Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services


Infrared board heaters

19 July 2017 Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

Rework of power generation boards or those with heatsinks, groundplanes or multiple layers, can be very difficult without some form of pre-heating. While hot air convection is an acceptable resource for certain rework applications, if more accurate requirements need to be met, IR (infrared), in conjunction with a CPU, is one of the best available options.

To meet the demands of the industry, Thermaltronics has introduced two IR underboard heaters, with either 850 Watts or 1500 Watts capacity and a 50°C – 400°C temperature range. The only other major differences between the two models are in their weight and board size capability.

Both units feature CPU controlled IR heaters with three different heating modes and are provided inclusive of a three-dimensional board holder. External sensors can be used for temperature verification or to control preheater temperature. Heating profiles can be stored for future use and recalled as necessary.

Both units also include an automatic temperature protection system which shuts down the power when external sensor temperatures exceed 430°C or the internal sensor reaches 600°C.

For more information contact Zetech, +27 (0)11 609 1244, zorlianski@zetech.co.za, www.zetech.co.za



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