soldered) from DCBs, PCBAs, ceramic substrates, aluminium, non-ferrous metals.

MultiEx® 3D-A3

MultiEx® 3D-H2

MultiEx® 3D-H2
broadband cleaner for PCBAs especially with large metal surfaces

Removes SMD paste, rosin flux, fluxes, copper oxides / CuO, alumi­nium oxides from PCBAs, DCBs, ceramic sub­strates, alumi­nium, non-ferrous metals.

MultiEx® 3D-H2

MultiEx® VR-18

MultiEx® VR-18
Single phase special cleaner for hard to clean fluxes on PCBAs

Removes especially hard to clean fluxes from PCBAs ceramic sub­strates, mis­prints, stencils, solder carriers and pallets, ESD boxes, PCB magazines.

MultiEx® VR-18

MultiEx® VR-HPA

MultiEx® VR-HPA
Highend broadband cleaner for PCBAs with sensitive components

Removes fluxes and pastes especially from PCBAs with sensitive compo­nents, from ceramic sub­strates, misprints, stencils, solder carriers, solder pallets, ESD boxes, PCB magazines.

MultiEx® VR-HPA

MultiEx® VR-SP

MultiEx® VR-SP
High end broadband detergent for PCBAs and many more

Removes all commercially available fluxes and pastes from assembled PCBs, ceramic substrates, misprints, stencils, solder carriers, solder pallets, ESD boxes, PCB magazines.

MultiEx® VR-SP

MultiEx® NP-1

MultiEx® NP-1
Multifunctional pH-neutral detergent especially for PCBAs and power electronics

Aqueous, pH-neutral broadband cleaner especially for PCBAs and power electronics for the removal of flux and solder pastes.

MultiEx® NP-1

MultiEx® Rapid

MultiEx® Rapid
Intensive lux remover

Detergent concentrate that removes particularly flux residues quickly, thoroughly and with best possible product care from assembled PCBs.

MultiEx® Rapid

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