Super Dry expands factory as MSD awareness accelerates in the Americas
MSD specialist and manufacturer of ultra low humidity drying and storage cabinets Super DryR (www.superdry.info) this month celebrated the opening of a new factory extension in The Netherlands. Sales growth fuelled by increasing awareness in the Americas of MSD handling concerns precipitated the move.
Super Dry® by Totech EU saw its initial growth spurt fuelled by European RoHS legislation that magnified the need to carefully manage the dangers of product failures caused by moisture sensitive devices (MSDs). Lead free reflow temperatures and profiles dramatically increase the moisture sensitivity level (MSL) ratings of all electronic devices.
European electronics manufacturers rapidly recognized the need to establish comprehensive material management programs including storage and drying of components. In partnership with the top electronics companies in Europe, Super DryR drove to develop desiccant cabinets designed to exceed the formidable challenges associated with IPC J-Std-033C and IPC 1601 for handling Moisture Sensitive components and PCBs. These unique technologies are now being rapidly embraced by an increasingly MSD conscious American electronics industry.
Entirely new systems were subsequently developed at the company’s Holland and Germany operations. These include 4 minute recovery times, 0.05 gm/m3 absolute humidity, closed loop regeneration and safe alternatives to traditional component baking that prevent oxidation and inter-metallic build up.
Managing Director Jos Brehler explained further: “Our newest designs can provide <0.5% RH levels. 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.”
Brehler went on to explain, “We have not only developed solutions for a new electronics process problem, but they are also cost efficient and extremely environmentally friendly,” Brehler added. “These systems consume less than 1% of the energy of traditional baking ovens while at the same time reducing overall floor space and logistics.”
Totech Super Dry desiccant cabinets offer a host of premium performance features never before available and now proven to reduce device drying times without oxidation. MSL 3, 1.4mm components can be completely dried in 18 hours. All Super Dry products deploy self-regenerating Zeolite desiccant, widely regarded as the safest, most reliable, energy-efficient and maintenance free.
Super Dry® is the exclusively registered trademark of Totech EU
Learn more at www.superdry.info.
Totech now also markets a range of ESD products which will be sold under the Totech SuperStat name. www.totech-superstat.com
Totech Super Dry
235 Colovista Parkway
Austin, TX 78602
Tel: 1 312 513 3513
Unit 1,Cutbush Court
Tel: 44 1189 759880
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.