Articles & Case Studies

Floor Life Reset of Components & MSDs

Increased process control and multiple batch management
of components.

Dry Tower case study with ProDrive

Creating the factory of the future – installation of Totech Dry Tower to deliver automated processes for component handling & storage.

Drying Printed Circuit Boards

Investigation into whether gentle drying at 45°C or 60°C & at low relative humidity achieves the same result as baking at high temperatures.

CALCE Best Practices Controlling Moisture in PCBs

Overview of printed circuit board fabrication, followed by a brief discussion of moisture diffusion processes, governing models, & dependent variables.

Managing Moisture Damage in PCBs

Safe & effective PCB drying accomplished without damaging high temperatures using ultra low humidity drying enclosures to produce an atmosphere containing less than 0.05g/m3 water vapor.

Enhanced Adsorption Drying Procedures for MSDs

How with the use of adsorption dry storage cabinets, all MSDs can be not only stored safely, but also dried quickly, gently & in a process-secure way.

Combating Oxidation & Inter-metallics in Moisture Sensitive Components

Avoid the damage of micro cracks & delaminating during the processing of electronic components with appropriate storage.

Solutions for long-term storage of electronic components

Solutions for the storage of electronic components and compositions to avoid two of the biggest defect causes: Oxidation and Diffusion.

Moisture Measurement
in PCBs

Moisture Measurements in PCBs and Impact of Design on Desorption Behaviour. Originally published in the IPC Printed Circuit Expo, APEX & Designer Summit Proceedings.

MSD Handling: Desiccants & Nitrogen, Myths & Opportunities

The safeguarding of the quality and reliability of electronic assemblies starts with the controlled storage of components and PCBs.

Newly Optimized Drying Process for Moisture Sensitive Devices.

New high performance desiccant drying units for the first time make it possible to dynamically adjust the necessary desiccant regeneration process according to actual demand.

Reference Conditions for Drying Mounted or Unmounted SMD

Table of recommended drying time for MSDs.
Floor life begins counting at time = 0 after drying