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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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Business Continuity Update & FAQ’s

With COVID-19 dominating the headlines daily, we would like to reassure you that Fraser Technologies are closely monitoring this fast-moving event and following all available advice from the World Health Organisation and the UK and Scottish government. Continue Reading

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Upcoming Exhibitions Postponed

We’re sorry to share the news that Surface World Live and Battery Tech Expo have both been postponed due to coronavirus concerns.

We will keep you updated on when these shows have been rescheduled. For more information, please visit their individual websites: http://www.surfaceworld.com/surface-world-live and https://www.batterytechexpo.co.uk/

If you were planning on coming along to see us at either of the shows, please get in touch direct and we’ll be happy to set up a separate call or meeting with you.

Thank You

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Come visit us at Surface World 2020!

We are delighted to announce we will be exhibiting once again at the Surface World 2020 exhibition, which is to be held at the NEC in Birmingham, Hall 9 on the 18th and 19 March 2020! Continue Reading

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Visit Koki at Productronica 2019!

We are very proud to announce our partners KOKI Company Limited is participating in Productronica 2019, which is being held from 12th to 15th of November at Messe München, Munich, Germany. They will be exhibiting their new halogen-free high-performance solder pastes which benefit from high reliability, superior ICT testability, and excellent cleanability. Also included are conventional halogen highly advanced solder pastes specialised for powerful wetting and low voiding. For power device application, they will be launching a new solder paste designed for oxidation-reduction vacuum reflow processes with variations of solder alloy for printing and dispensing applications. Continue Reading

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Welcome to Warsaw Koki!

We recently attended the annual Koki Sales Meeting which this year was held in wonderful Warsaw, Poland!

This was a particularly exciting year for Koki as our sales meeting was held in conjunction with the official opening of their brand new manufacturing plant in Warsaw! Koki Company Limited are a global manufacturer and supplier of soldering materials, all of which are widely used and trusted around the globe. Koki hosted the event beautifully and impressed all of their global distributors with a tour of the new plant showcasing the latest manufacturing technologies, the extremely high quality standards they adhere to and the passion which goes into all of their products. Continue Reading

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