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ST 925 SMT Rework System–Three favorites combined into one nice savings


Save a few steps--and some money--with the Pace 925 SMT Rework System Pace has introduced a new low-cost “combination” system ideal for surface mount technology (SMT) rework. It’s worth adding up the savings by comparing the a la carte prices Read more

Metcal’s CV-5200 Connection Validation Soldering Station Changes Everything


You may or may not have heard about Metcal’s new soldering station, the CV-5200. The evolutionary tool removes much of the reliance on visual inspection of hand-soldered joints and adds a second, more technology-driven method for validating a successful Read more

Seven Things to Know About Qualifying Your Product to a U.S. Military Specification (MIL-SPEC)


Qualifying the SCS 81705 Series anti-static shield bags to military standards There are a few, sometimes complicated steps to go through before your product can qualify for a particular military specification. SCS recently introduced their new 81705 Series static shield Read more

ST 925 SMT Rework System–Three favorites combined into one nice savings

Posted on by Barb N. in All-Spec News, New Products, SMT rework station, Solder rework Leave a comment

Save a few steps–and some money–with the Pace 925 SMT Rework System

Pace has introduced a new low-cost “combination” system ideal for surface mount technology (SMT) rework. It’s worth adding up the savings by comparing the a la carte prices versus the three-piece combo price. And currently, All-Spec has the total system for $3,680, more than $200 less than the advertised price.

The system comes with a fully programmable, self-contained hot air rework station;a high-powered, no contact infrared preheating system; and an adjustable, hands-free stand.

The ST 925 rework system easily handles surface mount component removal; installation of leaded components with solder paste; and components without visible leads, such as BGAs, MLFs, LGAs and LCCs. Although nozzles don’t come with the system, you’ll have a selection of 80 different types.

Find detailed specs online for each product in the Pace 925 SMT Rework System package deal.

 

 


Metcal’s CV-5200 Connection Validation Soldering Station Changes Everything

Posted on by Barb N. in All-Spec News, Industry News, New Products, Product Spotlight Leave a comment

You may or may not have heard about Metcal’s new soldering station, the CV-5200. The evolutionary tool removes much of the reliance on visual inspection of hand-soldered joints and adds a second, more technology-driven method for validating a successful solder joint connection.

How does the Metcal CV-5200 soldering station work?

When the ring turns green, you’ve made the connection. Metcal CV – 5200 Connection Validation Soldering Station

Using sophisticated hardware and software components, the integrated system assesses the quality of a solder joint by calculating the intermetallic compound formation (IMC)  while providing closed loop feedback to the operator. Once the IMC is calculated, an LED light encircling the handpiece turns green to indicate a quality solder joint.

With this development, the risks and variables associated with soldering activity and the validation of a successful or unsuccessful solder joint are removed from the operator’s hands. Instead, the quality of a solder join is determined through an objective method that adds repeatability and a measurable standard to the soldering process.

A few of the benefits associated with the Metcal CV-5200 Connection Validation Soldering Station

Reduces Risk and Improves Quality –  decreases solder joint flaws by validating the intermetallic compound (IMC) formation in a soldered joint

Adds Repeatability and Measurable Standards – increases process controls through the LED light ring embedded in the handpiece. The light turns green signals the operator when a successful solder joint has been made. Complements the visual industry inspection standard

Improves Audit Compliance – the Chip-in-Cartridge technology precisely calculates and displays the tip temperature

Have questions about the Metcal CV-5200 Connection Validation Soldering Station? Contact All-Spec for information.


Seven Things to Know About Qualifying Your Product to a U.S. Military Specification (MIL-SPEC)

Posted on by Barb N. in All-Spec News, New Products, Product Spotlight, Vendor News, Vendor Spotlight Leave a comment

Qualifying the SCS 81705 Series anti-static shield bags to military standards

There are a few, sometimes complicated steps to go through before your product can qualify for a particular military specification. SCS recently introduced their new 81705 Series static shield bags and film qualified to MIL-PRF-81705E Type III, Class 2. The qualification didn’t happen overnight and the process can be quite involved including the required, very specific markings on the bags and film.

