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.
Read our press release about plans to exhibit at SMTA International, scheduled to take place Sept. 19-20, 2017 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. We'll be at booth #208. Come see us!
The dynamic, high-growth nature of the electronics industry requires that manufacturers achieve higher standards of quality and efficiency in production to maintain a competitive edge. Though sometimes overlooked, a critical need in attaining a high level of manufacturing productivity is the creation of a comfortable, pleasant work environment with worker health and safety as a top priority.
Let’s face it soldering tips and cartridges cost money. And when you combine that with operators forced to solder at 850°F or higher to keep up to speed, those tips are breaking down and costing you a bunch of dollars.
Hoa Nguyen, Metcal's CTO recently attended the IoT Evolution Expo, a meeting of the world's IoT experts. We asked him to tell us what he learned. Thankfully, Hoa helps us out by starting with the basics.
Kit joined Metcal in 2006 as a Technical Service Engineer, focused on providing application support, machine installs and training, and technical service to customers around the world, traveling throughout North America as well as South America and Asia. In 2013 Kit was promoted to Technical Service Manager, overseeing the Technical Service Department and Repair Department, with a strong focus on Quality Assurance and Control.
We often get detailed questions from Process Engineers about how SmartHeat really works, and whether fixed (or stable) head soldering stations or variable heat is what they need. Our expert, MetcalMan Ed Zamborsky himself has written this article about Metcal's SmartHeat first, to talk about how stable temperature soldering really works!
Turn your Metcal MX-Series soldering station into a powerhouse! Have some applications where your current tips and handpieces are not getting the job done? Maybe it's a really thick board, or maybe some other type of heavy thermal demand connection.
That's why we've recently released the new High Thermal Demand Hand Piece. If you're having to turn to up the heat to dangerous levels, or spend extra time over a pre-heater, grab the new RED iron from Metcal. Your operators will love the ergonomic, lightweight handpiece, improved power transfer, and the temperature control your Metcal MX-Series soldering station provides.
If you have a bunch of complicated boards that need rework, and you need to remove solder and adhesive, it's a time consuming and risky application. In fact, even the most experienced and technical operators can get into delicate situations when faced with repeating component and pad cleaning over and over.