The latest in SMT reworks station

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Defective surface mount components can be repaired by using soldering irons or using a non-contact rework system. A rework system is a better choice because SMD work with a soldering iron requires considerable skill, and in many cases is not feasible at all. There are essentially two non-contact soldering/desoldering methods—infrared soldering and soldering with hot gas. With infrared soldering, the energy for heating up the solder joint is transmitted by long or short wave infrared electromagnetic radiation.

Monday, February 11, 2013: Today, with technological advancements, one system unifies all essential process steps, offering manual to automatic soldering, desoldering and placement, requiring only little action from the operator. Let’s have a close look at some of the latest launches in rework systems.

Model: BR790-HD, Brand: Manncorp, Manufacturer: Manncorp, USA

Model: BR790-HD, Brand: Mancorp Manufacturer:Mancorp USA

Launched in December 2012, this high definition SMT rework station has split vision optics with a 1.3 million pixel, high definition video camera and five separate thermocouple inputs. These make BR790-HD a suitable solution for safe, repeatable, removal, alignment, placement, and soldering of BGAs, CSPs, ultra fine pitch QFPs and other delicate, heat sensitive, and expensive SMDs. Ultra sensitive Z-axis height sensing, controlled by optoelectronic switching, and a 6 zone rapid-IR underheater also contribute to performance that makes BR790-HD an advanced rework system.

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Key features
Electronic zoom adjustment and LED lighting; •Projects superimposed images of component leads and PCB pads on 15 inch full colour LCD display; •Independent and fully programmable top and bottom hot air heating, essential for BGA and CSP rework, controlled by high quality Siemens PLC and temperature control module; •Thermal profiles divisible into as many as eight segments for both top and bottom heating with programmable heating rate, target temperature, dwell time and cooling; •Automated Z axis motion with optoelectronic vertical height sensing for controlled desoldering, lift, placement, and resoldering of delicate SMDs; •Auto pickup of SMDs from component presentation nest, and auto-positioning of split vision optics between component and PCB pads, reduces cycle time and protects delicate devices from handling damage; •Ultra fine micrometer adjustments in X, Y, and theta axes for fast, easy, and precise alignment of component leads to PCB pads; •High efficiency, rapid IR heating technology reduces cycle times and increases throughput; •Profile parameters include control of internal blower that provides lateral air flow across the PCB surface for controlled cool-down function; •Touch screen user interface with five integrated thermocouple inputs and real-time temperature recording allows on-the-fly parameter adjustment and simplified profiling

Contact details: Henry Mann, president, Ph: 215-830-1200, Toll free: 800-745-6266, [email protected], www.manncorp.com
India Distributor: Texonee Technology

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Model: Metcal MX-5200, Brand: Metcal, Manufacturer: OK International, USA

Model: Metcal MX-5200, Brand: Metcal, Manufacturer: OK International, USA

Launched in November 2012, Metcal MX-5200 soldering, desoldering and rework series offer the same increased productivity and process control as the MX-5000 series, now with dual simultaneous ports. MX-5200 now features a dual simultaneous use option, meaning that two hand pieces can work from one power supply at the same time. The dynamic option enables the two hand pieces to share 80 watts output power based on demand, adding even more application flexibility and speed. Supporting the MX-5200 series simultaneous dual operation are four different hand pieces and a comprehensive range of soldering and rework cartridges. These include the Metcal advanced hand piece for SMD rework, a Metcal ultra fine hand piece for fine access, a Precision tweezer capable of removing a range of components from 0201 chips to 28 mm SOICs, and a desoldering gun for safely removing through-hole components.

