SMART Group - Surface Mount and Related Technologies

Component & PCB Failures Caused by MSD & update on ESD Control

When: Back to Calendar February 22, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where: Henkel Hemel Hempsted
Hemel Hempstead HP2 4RQ
Cost: £85.00 - £175.00 Non Member plus VAT
Contact: Keith Bryant

Our workshop will be held at Henkel in Hemel Hempsted starting at 10.00am with coffee at 9.30am

The electronics industry is going through seismic shifts when looking at component size reduction and increase power complexity in the production process, this is coupled with ever increasing demands for lower costs. One way to reduce costs is to use slightly cheaper PWBs and unsealed or cheaper components and not worry about basic handling controls. Alternatively just buy larger volumes of existing components to achieve a more cost effective volume cost. These solutions can potentially increase the risk for moisture absorption and also potential reduce the products ability to withstand moisture absorption. This can have a disastrous effect on the long-term life of components and finished products

At the same time components are becoming more susceptible to ESD damage. An new version of the ESD control standard IEC 61340-5-1:2016 shows some changes that reflect this increasing sensitivity. Low moisture conditions tend to maximise Electro Static Discharge (ESD) risks and packaging must often protect against ESD as well as moisture

This presentation will cover what moisture sensitivity levels (MSL) mean and what effects they have, also what can be used to increase the lifetime of components and PWBs by improving storage and handling. The event will also look at changes in the 61340-5-1:2016 ESD standard and the overlapping area of MSD and ESD protective packaging. This event will be very practical in nature with good interaction and examples of ESD and MSD controls and failures

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It will be useful to all people involved in the production process from purchasing, stores all the through to production engineers and test, the event it will cover:

MSL definition
MSL testing
ESD failures and procedures
ESD specifications and handling
IPC and industry specifications
Effects of moisture on components and PWBs
Common defects seen in manufacture
How proper storage can overcome these issues
True impact on your company of failure