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The BEST PCB Repair Kit is designed to meet the quality of original trace, pad and plated thru-hole assemblies.

BEST PCB repair kits give you the tools you need for fast repair and modification of lands, traces, contact fingers, SMT pads, plated hole connections and PCB base board material. These materials, packaged together and designed by one of the premier PCB repair companies, BEST Inc., allow you to meet original PCB quality standards.

This is the most complete kit for your printed circuit board repair needs and includes not only the material required for such repairs but also professional "how to" instructional slides. It's the total package. This kit includes a selection of eyelets and funnelets, swaging tools for eyelets, a variety of circuit frames to repair or add traces, SMT pads, through hole connections and edge connectors. Each kit also contains a variety of specialty tools which, are used by both BEST Inc professional repair technicians and as teaching aids for board level repair instructors. If you need to repair damaged circuit boards, the all-in-one kit is just what you need.

 

Circuit Trace Repair Kit
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The BEST Circuit Trace Repair Kit is designed to meet the quality of original trace patterns.

BEST PCB circuit trace repair kit give you the tools you need for fast repair and modification of circuit traces. These materials, packaged together and designed by one of premier PCB repair companies, BEST Inc, allows you to meet original PCB quality standards.

This is the most complete kit for your circuit trace repair needs and includes not only the material required for such repairs but also professional "how to" instructional slides. It's the total package. This kit includes a selection of different high quality pure copper traces in a variety of thick nesses and widths, epoxy to properly adhere the traces into place as a few mixing and handling tools that you will find convenient to properly make these repairs. Each kit also contains a variety of specialty tools which are used by both BEST Inc professional repair technicians and as a teaching aid for board level repair instructors. If you need to repair damaged circuit traces this kit is just what you need.

 

The BEST Board Repair Kit
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The BEST Board Repair Kit can help you save your high value boards.

Poor handling procedures may sometimes damage corners and edges on printed circuit boards. Most of these types of damage to PCB’s can be repaired using the BEST Board Repair Kit. This versatile repair kit along with our clear “how to” instructions offers you a way to save your high value boards and provide you with the materials to replace damaged board corners, edges and holes. Color agents can be added to the epoxy system in order to make it look like the original board.

 

Epoxy Repair Kit
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The BEST Epoxy Repair Kit can be used to repair lifted pads and traces as well as build up and repair edge corner damage to PCB’s.

BEST epoxy repair kits are designed by artisans who have been repairing circuit boards for many years; therefore the right tools have been included in this general epoxy repair kit. This kit includes (10) 2 gm packs of resin/hardner, orangewood sticks are included to assist with forming and bending traces for easy placement, and a stainless steel dental pick. The resin/hardner is pre-measured to ensure every handler will achieve optimum results.

 

BEST Land Repair Kit
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The BEST Land Repair Kit is designed to repair lifted or damaged lands on circuit boards. This kit was specifically designed to make the repair process as simple and effective as possible. This kit includes 3 different tin plated circuit frame patterns, which offer nearly 3 times as many useable replacement land patterns as other circuit frames. BEST circuit frames can be used on both lead-free and tin-lead finish circuit boards. They can be adhered either with a 2-part epoxy system or with a dry film system which uses a heated tip to adhere the replacement pad to the PCB. The Land Repair Kit also includes useful tools to help the repair process go smoother such as: (1) professional stainless steel tweezers, (1) precision knife, (4) Resin/Hardner, and (5) Orangewood sticks. This is a very versatile kit, which will meet the needs of your land repairs.

 

Pad Repair Kit
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The BEST Pad Repair kit includes the tools and materials needed to reliably replace lifted or damaged surface mount and BGA pads on PCBs.This kit includes 3 different tin plated circuit frame patterns, which offer nearly 3 times as many useable replacement land patterns as other circuit frames.BEST circuit frames can be used on both lead-free and tin-lead finish circuit boards. They can be adhered either with a 2-part epoxy system or with a dry film system which uses a heated tip to adhere the replacement pad to the PCB.The Pad Repair Kit includes (1) professional stainless steel tweezers, (1) Precision knife, (4) Resin/Hardner, and (5) Orangewood sticks.This is a very versatile kit which will meet the needs of your BGA and other pad repairs.

 

Through-hole Repair Kit
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Through-holes or vias can be damaged in the handling of PCB’s or through the improper removal of a device. The BEST Through-hole Repair Kit can assist in the repair of these through-holes to make them look as good as new.

BEST Through-hole repair kits are designed by artisans who have been repairing circuit boards for many years, therefore the right tools have been included in this general through-hole repair kit. This kit includes a large number of flat flange eyelets in a good variety of sizes, which are recommended when a low profile or clearance factor is required. The swage tool base and fixture allow for easy replacement of these eyelets. Professional stainless steel tweezers grab and hold the eyelets while you are replacing or repairing plated through-holes making the repair process simpler.

