Today’s challenges for PCB manufacturers hinge on high density, increasing complexity, and miniaturization. Manufacturers who currently clean with batch-type cleaners are looking for a solution that will increase cleaning capability without moving to an in-line cleaner. The Aquastorm 50 batch cleaner utilizes technologies that are common to the Aquastorm 100 and 200 in-line cleaners but are offered in a batch footprint.
The objective of a mechanical fluid deliver system is to clean under difficult, low stand-off components by maximizing the physical energy delivered at the surface of the area to be cleaned. The Aquastorm 50 wash fluid delivery system utilizes multiple Jet Impact Cleaning (JIC) sprays that creates a web of omni-directional dynamic energy to remove flux residue. The web (or storm) of mechanical fluid energy that is created delivers the dynamic energy required to achieve higher product reliability, effectively removing flux residues under the low stand-off components.