The Science Lab
Spring Cleaning Isn’t Just for Your Home
Spring is in the air! The season brings mid-afternoon rain, beautiful flowers, and, most important of all, spring cleaning.
The machines used daily in your home such as an oven or even a coffee maker require routine maintenance and cleaning, not only so they will work properly, but also to provide you with the best end result. This holds true in regard to your reflow ovens, wave solders, and cleaning systems as well. It is crucial to implement strategic and accurate maintenance procedures to ensure that your production line is running and cleaning properly. To put it simply, proper care equals top-notch quality which equals a successful business. Faulty equipment could result in unnecessary cost additions, production mishaps, or pose a threat to customer retention and growth.
When it comes to finding the right cleaning chemistry for your maintenance needs, you can’t settle for just any chemistry. Luckily, we know a thing or two about what fits best with your process. Download our cutsheet below to gain access to more in-depth information and find what works best for you!
It’s What’s on the Inside (of Your Cleaning Process) That Matters
You’ve probably heard it before but understanding what goes on inside of your cleaning equipment can be crucial. While it would be nice to simply add cleaning chemistry to your application and let the process run, this could end up costing you in more ways than one in the long run that one. The reality is your cleaning process requires monitoring, measuring, and controlling, especially when it comes to concentration levels. All of this is necessary to ensure the quality and reliability of your final product is not compromised.
There are various reliable manual methods to measure your chemistry concentration levels. For example, split measurement method, titration, and refractive index are three of the most common methods available for a PCB cleaning process. There are also automated methods that will save time and money to measure not only your concentration but monitor and control your wash bath. Finding the right fit for you simply depends on what works best for your cleaning chemistry and process.
Recently, one of KYZEN’s cleaning experts, Luis Fernando Gazcón, gave an overview of these concentration monitoring methods in his Tech 2 Tech session. Go to the Tech 2 Tech website where you can watch the video and also read the accompanying tech article posted. If you have any additional questions or need assistance monitoring your cleaning process, please reach out to your local KYZEN representative!