This article was originally published in the May, 2019 issue of U.S. Tech and can also be found online at US-Tech.com.
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.
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!
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.
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 hugely popular Metcal CV-5210 is now available through select Distributors. We've heard from many industry leaders about the importance of traceability. Contract Manufacturer customers are raving about Connection Validation's use in promoting themselves and their quality control programs.
We are very excited to have received a 2017 SMT China Vision Award in the category of Hand Soldering for the CV-5200 Connection Validation™ Soldering Station. The award was presented to the company on April 25, 2017 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center during NEPCON China. This is the second award that the company has received for Connection Validation since its introduction in early 2017.
Today Metcal was awarded the third award for the CV-5200 Connection Validation™ Soldering Station.
Recently, SMT Magazine caught up with Metcal Product Support Engineer, Robert Roush to discuss Metcal’s new patented Connection Validation Hand Soldering System. The discussion gets into how originally with the introduction of SmartHeat, Metcal allowed customers to achieve a new level of process control in their hand soldering operation and how with Connection Validation, Metcal is taking process control into greater heights.
Christopher Larocca describes Connection Validation (CV), the latest Metcal innovation in hand soldering. CV provides close loop feedback to the operator via a LED ring integral to the hand-piece that detects successful intermetallic compound (IMC) formation - resulting in more reliable solder joints.