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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

Choosing a Soldering System

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The Drag Racer or the Grocery Getter?

When choosing a soldering system —

Going for the shiny, expensive one with amped up wattage may not be the best way to go. Take your time. Which one’s the best fit for the job? Consider –

  • How many tips will you need hot at the same time?
  • Will you need more than one hand-piece?
  • Will you need to be constantly plugging in and unplugging?
  • How inter-compatible are the tips with the hand tools?

Think of solder like flowing water —

pressure washer resizedPace’s subject-matter expert and technical support go-to guy Tony Jones explains how to choose the size of the tip you’ll be using on your workpiece.
Small Tip vs. Large Tip –
If you think of solder flowing like water out of a hose, consider what’s happening if you choose a tiny tip. Like a pressure washer, you’ll be doing the same to the flow of the solder if using a small tip.
With the transition to lead-free solder, your heat requirements have changed. Digitally-controlled soldering stations help you meet the right temperature for creating good solder flow. A rule of thumb – always use the lowest temperature and the largest tip when soldering.

Pace st 50Considering buying a new soldering system? Pace has a buy two get one free promotion going on through May 30, 2016. Choose from the ESD-Safe ST 50 w/ PS-90 Soldering Iron or the ESD-Safe ST 50 w/ TD-100 Soldering Iron.

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

Product Spotlight: Edsyn 951SX Loner® ESD-Safe Soldering Station

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Edsyn 951sx ESD-Safe Soldering StationThe Edsyn 951SX Loner® is a compact ESD-safe soldering station, perfect for single operator work areas. By containing an iron, power supply, temperature control, and a sponge holder, all in one compact station, the 951SX gives you the control that you need without taking up too much space on your workbench.


  • Power requirement: 120 volt, 60 Hz
  • Heater rating: 120 volt, 95 watt
  • Power rating: 15-220 watts
  • Temperature range: 400°F – 800°F (205°C – 427°C)
  • Temperature regulation: ±6°F (±3°C)
  • Tip-to-ground voltage leakage/resistance: <2 ohms
  • Overall dimensions: 4.1 x 8.2 x 10”

Have any questions on the Edsyn 951SX? Leave a comment below or call Customer Service at (800) 537-0351!

Product Spotlight: Hakko FX-888D

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Hakko FX-888D ESD-Safe Soldering StationWe are happy to announce that we are now taking orders for the new Hakko FX-888D! This soldering station is the new, digital version of the popular Hakko FX-888. By using a new digital interface this unit allows for 2-5 temperature presets, letting you quickly swap temperature settings for different soldering jobs. These presets and the digital calibration greatly simplifies user setup and operation. This station should also feel very familiar, as it uses the same FX88801-02 hand piece that was featured with the FX-888 station. By using the same hand piece, it not only provides a familiar feel for those who are used to Hakko products, but also allows you to reuse old hand pieces from FX-888 stations.


  • ESD-Safe compact unit takes up little space while protecting sensitive projects
  • Soldering iron contains a ceramic heating element with rapid 30 second heat-up and fast thermal recovery
  • Digital display in both Celsius and Fahrenheit, with user selectable preset temperatures
  • Password protection and low temperature alarm provides process control
  • Thin grip soldering iron for easier use

The Hakko FX-888D will start shipping January 21, 2013. You can visit our website for more information, or to place your order early to ensure you get yours as soon as it is available!

Cooper Hand Tools Sale: Weller Power Units

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Going on now through June 30, 2012,  save 10% on these (5) select power units from Weller!

Additional details and features of these Weller Power Units include:

  • Weller WD1 Station Weller WD1 ESD-Safe Digital 85W Soldering Power Unit: Compatible with WSP80 and WMP soldering pencils.


  • Weller WD1M Station Weller WD1M ESD Micro Digital 160W Solder and Rework Station: Compatible with WMRS soldering pencil and WMRT desoldering tweezers.


  • Weller WX2 Station Weller WX2 ESD-Safe WX Series Digital Dual Channel Soldering Station: Supports operation of two 120W soldering tools simultaneously.


  • Weller WX1 Station Weller WX1 ESD-Safe WX Series Digital Single Channel Soldering Station: Compatible with WXP65, WXP120, WXP200, WXMP soldering pencils & WXMT desoldering tweezers.


  • Weller WR2 Station Weller WR2 ESD-Safe Digital Soldering/Rework Power Unit: Dual independent tool channels with automatic tool recognition.


Take advantage of these great offers today!