Automotive electronics PCB PCBA cleaning method, cleaning process, PCBA cleaning machine, flux cleaning

How to distinguish between PCBA board cleaning and non-washing in automotive electronics?

How to distinguish between PCBA board cleaning and non-washing in automotive electronics?

Edited by Ming: ming@smthelp.com

Customers often do not understand why automotive electronics PCBA boards need to be cleaned reliably. Which electronic PCBAs need cleaning before use? Which ones don’t have to be cleaned? It is also difficult to distinguish and judge. The purpose of this article is to analyze the necessary reliability cleaning of automotive electronics PCBA, hoping to help customers and readers.

Automotive electronics PCB PCBA cleaning method, cleaning process, PCBA cleaning machine, flux cleaning
Automotive electronics PCB PCBA cleaning method, cleaning process, PCBA cleaning machine, flux cleaning
Automotive electronics PCB PCBA cleaning method, cleaning process, PCBA cleaning machine, flux cleaning
Automotive electronics PCB PCBA cleaning method, cleaning process, PCBA cleaning machine, flux cleaning

In order to realize the control of driving and clock functions in the car, various types of electronic circuit boards are used to realize various control functions: engine driving management system or engine driving computer ECU, and new energy vehicles have more circuit boards, each of which is on average. The car has a circuit area of ​​1.5 square meters and more than 100 electronic circuit boards. These types are in electronic circuit boards that implement various functions. What needs cleaning? Which do not have to be cleaned?

Automotive electronics PCB PCBA cleaning method, cleaning process, PCBA cleaning machine, flux cleaning
Automotive electronics PCB PCBA cleaning method, cleaning process, PCBA cleaning machine, flux cleaning

The function control panel of the car electronics is cleaned and not cleaned, and is often distinguished from the driver’s personal safety, the safety of the driving scene and the safety of the property. The function control related to the safety of the car and the personal safety of the third party is required. Do the cleaning to achieve high reliability technical requirements: for example, the engine management system ECU circuit board, the new energy vehicle power management system BMS circuit board and so on.

Automotive electronics PCB PCBA cleaning method, cleaning process, PCBA cleaning machine, flux cleaning
Automotive electronics PCB PCBA cleaning method, cleaning process, PCBA cleaning machine, flux cleaning

The car also has other management systems, lighting control systems, navigation, music playback entertainment systems, door and window control and glass lift, seat functions and other auxiliary functions, because the density of these systems and human life safety is not too great, Often such electronic circuit boards can be made from no-clean, thereby reducing cost and meeting performance requirements.

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Automotive electronics PCB PCBA cleaning method, cleaning process, PCBA cleaning machine, flux cleaning

Driving circuit ECU, new energy vehicle BMS power management system process circuit board process cleaning, cleaning circuit board surface residue, removing flux, solder paste residue and residual effects of other pollutants in the process, truly reach the circuit The surface of the board assembly is clean, and the degree of ionic contamination is used as an indicator to measure the cleanliness of the board surface. This is the technical indicator that can truly achieve reliability guarantee. It can greatly improve the safety and reliability of the circuit board assembly products, and avoid unnecessary risks caused by the electrochemical corrosion of the circuit board and the defects caused by electromigration caused by poor working conditions, humidity and high temperature.

In summary, all component processes that are closely related to life safety and driving safety must be reliably cleaned. It is currently recommended to use an environmentally safe water-based cleaning process.

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Circuit board, PCBA cleaning is really important for EMS (Electronic Manufacturing Service)?

Circuit board, PCBA cleaning, is it really important for EMS (Electronic Manufacturing Service)?

Edited by Ming: ming@smthelp.com

“Cleaning” is often overlooked during board (PCB) PCBA manufacturing and is considered to be not a critical step. However, with the long-term use of the product on the client side, the problems caused by the ineffective cleaning in the early stage caused many failures, and the rework or recall of the product caused a sharp increase in operating costs. Below, SMTHELP briefly explains the role of PCBA cleaning of circuit boards (circuit boards).

PCBA cleaning method, cleaning process, PCBA cleaning machine, flux cleaning (1)
PCBA cleaning method, cleaning process, PCBA cleaning machine, flux cleaning (1)

PC BA (Printed Circuit Assembly) has a number of process stages in the production process, each stage is contaminated to varying degrees, so the surface of the PCBA of the circuit board (circuit board) is left with various deposits or impurities, which will lower the product. Performance, and even cause product failure. For example, in the process of soldering electronic components, solder paste, flux, etc. are used for auxiliary soldering, and residues are generated after soldering, and the residue contains organic acids and ions, etc., in which organic acids corrode the circuit board (circuit board) PCBA, and The presence of electrical ions can cause short circuits and cause product failure.

