Nitrogen Generators for Use with Reflow Ovens or Wave Solder Machines
Avoiding failures caused by oxidation during lead-free soldering – whether by reflow or wave machines – ideally requires an all-nitrogen processing environment. Although this element is plentiful, handling and storing it have been a major concern for PCB assemblers. Many now realize gas cylinders may no longer be the answer as they are costly – and hazardous due to high-pressure containment. Since cylinders are managed by outside suppliers, critical on-time delivery may also be affected. Unquestionably, a superior alternative is an owned and operated nitrogen-generating system. EconoGen, Manncorp's series of N2 generators, hold a well-established 20-year record of proven technology. The systems are economical to own and run, require less floor space and provide the gas flow as needed regardless of fluctuating production requirements. EconoGen Series 1 generators are for laboratory, prototyping or bench-top applications. Series 2 Systems are used in low-medium to high-volume runs.