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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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“We have the solutions when customers need them most ”

IPC APEX EXPO 2017 is a three-day event like no other in the printed circuit board and electronics manufacturing industry. JBC is ready for the show that begins today 14th February at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA. Stop by booth 715 to experience our new soldering solutions live!

You can also attend our technical sessions on IPC standards and rework applications given by Martin Garcia, an experienced IPC trainer who recently joined the company.

Want to know more about him? Read on!

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What is the correct temperature for soldering?

In most cases, the factor that most influences the duration of a tip is the working temperature.

Before the ROHS regulation (Restriction Of Hazardous Substances) came into effect on the 1st July 2006, solder wire that contained lead was permitted. After this date the use of lead was prohibited (as well as other substances) in all equipment and processes except the following: medical apparatus, monitoring and surveillance equipment, measuring instruments and equipment specifically designed for the military and space industry as well the car sector (car control systems, airbags, etc.), rail transport, etc.

The special characteristic of the most common lead alloys is that the fusion occurs at around 180°C. With the most common lead-free alloys this happen approximately at 220°C. So the difference of 40°C meant it was necessary to increase the temperature of the solder tool to achieve a solder joint in the same length of time (if soldering time is increased, then the components and the printed circuits may be damaged) and this reduced the life of the tips and increased oxidation.

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“In order to succeed, stay close to your customer”

In 2013 JBC expanded its business model in Mexico, a growing market for automotive and consumer electronics industries. Over the past 21 years, Mexico’s economy has increasingly steered away from agriculture and more towards an export-driven manufacturing economy. The country is also a top destination for U.S. companies.

That is why our company decided to disembark in this prosperous land. Who do we need to spread the JBC name around the country? Only a Sales Manager with the willingness to succeed: Domenec Taberner.

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