TraceTech board repair system allows any level of technician to quickly perform quality board repairs in-house without the use of expensive equipment or time-consuming and unsightly jumpers. Meets IPC board repair standards. Other TraceTech pens are available to allow quick, convenient, and high-quality board repair and rework.
TraceTech No-clean Flux Pen - Formulated to perform at the elevated temperatures of lead-free soldering but is also effective for tin-lead soldering as well. It's designed with a low surface tension to prevent bridging. Post-soldering cleaning is optional because the light residue left after soldering is barely noticeable, is non-corrosive, and is halide free.
TraceTech Flux Remover Pen - Provides convenient touch-up cleaning of flux residues, including R, RMA, SA, and no-clean fluxes.
TraceTech Conductive Pen - It allows you to literally redraw the trace, because it contains highly conductive silver suspended in a liquid polymer.
TraceTech Green Overcoat Pen - This pen contains green acrylic conformal coating, which can insulate circuit board traces and components against high voltage arcing and provides excellent protection from moisture and fungus.
TraceTech Conformal Coating Remover Pen - Allows you to remove a tight area of coating around a repair area without affecting the rest of the PCB.
Using a flux dispensing pen, whether it's a no-clean, rosin, or aqueous flux, is a straightforward process. Flux is used in soldering to remove oxidation and improve the wetting of solder, ensuring better solder joints. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to use a flux dispensing pen:
Ensure you have the appropriate flux pen for your application (no-clean, rosin, or aqueous flux). The specific type of flux depends on your soldering needs and the type of components you are working with.
Before applying flux, make sure the surface you are about to solder is clean and free from any debris, dust, or oxidation. Clean it with a lint-free cloth if necessary.
Once you have applied the flux, proceed with the soldering process immediately.
If you are using a no-clean flux, it is designed to be left on the board without cleaning, depending on the requirements the electronics. If you used a rosin or aqueous flux, you should clean the board after soldering to remove any residue. Use a cleaning solution that is compatible with the type of flux you used.
After use, make sure to recap the flux pen tightly to prevent the flux from drying out or leaking.
Not always, but that depends on the design and end-use of the printed circuit board (PCB). Solder mask (also called resist and overcoat) is used to isolate conductive areas of the PCB by covering them with an insulative layer. It also stops solder from wetting (flowing) beyond contact areas, so prevents bridging and other soldering defects.