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Is Baking MSDs Always a Necessity?

Posted on Mar 22, 2017

No, baking MSD parts isn’t required as normal protocol…even though many manufacturers have made baking part of standard MSD parts management. According to J-STD-033, baking is only required under specific conditions, which include MSL Level 6 parts and devices that have exceeded their floor life. Instead of baking just because that’s what’s always been done, learn more about the conditions under which MSDs should be baked and the detrimental effects of baking when you really shouldn’t.

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SmartDRY goes to San Diego

Posted on Feb 08, 2017

The market's most intelligent dry storage technology will be on show at next week’s IPC APEX Expo in San Diego, California. Don’t miss your opportunity to find out what SmartDRY can do for your MSD parts storage procedures: from integrated networking capability, to super-fast recovery to exceptional built in the USA quality, SmartDRY is the benchmark for sophisticated and affordable dry cabinet technology.

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Start the year off right with SmartDRY Intelligent Dry Storage

Posted on Jan 12, 2017

There’s no time like the present to get your MSD storage house in order – and we mean in order! With brand new fixed and pull-out shelving options for the SmartDRY portfolio, staying organized is easy. But, this is just a very small part of the huge advantages SmartDRY delivers. Check these out and then put acquiring SmartDRY on the top of your “to do” list for 2017:

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Summer Slowdown? Not for ECD SmartDRY™!

Posted on Jul 29, 2016

Many businesses experience a "summer slowdown" in manufacturing volumes and orders and, in electronics, use this time to prepare for the typical ramp up for the holiday buying season. It’s not an unusual phenomenon, but one which has not affected ECD’s SmartDRY™ Intelligent Dry Storage™ product line.

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Stop Baking Components

Posted on Jan 28, 2016

The demands of moisture sensitive devices (MSDs) and the standards that govern their handling have generated additional manufacturing processes and procedures. In some cases, these processes and procedures are no longer needed because the standards have changed, are conservative in application or even misinterpreted. Regardless of these realities, some processes, like baking, have become entrenched – a permanent fixture that may waste precious time, energy and money.

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Guide to Meeting the Standards for Moisture Sensitive Components in Electronic Manufacturing Environments

Posted on Dec 01, 2014

Much has been written on the subject of electrostatic discharge (ESD) and moisture and their destructive impact on sensitive electronic devices. With today’s ever-increasing densities and shrinking package sizes, damage is caused by even lower potentials and less moisture than ever before. It’s time to take a renewed look at the issues and consider better ways to monitor and document the environment in the electronics manufacturing industry.

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