Electronics Industry and Dust Collection
Introduction to Dust and Fume Collection for Electronics Manufacturers
The electronics manufacturing industry is one of the largest industries in the world, and it continues to grow. The staggering numbers are projected to reach 670 Billion US dollars worldwide by 2018. With numbers like these, anything that offers a competitive advantage to the manufacturer should be considered. But there is one seemingly insignificant component to electronics manufacture that often goes overlooked: dust.
With electronics manufacturing, dust is not just a nuisance—it can be detrimental to factory personnel, as well as to the end product being produced. An electro-static charge in dust can short out components even before they reach packaging. Also, higher concentrations of dust increases the risk of dust combustion. But traditional dust mitigation techniques can fail to meet the demands of the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) factory floor.