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?
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.