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Sorry… no wet and steamy hot tubs at Totech Europe!

What we do have, even on April Fools Day, are smart Storage Solutions to keep your MSD’s SuperDry. Our manual and automated products ensure that you maintain a high quality manufacturing process. Our products minimize component failure, component waste and optimise component quality in your products!

Contact one of our specialists about the MSL-related issues you might face. Let us help you identify your storage and logistics challenges (big or small) and solve them together in a manner that fits your production process.

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Most Storage Solutions of Totech EU are ready to be integrated within a network. Totech Storage Manager Software makes sure that all information is well documented and connected to your MES/ ERP on request.

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Andre Rinne
Sales Manager Dry Cabinets
D-A-CH
+49 (0)163 4144109 andre@totech.eu
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Dave Brehler
Sales Manager Non Automated Products
Europe
+31 (0)38 2031051 dave@totech.eu
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Jordan Mandel
Sales Manager Dry Cabinets
North America
+1 (305) 9680076 jordan@totech.eu
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Marcus Bayerlein
Sales Manager Automation
International
+49 (0)175 5877020 marcus@totech.eu
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Matthias Wittmann
Sales Manager Automation
International
+49 (0)160 92106650 matthias.wittmann@totech.eu

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20 March 2024

20 Years Totech Europe

It’s the year 2004, the use of ‘lead’ in solder alloy is banned due to EU legislation, Jos Brehler, CEO of Totech Europe, starts his company with the knowledge that, by eliminating lead from the solder alloy, the moisture related issues increase dramatically due to the increase of pressure on the parts by raising the reflow temperatures for this new alloy. As a result, components which hold too much moisture during reflow will cause defects due to Popcorning (vaporizing moisture creating micro-cracks), which can lead to failure of the entire assembly. Long story short, the solution to prevent these defects, a dry and conditioned storage environment for MSL components. The birth of the first Dry Cabinets in Europe is a fact.  The ambition to become the specialist in Dry Storage Solutions grew from early on. That is why in 2007, Totech Europe changed from being a sales company to a product development and production organization! To become even stronger in the Automated Dry storage solutions, Totech Europe joined as a proud member of the ASYS Group in 2017. Together with ASYS Group we offer a unique product portfolio for manufactures in many industries. first to know!  Today we are ‘Connecting safe storage to Smart Manufacturing’. Our vision is, to be the leading supplier of Sustainable Dry Storage Solutions for electronic manufacturers worldwide. When we look back at the last two decades, we see a bright future ahead! To celebrate the first 20 years of Totech EU we gave our website a big update. Hopefully you like what you see! Want to stay updated on Totech’s latest product developments, company updates and events? Subscribe to our news letter and be the first to know!
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16 January 2024

IPC APEX EXPO 2024

This year Totech will be present again at APEX Expo. Find us at booth #3828 to learn about our extensive product portfolio of the industry’s greatest array of Dry Storage choices, all driven by Smart Storage Manager software. With our comprehensive understanding of IPC J-STD 033D on moisture management, you can ensure that your components are savely stored using Dry Storage Solutions from Totech. In addition to SuperDry Storage Cabinets, we will be displaying our XSDB Fast Drying Cabinet series with Feeder Storage, Pick By Light, SMT reel racks and many other options. This will change the way your organization handles Floor Life Resetting of PCB and components.Storage Solutions you can count on!Let us know if we can welcome you at our booth #3828. Fill out the contact form bij pressing the button below and and we’ll keep you posted on the show.This year Totech will be present again at APEX Expo. Find us at booth #3828 to learn about our extensive product portfolio of the industry’s greatest array of Dry Storage choices, all driven by Smart Storage Manager software. With our comprehensive understanding of IPC J-STD 033D on moisture management, you can ensure that your components are savely stored using Dry Storage Solutions from Totech. In addition to SuperDry Storage Cabinets, we will be displaying our XSDB Fast Drying Cabinet series with Feeder Storage, Pick By Light, SMT reel racks and many other options. This will change the way your organization handles Floor Life Resetting of PCB and components.Storage Solutions you can count on!This year Totech will be present again at APEX Expo. Find us at booth #3828 to learn about our extensive product portfolio of the industry’s greatest array of Dry Storage choices, all driven by Smart Storage Manager software. With our comprehensive understanding of IPC J-STD 033D on moisture management, you can ensure that your components are savely stored using Dry Storage Solutions from Totech. In addition to SuperDry Storage Cabinets, we will be displaying our XSDB Fast Drying Cabinet series with Feeder Storage, Pick By Light, SMT reel racks and many other options. This will change the way your organization handles Floor Life Resetting of PCB and components. Let us know if we can welcome you at our booth #3828. Fill out the contact form bij pressing the button below and and we’ll keep you posted on the show.
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19 March 2024

