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OK International Soldering, Desoldering & Rework System wins again

May 07, 2009

At EM Asia's 4th Innovation Awards ceremony last week in Shanghai, OK International was once again recognized for achieving the highest standards for its introduction into the region of the Metcal MX-5000 Soldering, Desoldering and Rework System. Presented in the Manual Soldering Equipment category, the award highlighted the technology's capacity to address complex assembly challenges.

With an audience of 200 in attendance, the EM Asia Innovation Awards Program recognized achievements by the producers of a variety of manufacturing equipment and materials introduced for sale in the Asia market during 2008.

As EM Asia Publisher June Tan explained, "This awards program has continued to grow since its inception in 2006. We will continue to evolve and remain relevant to provide industry players with a driving force that truly recognises excellent performance. All our winners have made major contributions towards their respective fields, and we are proud to honor their achievements.�

OK International's Metcal MX 5000 has now been recognized in industry awards events for innovation and creativity several times since its inaugural debut last year. Designed to lower training costs, extend application possibilities and enhance productivity, the MX-5000 Soldering Desoldering and Rework System continues to demonstrate that it is in a class all its own, especially for high performance and advance technology applications.

�We're delighted to once again see OK International and the Metcal MX-5000 System recognized among this group of superlative peer companies.� commented ceremony attendee and OK International VP Global Sales and Marketing Tom Seratti. �Manufacturers dealing with the challenges of today's assembly processes require additional heat for lead-free and high thermal demand boards without risk to components or substrates. At the same time, they are faced with increasing miniaturization and the resultant need for greater precision. The MX-5000 is truly innovative in those regards, utilizing the benefits of our exclusive SmartHeatR Technology to deliver more power and process control while eliminating the potential for overshoot and reducing recovery time to a matter of seconds.�

The MX-5000's patented SmartHeatR Technology delivers moderate fixed temperatures at variable power levels to provide a uniquely controlled soldering and rework process. Its 80 watt, microprocessor controlled power supply is nearly double the size of its predecessor and monitors and varies power according to thermal load. Incorporating a built-in power indication meter with digital display and bar graph that dynamically provides feedback on the status of the soldering operation, the MX-5000 offers a repeatable resource for the creation of consistent, acceptable solder joints. A programmable �PowerSave� mode removes power from the tip, saves energy and extends tip life. For more information, please visit

About OK International

OK International is a leading global supplier of soldering tools and equipment for production assembly. The product range includes bench top soldering and desoldering tools, array package rework equipment, fluid dispensing systems and accessories, and fume extraction systems.

OK International is committed to understanding the product needs of its customers and supplies professional grade products that are innovative, reliable, price competitive and easy to use. Through a global sales channel, OK International provides expert product support and responsive customer service, with localisation to meet regional market needs.

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