ZESTRON’s Michael Kövi to Present at SMTAI 2019

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ZESTRON has announced that Michael Kövi, application engineer, ZESTRON Europe, will be presenting “Handling Technical Cleanliness in Electronic Production” at SMTA International. Kövi’s presentation will be on Thursday, September 26, during session MFX7 – Cleaning: Challenges.

Technical cleanliness primarily measures the presence or absence of particles on electronic components and parts within industrial manufacturing processes. The presence of electrically conductive particles on components can impact the production process or the proper operation of the component or PCB. Conductive particles may cause PCB failure by connecting contacts on a circuit board and causing a short circuit event. Even barring a direct connection between contacts, a conductive particle between two contacts that do not touch can cause an electrical breakdown or tracking as a result of reducing the air gap and creepage distance.

Filter membranes are used to extract particles that are inspected to quantify contaminants that may affect the performance, lifetime, and reliability of final products.

This paper provides overviews of the latest developments in standardization, implications for adopting a technical cleanliness approach, monitoring and validation procedures, and a brief introduction to risk assessment of particle contamination.

Visit ZESTRON at booth #623, or please click here to schedule an appointment, for further discussion on Technical Cleanliness or other cleaning application needs. Event registration is through SMTA.


ZESTRON is headquartered in Manassas, Virginia and operates in more than 35 countries. With eight technical centers worldwide and the industry’s most knowledgeable team of engineers focused on high precision cleaning, ZESTRON’s commitment to ensuring that its customers surpass even the most stringent cleaning requirements is without equal.

For additional information or to tour one of our technical centers, please visit www.zestron.com.



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