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Metcal Brings Bench Tool Rework Solutions to MD&M West

Jan 13, 2014

Metcal today announced that it will exhibit in Booth #3340 at MD&M West, scheduled to take place February 11-13, 2014 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. The new MX-500 Soldering and Rework System and HCT2-120 Hot Air Pencil will be displayed at the show.

Metcal’s updated MX-500 Soldering and Rework System builds on the features that make it an icon in the industry while adding features and updating its appearance with an exciting new look. The system utilizes 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 40W operation in a new housing, while introducing numerous new features including: 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. The hot air pencil, a handheld convection tool, is ideally suited for applications that use smaller components and integrated circuits. As component miniaturization continues, the ergonomics of a pencil allow a user more freedom to access and rework components on the board, without affecting adjacent parts. The HCT2-120 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.

Also on display, the modular Scorpion Rework System allows for simultaneous viewing of Printed Circuit Board (PCB) pads and component pads or balls for the accurate placement of BGAs. The Scorpion can create specifically tailored reflow profiles through Metcal’s unique convection heating technology with nozzle and dual-zone pre-heater in one user-friendly, single platform rework system.

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Since 1982, Metcal has been a recognized worldwide leader in the electronics assembly marketplace. As part of OK International, Metcal’s industry-leading position addressing advanced technology in conduction soldering and rework/repair, has and will continue to broaden to a full electronics bench tool single-source solution. Metcal product lines currently include: hand soldering and desoldering, convection rework products, fume extraction and fluid dispensing tools.

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