What makes these SCS 81705 Series anti-static shield bags so special?

First, they meet MIL-PRF-81705E Type III, Class 2 qualifications, frequently linked to higher-level assembly protection such as in military, medical and aerospace markets. Each SCS 81705 bag contains four layers of protection – static dissipative coating, polyester, metal and polyethylene laminate. The polyester dielectric works with the metal layer to create discharge shielding. The static dissipative outside wall allows electrostatic charges to be removed when grounded.

Qualification military specification (MIL-Spec) basics

1. What are the United States defense standards?

They’re often referred to as military standard (MIL-STD) or military specification (MIL-SPEC), and they help meet the standardization objectives set by the U.S. Department of Defense. The defense standards may also be used by other non-defense government organizations (NGOs), technical organizations and industry.

2. How do I apply for qualification?

You apply in writing and each application contains the number and date of the specification, desired testing, as well as the type, grade, class, or other specification designation of the product. The application also includes the brand designation for the product and where the product was manufactured. If you’re a distributor, you’ll also receive a CAGE code.

Example – MIL-PRF-81705E Type III, Class 2 – MIL (military) PRF (document Id/Performance), 81705E (document number), Type III (document type), Class 2 (document class)

3. What is the QPL?

The qualified products list (QPL) is a listing in the qualified products database (QPD) of items successfully subjected to a defined set of qualification and periodic tests using processes, worst case designs or materials to verify the end product’s design, performance, quality, and reliability.

4. What do the general DOD qualification steps look like?

 

5. Where can I get the required MIL-Spec testing done for qualifying my product?

You can have testing done in a laboratory operated by or under contract to the government, or a laboratory used by the manufacturer or distributor either in the plant or one that’s under contract.

6. Where do I find my product listed once I’m qualified?

Once a product meets the recognized qualification requirements, the product will be listed online in the Qualified Products Database (QPD). The QPD can be accessed through the acquisition streamlining and standardization information system (ASSIST).

7. What does a qualification not do?

A qualification does not –

• Relieve the supplier of his contractual obligation to deliver items meeting all specification requirements.
• Guarantee acceptability under a contract
• Waive any requirements for inspections or for maintaining quality control measures satisfactory to the Government
• Relieve the original equipment manufacturer of contractual obligations to ensure that delivered items (including the qualified items used in the equipment) comply with all specification requirements

For all available information on qualifying your product to military standards, visit the Defense Standardization Program website.

All-Spec currently has a selection of the new SCS 81705 Series static shield bags and film on sale for 10% off through May 31, 2017. Learn more about the 81705 Series of bags and film, check out the TDS Film and TDS Bags specs or shop all products now.


Zero in on Smog with Weller’s Fume Extractors

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Weller Zero Smog Fume Extractors Compared

 

Smog – fog or haze combined with smoke and other atmospheric pollutants

Weller’s fume extractors remove dangerous gases and harmful particles out of the air, typically while soldering to create a healthier environment. If you’re in the market for a fume extractor, one of your best bets–Weller’s Zero Smog line including the Zero Smog TL (their newest model), Zero Smog EL, or the Zero Smog 2, depending on your overall work conditions and needs.

Zero Smog TL

The Zero Smog TL, Weller’s newest fume extractor has several appealing benefits. Probably the most liked—the low noise level. The other may be the extra-large filter surface resulting in an increase in the life of the system. Filters can be a pain to change, so the system also allows for easy filter replacement.

Choose from two different unit kit models (Zero Smog® EL Fume Extraction Unit Kit, Zero Smog® TL Fume Extraction Unit Kit with Filters, Brackets, Arm, Hose and Switch, 120V) and one unit-only model (Zero Smog® TL Fume Extraction Unit with H13 and F7 Filters, 120V).

Summary –

  • Low noise levels
  • Automated filter change notification system
  • Easily operated and easy filter replacement
  • Exceptionally large filter surface
  • Longer service life due to exceptionally large filter surface

*For connection to a WX /WT station a WX/WT Hub is needed

Zero Smog EL

The portable Zero Smog EL touts a high level of extraction power of 2,500 PA—used mainly for light duty removal of particles. The long life, brushless turbine and blower capacity of 220 m3/h plus the two-person capacity make for a good, solid choice. The system has an easy filter change and long service life due to the maintenance-free brushless EC turbine.