PCBA cleaning method, cleaning process, PCBA cleaning machine, flux cleaning (1)
PCBA cleaning method, cleaning process, PCBA cleaning machine, flux cleaning (1)

There are many kinds of contaminants on PCB (PCB) PCBA, which can be classified into two types: ionic and non-ionic. The ionic pollutants are exposed to moisture in the environment, and electrochemical migration occurs after energization, forming a dendritic structure, resulting in a low resistance path and destroying the PCBA function of the circuit board (circuit board). Non-ionic contaminants can penetrate the insulating layer of PC B and grow dendrites under the surface of the PCB. In addition to ionic and non-ionic contaminants, there are also particulate contaminants such as solder balls, floating spots in solder baths, dust, dust, etc. These contaminants can lead to reduced solder joint quality, sharp solder joints during soldering, and Porosity, short circuit and many other undesirable phenomena.

 

With so many pollutants, which ones are the most concerned? Fluxes or solder pastes are commonly used in reflow and wave soldering processes. They are mainly composed of solvents, wetting agents, resins, corrosion inhibitors and activators. Thermally modified products must be present after soldering. In all the pollutants, the post-weld residue is the most important factor affecting the quality of the product. The ionic residue tends to cause electromigration to reduce the insulation resistance, and the rosin resin residue is easy to adsorb. Dust or impurities cause an increase in contact resistance, and in severe cases, open circuit failure, so strict cleaning must be performed after welding to ensure the quality of PCBA of the circuit board (circuit board).

PCBA cleaning method, cleaning process, PCBA cleaning machine, flux cleaning (1)
PCBA cleaning method, cleaning process, PCBA cleaning machine, flux cleaning (1)

In summary, the cleaning of the circuit board (PCB) PCBA is very important, and “cleaning” is an important process that is directly related to the quality of the PCB (circuit board) PCBA, which is indispensable.

PCBA cleaning method, cleaning process, PCBA cleaning machine, flux cleaning (1)
PCBA cleaning method, cleaning process, PCBA cleaning machine, flux cleaning (1)

Circuit board, PCBA cleaning is really important, for EMS (Electronic Manufacturing Service)?

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After the PCBA is cleaned, the board surface turns white, what should we do?

After the circuit board is cleaned, the board surface turns white, what should we do?

Edited by Ming: ming@smthelp.com

First, the board surface is whitish after cleaning:

In the electronic component manufacturing process, the PCBA circuit board is often over-wave soldered, and after the manual cleaning agent is used for cleaning, the board surface appears white (Figure 1).

PCBA cleaning method, cleaning process, PCBA cleaning machine, flux cleaning (1)
PCBA cleaning method, cleaning process, PCBA cleaning machine, flux cleaning (1)
Figure 1
After the cleaning of the PCBA solder joints, the white surface of the board surface appears after being placed, and the white mark is scattered around the solder joints, which seriously affects the appearance acceptance.

Second, the reason for the whitish surface of the board after cleaning:

White residue is a common contaminant on PCBA and is generally a by-product of flux. Common white residues are polymerized rosin, unreacted activator, and lead metal chloride or bromide, which react with flux and solder. These substances expand in volume after moisture absorption, and some substances also hydrate with water. White residue is becoming more and more obvious. It is extremely difficult to remove these residues on the PCB. If the temperature is too hot or high, the problem is more serious. The infrared spectroscopy analysis of the rosin and residue on the PCB surface before and after the soldering process confirms the process. .

PCBA cleaning method, cleaning process, PCBA cleaning machine, flux cleaning (1)
PCBA cleaning method, cleaning process, PCBA cleaning machine, flux cleaning (1)

Regardless of whether the board has white residue after cleaning, or if the white material appears after the no-clean circuit board is stored, or the white substance on the solder joint found during the repair, there are four cases:

  1. Rosin in the flux: Most of the white matter produced after the cleaning is not clean, stored, and the solder joint fails, is the inherent rosin in the flux. Rosin is usually a transparent, hard and brittle solid material with no fixed shape, not a crystal. Rosin is thermodynamically unstable and has a tendency to crystallize. After the rosin crystallizes, the colorless transparent body becomes a white powder. If the cleaning is not clean, the white residue may be a crystalline powder formed by the rosin after the solvent is volatilized.

