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Are your solder tip erosion rates far too high?

Solving solder wire challenges with Koki’s 72M series

Similarly to other industrial sectors, electronics manufacturers are always looking for solutions to ongoing issues and more efficient production methods.

One such demand is the need for more cost-effective solder wires. Typically, standard un-leaded solder alloys used for hand soldering wires are very aggressive and ‘eat’ soldering iron tips. As components get smaller due to design and space limitations, soldering iron tips have become more sophisticated and much more expensive…

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Are you experiencing solder joint voiding issues? Solve them with Koki’s S3X58-G803 solder paste

One of the most significant challenges in the electronics industry is the formation of voids in solder joints. Voiding typically occurs when flux or solvent in the paste becomes trapped in the joint, or paste oxidises, and empty spaces are created within the joint. Too many voids in a solder joint will impact the joint’s reliability, so it’s important this issue is avoided.

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Are you struggling with poor wetting from your current solder paste?

If you’re struggling with oxidised pads and components, combat the challenge with Koki’s S3X58-M500C-7 powerful wetting, no-clean solder paste

Most engineers and operators have experienced poor solder wetting – an extremely common challenge in the electronics industry. Poor wetting can be caused by a number of different issues including low paste volume or inconsistent soldering temperatures, but mostly this is due to oxidisation or tarnishing of the solder joints caused by poorly stored or very old components, often referred to as ‘grey’ components…

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Now the sunset date has passed – what is the process of converting from nPB?

As of 4 July 2020, the use of nPB has been prohibited. While those using it now are in breach of the new regulations, many businesses may not have been in a position to convert in time due to delays resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

For those organisations considering whether it’s possible to convert from nPB now, while distancing guidance and additional safety measures are in place, we’ve broken down the first steps in the process to demonstrate how it can be done safely, efficiently, and cost-effectively…

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nPB Replacement: Common Misconceptions

The sunset date for the use of nPB (also known as n-propyl bromide or 1-bromopropane) has now passed. There remains some confusion around using nPB, and now as companies have to switch to a suitable replacement, here are some common misconceptions and the facts…

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Why do I need to stop using nPB and how do I replace it?

From 4 July 2020, the use of nPB (also known as n-propyl bromide or 1-bromopropane) is prohibited.

The substance has been banned under REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) regulations, so any business still using it in cleaning and degreasing processes must find a replacement as soon as possible, unless specific authorisation to keep using it has been granted…

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Got questions about nPB sunset date? Do not worry we are here to help!

Due to legislation around the safe use of nPB, (a common substance use for the cleaning and degreasing of components) this substance will be banned from 4 July 2020. Any business still using this solvent in its cleaning and degreasing process must find a replacement as soon as possible…

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We help BAE Systems switch from nPB!

Making a simple switch to safer practices

Large aerospace manufacturer BAE Systems approached us to assess its existing process to see how to use a safer alternative to nPB, at which point we also discussed additional benefits including efficiency and cost savings. Fraser Technologies assessed their existing cleaning processes, we arranged a site visit to inspect the Solvac vapour degreasing systems at two of their facilities…
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nPB sunset date – 4th July 2020 – 5 simple steps to find a replacement!

There is now just one month to go until n-propyl bromide (a.k.a. ‘nPB’ or ‘1-bromopropane’) will be banned under REACH regulations from use as a component cleaning agent, except where authorisation to keep using it is granted.

If you’re still using nPB, there’s no need to panic just yet. There’s still time to find an alternative and there is a range of new generation solvents which are much safer, and also more environmentally friendly. However, you should take action immediately to ensure that your cleaning processes are compliant… Continue Reading

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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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