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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Any plasma cleaning process can only remove thin film of residual flux, but not flux in a lump form.
The recommended practice is to use wet chemical cleaning as the first process and plasma cleaning as the final process to fully remove all the residues at the microscopic level.
SCI plasma cleaning systems are all low maintenance by design. Maintenance is limited only to routine chamber cleaning and replacement of rubber sealing O-rings on detection of wear and tear. Some subassemblies, like the vacuum pump, require yearly maintenance.
This problem has not been detected historically in our installed base.
Gas related parameters are real-time monitored on system flowmeters and through gas pressure readings. Should those values deviate from what is expected, an alarm is raised and the plasma machine stops to inform the operator.
We have systems installed with major automotive, electronics and semiconductor manufacturers, across the globe.
SCI recognizes customers’ need for assured service attention and facilitates direct access to our professional field support team. Any reported system issues will be immediately logged and monitored until resolution within the shortest possible timeframe. To assure this, we provide local support in all the main regions where the semiconductor fabs are located.
SCI Automation is capable to deliver plasma cleaning systems that are industry 4.0 ready. Please contact us for more detailed information.
SCI Automation was firstly established in Italy in the year 2000. Since then, SCI has expanded its horizons and is established world-wide as a major plasma cleaning manufacturer.
SCI Automation was initially founded in Italy in the year 2000. Since the year 2007, SCI Automation has moved its headquarters in Singapore and has become a fully Singaporean company.
All plasma systems offered by SCI are designed and assembled internally in SCI’s manufacturing facilities. Upon completion, the plasma machines are quality checked in Singapore and shipped worldwide.
The design of SCI plasma cleaning systems is done 100% within SCI. We design the mechanical, electrical and software features of the whole plasma system. With careful design rules, proven by the 20-year long experience in building plasma systems, SCI can guarantee optimal plasma distribution and cleaning effects.
SCI produces all ranges of plasma cleaning machines. We produce batch plasma systems, inline plasma systems and standalone plasma system. For more details and information please refer to the products section.
Plasma cleaning is a popular process that is widespread in the Semiconductor manufacturing process.
Plasma cleaning improves the performance of processes such as: wire bonding, wedge bonding, molding, under-fill, conformal coating, sintering.
The use of plasma cleaning is not always adopted, but in all cases, it reduces the scrap rate and improves the product quality and durability.
SCI Automation is an ISO9001:2015 certified company. Through a quality management system, SCI is committed to provide world-class products and services for all plasma cleaning needs.