Soldering Equipment & Supplies

Test & Measuring Instruments, Materials & Material Processing

Reflow Simulator accommodates full size PCBs for testing.

July 9, 2015

By using hot air of upper heater and extreme infrared radiation of lower heater together, MALCOM RDT-250C can reproduce temperature profile of reflow oven while allowing operators to observe melting state of solder paste and record process. Local matrix control system of upper heater enables reflow soldering of PCB in which thermal capacity is balanced with best heating temperature. Operator can observe state of soldering through wide glass windows from rear of unit. Read More

Welding Equipment & Supplies, Materials & Material Processing

Flux-Cored Wire provides low-temperature impact toughness.

June 29, 2015

Offered in 0.045, 0.052, and 1/16 in. dia, FabCO® 812-Ni1M wire can be used for all-position welding in single- or multi-pass applications. Low alloy wire, operating with shielding gas blend of 70%–80% argon and balance of CO2, creates welds with tensile strength of 93,000 psi and yield strength of 80,000 psi. Meeting NACE requirements, wire creates weld deposit containing <1% nickel and <248 HV10 hardness. Product exhibits minimized diffusible hydrogen levels and moisture pickup. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Flash Soldering Laser System achieves speeds of <0.3 sec/point.

May 28, 2015

Able to integrate pre- and post-soldering processes, such as SMT and through-hole devices, Unix FS Series employs integrated optical laser configuration that promotes speed and productivity. System speed enables 100 points to be soldered in <30 sec depending on various conditions. Along with integrated soldering process for both solder paste and wire, features include coaxial camera as well as simple setup and operation with direct teaching. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Robotics

Laser Soldering System optimizes laser exposure diameters.

May 26, 2015

Offering adjustable beam spot diameters from 0.1–3.0 mm, Multi-Phi Laser Soldering System optimizes soldering conditions for each component. Diameter range is determined by optical fibers and lens configuration. Laser’s output power is converted into thermal energy, and robot’s z-axis (vertical) stays fixed when adjusting beam diameter. Supporting variety of soldering patterns, component shapes, and sizes, Multi-Phi can feed solder wire from any direction with feeding mechanism. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Solder Paste is temperature stable at 26.5°C for 1 year.

March 4, 2015

Halogen-free and lead-free, LOCTITE GC 10 enables abandon times of up to 24 hours and has startup time of 0. Product offers stabilized and consistent print transfer efficiency, expanded reflow window, and increased activity for optimum results with soak temperature from 150–200°C. Temperature stable up to 40°C for one month, paste eliminates requirement for cold packing, overnight shipping, and refrigerated storage. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Halogen- and Pb-Free Solder Paste improves ICT first-pass yields.

March 2, 2015

Formulated to accommodate processing temperatures required by SnAgCu, SnAg, and other alloy systems used by electronics industry, Indium10.5HF no-clean solder paste conserves time and increases output for companies that require ICT as part of their normal production. Soft, pliable, non-tacky residue minimizes build-up on probes during in-circuit testing and increases first-pass ICT yields, while stencil print transfer efficiency suits diverse processes. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Selective Soldering System offers high-precision jet-fluxing.

February 12, 2015

Featuring laser-controlled wave height compensation, Model IS-T-300 handles double-sided and mixed technology PCBs up to 300 x 500 mm, with option for 460 x 700 mm. All-titanium solder pot and pump assembly, compatible with lead-free or eutectic solder, is mounted to X/Y/Z-axis drive mechanism for repeatable, point-to-point and continuous soldering. With 3–14 mm diameters, 360° wettable nozzles produce miniature waves that can be programmed to 0.5 mm minimum clearance from adjacent components. Read More

Plant Furnishings & Accessories, Materials & Material Processing

Hand-Piece and Work-Stand meet high thermal demands.

January 8, 2015

Used with MX Series power supplies, MX-HPDC Dual Cartridge Hand-Piece with MX-WHPDC Work-Stand meet high thermal demands of conduction soldering. Applications include microwave shields, heavy block type housing and tabbing, preheat applications, BGA removal, cell phone shields, and industrial lugs and leads that require additional thermal energy during critical phases of flux activation and intermetallic bond formation. Five SMTC dual-shaft cartridges are available in 2 temperature series. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Masking Agent protects components during conformal coating.

January 7, 2015

Added to latex, No. 8691 Mighty Mask provides short-term, high-temperature protection up to 510°F, safeguarding components during conformal coating processes and component-free areas on PCBs during soldering. Heat-resistant compound will be tack-free in 20 minutes and completely cured in 1 hour. Applied with spatula or supplied squeeze bottle, plastic-safe, peelable solder mask removes by hand or with tweezers without contaminating or corrosive residues. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Rework System is designed for very large PCBs.

November 17, 2014

With icon-based GUI via SierraMate v9, Summit LXi features board support table that accommodates assemblies up to 24 x 36 in. and incorporates 8.0 kW bottom heater. Closed-loop control for heater gas flow, combined with thermocouple feedback and heater power management strategy, enables accurately matching of each system. Control system eliminates effects of facility variations and supports precise calibration, and process parameters can be shared between systems in multiple locations. Read More

Welding Equipment & Supplies, Materials & Material Processing

Flux-Cored Wires enable welding in all positions.

