In addition to the production and development of high-quality solders, Feinhütte Halsbrücke also offers its expertise and experience in the form of external services. We carry out solder bath analyses and support our customers with complex solder bath management. We also use state-of-the-art technology to carry out various tasks relating to laboratory diagnostics, such as in the areas of quality assurance and development. At the same time, we are committed to our responsibility towards the environment and sustainability: With the professional reprocessing and conversion of metals and alloys, we return valuable resources to the economic cycle, and our comprehensive disposal advice provides our customers with legal security and the guarantee of environmentally responsible disposal within Germany.
In modern laboratory diagnostics in the fields of metallurgy and industry, there is a heavy focus on product quality, legal constraints and environmental regulations: Metal and alloy compositions are therefore determined accurately to within a fraction of a gram, and even the lowest concentration values of unwanted elements are investigated with regard to existing quality standards. And then there’s the issue of recycling. Practically any activity is subject to strict laboratory controls using highly developed analysis methods and state-of-the-art equipment such as emission spectrometers and X-ray fluorescence devices.
Solder bath analysis & solder bath management
Solder bath analyses provide an accurate snapshot of the particular chemical material composition, using optical emission spectroscopy to obtain the material analysis data that is essential for continual quality control. This is a modern, reliable process that identifies even the smallest deviations in the composition of the solder bath and forms the basis for complete documentation. A professionally performed solder bath analysis also creates additional safety: Failures and defects in the solder are avoided, and subsequent dangers such as those arising from short circuits due to possible material defects are minimised.
Reprocessing & conversion
The reprocessing and conversion of materials provide an intelligent alternative to the provision of new material from both an environmental and economic perspective, while also helping to conserve natural resources. This applies both to contaminated materials and to residual material from processing. The processing of metallic production residues such as leakers, dross and used solders and anodes is a sustainable way of closing raw-material cycles while also securing resources that will be required in the future. After reprocessing or conversion, the material has the same high-quality characteristics as new material, and can be used in production processes again without any problems.
In the field of tin and lead smelting, environmentally responsible disposal solutions are essential, and need to be implemented not only in compliance with the legal requirements, but also in way that helps develop innovative and sustainable concepts. Ensuring verifiably closed cycles for disposal and recycling within Germany is the only way of guaranteeing the safe handling of production residue and waste containing tin and lead, without risking any potential environmental hazards as a result of the transfer of waste abroad with compulsory reporting. At the same time, keeping recycling rates as high as possible and transporting distances short helps to conserve valuable resources and the environment, which also makes sense not least from an economic perspective. Professional disposal and compliance advice is crucial in order to achieve this.