Comes as a unit (Zero Smog® EL Fume Extraction Unit) or a kit (Zero Smog® EL Fume Extraction Unit Kit).

Summary –

  • Fume extraction unit for 1 to 2 workplaces
  • Fine dust pre-filter M5; change out without having to change main filter
  • Active carbon foam for effective gas filtering
  • Exceptionally large HEPA H13 filter surface 2,4m²; increases filter lifetime
  • 4-speed setting and power regulation
  • Filter monitoring and filter alarm ensure timely filter change

 

Zero Smog 2

The Weller Zero Smog 2 is one of their more economical systems built to manage hand soldering fumes as well as fumes caused during gluing, cleaning and filling work. This is a small workhorse system that can handle both general and heavy duty soldering and accommodate two workplaces.

Comes as a unit (Zero Smog® 2 Benchtop Fume Extraction Unit 120V) or as a kit (Zero Smog® 2 Benchtop Fume Extraction Kit with ALFA Funnel Nozzle, 120V).

Summary –

  • Economical unit purifies air for up to two workplaces
  • Easy filter exchange
  • Quick and simple installation
  • Portable fume extraction unit

 

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Weller WX or Weller WT Soldering Stations – Smart

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Weller WX station vs. WT station

As with Weller’s first soldering iron, the Speedy Iron (1946), everyone still wants reliable, easy and faster ways to solder at a good price.

So what’s new? What’s left to innovate—to perfect? Plenty—as shown with Weller’s smart, technologically-advanced tools in the WX and WT lines including stations, soldering irons, tips and accessories.

Both use technology to the utmost degree—the WX series centers on the systems with stations that work to save you energy and money through power management such as the stand-by mode feature. The WT series centers on systems with stations that help you tweak to perfection using the all-in-one place viewing screen.

Weller WX stationschoose from the WX1 station (single channel), WX2 station (dual channel), WXR (rework), WXD (desoldering), WXA (hot-air) and WX soldering station sets.

WX Stations

  • 240W power supply
  • Touchscreen
  • See screen from all angles (text and graphics)
  • Multi-language selection
  • Turn and click navigation dial
  • Soldering iron stand-by mode on most models (best new feature)
  • Choose one or two channel stations

More – touch screen that’s antistatic, chemical and temperature resistant glass, rapid tool changes (reduces adjustments needed to soldering station), multi-purpose USB port, dual port manages fume extractors, heating plates and programmable logic controllers.

With the WX line, Weller introduces a pencil with a built-in analog-to-digital converter and data memory read; and the re-calibrated pencil eliminates the need to calibrate the soldering station. Plus, a sensor detects when the device isn’t in use, such as the fume extractor or heating plate, and goes into standby mode.

Weller WT stationschoose from the WT 1 (90 W), WT 1H (150 W), WTHA 1 (hot air-900 W) and a variety of WT sets expertly combined by Weller for specific applications

 

WT 1 (90 W), WT 2 1H (150 W)

  • Front-mounted main switch for easier access
  • Every available function neatly displayed on one screen (best new feature)
  • Easy navigation using the new menu button
  • Monitor station output via the power bar graph screen
  • WSD and WD soldering irons compatible with the WT stations
  • Change tips in quick succession

 

 

 

WTHA 1 Hot Air Station with integrated hot air iron

  • Weller WTHA 1 Hot Air Station

    At-a-glance view of all available functions

  • New easy-to-use menu button
  • Five presets available for defining volume, temperature and time
  • New tandem control with dual sensors for double the performance
  • 900 watts of power and up to 100 1/min expanded hot air

With the WT line, Weller also introduces some great space and time savers such as the ability to stack the W 1 & 2 soldering stations and a safety rest that flips easily from sponge to brass wool.

Find the WX and WT line on All-Spec. Have questions? Contact us for more information.


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