Soldering Tips and Tricks Archives

Latex Gloves – Are You Allergic?


Many industrial manufacturing environments require workers to wear protective gloves, including during electronics and medical device production and assembly. Latex gloves not only protect workers from harmful chemicals but also protect products from worker contact and contamination during manufacturing Read more

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

PACE Worldwide: 4 Options in Fume Extraction

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When it comes to preventing hazardous emissions in the workplace, fume extraction is a must for many industrial applications. Designed specifically for use with electronics production, PACE fume extractors are available in four unique configurations to meet a range of requirements.  User-friendly and easy to install, all that’s left to figure out is which features are most important to your unique application.

Self-Calibrated Monitoring: Engineered for high capacity applications and continuous particle filtering, the 120V Arm-Evac 250 features LED graphic displays for filtration monitoring, sensor-based power to ensure peak performance, and audible alarm notifications.

Lightweight Design: Compactly designed for light duty production and rework applications, the 120V Arm-Evac 200 transports easily and can be installed in just minutes.

Maintenance-Free: The Arm-Evac 105 features a 120V brushless motor for maintenance-free ease of use. With its compact, two inlet design, this portable unit fits easily beneath any workbench.

Adjustable Airflow: Portable and cost-effective, the 120V Arm-Evac 50 offers operator-controlled airflow and extracts from two points when using the optional arm attachment.

Whatever your application requirements, you’ll find PACE fume extraction units for less right here at All-Spec. Call or click to place your order today.


Why SensaTemp® Is The Most Efficient Soldering Technology

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The key to an efficient assembly and rework application is to maintain proper tip temperature and avoid damage, which is why SensaTemp® from PACE has become a leading technology in the electronics manufacturing industry.

Your run-of-the-mill soldering station may indicate it’s soldering at, for instance, 700°F. However, that temperature display only indicates the heat of the soldering pencil. It does not take into account the additional heat generated when coming in contact with the solder and component or printed circuit board.

This is precisely where SensaTemp® technology is leaps and bounds more efficient for general and precision soldering applications.

What is SensaTemp®?

SensaTemp® is a highly responsive, close-looped temperature control system, featuring a high-precision laser-trimmed sensor.

SensaTemp® recognizes the work’s thermal load, and instantly provides the heat required for safe, rapid reflow. Significantly reducing the chances of operator damage, The PACE MBT stations installed with SensaTemp® provide an advanced thermal process control. This control allows you to solder at a safer, lower temperature. And according to PACE, this allows you to get consistent results even during heavy, continuous use.

There are numerous configurations of MBT stations with SensaTemp® technology on our site and you can check them out here.

If you have any questions about PACE or any soldering stations on our site, reach out to our experts at Sales@All-Spec.com.


Solder Wire: It’s Time to Make the Switch To Alpha Telecore-HF-850

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Back in late September we posted a blog that featured five reasons to try Alpha Telecore HF-850 solder wire. Since then, many engineers have made the transition to this model for a few reasons.

Launched in 2012, the HF-850 promised to provide a quick-wetting flux solution that performs at the highest efficiency possible while complying with IEC, JPCA and JEDEC halogen-content standards.

However, creating a fast-wetting solder wire isn’t new to the industry. There are plenty of other solder wires that come close to the wetting efficiency of the HF-850 model.

What separates it from the competition is its low level of spatter and fumes.

Why is a low-spatter feature important?

Technically flux spatter is not overly harmful to your PCBs and components. It can be easily cleaned with flux remover. But a reduced flux spatter saves you time and the nuisance of continuously cleaning your components during a soldering application.

The HF-850 is proven to leave fewer residues on PCBs than the typical solder wire, which helps the overall efficiency of an application.

Fewer Fumes = Safer Working Environment

Today’s industrial standards require fume extractors for most, if not all, soldering applications. Even with an extractor or well-ventilated lab you may be susceptible to harmful fumes from certain solder wire brands.

To achieve a low fume extraction rate, Alpha focused its efforts on formulating the HF-850 with a low halide and acid content.

What soldering applications is the HF-850 ideal for?

Alpha notes that this model of solder wire can be used for any no-clean soldering application–robotic and hand soldering–especially if the manufacturing team is looking for a halogen-free solution.

If you want to learn more about Alpha solder wire, reach out to our specialists at Sales@All-Spec.com.

Ready to order now? Check out the Alpha Telecore HF-850 today!


Why Use Power to Clean Your Solder Tips? Introducing the Hakko FT710-04

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With the new Hakko FT710-04, cleaning solder tips – and extending tip life – has never been easier. Engineered to reduce oxidation, the FT710-04 features dual spinning brushes, allowing you to adjust the level of solder removed.  Ideal for lead-free solder applications, a splash-preventing rotary tip cleaner and internal collection tray ensure fast and easy disposal of waste.

The Hakko FT710-04 is available now, directly through All-Spec. Reserve yours today at a great price – and power up your solder tip cleaning routine.

 


MicroCare FP Fabric Stencil Rolls: Why You Should Invest in the Best

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When it comes to stencil rolls, what’s the difference? Sometimes it’s all in the details. Constructed of proprietary MicroCare® MicroWipe™ FP fabric, this unique line of stencil rolls is engineered for fine-pitch applications to eliminate the need for solvents – conserving money while improving both efficiency and yield. You’ll find these durable, absorbent and long-lasting rolls in stock now at All-Spec for less – so you can save money, print more and clean less.