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Gen3 Systems Announces the Next Generation of Solder saver

Jul 23, 2014

Gen3 Systems Limited, a specialist British manufacturer and distributor, announces the new and improved Solder saver. Gen3 Systems is the worldwide distributor of the system designed by Aprotec Instrumentation. The Solder saver is for use with leaded and lead-free wave soldering machines.

The design changes include a separate activation switch, enabling the user to hold the system in one hand and activate it with the other and an adjustable handle for the sometimes awkward to reach solder pots in wave soldering machines.

The Solder saver offers companies ‘wave soldering’ the opportunity to rapidly recycle dross created in the wave solder pot, thereby saving up to 50 percent in new solder bar purchases. The handheld, lightweight Solder saver scoops hot dross up from the surface of the wave solder pot. Dross oxides are swiftly separated from the solder by the Solder saver’s unique high-speed rotary process system.

The Solder saver works on a continuous process basis, meaning no lengthy and costly operator delays while the recycling operation takes place. Typically the complete process is as fast as any conventional de-drossing operation, but with the added advantage of reduced handling of toxic and weighty materials.

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Gen3 Systems is a specialist manufacturer of test and measurement equipment used to help predict reliability of electronic circuits and systems in the field. In addition, the company designs and manufactures dip and spray coating process equipment in both in-line and bench-top formats. Gen3 is a specialist distributor for several leading equipment manufacturers including, ACE, DIMA, FineTech, MBTech, MEK, Optilia and, most recently, Global Distributor for Aprotec Instrumentation, Solder Paste Inspection (SPI) systems.

Gen3 Systems also provides training, equipment and expertise for manufacturers requiring assessment of their electronic products’ reliability. The company also operates a test service and assists with standards development via both the IPC and IEC. Gen3 Systems operates from premises near Farnborough Business Park, on the M3 corridor and just 30 minutes from London’s Heathrow Airport.

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