In-Line cleaning

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.

As PCB manufacturers continue to look for increased cleaning and drying performance while maintaining process capability and flexibility, in-line cleaners continue to be the industry solution for high volume production.

Electrovert® Aquastorm™ in-line cleaners are versatile, high performance cleaning systems designed to optimize the PCB cleaning process while minimizing overall cost. Aquastorm series cleaners utilize the most advanced cleaning technologies in an energy-efficient design. The technology advantages of Aquastorm cleaners are the use of multiple advanced cleaning technologies and innovative drying technologies.

The Aquastorm series in-line cleaners are used in many cleaning applications:

  • PCB assembly;
  • De-fluxing;
  • Semiconductor manufacturing;
  • Smartphone and tablet electronics;
  • Microelectronics;
  • Hybrid electronics;
  • Misprint cleaning;
  • Industrial parts cleaning;
  • Special cleaning 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.
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.
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.