Key features
MX-5200 is built upon SmartHeat technology; •It ensures extremely responsive and highly controlled heating, delivering the exact energy needed to ensure a precise and reliable solder connection; •Power consumption: 125 W; •Output power: 80 W max. per channel at 22°C ambient temperature; •Output frequency: 13.56 MHz; •Tip-to-ground potential:

Contact details: Jerry Simmons, marketing manager, Ph: +1-714-230-2366, Mob: 714-264-1248; [email protected]; Nathalie Morin, marketing communications manager, Ph: +44 (0)2380 489-096), [email protected], www.okinternational.com
India branch: OK International

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Model: HR 600, Brand: Ersa GmbH, Manufacturer: Wertheim, Germany

Model: HR 600, Brand: Ersa GmbH, Manufacturer: Wertheim, Germany

Launched in the second quarter of 2012, HR 600 system unifies all essential process steps in one system offering manual to automatic soldering, desoldering and placement, requiring only little action from the operator. It is equipped with a highly dynamic and efficient heating technology with bottom side heating (2400 W) being divided into three independent heating zones. The newly developed hybrid top-side emitter provides 800 W of heating power and combines the advantages of infrared heating with those of a convection heater.

Key features
Can be adapted modularly and step by step to future rework requirements; •Remains a very compact system with a footprint of about 85 x 60 cm, offering an attractive price performance ratio; •Board size up to 350 x 285 mm; •Interchangeable baffles; •Laser point for component ID and board location; • 2high quality USB 2.0 cameras; •Handle components from size 1×1 mm upto 50 x 50 mm; •PC interface via USB port

Contact details: Martin Dosch, sales area manager, rework, inspection and tools, Ph: +49(9342)800-126, [email protected], www.ersa.com
India distributor: Bergen Associates Pvt Ltd

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Model: IR-E3 Evolution, Brand: PDR, Manufacturer: PDR, UK

Model: IR-E3 Evolution, Brand: PDR,
Manufacturer: PDR, UK

Launched in January 2012, IR-E3 SMT/BGA rework system, using PDR’s patented ‘Focused IR’ technology, has been specifically designed to cope with the challenges of repairing PCB assemblies. The system is tool free, gas free, modular, and upgradeable, which produces 100 per cent yield BGA rework. It provides extremely high levels of profiling and process control necessary for effective rework of even the most advanced packages, including SMDs, BGAs, CSPs, QFNs, Flipchips and is ready for 0201 and lead free applications.

Key features
A 150 W, top-side heating ‘Focused’ IR lens system can project a heating image of up to 70 mm in diameter; •2000 W IR heating for preheating the bottom-side of PCBs; •Low cost of ownership; •No nozzles; •Focus hoods or shields; •Interchangeable lens attachments to suit differing component families; •PC control package including PDR’s ‘ThermoActive’ software suite with simple ‘drag and drop’ profile setting and automatic heating, precision X/Y table and component placement; •Modular and upgradeable systems; •Easy to set up and safe to use; •Advanced precision component pick and place system lifts component; •Nest plus low force landing and rotation; •BGA/ BGA alignment high magnification, CCTV/; •Prism based system; •Non-contact component temperature sensing—real-time measurement of component temperatures; •Precision PCB temperature sensing—contact or non-contact temperature sensors

Contact details: Frederic Renard, international sales manager, Ph: +44 (0)1293 614 000, [email protected], www.pdr-rework.com
India distributor: DVS India Pvt Ltd

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Model: Scorpion Rework System, Brand: Metcal, Manufacturer: OK International, USA

Model: Scorpion Rework System, Brand: Metcal,
Manufacturer: OK International, USA

Launched in November 2011, Scorpion rework system was upgraded in September 2012. It ensures both accurate component placement and custom tailored reflow profiles in one user friendly, single platform rework system. The challenges of array package rework and the inability to easily inspect placement accuracy, call for a solution that allows for simultaneous viewing of PCB pads and component balls for accurate placement. Scorpion rework system fills this need with quick, accurate placement through the use of an all new vision system employing dual image overlay technology. This new vision system features LED lighting both at the top and bottom for shadow free component visualisation and component alignment.

