Dual Wire ESD Monitors and Wrist Straps vs Single Wire – Differences and Advantages

ESD Monitor Dual Wire SCS 724

Dual Wire ESD Monitors and Wrist Straps – vs Single Wire – What’s the Difference? Reposted from Our Friends at SCS-Static-Control Solutions Dual wire ESD monitors and ESD wrist straps are the most common personnel grounding device to ground operators. In today’s blog post, we will talk about the difference between dual-wire and single-wire wrist … Read moreDual Wire ESD Monitors and Wrist Straps vs Single Wire – Differences and Advantages

Brief Overview of the Metcal CV-5210 Soldering Iron with Connection Validation

The burden of quality and inter-metallic thickness of hand soldered joints had traditionally relied upon visual inspection and experience of the operator. Not anymore.

A Compact Review of Weller’s WT Soldering System

According to Weller, the WT soldering stations represent the world’s first soldering system with replaceable, passive, high-performance soldering tips.

Here's What You Need to Know About Soldering Your Broken Electronics

A few tips for learning how to fix broken electronics with a soldering iron the right way, the first time.

Metcal Announces Major Rebranding on Milestone 35th Anniversary

With the upcoming introduction of a game-changing technology, new investments in technology and engineering, and a deep product pipeline, Metcal announces a revitalization of its brand and further strengthens its position as the industry innovator. The Metcal innovation story began 35 years ago in Silicon Valley: the company was a scientific startup creating better soldering … Read moreMetcal Announces Major Rebranding on Milestone 35th Anniversary

Pros and Cons of Solder Paste Stencils — Alpha Assembly Solutions

All electronic devices have a printed circuit board fit into them. It is the most basic component, needed for all electronics to function the way they are meant to. Printed circuit boards are manufactured with high precision, which today, is made possible through the usage of solder paste stencils. A stencil is a device which […] … Read morePros and Cons of Solder Paste Stencils — Alpha Assembly Solutions

Why Do I Need Fume Extraction?

There are many applications where fume extraction is necessary and/or required by law. Manufacturing and assembly operations, repair centers, salons, ect. Anywhere where there are harmful fumes and particles in the air that can be detrimental to worker health and safety. In any type of welding or soldering applications, there will be smoke and fumes. … Read moreWhy Do I Need Fume Extraction?

New product spotlight: Hakko FX-100 Induction Heat Soldering System and FR-810 Hot Air Rework Station

We can all agree that having the right tools makes your job a whole lot easier. Today we are going to focus on two of the newest products from Hakko. The FX-100 Induction Heat Solder Station and the FR-810 Hot Air Rework Station. Both feature new technology that improve the Hakko FX-100 Induction Heat Soldering System The … Read moreNew product spotlight: Hakko FX-100 Induction Heat Soldering System and FR-810 Hot Air Rework Station

Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Soldering

We ran into this fantastic soldering demo on YouTube using PACE equipment. View Production Automation’s YouTube Channel View all the PACE products Production Automation offers

How to Tin a Soldering Tip

The proper use and care of the soldering tip will increase soldering production and decrease solder joint failure.  Properly caring for your soldering tip increases their life as well as the quality of the soldering.  Here are a few tips for caring for your soldering tips. Tinning the tip Tinning the tip means covering the tip … Read moreHow to Tin a Soldering Tip

Dry Box Desiccant Storage within the PCB Manufacturing Environment: Uses, History, Selection, and Performance

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Manufacturing Uses of Desiccator Cabinets for Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) The discussion regarding ‘dry box’ or desiccant storage of MSD’s (Moisture Sensitive Devices) has increased over the past years with the introduction of new IPC Joint Industries Standards such as IPC/JEDEC J-STD-033a and J-STD-020. Manufacturers are becoming aware of the possible benefits of ultra-low humidity … Read moreDry Box Desiccant Storage within the PCB Manufacturing Environment: Uses, History, Selection, and Performance

Hakko FM-204 Desoldering Station

This is our second to last post in our Hakko free shipping promotion. Today we’ll focus on the Hakko FM-204 Desoldering Station. In electronics, “desoldering” is the removal of solder and components from a circuit for troubleshooting, for repair purposes, component replacement, and to salvage components. The Hakko FM-204 is a self-contained desoldering station with all … Read moreHakko FM-204 Desoldering Station

Hakko FR-802 SMD Hot Air Rework Station

Today’s Hakko product feature is the FR-802 SMD Hot Air Rework Station. As mentioned before we are using this week to focus on Hakko, and before we get into the FR-802 station, lets look a little into who Hakko is. For over 50 years Hakko has been producing superior quality soldering and desoldering tools, hot air rework … Read moreHakko FR-802 SMD Hot Air Rework Station

Hakko FX-888 Soldering Station

Continuing on our Hakko product focus, today we’ll look at the Hakko FX-888 Soldering Station. Please keep in mind that the items that were blogged yesterday, and the rest of the Hakko products that will be discussed this week are on special at Production Automation, we think Hakko is a great company with excellent products, … Read moreHakko FX-888 Soldering Station

Hakko FA-400 Smoke Absorber

Breathe easy with the Hakko FA-400 Bench Top Smoke Absorber. The FA-400 removes soldering smoke and fumes quickly, safely and efficiently. The unit can be used in a vertical position or a low-profile position. When used in the low profile position, efficiency and air flow is increased by approximately 2.6 times. Unit is made of non-sloughing static … Read moreHakko FA-400 Smoke Absorber

Hakko FA-430 Fume Extraction System

The Hakko FA-430 Fume Extraction unit is expressly for use at soldering stations, extracting the contaminated air directly at the source. Contaminated air is captured from the workplace surrounding the soldering station by the hood or hoods, and transferred to the FA-430 unit by rigid ducts, and a special replacement filter notification function notifies the operator when … Read moreHakko FA-430 Fume Extraction System

Hakko FM-206 High Performance 3-Port Rework Station

The most versatile and compact system for your soldering, desoldering, and hot air rework needs. 3 stations in one! FM-206 3-Port Rework Station The FM-206 rework station’s sleek, compact design minimizes loss of bench space and its powerful ports allow the use of the FM-2029 single hot air handpiece and FM-2030 heavy duty soldering iron, … Read moreHakko FM-206 High Performance 3-Port Rework Station

Weller WX Series Soldering Stations

The name Weller has long stood for innovative solutions in soldering. Now, Weller has achieved yet another milestone with the new WX Series control units. The WX Series is an innovation that Weller owes in great part to their users. Many of its features grew from customer suggestions and ideas complied by their customer service … Read moreWeller WX Series Soldering Stations

NEW! Hakko FX-888 Compact Station

Hakko FX-888 ESD-Safe Soldering Station The Hakko FX-888 is an inexpensive yet durable temperature adjustable soldering station that provides more power and takes up less bench space than its predecessor (the Hakko 936). The added power of the FX-888 provides up to a 30% increase in operator productivity due to the increased thermal performance and … Read moreNEW! Hakko FX-888 Compact Station

Metcal MX-5000 Soldering System

The new MX-5000 Series Soldering & Rework System is the next generation of  the trusted Metcal Soldering Systems that will enable you to increase productivity and process control for a wide range of applications with these new features: More Power: With nearly double the power of its predecessor, the MX-5000 time to recovery increases production … Read moreMetcal MX-5000 Soldering System