When the PCB is stored under high humidity conditions, when the absorbed moisture reaches a certain level, the rosin gradually changes from a colorless and transparent glass state to a crystalline state, and a white powder is formed from a viewing angle.

PCBA cleaning method, cleaning process, PCBA cleaning machine, flux cleaning (1)
PCBA cleaning method, cleaning process, PCBA cleaning machine, flux cleaning (1)

The essence is still rosin, but the shape is different, still has good insulation, and will not affect the performance of the board. The abietic acid and halide (if used) in the rosin are used together as an active agent. Synthetic resins generally do not react with metal oxides below 100 ° C, but react rapidly when the temperature is higher than 100 ° C. They volatilize and decompose faster, and have low solubility in water.

  1. Rosin denature: This is the substance produced by the reaction of rosin and flux during the welding process, and the solubility of this material is generally poor, it is not easy to be cleaned, and it stays on the board to form a white residue. But these white substances are all organic, still guarantee the reliability of the board.
  2. Organometallic salt: The principle of removing the oxide of the welding surface is that the organic acid reacts with the metal oxide to form a metal salt soluble in liquid rosin. After cooling, it forms a solid solution with the rosin, and is removed together with the rosin in the cleaning.

If the welding surface and parts are highly oxidized, the concentration of the product after welding will be high. When the degree of oxidation of the rosin is too high, it may remain on the board together with the undissolved rosin oxide. At this time, the reliability of the board will be reduced.

  1. Metallic inorganic salts: These may be metal oxides in solders and halogen-containing active agents in flux or solder paste, halide ions in PCB pads, halide ion residues in the surface coating of components, halogen-containing materials in FR4 materials. The substance formed by the reaction of the halide ion released at a high temperature generally has a small solubility in an organic solvent.
PCBA cleaning method, cleaning process, PCBA cleaning machine, flux cleaning (1)
PCBA cleaning method, cleaning process, PCBA cleaning machine, flux cleaning (1)

In the assembly process, it is highly probable that the halogen-containing flux is used for the electronic auxiliary materials (although the supplier provides environmentally friendly flux, but the halogen-free flux is still relatively small), and the surface of the board remains after welding. Halogen-based ions (F, Cl, Br, l). These ionic halogen residues, which are not themselves white, are not sufficient to cause whitening of the surface. These substances form strong acids when exposed to water or moisture. These strong acids begin to react with the oxide layer on the surface of the solder joints to form acid salts, which are white substances that are seen.

Third, after the circuit board is cleaned, the board surface is whitened:

1, the general solution:

  1. Washing method Note: When washing the PCB, the PCBA should be tilted. Do not lay it flat. You can place the paper in the washing station, so that most of the washed solution will flow down;
  • Do not wash the plate repeatedly for repeated times, and increase the frequency of replacement depending on the situation;
  • 3, and then start from the washing water formula, you can ask the supplier to improve the formula, improve the cleaning degree and dissolution volatility.

    1. How to completely solve the problem of whitening of the board after cleaning the circuit board?

    For the whitening problem of PCBA circuit board cleaning, water-based cleaning agent can be used to meet the corresponding cleaning equipment to deal with it. It is safe and environmentally friendly, meets the requirements of current ROHS, CE, and other environmental protection regulations. It has high cleaning efficiency and completely solves the problem of whitening.

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    An Analysis of SMT Solder Paste Printing Defects

    An Analysis of SMT Solder Paste Printing Defects

    In SMT PCB production, solder paste printing is a critical step. Since the solder paste is used to directly form the soldering joint, the quality of solder paste printing affects the performance and reliability of the surface mount assembly. Quality solder paste printing guarantees a quality solder joint and final product. Statistics demonstrate that 60% to 90% of soldering defects are related to solder paste printing defects. So it is very important to understand what causes defects in solder paste printing.
    ItemFactorsAnalysis1Solder PastePowder formationThe irregular shape of solder powder will easily clog stencil apertures. This will cause a big slump after printing. It can also cause solder ball and short bridge defects after reflow.

    A spherical shape is best, especially for fine-pitch QFP printing.Particle SizeIf the particle size is too small, the results will be poor paste adhesion. It will have a high oxygen content and cause a solder ball after reflow.

