Wave Solder Bar Metals | Wave Soldering Alloys

By: Cookson Electronics  09-12-2011
Keywords: solder, Wave Solder, Solder Bar

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ALPHA® wave solder and soldering bar metals (wave soldering alloys) offer best value soldering performance – quality solder bar metals products at the lowest cost of ownership, and thanks to a global copy exact product policy, consistency of wave solder supply is assured.

  • High purity.
  • Excellent solderability.
  • Good wetting.
  • Low oxides, low drossing.
  • Solder bar, chunks, anodes, preforms and solid wires.
  • VACULOY® alloy conditioning process. 

Soldering Bar Selector Guide

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Wave Soldering Dual sided, High complexity, High heat capacity areas and components, <1.6 mm thickness, OSP pad finish, etc.. x x x
x x x
Single and Dual sided, Standard complexity, metallized and OSP pad finishes, 1.6mm thickness, etc… x x x
Single sided, paper phenolic laminates, metallized pad finishes, 1.6mm thickness, etc… x x x
Dual sided, High complexity, High heat capacity areas and components, <1.6 mm thickness, OSP pad finish, etc…     x
x x  
Single and Dual sided, Standard complexity, metallized and OSP pad finishes, 1.6mm thickness, etc… x x  
x x x
Single sided, paper phenolic laminates, metalized pad finishes, 1.6mm thickness, etc..   x x
Mini Pot Rework / Tin Dipping All x x x
x x x
Hot Air Solder Level (HASL) All x x x
x x x

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Our Wave Solder and Soldering Bar Metals are:

  • High purity.
  • Excellent solderability.
  • High reliability.
  • Low oxides, low drossing.
  • Solder bar, chunks, anodes, preforms and solid wires.
  • Vaculoy alloy conditioning process.

Cookson Electronics has been manufacturing wave soldering alloys for over 125 years. Today, with eight manufacturing locations globally, Cookson is the largest supplier of wave solder alloys and soldering bar metals for the electronics assembly industry. Our ongoing commitment to research and development has enabled us to understand the complexities of alloy performance resulting in a product line that meets our customers’ most demanding lead-free and tin-lead wave soldering processes and is backed by dedicated customer technical support.

The ALPHA line of wave solder and soldering bar metal alloys consists of proprietary, specially developed products under our SACX Plus™ brand and the more common SAC and Sn/Pb alloys and other alloys that require third party licensing.

The SACX Plus™ Family of Alloys

Engineered for high performance on certain types of assemblies or in specific applications, all SACX alloys demonstrate excellent soldering performance, low dross generation and high mechanical reliability. All SACX alloys are manufactured using our proprietary Vaculoy conditioning process.

ALPHA SACX Plus™ 0807
  • SAC305-like performance on complex, dual sided assemblies
  • Low copper dissolution
  • Lower silver (.8%) means lower cost

ALPHA SACX Plus™ 0307

  • Perfect for standard assemblies
  • Excellent wetting and drainage resulting in high yields
  • Great Value
ALPHA SACX Plus™ 0107
  • Great for single sided or simple dual sided assemblies
  • Low copper dissolution
ALPHA SACX Plus™ 0307 Plus
  • Designed for use in wave, rework or selective solder applications
  • Low copper dissolution during long exposure times
ALPHA SACX Plus™ HASL
  • High-value, low-cost pad finish
  • Low consumption, uniform, flat coverage

We also manufacture additional Pb-free alloys including the high-performing industry standard SAC305, along with, SAC405, SAC387, SAC380, SA2515, and others. Each Pb-free alloy is also available in a copper-free version (i.e., SAC300) for solder pot replenishment and rebalancing.

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Availability

ALPHA quality Wave Solder and Soldering Bar Metals are available in a choice of options to suit your process requirements. Solder bars (1 & 3.5kg), solid wire for automatic feed, chunks, preforms and anodes.

For best results always use a compatible ALPHA flux, available in a choice of solids content and activator levels, with water washable, no-clean and VOC-free options.

For details of the range of popular ALPHA Fluxes, Cored Wire, Cleaning Materials and Reclaim Services, please refer to individual product literature.

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