Centrifugal Cleaning

In the semiconductor and electronics manufacturing industries, enhanced reliability continues to be a focus of manufacturers and cleaning is seen as a solution.

Particularly in the microelectronics, hybrid electronics, and semiconductor industries, a spray-in-air cleaning process may be too harsh for fragile components (wire bonds, sensitive connections or surfaces, etc.) and a centrifugal cleaning process is required.

Centrifugal energy, produced when parts are rotated inside a sealed process chamber, provides thorough penetration, solubilization, and contaminant removal when coupled with appropriate cleaning chemistries.

The MicroCel Centrifugal cleaning system provides comprehensive cleaning of electronic circuit assemblies, precision parts, medical devices, wafers, and advanced packages, such as flip chips, MCMs, SIPs, BGAs, CSPs, and hybrid electronics.

The MicroCel centrifugal cleaning system is used in many cleaning applications:

  • PCB assembly;
  • Defluxing;
  • Portable device lens cleaning;
  • Microelectronics;
  • Semiconductor;
  • Hybrid electronics;
  • Medical parts cleaning;
  • Wet cleaning prior to wire bonding;
  • Specialty applications.

Batch cleaning is the process of cleaning multiple parts or ‘batches of parts’ as a group where process cycle times are controlled. Batch type cleaners are used in numerous applications throughout the entire semiconductor manufacturing and PCB assembly industries.
In the semiconductor and electronics manufacturing industries, enhanced reliability continues to be a focus of manufacturers and cleaning is seen as a solution.
As high reliability printed circuit boards become more dense and complex, PCB assemblers are seeking ways to enhance reliability. Cleaning is viewed as a process solution. Defluxing is the cleaning process designed to remove solder flux and by-products from the PCB assembly.
Drying is the process of removing any residual liquid from the surfaces of washed and rinsed parts. Drying is a critical and expensive stage of the cleaning process, especially for PCB assemblies. The importance of drying is determined by post-cleaning process step requirements.
In-line cleaning is a method of cleaning in which assemblies are processed continuously on a conveyor system and cleaning cycle times are controlled by the conveyor speed.
The Electrovert® Aquastorm™ series precision cleaning machines are designed to provide superior cleaning and drying performance, complete cleaning process flexibility and monitoring, all with unparalleled reliability.
As the value of double-sided PCB assemblies continue to rise, it becomes increasingly important for manufacturers to be able to recoup their cost from the assembly when a misprint occurs on the B-side (A-side was successfully printed and components placed and soldered, and when a misprint occurs during the printing process on the B-side).
The Electrovert® Aquastorm™ series precision cleaning machines are designed to provide superior cleaning and drying performance, complete cleaning process flexibility and monitoring, all with unparalleled reliability.
Electrovert® Aquastorm™ precision cleaning systems provide superior cleaning and drying performance, complete cleaning process flexibility, process monitoring, and reliability.