What are Dry Cabinets
or Desiccant Baking Cabinets?
Electronic Desiccators also know as Dry Cabinets or Dry Boxes, are air-tight automatic dehumidifying storage cabinets which maintain an internal environment of 1-50% RH. Desiccator Cabinets are used to protect objects from moisture & humidity related damages such as mildew, fungus, mold, rust, oxidation, and warping.
Dry Cabinets are ideally suited to protect and store Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Parts and Feeders, Moisture Sensitive Devices (MSD), Moisture Sensitive Materials, Semi-Manufactured Goods, Automated Production Parts, Quality Control Equipment, Printed Circuit Boards (PCB), Circuitry, Resistors, Chemicals, Powder Materials, Gold Contact Lead Wires, Solder, Solder Paste and other manufacturing related materials.
Based in Whitby, Ontario, all of our Dry Cabinets are in-stock in our North American duty free warehouse.
Our Dry Cabinet Models
XC Series <5%RH Dry Cabinets
The Dr. Storage XC Series of Industrial Quality Dry Cabinets are our most economical models and are specially designed to store moisture sensitive Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Components and Printed Circuit Boards (PCB) used in high tech manufacturing.
All of our Desiccant Dry Cabinets are built to comply with the industry standard J-STD-033. The Dr. Storage XC Low Humidity Cabinets are plug and play, feature a rugged air tight design and are available in six different sizes. All XC Series Dry Cabinets come standard with an anti-static package, adjustable shelves, wheels, locking doors, decimal digital display and a countdown calibration reminder.
F1 Series <1%RH
Ultra Low Humidity Dry Cabinets
The F1 Series of Ultra Low Humidity Dry Cabinets feature humidity ranges of 1% RH, exceeding the requirements of the IPC and Jedec J-STD-033 standards. These Dry Cabinets are specially designed to store moisture sensitive devices of all levels.
All F1 Dry Cabinets are supplied with Humidity Manager Software so that humidity and temperatures conditions inside the cabinets can be monitored and saved to the software, coloured graphs drawn and the data used for validating processes and showing compliance to standards. Cabinets are supplied with an anti-static package, adjustable shelves, wheels (except the F1-200 bench top), locking doors, decimal digital display, countdown calibration reminder, and sensors with 2% accuracy.
T40W & T60W Baking Dry Cabinets
These dual purpose cabinets can be used as standard Humidity Controlled Storage Cabinets or as 60°C Baking Cabinets. Baking stored components in a 40℃ or 60℃ environment can in many cases “reverse the clock” by removing stored moisture. We’ve witnessed a rise in sales at repair facilities as the yields on Ball Grid Array (BGA), Re-balling and Re-work go up dramatically if you bake components prior to removal and re-work.
Unlike baking at the traditional 125℃, baking at lower temperatures can lessen the risk of rapid moisture expansion. The lower temperature mitigates the oxidation and the stored parts can then be baked indefinitely. Perhaps for this reason IPC/JEDEC J-STD-033B dictates that you should never bake components or printed circuit boards at 125°C, more than twice in their life time.