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KYZEN, the global leader in innovative environmentally friendly cleaning chemistries, will exhibit at the SMTA Oregon Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Thursday, June 8, 2023 in Wilsonville, Oregon. The KYZEN team will spotlight the KYZEN Process Control System (PCS), the world’s first and only concentration monitoring and control system, in addition to the award-winning aqueous solutions AQUANOX A4625 and AQUANOX A4626.
The KYZEN PCS controls, monitors, and automatically reacts to the dynamic changes in the wash bath concentration. Since its introduction more than 20 years ago, the capabilities of the KYZEN PCS have continued to improve and advance in the mission of maximizing high-quality output from inline cleaning systems.
AQUANOX A4625 is a highly effective, dispersive cleaning agent with excellent material compatibility designed to clean electronic assemblies in spray-in-air cleaning equipment. It excels in low concentrations and temperatures with proven effectiveness on more than 90% of solder pastes currently in production with additional use in cleaning lead-free and no-clean flux types.
The environmentally-friendly AQUANOX A4626 is reliable with a long tank life and is designed to efficiently remove the latest polymeric no-clean flux residues. The multi-pass, application-safe aqueous spray also delivers excellent results on traditional lead-free and eutectic tin lead residues.
For over 30 years, KYZEN has been developing innovative chemistries that go hand-in-hand with your cleaning process. The KYZEN PCS and solutions such as AQUANOX A4626 combine to create a worry-free process that just makes sense.
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
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