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About ESD-protection of cleaning systems

Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can cause damage, especially to sensitive electronic components. To shield against electrostatic fields within the cleaning chambers kolb systems are equipped with intelligent fixtures.

Read here how sensitive cleaning goods are ESD-protected kolb cleaning systems.

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About efficient rinsing processes

The current market requirements regarding residual ion contamination levels for a cleaned assembly are typically <1 to 0.6 μg NaCl eq / cm2. Even smaller values can be achieved.

Find out which are the best options to reach these values in the best quality and most economically rinsing process and why an electrical zero conductivity of the rinse water is not necessarily the optimal solution!

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About cyclic detergent monitoring

An optimal cleaning result in the electronics cleaning depends to a large extent also on the optimal working ability of the used detergent.

Find out here why a cyclic examination of the cleaning mixture is necessary to measure the current concentration and (if necessary) by post-dosing / adjusting the cleaner to ensure its effectiveness.

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About ideal cleaning temperatures

A standard kolb system is designed for temperatures up to 55 °C because modern detergents have a efficiency window at a much lower temperature level. Nonetheless all systems are also available for high temperature cleaning up to 80 °C. Find out here why it is more efficcient, more process safe and more economic to use modern high performance low temperature cleaners.

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About stencil underside cleaning

According to experts, between 60 and 70 percent of all defects and failures during or after the soldering process are attributable to defects in the printing process - caused in in general by faulty solder joints, which in turn have their causes in solder paste printing mistakes. Find out here how stencil underside cleaning with the right cleaning medium avoids production losses and additional costs.

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Batch or inline cleaning?

When it comes to cleaning of large volumes of PCBs, the question arises as to whether compact batch systems can handle similar capacities in similar times to large inline systems.

Learn here why the question should actually be the other way around.

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Technical Articles

Climate-safe PCBAs

This article is only available in German. If you would like to receive an English translation, please contact us by mail at info@kolb-ct.com.

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A world first and a performance winner

This article is only available in German. If you would like to receive an English translation, please contact us by mail at info@kolb-ct.LÖSCHEN.com

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Cleaning systems for the industry 4.0 age

At the end of the decade, the fourth industrial revolution puts almost all the axioms of industrial production to the test, or at least challenges them.

Read here how contemporary cleaning technology looks in the age of Industry 4.0.

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Saving costs and resources with water management

Whether through government regulations or taxes, or whether through privatization and thereby commercialization it is expected that 98.5 percent of the (dwindling) global freshwater resources will become an asset like oil. Means Water shortage will change the economic conditions of industrial production. Find out here how aqueous electronics cleaning can be managed with minimum water consumption.

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Cleaning of power electronics / DCBs

The cleanliness especially of complex high grade components in the electronics production is a decisive factor for a high quality end result with minimal failure rates. Thus, the cleaning is increasingly becoming a necessary and thus a fully valid production step. Siemens company in Amberg, Germany, shows that cleaning technology is a key success factor.

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Events & News

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Pole position in SMT technology race

This is the topic of the 23rd European-Technology-Course in Palmanova, Mallorca, Spain.

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Cleaning parts that can't be cleaned

Sometimes there are machine parts that cannot be cleaned easily. Or can they?

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What makes a good cleaner?

Learn the difference between cheap and economic.

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New distribution Partner in Mexico

Quiptech has been appoin­ted as the distri­butor for kolb Cleaning Tech­no­lo­gy GmbH in Mexico.

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