High end XL cleaning system for assembled PCBs, hybrids

The new kolb AQUBE® series offer next-generation cleaning systems - even more efficient, even more compact, easy to handle and maintain, pre-equipped for extended water management and cyber-physically ready for the smart factory.

AQUBE® XH7 is a fully automatic XL high volume new generation PCB ultra-fine cleaning system - except AQUBE® 9 types there are no PCB cleaning batch systems with a comparably large chamber size available worldwide - with a capacity of up to 540 (8.6 m² / 92.5 ft²) eurocards and a relative cleaning time of 10 seconds per card.

AQUBE® XH7 is a German engineered and manufactured machine primarily for the process safe fine cleaning of assembled PCBs, hybrids (HDIs, SiPs) and misprints from reflow flux residues, resin, copper, oxide and soldering support substances.

The parallel working three-tank, three-circuit configuration with ClosedLoop water reprocessing ensures short cycle times as well as low running cost leading to an uncontested low total cost of ownership value.


  • Three tank system with three separate circuits
  • Smart Factory ready: DNAccess, remote control, traceability (PLC data scanning and memorizing)
  • Fully automatic 4step (optional up to 5step) process: cleaning, (MediumWipe®), rinsing (tap water), DI-water rinsing, VMH®-TurboDigital hot air evaporative drying
  • 10 seconds relative cycle time for the cleaning, rinsing and drying of one eurocard
  • Horizontal PTFE mounted rotor system with up to sic asynchronous spray rotors for thorough wetting (no blind spots)
  • Heater cleaning tank A, automatic water change for the rinsing circuit, DI water system, DI-bypass processing, water measuring unit (ion contamination measurement), ion exchanger and fine filter systems as standard
  • Processes and service intervals PLC controlled. Event issuing and software control via touch screen
  • EDGELESS Design and VARIccess® service access: maximum capacity, easy maintenance on a very small footprint
  • Suitable for high temperature cleaning and rinsing up to 80 °C (176 °F)

PowerSpray® Technology
PolyPower® Technology
VMH® Technology
ClosedLoop Technology
PulseFlow® Technology
Traceability Application
QuickChange Application

Technical data

Technology base kolb PowerSpray®
Control system (Display size) PLC - Eaton (10“)
Standard capacity (per process cycle)

540 (8.6 m² / 92.5 ft²) eurocards

Process chamber dimensions W 710 mm • D 720 mm • H 700 mm
Max. number washing baskets 3
Washing basket size 620 mm x 620 mm
Circuits 3 Cleaning, Rinsing tap water, Rinsing DI-water
Volume Tank A 55 l • Cleaning
Volume Tank B 45 l • Rinsing tap water
Volume Tank C 85 l • Rinsing DI-water
Max. cleaning temperature 80 °C (176 °F)
Filtration Up to four stages - 1. Full flow coarse filter < 2mm (0.08"), 2. Sediment filter inside the tank, 3. 20“ fine filter (1 - 100 µm - process dependent), 4. HMA filter
Drying System VMH®-TurboDigital hot air
Drying temperature range approx. 45 - 120 °C (113 and 248 °F)
Power supply 400 V AC, 16 A, CEE plug / 3 Ph / 50 or 60 Hz
Power consumption 8 kW
Supply connection 1 (tap water) 1/2“
Supply connection 2 (DI water) 1/2“
Supply connection 3 (Compressed Air) 8 mm (87 - 116 psi - 100 l / min)
Empty Weight 480 kg (1,058 lbs)
Footprint 1200 mm x 1340 mm (47.24″ x 52.76″)



Product Information
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Application overview

PCBs,Hybrids, Misprints
Hybrids, Misprints
most suitable
Stencils, ScreensMisprints (bare boards)
Stencils, Screens
Misprints (bare boards)
optional suitable
Solder Frames,Carriers & Palettes
Solder Frames,
Carriers & Palettes
optional suitable
ESD-boxes, ContainersPCB Magazines
ESD-boxes, Containers
PCB Magazines
optional suitable
Condensation Traps,Filters, Steel Sheets
Condensation Traps,
Filters, Steel Sheets
not suitable
Optional suitable applications can also be optimally realized with the appropriate options.

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