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Metcal Develops New Hand-Piece to Meet Higher Thermal Demands

Jan 05, 2015

MX-HPDC dual cartridge hand-piece

MX-HPDC dual cartridge hand-piece

Metcal is pleased to introduce the new MX-HPDC dual cartridge hand-piece and MX-WHPDC work-stand. Designed to meet higher thermal demands, five new SMTC dual-shaft cartridge geometries also are available in two temperature series.

The success of conduction soldering depends on the availability and controlled flow of thermal energy into the connection during two critical phases – flux activation and intermetallic bond formation. Higher thermal demand applications such as microwave shields, heavy block type housing and tabbing, preheat applications, BGA removal as an alternative to convection, cell phone shields, and industrial lugs and leads require additional thermal energy during these critical phases.

To address these challenging applications, Metcal has developed the MX-HPDC dual cartridge hand-piece with the MX-WHPDC work-stand for use with the MX series power supplies, along with a new series of five SMTC dual-shaft cartridges. The cartridges are available with 700 and 800 series heaters.

For more information about the new MX-HPDC dual cartridge hand-piece and MX-WHPDC work-stand or any of Metcal’s bench tool solutions, visit

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. For more information, visit

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