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Fraser Technologies Supporting New Oxygen Cleaning Applications in Fight Against COVID-19 Pandemic!

As a specialist supplier into component cleaning markets Fraser Technologies are delighted to be supporting the amazing efforts the UK manufacturing sector is making in redeploying existing production capabilities to manufacture Respirators and the completely new redesigned CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) units developed in the UK. With equipment already in the field it is great to think we are doing a small part to help…
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COVID-19 Top Tips: Cleaning equipment breakdown…we are here to help!

In these unusual and challenging times, we wanted to let our customers know we are still here to support you… Continue Reading

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COVID-19 Top Tips: Common vapour degreasing alarms, what do they mean?

We are often contacted by customers with equipment alarm queries and requesting service engineers. This isn’t always necessary and often only require some simple in-house maintenance to resolve… Continue Reading

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COVID-19 Top Tips: The importance of your water separator in vapour degreasing equipment

Water separators, as fitted to vapour degreasing equipment serve an important role. As the name suggests, they remove vital excess water from the cleaning process…
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COVID-19 Top Tips: How to temporarily shut down your cleaning process properly?

If you are looking to shut down your cleaning process temporarily it is essential that you consider a few key factors as it is not recommended that you just power down the system. Below are a few hints for both Solvent and Water based systems.
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COVID-19 Top Tips: How to prepare equipment using fluxes for a shutdown period?

If you need to turn off your processes for a prolonged period, the following points should be considered: 

Soldering equipment with an open flux application (foaming)

Where your equipment has an open fluxing unit it will need to be completely drained and the tank/pipework flushed through with IPA or flux thinners. If left in the tank the alcohol will evaporate off leaving an ever-thickening flux and potentially blocking pipework and pumps (if fitted).

Flux drained out can be returned to the original container (usually attached to the tank for top-up) but the general rule is to dispose of this as waste. Continue Reading

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COVID-19 Top Tips: How to store solder paste for a shutdown period?

If you need to turn off your processes for a prolonged period, the following points should be considered:

Already opened jars/cartridges

In general, once a new jar of solder paste has been opened the manufacture tends to provides a maximum of 1 month’s shelf-life before recommending the paste is disposed of as waste (please check with you manufacturer for exact shelf life).

If you are removing used paste from a stencil it should never be returned to the original jar and if you are not using it again until after your close-down period, disposal of this paste would be recommended.

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