Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services


New rework equipment from Metcal

16 July 2014 Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

Metcal premiered a new soldering and rework system, as well as a new hot air pencil, at last year’s productronica trade fair in Munich, Germany.

The updated MX-500 soldering and rework system builds on the features that established it in the industry while adding features and updating its appearance. The system utilises SmartHeat technology wherein each cartridge is equipped with a self-regulating heater that ‘senses’ its own temperature and closely maintains its pre-set idle temperature for the life of the heater-tip.

The MX-500 retains dual port, switchable 40 W operation in a new housing, while introducing numerous new features including an integrated power indication meter, user programmable PowerSave mode, ground fault interrupt, universal power supply and compatibility with existing MX-5200 products.

Metcal’s HCT2-120 hot air pencil is a new addition to its offering of convection rework tools. This handheld convection tool is ideally suited for applications that use smaller components and integrated circuits. It features a 120 Watt ceramic heater and dual stage air pump, digital airflow and temperature controls, fast response and performance, standby mode and universal power supply.



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