    The particle size should be controlled to about 25 ~ 45 μm in order to meet the requirements for fine-pitch QFP soldering, If the partical size desired is 25 to 30 μm, it should applied with less than 20 μm solder paste for an ultra fine-pitch IC.FluxFlux contains a thixotropic agent, which allows the solder paste to have pseudoplastic flow characteristics. Since the viscosity decreases when the paste passes through the stencil apertures, the paste can be applied to the PCB pads rapidly. When the external force stops, the viscosity will recover to ensure no deformation occurs.

    The flux in the solder paste should be controlled to between 8 and 15 percent. A lower flux content will result in excess amount of solder paste applied. Conversely, a high flux content will result in an insufficient amount of solder applied.2StencilThicknessA stencil that is too thick will cause a solder bridge short.

    A stencil that is too thin will cause an insufficient solder to be applied.Aperture sizeWhen the stencil aperature size is too big, a solder bridge short can occur.

    When the stencil aperature size is too small, and insufficient solder paste will be applied.Aperture shapeIt is best to use a circular-shaped stencil aperture design. Its size should be slightly smaller than the PCB pad size, preventing a bridging defect during reflow.3Printing parametersBlade Angle Speed & PressureThe blade angle affects the vertical force applied on the solder paste. If the angle is too small, the solder paste will not be squeezed into the stencil apertures. The best blade angle should be set around 45 to 60 degrees.

    A higher the printing speed means that less time will be spent in applying the solder paste through the stencil aperture surface. A higher printing speed will cause insufficient solder to be applied.

    The speed should be controlled to around 20 ~ 40 mm/s.

    When the blade pressure is too small, it will prevent the solder paste from being cleanly applied to the stencil.

    When the blade pressure is too high, it will result in more paste leakage. The blade pressure is typically set at about 5N ~ 15N / 25mm.4Printing process controlPCB moistureIf the PCB moisture is too high, the water under the solder paste will quickly evaporate, causing the solder to splash and creating solder balls.

    Dry the PCB if it was fabricated over 6 months ago. The recommended drying temperature is 125 degrees for 4 hours.Paste storageIf the solder paste is applied without a temperature recovery period, the water vapour in the surrounding environment will condense and penetrate the solder paste; this will cause the solder to splash.

    Solder paste should be stored in a refrigerator at 0 to 5 degrees.Two to fours hours before use, place the paste in a normal temperature environment.

     

     

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    principle of PANASONIC-MV2V(C-F-B) component recognition (1)

    An article to let you know the principle of PANASONIC-MV2V(C/F/B) component recognition

    An article to let you know the principle of PANASONIC-MV2V(C/F/B) component recognition.

    Edited by ming Gan, please contact ming@smthelp.com for more information.

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    principle of PANASONIC-MV2V(C-F-B) component recognition (1)
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    principle of PANASONIC-MV2V(C-F-B) component recognition (2)
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    principle of PANASONIC-MV2V(C-F-B) component recognition (3)
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    principle of PANASONIC-MV2V(C-F-B) component recognition (4)
    principle of PANASONIC-MV2V(C-F-B) component recognition (5)
    principle of PANASONIC-MV2V(C-F-B) component recognition (5)

