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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!
If you haven’t seen the CV Soldering Station in person yet, now is your chance! You’ll be able to experience the new CV Monitoring Software that will improve your solder process traceability and create a performance baseline to quickly analyze your soldering performance, identify changes in your solder conditions, and allow you to make changes to your process.
Connection Validation Selective Soldering System (not yet available!)
Robotic soldering is becoming more commonplace as manufacturers look to reduce risk and increase productivity. Metcal’s new CV Selective Soldering System addresses these needs by combining our patented CV technology and a new Smart Interface System. CV reduces unnecessary dwell time by signalling to the system to move to the next solder joint in the program after a good joint is formed. The Smart Interface System simplifies the programming process by integrating system controls through an easy to use interface. You’ll be seeing a lot more about this little beauty soon!
The HCT2 series of Digital Hot Air Pencils have always included an array of nozzle sizes for precision control. The new HCT2-200’s improved thermal performance allows you to target a larger variety of components. New features include a 200-Watt ceramic heater and dual stage air pump, a new replaceable hand-piece, and optional bent nozzles for easier access and use under a microscope.
The new High Thermal Demand (HTD) solution, comprised of a new hand-piece and a selection of thermal efficient cartridges, is designed for use with Metcal’s MX line of power supplies. HTD transforms a Metcal MX-series soldering station into a powerhouse for applications with high thermal loads, such as dense boards, without damaging sensitive components.
Solder Tip Cleaner (release on October 26!!)
Our new Solder Tip Cleaner removes oxidation and extends the tip life of your soldering tip. This easy-to-use cleaner senses the tip when inserted into the unit and activates automatically, saving the operator time.