Increase Visibility While Welding
Eliminate Health & Safety Risk
Improve Employee Morale
Comply With OSHA/NIOSH Regulations
Soldering is used to form a permanent connection between components. The soldering process joins two (or more) workpieces by melting and flowing a filler metal into the joint.
The dangers of soldering fumes are caused by the flux. Soldering relies on the flux to clean pre-joined surfaces and increase the flow of solder to create a quality joint while preventing oxidation.
Soldering produces fumes and particles that present health and safety hazards if not properly extracted. When soldering fumes are not captured at the source, they enter breathing zones and accumulate in the work environment, increasing the risk of employee injury, equipment malfunctions, and lost production time.
Without appropriate filtration, wave solder, reflow, selective solder, and conformal coating operators are at risk of skin and eye irritation, allergies, bronchitis, sinonasal cancer, and carcinogenic heart and lung diseases.