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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 series

MultiEx® 3D series detergents are aqueous three-dimensional cleaners (1. colophonium removal, deoxydizing, 3. passivating) for use in kolb systems with PowerSpray® technology and in all common spray-in-air cleaning systems.

Most suitable for: assembled PCBs, DCBs, ceramic substrates, also screens, stencils, PumpPrints and misprints.

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MultiEx® Rapid
Aqueous alkaline PCB cleaning detergent concentrate

MultiEx® Rapid is a detergent concentrate removes particularly to remove colophonium and flux residues quickly, thoroughly and with best possible product care from assembled PCBs.

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MultiEx® VR series

MultiEx® VR series offers aqueous alkaline broadband detergents, ideal for ultra-fine cleaning of high-end electronic components, for use in kolb systems with PowerSpray® technology and all common spray-in-air cleaning systems.

Most suitable for: Assembled PCBs, ceramic substrates, misprints, stencils, solder carriers, solder pallets, ESD boxes, PCB magazines

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