Cleaning of condensation traps / filters, heatsinks


Condensate traps, filters, coolers, cyclones, trays, reflow ovens, wave and selective solder systems - all these components must be cleaned regularly and thoroughly to maximize productivity. This mainly includes the cleaning of condensate management modules specially built for the collection of condensation residues such as condensate filters and traps in the cooling and transition zones of reflow ovens, selective and shielding gas (nitrogen) wave soldering systems.

The atmosphere of a soldering system contains many substances that should not condense in the process chamber as they lead to reduction of diameters and thus to changes of air circulation parameters.

To separate these substances selectively, a part of the process atmosphere is continuously extracted and lead through separators and filters. Subsequently, the purified atmosphere is returned into the process. This complex system is referred to as a condensate management.

Condensation traps, condensation filters are key components of such a condensate management system. They extract condensable substances from the gas stream and provide a cleaned process gas for a clean process chamber and assure a stable process. Especially when using lead-free solder in nitrogen systems, this is of great importance.

kolb provides for the cleaning of condensate traps, filters care coolers, cooling plates, cyclones etc. the complete cleaning process as a manufacturer from a single source: including machinery, accessories, cleaners and specially applied electronic process control.

Suitable systems


AF03
Small two chamber desktop system for solder frames and condensation traps

Capacity: 4 - 6 solder frames or up to 2 condensation traps
Cleans: Condensation traps, solder-frames, carriers and machine parts
Including drip tray and storage cabinet for condensation traps and cleaning fluid

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AF04
Cleans condensation traps, solder frames and carriers

Capacity: 6 - 9 solder frames up to 610 x 470 mm, 24" x 18,5" or up to 4 condensation traps
Cleans: Condensation traps, solder-frames, carriers and machine parts
Cleaning chamber dimensions: W 580 • D 610 • H 470 mm

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AF20
Cleans solder masks, carriers, condensation traps

Fully automatic system with AirFlow® turbulence air-in-immersion technology
Cleans: Condensation traps, solder-frames, carriers and machine parts
Usable process chamber dimensions: W 810 • D 435 • H 520 mm

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AF30
XL system for solder masks, carriers, condensation traps

Cleaning in the entire chamber with AirFlow® air-in-immersion technology
Cleans: Condensation traps, solder-frames, carriers and machine parts
Usable process chamber dimensions: W 1.300 • D 450 • H 600 mm

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AF60
For bulk cleaning of condensation traps

Large maintenance cleaning device with crane loading
Cleans: Condensation traps of virtually all manufacturers as well as carriers, solder frames and pallets
Usable process chamber dimensions: W 1.030 • D 770 • H 600 mm

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Suitable detergents


ContraFlux® FM
Special detergent for the removal of condensate residues

ContraFlux® FM is an aqueous alkaline cleaning detergent for use in kolb cleaning systems with AirFlow® technology or common spray-in-immersion cleaning systems.

Most suitable for condensation traps, condensation filters, coolers, cyclones

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