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Publication Date: 05/1/2008
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SmartMove Intros Wave Exit Conveyor
Wave exit conveyor system.
Fall River, MA — An innovative conveyor system that features full-ribbed belting, cooling tunnel and holding zone is being introduced by SmartMove Conveyors. This all-in-one conveyor system will transfer and cool hot circuit boards from the wave solder exit to a unique brush surface board holding zone. Full ribbed belting provides minimal surface contact while transferring 450 degree circuit boards.

The conveyor accepts boards from the output of the wave solder machine by matching its angle, height and speed, and gradually moves the boards through the cooling zone.

The cooling zone, Gradient Cooler, works with ambient air temperature to provide a high cfm air flow to gradually cool wave solder boards. The unit provides 130 cubic feet per minute (cfm) of ambient airflow parallel to the belt travel for superior stress-relieved cooling. Hot items are moved toward the cooling unit where they are bathed in a stream of air that gradually cools them to room temperature.

The holding zone includes the company's unusual brush belting that is made of non-abrasive Polypropylene with ESD and Teflon additives. Very thin bristles are molded to the belting at varying heights to provide minimal surface contact when transferring circuit boards. When circuit boards reach the end of the zone, they are stopped and the surface bristles easily deflect around or under board components without causing any damage to belt or product, thereby eliminating the need for using photo electric sensors to start and stop the conveyor.

The all-in-one wave exit conveyor provides consistent gradual cooling. Setup is simple, since the units are shipped fully assembled. Three processes are available on one conveyor: exiting, cooling, and accumulating. The conveyors are available in belt widths from 12 to 24-in.

Contact: SmartMove Conveyors, 617 Airport Rd., Fall River, MA 02720 800-581-2876 Web:

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