Cleaning and maintaining critical electronic assembly equipment
like reflow ovens, wave soldering systems, and selective soldering units takes specialized cleaners and tools. We offer products that cut through baked-on flux and leave no ionic residues that can migrate to PCBs and lead to board failures.
- Stencil cleaning – If you are cleaning solder paste or adhesive from stencils, Eco-Stencil UM offers an eco-friendly option that is nonflammable, low-VOC and does not impact global warming. In a batch stencil cleaning system, whether spray-in-air or ultrasonic, Eco-Stencil RF is an ideal choice. It offers powerful cleaning action whether heated or ambient temperature. Eco-Stencil RF is also non-flammable and does not require a rinse, so it is a safer, drop-in replacement for isopropyl alcohol (IPA).
- Wave solder equipment cleaning – Flux residues collect and bake on wave fingers, which then have to be periodically cleaned or continuously cleaned with a built-in brush system. In either case, Eco-Oven is an effective and safer alternative to IPA. With solder temperatures exceeding 600ºF (316ºC), it is a good idea to avoid flammable solvents like IPA. Eco-Oven is also low-VOC and does not impact global warming
- Solder pallet cleaning – Like wave fingers, flux tends to collect and bake on solder pallets, requiring aggressive cleaning that does not corrode metals like titanium. Eco-Oven is a fast, effective choice. Generally, a 15-minute soak is all it takes to break-down a heavy layer of flux. For cleaning in a batch system, choose from one of our Eco-dFluxer products.
- Selective solder nozzle cleaning – Flux residues collect and bake on nozzles and diffusers as well, so Eco-Oven works well for periodic maintenance of selective soldering equipment.
In addition to these specialized cleaners, Techspray offers a wide variety of isopropyl alcohol (IPA) products, including in sprayers, bulk packaging, and pre-saturated wipes.