Nozzle Cleaning Solution

One of the most critical steps to a robust SMT process is having clean nozzles.  Contaminated nozzles can lead to miss-picks, skewed placements and even missing components.  UIC has developed a vital process to keep nozzles clean.  Following this process, along with a proper cleaning schedule, will keep the nozzles performing at an optimal level and maximize their longevity.

Many customers still clean their nozzles with Isopropyl Alcohol or with a cleaner that contains alcohol.  Using alcohol on the nozzle will dry out the nozzle tip and destroy the glue holding the nozzle together.  This will lead to a much greater cost to the customer by having to replace nozzles at a much more accelerated rate.  This can also lead to a degradation of the nozzle performance and lead to nozzle errors until the nozzle is replaced.

Universal recognized the need for a standardized and effective SMT nozzle cleaning application and therefore, created the following solution.

Download the free Universal Nozzle Cleaning Best Practice (PDF) or watch our best practice video below…



Nozzle Cleaning Application Pieces/Links:

UIC Nozzle Clean Nozzle Cleaning Tools