Super Dry celebrates Global SMT Technology Award
MSD specialist and manufacturer of ultra low humidity drying and storage cabinets Super DryR (www.superdry.info) was awarded a 2012 Global SMT Technology Award at the recent SMTAI conference in Orlando. The award was accepted by Richard Heimsch, Director at Protean Marketing, the company that manages Super Dry® in the Americas.
The award was in recognition of the Super Dry® XSD Series desiccant dry cabinets. Designed to exceed the formidable challenges associated with IPC J-STD-033C and 1601 for handling Moisture Sensitive Devices, XSD desiccant cabinets deliver a process combining ultra low humidity (<0.5%) and mild temperatures (40-60C) proven to replace traditional oven baking of components and boards at a fraction of the cost. (10%) Unlike other desiccant cabinets with heaters, the Super Dry XSD cabinets can dry BGAs, PCBs and other moisture sensitive devices at oven-equivalent speeds without oxidation and inter-metallic growth induced by traditional baking temperatures. Oxidation is a significant drawback of baking components and even a single bake cycle at typical 125o will significantly increase wetting time. Unlike vacuum or baking ovens, the XSD cabinets also offer cost effective unlimited MSD safe storage in full compliance with 033C specifications.
Commenting on the award, Richard Heimsch explained: “We’re pleased to see the growing awareness of Super Dry’s unique technology in the Americas. The newest designs provide <0.5% RH levels and four minute recovery times. This is significant for several reasons, but simply put, these new systems not only safely store, but reset the clock for MSDs without the harmful solderabilty effects caused by conventional baking.”
Heimsch went on to explain, “These are not only solutions for a new electronics process problem, but they are also cost efficient and extremely eco-friendly. They consume less than 10% of the energy of traditional baking ovens while at the same time reducing overall floor space and logistics.”
Super Dry® is the exclusively registered trademark of Totech EU
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Totech now also markets a range of ESD products which are sold under the Totech SuperStat name. www.totech-superstat.com
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Austin, TX 78602
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About Totech Super DryR
Delivering globally to the world’s top tier OEM and EMS companies, and manufacturing in Asia and inEurope, Totech Super Dry has become the industry measure for ultra low humidity storage cabinets. Proper control of moisture sensitive devices (MSDs) per IPC and JEDEC standards has become more critical than ever since the introduction of lead free and its higher reflow temperatures. Boasting 0.5% relative humidity control and the fastest recovery times, Super Dry cabinets are available in a wide range of sizes and configurations, all with certified performance control measures.