Problems Contamination, Corrosion, Moisture and ESD Damage
high-tech manufacturing requires extensive use of integrated
circuits and other sensitive devices. The new circuit
packages are very durable. But when being stored in a
typical manufacturing environment they become exposed to
contaminants in the atmosphere causing corrosion and
oxidation on the leads, ultimately resulting in poor solder
contact and possible board failure. Also, moisture-laden
air, absorbed into the packages can cause excessive failures
when subjected to the heat of the solder reflow process.
Additionally there are hidden ESD dangers that are present
when dealing with sensitive devices.
Solution Desiccator Enclosures
Clear, clean, moisture free
storage in a Desiccator cabinet, a mini-cleanroom
environment, isolated from the typical warehouse and
manufacturing atmosphere. A Desiccator cabinet provides a
cleanroom environment at a fraction of the cost. The input
of nitrogen or compressed dry air into the cabinet displaces
the contaminated air and provides a truly ideal eco-system
for your components and devices. However, the lowered
moisture levels increase the likelihood of ESD damage.
Fortunately, our system of Static Dissipative Coating,
stainless steel trays and bottom plates and electrical
grounding of all conductive surfaces is a proven means of
effectively combating the negative side effects of reduced
Constructed from quality cast
acrylics, PVCs or static dissipative sheet, our cabinets and
enclosures provide the optimum conditions for your sensitive
components and devices. We offer a complete line of stock size
desiccator cabinets, bench top workstations, screen frame storage
cabinets and optional accessories. We also will fabricate to your
specifications. Custom sizes and designs are a specialty. By using
our standard flow meter and individual relief valve, our
enclosures offer maximum efficiency, reduced purge times and
lowered nitrogen consumption.
We offer a variety of trays, bottom plates and stands as options
for our desiccator cabinets. Trays are available in ½ or 2
depth. Fabricated from either clear acrylic, with optional static
dissipative coating (SDC) or from stainless steel. Optional
stainless steel bottom plates mounted and grounded in each chamber
provide superior ESD protection while also protecting the SDC
coating or SDS sheet from excessive abrasion. The cabinet stands
are constructed from 1 ½ square steel tube with adjustable
leveling feet and a baked powder coat finish. Stands are also
available in electro-polished stainless steel.
Please contact us for a quotation on
a desiccator cabinet.