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.

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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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

OKi MRS-1100A Modular Convection Rework System


The MRS-1100A Modular Rework System is an integrated convection rework system for the removal and reflow of BGA/CSP and SMT components. The MRS-1100A is comprised of a hand-held convection tool, preheater, adjustable tool holder, and free-standing board holder to create a manually assisted rework system. A series of nozzles, targeting a variety of applications, and optional... Continue Reading →

Hakko FT-700 Solder Tip Polisher


This is the last of our Hakko week! We hope that we were able to bring you some valuable information about Hakko and the products they offer. So, last but not least is the Hakko FT-700 Tip Polisher, a maintenance kit to renew oxidized soldering iron tips. Great for Lead-Free solder! When hand soldering with lead-free alloys,... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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,... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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 then... Continue Reading →

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,... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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