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Weller Launches Five New Rework Systems.

Sep 15, 2014

Innovations Offer Unprecedented Application Flexibility, Productivity and Process Control for Electronics Engineers, Technicians and Operators

Weller, a global brand of Apex Tool Group known for innovative soldering solutions, today announced the launch of five new WR3ME Rework Systems. The new systems WR5000M, WR3000TS, WR3000SS, WR3000TA, and WR3000SA, offer application flexibility, productivity and process control, further enhancing the end user experience.

Weller is committed to providing customers with best-in-class tools at a value and these new rework systems deliver on that promise,” said Glenn Schindo, Director of Sales and Marketing for Weller North America. “The products arm skilled technicians with the rework tools needed to tackle the most demanding challenges.

Application Flexibility

When working on a variety of applications you need a rework system that is versatile. The new Weller rework stations offer:

  • 400 watts of power over three independently-controlled channels
  • Up to 21 tool options
  • Up to 200 watts of hot air power for efficient lead-free rework
  • Up to 120 watts of desoldering power for demanding ground plane and multi-layer boards
  • Up to 200 watts of soldering power for unmatched application versatility
  • Connectivity to low voltage pre-heating plates and soldering baths

Productivity

Whether working for an electronics OEM or contract manufacturer, the new rework systems greatly enhance end user productivity so tasks are completed faster and more efficiently. Weller rework stations offer: 

  • A system that is operational and ready to go right out of the box
  • All critical components and tips are supplied
  • Less than five seconds hot air time to temperature performance
  • Continuous productivity with no end of cycle hot air cool down time
  • Unmatched tool air flow volume of 1-15 L/Min
  • Field accessible firmware update port
  • No system cooling requirements means low operational costs
  • Large, intuitive LCD display shows critical functions for all three channels
  • Rotary vane vacuum pump for long life and quiet operation

Process Control

The new Weller rework systems ensure better control over critical rework processes. The tools provide:

  • Software that enables PC connectivity and data logging capabilities
  • Temperature stability of ± 2°C / ± 4°F for superior reliability
  • ESD safe, meets or exceeds MIL-STD and J-STD 001E industry specifications

Weller engineers its rework systems to meet the demands of modern rework applications to deliver real value for the investment. Tips and components are included with the new Weller rework systems. For more product specific information visit Weller University online at www.weller-tools.com.


Weller is the premier soldering brand from Apex Tool Group, one of the largest hand tool manufacturers in the world. Since 1952, Weller has stood for innovations in soldering and today the company continues leading the way with application solutions to complex electronics manufacturing challenges. Revolutionary Weller engineering has extended tip life and investments in battery soldering technology have yielded cordless, portable products that offer increased performance with extended battery life. Weller tools play a role in the manufacture of electronics innovations around the world. Additional information about Weller is available online at www.weller-tools.com

Apex Tool Group, LLC, based in Sparks, MD, is one of the largest worldwide producers of industrial hand and power tools, tool storage, drill chucks, chain, and electronic soldering products. Directly and through its subsidiaries, Apex serves a multitude of global markets, including automotive, aerospace, electronics, energy, hardware, industrial, and consumer retail. Apex markets its portfolio of diverse products under its own brand names in addition to being the principal manufacturer for several key private label products for certain retailers for many years. Additional information about Apex Tool Group is available at www.apextoolgroup.com.

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