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Metcal brings its new assembly bench tool solutions to APEX

Jan 31, 2018

CV Soldering System.

CV Soldering System.

Metcal announces plans to exhibit in Booth #1833 at the 2018 IPC APEX EXPO, scheduled to take place Feb. 27 - March 1, 2018 at the San Diego Convention Center in Ca. The company will show its Connection Validation (CV) Soldering System with just released set of new hand-pieces, the new CV Robotic Soldering System, Digital Hot Air Pencil, High Thermal Demand solution and Solder Tip Cleaner.

CV Soldering System

Connection Validation is Metcal’s latest patented technological innovation that is reinventing hand soldering! Built on the company’s SmartHeat™ technology used in all Metcal soldering systems, CV evaluates the quality of the solder joint by calculating the intermetallic compound formation and providing closed-loop feedback to the operator, mitigating risk in the process. Metcal will introduce the latest CV system accessories at the show, a full set of hand-pieces including tweezers, desolder and high thermal demand that will transform the CV-5200 soldering system into a complete rework solution. Additionally, Metcal has released the 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 Robotic Soldering System

Robotic soldering is becoming more commonplace as manufacturers look to reduce risk and increase productivity. Metcal’s new CV Robotic Soldering System addresses these needs by combining its 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. The Connection Validation Robotic Soldering System is the latest example of Metcal’s Industrial Ingenuity.

HCT2-200 Digital Hot Air Pencil

Metcal’s new Digital Hot Air Pencil was developed for very small surface mount component and package sizes (1206s and smaller) and low board densities. As component miniaturization continues (e.g. 01005 components), the ergonomics of a pencil become more important to allow a user freedom to access and rework components on the board without affecting adjacent parts.

High Thermal Demand

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 CV and MX line of power supplies. HTD transforms a Metcal CV or MX-series soldering station into a powerhouse for applications with high thermal loads, such as dense boards, without damaging sensitive components.

AC-STC Solder Tip Cleaner

Metcal’s innovative Solder Tip Cleaner features a replaceable brush system that pulls excess solder away from the tip into a removable collection tray for disposal while removing oxidation from the tip. Solder tips represent a significant portion of the cost of ownership for a solder station, and Metcal’s new Solder Tip Cleaner removes oxidation and extends the life of the solder tip. By placing the tip into the opening, the AC-STC Solder Tip Cleaner senses the tip and automatically activates, saving the operator time.


Metcal is a benchtop solutions expert that has delivered broad value to customers since its Silicon Valley beginnings in 1982. Offering unrivalled performance, risk mitigation, and ROI, we give electronics manufacturers in automotive, aerospace, medical devices and military sectors the tools—and the confidence—they need to develop faster, safer, more advanced products. Metcal provides advanced technology products across hand soldering, convection rework, fume extraction, and fluid dispensing applications. For more information, visit metcal.com.

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