Adapted to the complete PENTA series the PENTA separator, a copper separator, was developed particularly for lead free technology. The PENTA hot dog is an external solder pot for copper separation and solder treatment (parallel to production). Costs can be substantially reduced and environmental resources can be conserved by systematic recycling of solder. The hot dog is compatible with Hot-Air Leveling systems as well as with wave soldering systems with both lead and lead-free solder.
By the enrichment of the solder bath with copper during the tinning or soldering process, the rise of the process temperature is necessary. This strains the already thermal stressed panels additionally. By the enrichment of copper the quality of the tin layer on the printed circuit board worsens. To avoid this, the copper content must be reduced.