    1 program composition
    1) NC PROGRAM: Z-axis components are placed at X, Y positions at θ angle
    2) PCB PROGRAM: substrate length, width, thickness and PIN spacing
    3) ARRAY PROGRAM: Z specified components
    4) PART LIBRARY: Component Information
    5) MARK LIBRARY: tag information
    2 NC PROGRAM
    1) File name: P [0-9, A-Z, +, -,.] 2) X, Y coordinates
    3) Z No: ZA+ZB, K TYPE and Q TYPE, in single and double FEEDER at 8mm width
    The difference between K TYPE and Q TYPE: * PIN, no PIN
    * PITCH: K-21.5mm Q-20mm
    * ORG: FULL is 1, K-Z1, Q-Z2 when HALF
    FEEDER: HALF must be used when mixing single and double
    Z No: Single input K TYPE: Product number, Q TYPE: Even
    4) θ angle: θ1, θ2 two, θ3 origin return
    Θ1:0° 90° 180° 270°
    Θ2: [set angle – θ1] + correction angle Reverse time is –
    5) S&R: STEP REPEAT, PATTERN REPEAT
    On time is +
    6) NO MOUNTING: 0-normal patch, 1-non-patch
    7) SKIP BLOCK: 0 – unconditional execution, 1 to 9 – conditional jump, 7 – unconditional jump
    8) MARK: 0 – no MARK, 1 – individual MARK, 2-PCB MARK, 3-PATTERN MARK
    9) LAND TEACHING: 0-NO, 1-LAND TEACHING [Recommended for the second leg of each side] 10) BAD MARK: 0-NO, 1-BAD MARK [SENSOR] 2-BAD MARK [PCB CAMERA] 11) PROGRAM OFFSET: X=, Y=, move the first point of the patch to the camera center
    The machine automatically finds PROGRAM OFFSET
    12) Z ORG is normally 1 and Z No can be set
    * NC PROGRAM sequence
    S&R->BAD MARK->MARK/PROGRAM->ROGRAM OFFSET->MARK
    3 ARRAY PROGRAM
    1) File name: P [0-9, A-Z, +, -,.] 2) Z No: Fixed cannot be changed
    3) SHAPE CODE: shape coding [machine] 4) PARTS NAME: component name [person] 5) VACUUM OFFSET: NOZZLE↑ +, NOZZLE↓ – [-3~3mm] 6) MASTER Z No.: master, slave Z axis
    4 PCB PROGRAM
    1) File name: P [0-9, A-Z, +, -,.] 2) X: PCB length
    3) Y: PCB width
    4) T: PCB thickness [NO USED] 5) Whether the PIN is used: 0-not used, 1-automatic adjustment
    6) Hole spacing: X-10
    7) Conveyor speed: 1[H]~8[L] speed, X, Y table speed when fully automatic control
    5 MARK LIBRARY
    1) SHAPE CODE: shape coding,
    X, Y: MARK size
    PCB material: 0-copper foil, 1-solder
    PATTERN: shape
    TYPE: 0-shade, 1-binarization
    6 PARTS LIBRARY
    1) Shape coding: SHAPE CODE [, 0-9, A-Z, +, -,.] 2) Component type CLASS: 1 to 99 [1 to 19 transmission recognition, 20 to 99 reflection recognition] Reflection recognition: blue light is absorbed on the orange reflector, and the surface of the component is reflected [Figure A] By recognizing: the white light of the halogen lamp shines on the orange reflector, and the reflector reflects the light.
    Depending on the component, the edge of the component is reflected to the camera [Figure B] * High reflection recognition accuracy, high passability through recognition, LED off when used
    * For identification θ: CHIP angular deviation > 35° NG, QFP angular deviation > 25° NG
    TYPE: For component color, normal condition is 1 [black best] 3) SHUTTER [Shutter]: 0-on, 1-in [Generally open] Closed left and right to ensure component identification [Figure D] 4) Component dimensions SIZE: up, down, left, right
    Hand-drawn tape to see the reverse side of the component is the same as the camera [Figure C] 5) Component thickness THICKNESS: T-component body thickness
    6) Thickness tolerance TOL: T<1 is 20% T≥1 is 15%
    7) HEAD SPEED: 1[H]~8[L] X, Y TABLE SPEED: 1[H]~8[L] 8) NOZZLE SELECT: 1~5
    9) CAMERA: 0-S, 1-L
    10) Component feed direction FEED DIRECTION: 0 to 7, 45° interval
    11) Packing method: 0-PAPER [including 32mmPEELING] 1-EMBOSS 2-BULK
    12) PUSHPIN: 0-NO USE 1-USE only for 8mm bandwidth
    13) Number of feeds FEED COUNT: 1~4 spacing 12mm
    14) Auxiliary feed: NO USE
    15) Component error correction RECOVERY: 0-NO, 1-YES, 2- large parts are sucking
    16) CHIP STAND: 0-NO, 1-YES
    [Components stand up, thickness sensor is detected, LINE SENSOR application] 17) VACUUM OFFSET: absorbing, for components [-3mm~+3mm] 18) LEAD OUT SIZE: Up/Down Left/Right
    19) LEAD PITCH: leg spacing
    20) LEAD PITCH TOL: tube leg tolerance
    21) LEAD COUNT: Up/Down Left/Right Legs
    22) Electrode part ELECTROD: The length direction of the element is the length direction of the electrode [Fig. E] The width direction of the component is the width direction of the electrode
    23) CUT LEAD: cut tube legs SIDE: 1~4, there are cut legs on the side
    COUNT: Cut off: POSTION: Position [Figure F]

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