Key features
Desktop sized 2800 W dual zone preheater with 550 W top heater 208-240VAC, 50/60Hz, 15A-13A, single phase modular design allowing the customer to customise the unit to meet their needs; •A 343 mm x open ended PCB holder with micrometer adjustment mechanical X and Z axis movement on linear bearings for long life and minimal maintenance; •Component is retracted automatically at the end of reflow when removing parts; •Has SmartPlace technology vision system features; •Dual, full colour HD camera

Contact details: Jerry Simmons, marketing manager, Ph: +1-714-230-2366, Mob: 714-264-1248, [email protected], Nathalie Morin, marketing communications manager, Ph: +44 (0)2380 489-096), [email protected], www.okinternational.com
India branch: OK International

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Model: IR 3000, Brand: PACE Incorporated, Manufacturer: PACE Incorporated, USA

Model: IR 3000, Brand: PACE Incorporated, Manufacturer: PACE Incorporated, USA

Launched in April 2010, IR 3000 rework station features a (patented) aperture system to control and precisely apply the heat to protect adjacent components. It features a 500 W long wave top heater and a 1000 W long wave bottom heater. Custom developed PID algorithms control the heating to exact specifications and make profiling easier than ever! Using a high quality, specially developed IR thermal sensor, the process is completely controlled using non-contact measuring methods. For added verification, the SODR-CAM is available to watch the entire reflow process happen in real time.

Key features
The system is unique as it uses PACE exclusive, custom developed, software based, PID controllers to control user determined ramp rates by selecting the time and the end temperature for each phase; •Up to 3 additional data series plus the control sensor input can be stored with the profile or can be exported to a CSV file; •The IR thermal sensor has a laser built in for easy alignment of the sensor to the part; •The IR sensor is one of the most accurate available; •If additional accuracy or verification is desired, a calibration method can be employed; •Heater (top side): Medium/long wave IR, 500 W; •Bottom heater with adjustable working height: Medium/long wave IR, 1000 W 220 x 155 mm; •Max component size: 65 x 65 mm; •Max PCB size: 305 x 305 mm; •Resolution on optics adjustment: 0.52 mm per rotation; •Positioning accuracy (Z axis)± 25 µmeters

Contact details: Dennis Gulbin, product marketing manager, Ph: 9106957223, [email protected], www.paceworldwide.com
India distributor: Accurex Solutions Pvt Ltd

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Model: IR-C1, Brand: PDR, Manufacturer: PDR, UK

Model: IR-C1, Brand: PDR,Manufacturer: PDR, UK
Model: IR-C1, Brand: PDR,
Manufacturer: PDR, UK

Launched in 2012, IR-C1 SolderLight Professional SMT/BGA rework handtool system, uses PDR’s patented Focused IR Handtool technology. The IR-C1 handtool has been specifically designed to cope with the challenges of repairing today’s PCB assemblies. The system is tip/nozzle free, gas free, instantly/precisely controllable, clean and produces high quality BGA rework without any complications. Operators can rework BGAs/uBGAs/CSPs using the accurate process control necessary for the effective rework of even the most advanced packages, including SMDs, BGAs, CSPs, Flipchips and is ready for 0201 and lead-free applications.

Key features
Advanced focused IR handtool component heating 150w, Ø14mm focused IR spot; •Reworks all SMDs/ BGAs including 0201s + lead free applications; •Large area IR PCB preheater system; •Medium wave quartz IR PCB preheating 750W, single zone (120mm x 120mm area); •Portable PCB workholder up to 300 mm×250 mm capacity; •PDR type 9 digital control system multiple profile, pre-heat -reflow-soak process PCB and component temperature control(optional) non-contact IR sensor for measuring component temperature (standard) K-type wire thermocouple for measuring PCB temperature (optional professional K-type probe for measuring PCB temperature

Contact details: Frederic Renard, international sales manager, Ph: +44 (0)1293 614 000, [email protected], www.pdr-rework.com
India distributor: DVS India Pvt Ltd

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