Metcal was presented with a 5th international award for the groundbreaking Connection Validation technology at productronica 2017, in Munich, Germany. We were awarded a 2017 Global Technology Award in the category of Hand Soldering for our CV-5200 Soldering and Rework Systems with Connection Validation technology. The award was presented at a Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 ceremony by Global SMT magazine.
Our own Robert Roush recently joined a panel on the challenges of proper solder joints with Indium Corporation’s Brook Sandy-Smith, technical support engineer, Andrew Nunenkamp, director of engineering at MC Assembly, and Vince Burns, quality engineer and an IPC Certified Trainer.
Solder tips represent a major part of the total cost of ownership for a soldering system. Your operator's choice of tip, use of a solder sleeper stand, and the method and frequency of tip cleaning and replacement all can play a part in your solder tip consumable costs.
We're excited to be exhibiting at productronica 2017! We'll be at Hall A2, Stand 135, Nov. 14 – 17, 2017 at the Messe München in Germany. We'll be showing the brand new Connection Validation (CV) Selective Soldering System at the show for the first time, along with a range of our new soldering tools. See below for the whole lineup!
As component miniaturization continues, assembly experts need to access and rework components on the board without affecting adjacent parts. Traditional handheld convection systems can accidentally reflow or dislodge adjacent components that may require additional rework, or even scrap.
Metcal's exciting and innovative Connection Validation product has been a big hit, winning four awards to date. We've received questions from around the world, looking for a little more detail about how the process works. The infographic below helps explain.
We had a great show at SMTAI in the Chicago area last week. Hopefully many of you got to come by and visit. We had a number of industry luminaries drop by the booth, and we had a lot of folks come by during the Tech Tours.
Electronics Maker, a leading electronics magazine announced the winners today of the third edition of the EM Best of Industry Awards. We are excited to announce YET ANOTHER award - we won ‘Best Soldering and Rework Solutions’ Award.
Until the release of our CV-5210 power station, Metcal soldering stations have not featured a tip temperature display. Many customers, especially Contract Manufacturers have lamented this, because of their need to provide documentation and support for their customers and ISO or other process control requirements.