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Unusual Component Lead Contamination

Posted on Aug 26, 2011

We suspect the issue visible on the attached image is due to contamination on this component lead. We only see this issue on one component type, and only on one side of the component.

Here is one possible cause to check on before you apply the failure to the component.

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Heat Flow Happens

Posted on May 24, 2011

An often misunderstood concept is heat flow and how it can influence the temperature of the product being heated so here is Wikipedia’s definition of heat flow, followed by a discussion of our own on the subject.
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Total Heat – Another way to analyze your thermal profile

Posted on Jan 21, 2011

One of the most popular ways to determine if a thermal profile of an electronic assembly is within specification is to consider the limits placed on four measurements or parameters: Initial Ramp Slope, Soak time, Time Above Liquidus and Peak temperature. Keep these four parameters within the specified (solder paste) limits and you can be assured that you are soldering the parts without damaging them.
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GR&R as it applies to ECD products – OvenCHECKER™, OvenRIDER®, WaveRIDER® and MEGARIDER®

Posted on Nov 06, 2009

Gage Repeatability and Reproducibility (GR&R) studies are designed to show the amount of variation certain portions of the measurement system contribute to the total variation in measurement, often expressed in percent. There are many ways and products available to help you calculate these numbers, which range from a piece of graph paper to full blown software packages costing 1000s of dollars.

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Profiling ovens and processes with multiple conveyor speeds

Posted on Sep 29, 2009

Ovens used in the metallization of solar cells can have 20 or more heating and cooling zones. These ovens can become quite long if the conveyor speed in the initial curing and final cooling sections are the same as the firing section. By speeding up the conveyor speed in the firing section the oven can be shortened and temperature of the cells can be increased and decreased more quickly.

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