KYZEN, the global leader in innovative environmentally friendly cleaning chemistries, is excited to announce its participation in the SMTA High Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference. The event is scheduled to take place Aug. 29-31, 2023 at The Westin Dallas Fort Worth Airport in Texas. KYZEN’s Debbie Carboni and Ram Wissel, in cooperation with Brian Chislea from Dow Chemical and Brian O’Leary from Indium Corporation, will present the keynote “Strengthening E-Mobility Infrastructure: Overcoming High-Voltage and Environmental Challenges.”

Debbie Carboni

The recently introduced US standard requiring 97% up-time performance, coupled with the global expectations of consumers and fleet operators for robust and durable EV infrastructure capable of withstanding harsh outdoor conditions, is driving manufacturers to develop weather-resistant, corrosion-resistant, and outdoor-friendly solutions with advanced features for top performance. In this technical presentation, the authors will explore the critical elements of producing e-mobility modules and the difficulties in maintaining reliability and durability under high voltage, current, and temperatures in electric vehicles and charging stations.

Ram Wissel

A thorough long-term cost-benefit analysis during the assembly manufacturing process is vital. While reducing costs may appear appealing, investing in connecting, cleaning, and coating processes from the beginning is advisable to avoid downtime caused by corrosion, environmental ingress, and other types of damage over time. Well-thought-out initial designs can help minimize risks associated with expensive warranty repairs, revenue loss, and customer dissatisfaction. As a result, focusing on the total cost of ownership (TCO) and prioritizing the reliability and durability of EV infrastructure by investing in manufacturing processes that ensure long-term benefits is critical, even if it involves a more significant initial investment. KYZEN will present data highlighting the correlation between the costs of cleaning and coating and the risks arising from neglecting these crucial processes.

Debbie Carboni, Global Product Manager of Electronics for KYZEN, brings more than 25 years of experience to the electronics manufacturing industry. She continues to learn and stay up-to-date on the latest technology by attending technical conferences and assisting in leading-edge research. Carboni has authored and co-authored several papers related to cleaning solutions and regularly presents at and attends industry events. Her extensive real-world experience helps guide engineers during qualification to ensure success in production conditions.

Ram Wissel, Vice President, Global Technology at KYZEN, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Arkansas. In his current role, he is responsible for KYZEN’s Laboratories, Engineering, and Technical Support around the globe. His team is focused on continuing KYZEN’s long-standing commitment to efficient chemical usage and environmental stewardship by developing innovative new technologies to help customers operate more efficiently and reliably. Wissel has a special interest in Industry 4.0 and providing process trending and analysis tools.

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