Articles & Case Studies

Customer case study : Melexis and Dry Tower. A dry run over IC bridge

Keeping moisture out of electronic components before they enter the manufacturing process is a critical concern for the automotive sector.  With the shift in automotive technology being from mechanical to electronic, it is now the performance of the electronic components that need to be completely reliable. The consequences of failure can, of course, be devastating. Melexis overcomes the problem with Totech Dry Tower. 

Customer case study : Brose opts for automated material logistics solution from Totech

Brose had long wanted to automate the storage of their component reels when they visited Totech at the SMT trade fair in Nuremberg in May 2015, and discussed in depth the automation possibilities at the company’s Hallstadt location. The resulting Dry Tower material logistics installation is fully automated so there is no need for any manual handling of the component reels between storage and actual use on the assembly line.

Customer case study : HS Elektronik and Dry Tower

HS Elektronik Systeme, a Collins Aerospace company with more than one hundred employees, is an electronics technology specialist with over thirty years of experience in the aerospace industry. When the warehouse at their Nördlingen site was to be connected to a material management software, an evaluation process of automated dry storage systems available on the market began. 

Customer case study : ifm and Dry Tower

After several months of intensive project work with the ifm team, SuperDry Totech has created a materials Dry Tower storage concept for the company which meets the technical requirements of modern SMD production and, at the same time, offers great savings potential.

Long-term test for oxidation in a drying cabinet

Direct Comparison of Nitrogen and Dry Storage. Which is the more effective protection against oxidation?

Long term storage WITHOUT Nitrogen

Controlling Oxidation and Intermetallics in Moisture-sensitive Devices without the use of Nitrogen.

Customer article : Zollner

Zollner Elektronik relies on automated storage systems from Totech.

Floor Life Reset of Components & MSDs

Increased process control and multiple batch management
of components.

Dry Tower case study with ProDrive

Creating the factory of the future – installation of Totech Dry Tower to deliver automated processes for component handling & storage.

Moisture management technical articles collection

In this collection of articles published in SMT 007 magazine, Rich Heimsch of Totech discusses the issues of moisture damage and specialized moisture management and tracking technology for Components and PCBs.

Drying Printed Circuit Boards

Investigation into whether gentle drying at 45°C or 60°C & at low relative humidity achieves the same result as baking at high temperatures.

CALCE Best Practices Controlling Moisture in PCBs

Overview of printed circuit board fabrication, followed by a brief discussion of moisture diffusion processes, governing models, & dependent variables.

Managing Moisture Damage in PCBs

Safe & effective PCB drying accomplished without damaging high temperatures using ultra low humidity drying enclosures to produce an atmosphere containing less than 0.05g/m3 water vapor.

Enhanced Adsorption Drying Procedures for MSDs

How with the use of adsorption dry storage cabinets, all MSDs can be not only stored safely, but also dried quickly, gently & in a process-secure way.

Combating Oxidation & Inter-metallics in Moisture Sensitive Components

Avoid the damage of micro cracks & delaminating during the processing of electronic components with appropriate storage.

Solutions for long-term storage of electronic components

Solutions for the storage of electronic components and compositions to avoid two of the biggest defect causes: Oxidation and Diffusion.

Moisture Measurement
in PCBs

Moisture Measurements in PCBs and Impact of Design on Desorption Behaviour. Originally published in the IPC Printed Circuit Expo, APEX & Designer Summit Proceedings.

MSD Handling: Desiccants & Nitrogen, Myths & Opportunities

The safeguarding of the quality and reliability of electronic assemblies starts with the controlled storage of components and PCBs.

Newly Optimized Drying Process for Moisture Sensitive Devices.

New high performance desiccant drying units for the first time make it possible to dynamically adjust the necessary desiccant regeneration process according to actual demand.

Reference Conditions for Drying Mounted or Unmounted SMD

Table of recommended drying time for MSDs.
Floor life begins counting at time = 0 after drying