Modern PCBA Cleaning: Methods to Improve Reliability

Modern PCBA cleaning is a challenge. The drive towards miniaturization has long been a goal within the electronics industry. As more advanced electronic applications are designed, which require increased functionality in a smaller package, manufacturers are looking for production methods which will result in a reliable device.

The smaller, more densely populated circuit boards required for this new generation of technology are making the issue of managing faults, quality and product longevity highly challenging. The use of miniaturized PCBAs (printed circuit board assembly) is making circuit board cleaning more difficult. Cleaning is essential to ensure a trouble-free performance. If not cleaned effectively, contaminated PCBAs can fail in the field, resulting in malfunctioning devices, extensive product recalls and costly warranty replacements.