Product News: Material Handling & Storage

Desiccant Storage Cabinets offers below ambient temp control.

Press Release Summary:

Mar 21, 2014 - In addition to providing 1% RH and closed loop desiccant regeneration, desiccant storage cabinets of XSDC series can reduce and control temperature to below ambient. This reduces inter-metallic growth associated with long-term storage. Insulated enclosure maintains set point temperature to within 2°C.

Super DRY North America, LLC - Jacksonville, FL

Original Press Release

Super Dry Launches Low Temp Desiccant Storage Cabinets

Press release date: Mar 14, 2014

Moisture specialist Super Dry ( has launched a new series of desiccant storage solutions.  Complementing the company’s extensive range of ultra-low humidity desiccant storage cabinets, the XSDC Cooling series features both <1% RH and below ambient temperature control.

Due to rapid changes in packaging design and material, many 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 continue to shorten, with new models being released sooner than ever before.  Many manufacturers, such as automobile suppliers, must guarantee the availability of replacement parts including PCBs for up to ten years.  This situation also necessitates the advance purchase and extended storage of components and materials.  Further complicating the problem is that most components cannot be stored for more two years without very special handling procedures.

In addition to the dangers of moisture diffusion into the materials and oxidation and contact corrosion, long term storage introduces the additional concern of inter-metallic growth.  Three years of testing in cooperation with several European automotive electronics manufacturers has culminated in the release of the Super Dry XSDC series of storage cabinets.  In addition to providing 1% RH and closed loop desiccant regeneration, the XSDC can reduce and control temperature to below ambient, which has proven to significantly reduce the inter-metallic growth that is characteristic of long term storage.   The insulated enclosure maintains set point temperature to with 2 degrees C, and studies have shown 17-19C as optimal at minimizing IMC growth without inducing tin whiskers.

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About Super DryR
Delivering globally to the world’s top tier OEM and EMS companies, and manufacturing in Asia and in Europe, Totech Super Dry has become the industry measure for ultra low humidity storage cabinets.  Proper control of moisture sensitive devices (MSDs) per IPC and JEDEC standards has become more critical than ever since the introduction of lead free and its higher reflow temperatures.  Boasting <1% relative humidity control and the fastest recovery times, Super Dry cabinets are available in a wide range of sizes and configurations, all with certified performance control measures.

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Richard Heimsch
Super Dry
235 Colovista Parkway
Austin, TX 78602
Tel: +1 312 513 3513

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