 

Why BEST PCB Repair Circuit Frames?
  • Stock to 5 business day delivery - every part of the process is controlled in house
  • Consistent quality all processing is done in house
  • Wide variety of materials - gold plate as well as both 1oz and 2oz copper with tin coating for RoHS compliance
  • Custom frames available as processing is done in house-saves your technician’s repair time, reduce the minimum order quantities and significant tooling charges and specialty tooling

The base metal can be either is 1 or 2oz copper with chemical etchant which allows for high bond strength to the PCB which will be repaired. The dimensions of the standard frames are 60 x 40 mm. The coating on the PCB side is either a shiny tin of nickel or gold coating.

The film is a low stress epoxy film adhesive with a Tg at –60ºC. This minimizes the thermal stress on bonded parts during thermal cycling or shock testing from –55 to 150ºC. It is a clear materials, nearly 1mil (0.0254mm) in thickness. It has a shelf life of 6 months minimum and is date-coded on the circuit frame to which it is bonded.

  • Epoxy and Dry Film Circuit Frame - you have a choice!

Dry Film Adhesive System - A clean way that damaged pads and traces can be replaced without the mess of liquid epoxy. The BEST replacement circuit frames with dry-film adhesive backing make this repair process clean and neat. Simply trim out the circuit you need and bond it to the circuit board surface using heat and pressure.

The BEST dry film is superior to others as it is very clear. This makes it easy for the repair technician to see what is going on to align the pad or trace to the PCB. In addition, the BEST dry film is thinner than others, making it sit on the PCB post repair closer in height to the original pads or traces. This makes for a neater repair!

If you are already using a dry film epoxy system, see our competitive cross-reference chart here.

  • Epoxy Adhesive System - Proven realiability BEST testing has shown by using both backside mico-etched cicuit frames (a BEST standard) and the BEST 2-part electronics adhesive system that the bond strength of repair traces, pads, and lands can approah that of the original lands, pads, and traces. Even under thermal air-shock conditions from -50C to 85C at a 30 minute dwell time over 200 cycles, this adhesive system performed well. In a study summarizing a varity of adhesion techniques for the repair of PCB traces, the 2-part resin-hardner epoxy system has been shown to yield the best results. Furthmore, another study demonstrated that the epoxy method yielded a greater part-pad shear strength.
Specifications:
Frame Size: 57 x 38 mm (2.25" x 1.50")
Material: Copper foil 0.036 mm (0.0014")-backside micro-etched for enhanced adhesion
Adhesive Backing: Phenolic film adhesive 0.0254 mm (0.001") thick.
Electrical Resistivity: Greater than 1014 ohm-cm
Dieletric Strength : 750 Volts/mil
Glass Transition Temperature: -60º C
Device push off strength: Greater than 2,000psi, or 13.8N/mm2
Peel Strength: Greater than 9lbs/in (1.61 kg/cm) post cure to FR-4
Hardness: 65 Type A
Cured density: 1.2 gm/cc
Thermal Conductivity: 1.2 BUT-in/hr-ft2-ºF
Linear Thermal Expansion: 110 ppm/ºC
Max Continuous Oper Temp: 150ºC
Bonding Time: 15 seconds
Bonding Temperature: 200ºC
RoHS compliance: YES
Shelf Life: 6 months min. Circuit Frames are laser engraved with the expiration date.

Why BEST PCB Repair Materials?
  • Lead Free and RoHs Compatibility

BEST Inc is the first provider of PCB repair kits to make sure that you can modify and repair lead free assemblies. The tin finish of the BEST circuit frames are "lead free compatible"; they are also compatible with eutectic alloy versions.

  • Flexibility to Meet Your Requirements

BEST can help you become more proficient at PCB repairs by offering a wide variety of tools to reduce the amount of time spent trimming circuit frames. Choose from a large variety of our different pads, traces, contact fingers and land patterns... or let us make a specialized version for you! We can turn these specialized patterns around for you quickly-as they are manufactured in house!

  • The right tools for the right job

Right toolsTraining RoomBecause BEST PCB repair kits are designed by artisans who repair circuit boards for a living the right tools have been included in our PCB repair kit.

BEST Inc. PCB repair artisans have been involved in board level repairs for a combined 60 plus years. In addition, several BEST Inc staff members have been teaching and contributing to the procedures found in the IPC "7721 Repair and Modification of Printed Boards and Assemblies". This combined real life experience is captured through a series of "how to" slides which will guide you through the actual repair procedures. These instructions provide advanced repair technicians some "tricks of the trade" which are key when performing PCB repairs.

 

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