Building for the future (part 2)

Exciting news! We will expand our facility in Hattem! The construction will start in Q3 of this year. Our Long Term Storage facility will move beside us and with the growth we have experienced the last few years, additional office space will be added. Long Term Storage Solutions (LTS), is a service by Totech Europe offering safe, off-site storage and quality testing of components, subassemblies and moisture sensitive devices. Our secure, quarantine areas are compliant to international standards for MSD and Long Term Component Storage, (J-STD-033 & IEC62435). With the new location, we will be able to assist our customers easier and more flexible with the move from our LTS to our head office. Below we will keep you up to date on the latest developments. Follow the construction and subscribe to our newsletter for the latest updates. No updates yet.
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9 February 2024

SMTconnect 2024

  Storage Solutions you can count on! From Dry Cabinets and Walk-In Dry Rooms to fully Automated Component Warehouse Management, our extensive product portfolio offers the industry’s greatest array of storage choices, all driven by Smart Storage Manager software. And for outsourced storage, our ‘Long Term Storage Solutions’, delivers vital long-term component storage and a comprehensive suite of interim testing disciplines. Please ask our sales team about our new developments like the Dry Module and the Dry Lift.Save the date Let us know if we can welkcome you at our booth?  Storage Solutions you can count on! From Dry Cabinets and Walk-In Dry Rooms to fully Automated Component Warehouse Management, our extensive product portfolio offers the industry’s greatest array of storage choices, all driven by Smart Storage Manager software. And for outsourced storage, our ‘Long Term Storage Solutions’, delivers vital long-term component storage and a comprehensive suite of interim testing disciplines. Please ask our sales team about our new developments like the Dry Module and the Dry Lift.  From Dry Cabinets and Walk-In Dry Rooms to fully Automated Component Warehouse Management, our extensive product portfolio offers the industry’s greatest array of storage choices, all driven by Smart Storage Manager software. And for outsourced storage, our ‘Long Term Storage Solutions’, delivers vital long-term component storage and a comprehensive suite of interim testing disciplines. Please ask our sales team about our new developments like the Dry Module and the Dry Lift. Let us know if we can welkcome you at our booth?
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20 February 2024

Thermally Managing Intermetallics

The storage of moisture sensitive (electronic) components and materials are problematic. Manufacturers with Long term Storage Requirements face additional obstacles. Due to rapid changes in packaging design, material and a very high demand for electronic components (consequently a shortage of semiconductors in all industries), companies find themselves forced to purchase additional quantities of components in order to guard against the impact of component obsolescence on their final product designs. This in turn creates an issue of long term inventory storage. Product lifecycles have become very short with new models being released sooner than ever before. However, many manufacturers in industries including automobiles, aviation and avionics, military and railway must guarantee the availability of replacement parts including PCBs for ten or even twenty years. This demands the advance purchase and extended storage of components and materials. Further complicating the problem is that most components cannot be stored for more than a few years without very special handling procedures. After long-term storage, components and circuit boards are often no longer solderable, due to oxidation caused by the oxygen of the air (oxidant) and the humidity (electrolyte). However, if the humidity, which forms an invisible water film of few atomic layers on the surfaces, is lowered below 5% RH, this corrosion process is stopped. At the same time, other negative effects due to moisture absorption are also avoided. Intermetallic compounds form when two unlike metals diffuse into one another creating species materials which are combinations of the two materials. Intermetallic growth is the result of the diffusion of one material into another via crystal vacancies made available by defects, contamination, impurities, grain boundaries and mechanical stress. There are a number of locations within the electronic package where these dissimilar metals are joined. These include die level interconnects and wire bonds, plating finishes on lead frames, solder joints, flip chip interconnects, etc. Growth of intermetallics during the storage period can occur and reduce the strength. Intermetallic growth rate is strongly temperature-dependent and doubles for each 10°C temperature increase. This aging process can be slowed by appropriate cooling. However, the risk of whisker formation of tin alloys increases with decreasing temperature. Studies and practice have shown that a storage temperature of 13-14°C is optimal. The XSDC-1412-55 cabinet from Totech Europe will help you avoid risks as mentioned above. Find out more about the XSDC long term storage Dry Cabinets.
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