Munich-based microelectronics specialist Microtronic has announced the introduction of a new automated and PC-controlled automator for the ‘Dip and Look’ process. Designed and manufactured in Germany, the company says the new system meets IPC-J-STD-002 and 003 standards.
“Automated equipment has always been required for Dip and Look testing but has largely been ignored,” the company explained. “With the proposed new requirements to demonstrate active wetting while testing using traditional Dip and Look Techniques, the use of a tweezers and stopwatch is no longer acceptable.
Parameters for dipping include temperature, immersion speed and depth, dwell time and withdrawal speed. The high precision D&L Automator provides repeatable dipping of the specimen. With a built-in PC with Windows 10 and easy-to-use touch screen for settings and operation, the system is durable and reliable, the company said. The system also comes with a tool to automatically measure the bath level, and a light curtain to automatically measure the length of the test coupon.