Compact, Cost-effective Temperature Control System

July 15, 2006
The ProcessMate™ 6500 Temperature Control System from EFD, Inc. eliminates temperature fluctuations in assembly fluids that can cause variations in shot size, viscosity and pot life when dispensing solder pastes, thermal-cure epoxies and other temperature-sensitive materials. With many temperature-sensitive materials, increases as small as 1ºC (1º - 2ºF) due to nearby equipment or operator handling can cause a variety of problems, including clogged dispensing needles, inconsistent shots and wasted material. The ProcessMate 6500 system prevents these problems by maintaining precise temperature control within +/- 0.10°C across an operating range of 10° - 40°C (18º -72ºF). The result is more consistent fluid deposits and better process control. The ProcessMate is a compact, stand-alone system designed for use with air-powered benchtop dispensers and automated dispense valves. Simple to install and inexpensive to operate, it offers a cost-effective alternative to the large, expensive environmental control systems typically used for rooms and machine enclosures. The ProcessMate 6500 System is available with a comprehensive and customizable line of static-dissipative enclosures for automated, handheld, benchtop and cartridge dispensing applications. • Cabinet size: 18.9 W x 7.1 H X 15.9 D cm (7.5 x 2.8 x 6.3") • Weight: 1.0 kg (2.2 lbs) • Input voltage: Selectable 100/120/220 VAC • Input frequency: 50-60 Hz • Input power: 14/12VA • Internal voltage: 24 VDC • Standard Air Input: 40 to 110 psi (2.75 to 7.5 bar) • Air usage: 55 L/min (2 CFM) • Temperature control: +/-0.1°C from 10°C to 40°C (50°F to 104°F) • Ambient operating condition limits: ? Temperature: -10°C to 55°C (14°F to 131°F) ? Humidity: 85% RH at 30°C non-condensing ? Height above sea level: 2000 meters max (6,562 feet)