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BTU International, Inc. was awarded a 2019 Mexico Technology Award in the category of Soldering – Reflow for its Aqua Scrub Flux Management Technology. The award was presented to the company during a Wednesday, October 23, 2019, ceremony that took place during the SMTA Guadalajara Expo & Tech Forum.
Aqua Scrub Technology is BTU’s next-generation solder reflow flux management system. With a very attractive cost of ownership, it is designed to decrease operational costs by 4X compared to traditional condensation systems. Reduction in cost can be attributed to reduced downtime, labor and disposal costs.
“We are so pleased that the Aqua Scrub was recognized in Guadalajara,” said Paul Lancaster, director of sales, Americas for BTU International. “This innovative system has been successfully adopted by multiple high-volume EMS customers who have long battled the problem of flux related to oven maintenance. We believe this is a game-changing technology.”
The patent-pending design uses an aqueous-based scrubber technology compatible with the most known paste and flux types. The flux and solution are automatically contained and packaged for disposal. Aqua Scrub is purpose-built as a stand-alone system that can be easily retrofitted on PYRAMAX reflow ovens already in the field as well as being configured on new PYRAMAX ovens. This self-contained unit mounts on the backside of the oven to minimize the impact on oven operation and factory floor space.
The Mexico Technology Awards acknowledge the latest innovations available in Mexico produced by OEM manufacturing equipment and materials suppliers over the last 12 months.
About BTU International
BTU International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Amtech Group (Nasdaq: ASYS), is a global supplier and technology leader of advanced thermal processing equipment in the electronics manufacturing market. BTU’s high-performance reflow ovens are used in the production of SMT printed circuit board assemblies and in semiconductor packaging processes. BTU also specializes in precision controlled, high-temperature belt furnaces for a wide range of custom applications, such as brazing, direct bond copper (DBC), diffusion, sintering and advanced solar cell processing. BTU has operations in North Billerica, Massachusetts, and Shanghai, China, with direct sales and service in the U.S.A., Asia, and Europe. Information about BTU International is available at www.btu.com.
For more information about BTU International, visit www.btu.com.