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Flux management system earns APEX award

27 March 2019 Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

BTU International was awarded a 2019 NPI award in the reflow soldering category for its new Aqua Scrub flux management technology. The award was presented to the company during a ceremony that took place at the San Diego Convention Centre during this year’s IPC APEX Expo.

Aqua Scrub technology is BTU’s next generation solder reflow flux management system. The energy efficient, patent-pending design uses an aqueous-based scrubber technology compatible with most known paste and flux types. The flux and solution are automatically contained and packaged for disposal.

The machine has an attractive cost of ownership and is designed to decrease operational costs by four times over traditional condensation systems. Reduction in cost can be attributed to reduced downtime, labour and disposal costs.

The Aqua Scrub is purpose-built as a standalone system that can be easily retrofitted on PYRAMAX reflow ovens already in the field, as well as being configured on new PYRAMAX ovens. This self-contained unit mounts on the backside of the oven to minimise the impact on oven operation and factory floor space.



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