Solder Covers protect CompactPCI boards.

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SSC Solder Side Covers Series eliminate ESD and shorting problems associated with hot swappable 6U and 3U PCBs and peripherals. Covers protect solder side of PCBs with transparent puncture-resistant barrier. Made with ESD dissipative Mirrex 7002 certified PVC film, covers meet Bell Core GR-1421-CORE, EIA 541 and MIL-PRF-81705D specifications. Covers mount onto existing PCBs by using four small screws or plastic snap-rivets at corners of PCB.



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Bivar's Solder Side Covers(TM) Protect Hot-Swappable CompactPCI(R) Boards from Shorts and Accidental ESD


Designed with AntiStat® ESD dissapative PVC to meet emerging hot swap and removable PCB requirements, Bivar Inc.'s SSC Solder Side Covers Series provides full protection against damage of 6U and 3U systems and peripherals by fully covering the solder side of PCBs with a transparent puncture resistant barrier.

Manufactured from Mirrex 7002 certified PVC film, the SSC Series meets Bell Core (GR-1421-CORE), EIA 541 and MIL-PRF-81705D specifications. Bivar's SSC Solder Side Covers are easily mounted onto existing PCBs by using four small screws or plastic snap-rivets (arrow fasteners) at the corners of the PCB. Custom punched through holes and slots or application specific protection is available. Users can design their own solder side covers to match unique requirements by using Bivar's "Design Your Own Solder Side Cover" worksheet in the Bivar catalog which can be obtained online at www.bivar.com or by contacting Bivar at 1-800-SPACERS.

"The SSC Solder Side Covers are one of Bivar's many product solutions ideally suited for compact PCI applications such as single board computers, routers, industrial controls, security and test and measurement devices," said Anthony Vilgiate, Bivar Vice President Strategic Business Development. "Using Bivar's convenient worksheet, OEMs can quickly design their own solder side covers and immediately eliminate ESD and shorting problems associated with hot swappable PCBs and peripherals."

The new solder side covers are an inexpensive way to protect expensive boards and systems from permanent damage and are available from stock. Pricing in production quantities is from $2.50 each.

Since 1965, Bivar has become a recognized leader in the electronic PCB assembly and hardware industry. The company is an active Executive Member in PICMG (PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group), an international consortium of over 500 leading companies who collaboratively develop specifications and products that adapt to compact PCI technology. Bivar's Optoelectronics Division features the world's largest selection of LED mounts and assemblies, while the Bivar Enclosure and PCB Assembly Hardware Group provides an extensive selection of permanent mounts and wash-away spacers, PCB packaging products and hardware for use in the manufacturing process. Bivar obtained IS09000 certification in 1998 supporting the company's commitment to high quality products and customer service.

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