November 10, 2014

Designed for welding low-alloy, high-strength steels such as 4130, Dual Shield II 4130 SR is suited for offshore oil and gas topsides requiring corrosion resistance. Dual Shield II 70-Ni1 H4, designed for use under 75% Ar/25% CO2 gas protection, provides low-temperature toughness in as-welded and stress-relieved conditions. Wire produces diffusible hydrogen levels lower than 4 ml/100 g and resists stress corrosion cracking. Both produce weld bead with almost no ripple and very little spatter. Read More

Welding Equipment & Supplies, Materials & Material Processing

Flux Cored Electrode welds plates with surface contaminants.

October 13, 2014

Available in 3/32 in. dia, Select 70CRP is suited for welding automatic or semi-automatic fillet welds on ship panels, barges, or any structural plate that has been coated with rust-preventive primer or non-coated plate that has rusted. Formulation of this flux cored, carbon steel electrode enables welding on primer and rust with minimal porosity/blowholes. Additionally, wire delivers smooth arc characteristics, minimal spatter, and optimized slag removal. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Rework Solder Paste desolders Pb-free components.

September 30, 2014

With desoldering temperature of 180°C, RoHS-compliant Bi Rework Solder Paste provides optimized removal of through-hole and SMT components, including LEDs. No-clean, halide-free flux minimizes risk of board damage during desoldering process. In addition, product offers easy dispensing and clean-up. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Industrial 80 W Soldering Station supports continuous operation.

September 16, 2014

While decreasing operational expense via separately replaceable wear parts as well as standby and sleep functions, i-CON 1 ensures accelerated heating and heat recovery times as well as constant temperature of soldering tip via integrated measure and control technology. System uses 150 W i-Tool and can be operated via illuminated text display and i-Op control knob. All important soldering parameters, including secure password protection, can be configured. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Industrial Soldering Station features 5.7 x 3.1 in. footprint.

September 8, 2014

Featuring ESD-safe design, 80 Watt i-CON NANO is equipped with LCD and two control buttons as well as i-Tool NANO soldering iron, weighing just 30 g. Approximately 40 different tips from i-Tip series 102 are available. Sensor detection and precise temperature control of soldering tip results in optimized soldering results. Configuration of 3 fixed temperatures, standby, and other parameters also can be performed using microSD card and PC software. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing

Rework Station supports small- and large-scale circuit boards.

September 3, 2014

Compatible with all kinds of rework and SMT component types, including 01005s, RD-500V Rework Station features 2 MP full HD camera with 19 in. LCD for visual alignment. System samples data in intervals of 0.1 sec, allowing accurate temperature control. Equipped with built-in 1,000 W heaters on both top- and bottom-side, and area heater that includes six 600 W IR heaters, station can execute precise profiling including detailed temperature curves with ability to closely control up to 30 zones. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Green & Clean, Materials & Material Processing

PV Metallization Pastes optimize solar panel performance.

August 12, 2014

Intended for crystalline silicon solar cells, DuPont™ Solamet® PV18H and PV18J utilize proprietary Tellurium technology, which optimizes conversion efficiency of solar cells and allows extremely fine line printability down to 35 microns. Solamet® PV18H enables optimized contact resistance to enhanced lightly doped emitters on mono-crystalline solar cells, while Solamet® PV18J demonstrates superior adhesion even with thinner busbars, and offers wide solder temperature window. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Dross Recovery System works on continuous process basis.

July 28, 2014

Designed for use with leaded and lead-free wave soldering machines, Solder Saver includes separate activation switch, enabling user to hold system in one hand and activate it with other hand. Unit scoops hot dross up from surface of wave solder pot and separates dross oxides from solder using high-speed rotary process system. Complete process is as fast as conventional de-drossing operations, but with added advantage of minimizing handling of toxic and weighty materials. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Solder Ball Placement Kit reworks small components.

July 23, 2014

When added to hot air pencil, Solder Ball Placement Kit provides complete solution for reworking most small chip components, such as 01005, 0201, 0402, and 0602s. Kit contains: 2,000 each of .04, .06, .08, and .10 mm solder balls with container; 4 ESD-safe carbon fiber reinforced oilers; one part positioning matrix and squeegee; one PEEK spudger; one bent tweezers; one half tweezers; and one 5,000 grit sharpening stone. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Pb-Free Solder Paste suits high complexity PCBs.

July 15, 2014

Compatible with both SnPb and SAC alloys, RMA-155 delivers consistent transfer efficiencies, optimal response-to-pause, and strong oxidation barrier, even for long and hot profiles. Halogen-free product resists graping on small components and tiny deposits, prevents head-in-pillow defects, and minimizes voiding for BGAs and large thermal planes. Conforming to RMA classification for QQ-S-571F, RMA-155 is best suited for military and aerospace PCB assemblies. Read More