JBC Net wins Innovation Award at IPC APEX EXPO

The company has received in San Diego this prestigious recognition.

JBC announces that it has been awarded the IPC APEX EXPO Innovation Award for JBC Net, the first smart system to optimize traceability and resources in hand soldering.

JBC Net has stood out among thirty-four products and services that were reviewed, rated and scored by a panel of industry experts.

The award was presented to the company during John Mitchell’s keynote. “The product and service submissions were certainly innovative and the companies did an exceptional job in identifying their product’s unique value in the industry”, said the IPC president and CEO.


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Why is Fume Extraction important?

Solder fumes and gases are one of the main causes of health problems in an industrial workplace. Having correct extraction systems installed is not only important to meet workplace regulations, but also to ensure the safety and health of your operators.

To protect your employees and their health, keep the following suggestions in mind!

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How to rework heat sensitive components

The main factors contributing to cracking Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors (MLCC) are the brittleness of the ceramic materials and the thermal and mechanical stresses associated to SMT assembly processes.

During manual rework, one of the main risks for these MLCC is the thermal shock that takes place when the soldering tip touches directly the component. When this happens, all the heat on the tip is transferred without control to the capacitor creating cracks on it.

In order to mitigate damage to MLCCs, manufacturers have been providing guidelines to reduce the risk of cracking like applying the soldering tip only to the pad so the heat is transferred to lead through the solder alloy, preheating the chip to more than 150°C to reduce the temperature gradient that takes place as soon as the soldering tip is applied, etc.

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The future is digital and automated

After three days and with a meaningful growth in attendance, Nepcon South China drew to a close this week. JBC has met the visitor’s expectations by introducing its digital and automated innovations.

Technology companies are continually on the leading-edge, considering unconventional and innovating ways to meet the market demands. JBC has identified this. So we have developed new solutions to achieve greater levels of productivity and efficiency.

JBC digital solutions at Nepcon


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How to remove oxidation from your tips

You are ready to start a soldering job: PCB and electronic components are clean and free from any contamination; you have a good quality solder flux; the most efficient tip has been chosen… but suddenly realize that oxidation has appeared due to an incorrect maintenance of the tip and the equipment.

What can you do to remove it? Just follow these steps according to the amount of rust!

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