Hakko’s solder stations stand the test of time
Hakko has always taken pride in the build quality of its vast product range. The company manufactures soldering, de-soldering, PCB rework, smoke and fume extraction equipment and related accessories for major global electronics and industrial manufacturers across all sectors.
How to improve solder joints and avoid disasters
Improving your solder joint formation is a skill that takes time, training and experience. Good solder joint formation is a pre-requisite in electronics production. Poorly executed solder joints can significantly reduce the long-term reliability of a device, causing intermittent and even catastrophic failures of the device.
Practical methods to fix a bad solder joint
In this month’s issue of Hakko Tech Tips, Hakko is going to explore a number of aspects of soldering, largely covering the pain point of fixing a bad solder joint, we have all been there and hopefully our tips can help. To mix it up a little, we will also look at metals that can’t be soldered and examine the differences between soldering and sweating, as well as welding and soldering.
Avoid bad solder joints and prepare for soldering
In this month’s issue of Hakko Tech Tips, the company has focused on an area that can cause a lot of issues. The simple reason being that we want to help iron those out for you this year. Correctly soldered joints on a PCB are essential to safely conduct currents and function efficiently inside a device.
How to perfect your solder joint formation
Improving your solder joint formation is a skill that takes time, understanding and maybe a few errors along the way. In this month’s edition of Hakko Tech Tips, the company has explored solder joints in more detail. Topics for discussion will include using too much flux, how to test solder joints and reworking existing soldered joints.
How to successfully avoid soldering nightmares
In recent editions of Hakko Tech Tips, the company has covered a number of issues to help streamline your soldering process, reduce costs and improve work-in-progress. Topics covered have ranged from how to maintain solder tips to combatting ESD, and much more in between. This edition of Hakko Tech Tips will examine what typically happens if solder joints aren’t sufficiently clean, take a look at solder bridges and solder balls, and ex...
Trending topics and troubleshooting tips from Hakko
Hakko has published its latest edition of Hakko Tech Tips, where the company has compiled a list of its trending Q&As to help shed some light on the most frequently asked questions fielded by Hakko’s Technical Support Team. The company also explore some of the what’s, how’s and why’s of soldering with Hakko products and take a closer look at some effective troubleshooting tips.
Top tips for micro, electrical and drag soldering
In this month’s edition of Hakko Tech Tips, we will specifically look at micro soldering, soldering electrical components and drag soldering. We will also highlight how to combat electrostatic discharge, the importance of cleaning and look at different Hakko systems that can make light work of more challenging soldering operations.
Maintenance & inspection tech tips to maximise equipment
In this edition of Hakko Tech Tips, the company has explored some simple maintenance & inspection routines to help you achieve maximum output from your Hakko tips and equipment. By implementing routine daily or weekly practices, you can increase the performance of your solderingprocess.
Five top tips for soldering processes
Here, Hakko has offered Tech Tips examining some of the most frequently asked questions regarding soldering and de-soldering, fielded regularly by our technical support team. For more than 60 years, Hakko has designed a wide range of soldering and de-soldering solutions that make quick and easy work of different applications, which improve performance, reduce costs and improve work-in-progress.
Thermal wire stripper designed to overcome all common problems
HAKKO has announced the launch of a brand new thermal wire stripper, designed to overcome all common problems associated with using mechanical strippers and hand tools. FT-802 is the latest version of HAKKO’s thermal wire strippers that satisfies the demands of the military, medical and aerospace industries.
Top tips to achieve best performance when soldiering
In this edition of Hakko Tech Tips, the company has examined some of the commonly asked questions about Hakko soldering tips and equipment that are fielded by Hakko’s Technical Support team. It has also highlighted key points that will help you achieve the best results from your soldering process, including higher quality and reduced costs.
HK Wentworth sole UK authorised distributor for Hakko
Hakko have confirmed that HK Wentworth Group are the sole authorised distributor of Hakko products in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. HK Wentworth’s international headquarters are situated in Leicestershire and the company has long distinguished itself as a responsible, manufacturing leader.
How to select the best soldering tip for your application
When you start using your soldering station, you will probably only use the soldering tip that comes with your iron, which will be perfectly suitable for general purpose use. However, HAKKO has designed a range of soldering tips that make quick and easy work of different soldering applications, which not only improve the soldering environment but also reduce costs.
Nine top tech tips for wire insulation removal
In this month’s HAKKO Tech Tips, HAKKO has looked more closely at our latest thermal wire stripper, the HAKKO FT-802. Wire insulation removal can be a challenging task, particularly when using traditional cutters to remove the insulation material surrounding the wire. However, using cutters or mechanical strippers can have adverse repercussions, potentially causing damage that can affect the wiring.
What are the top tips for maintaining a soldering iron?
When using a soldering iron, heavy oxides can build up on your soldering tip. One of the most important things to do for effective soldering, is to always maintain a clean tip to ensure the proper amount of heat is transferred to the area that you are working on and also to ensure effective wetting of solder to the tip.
HK Wentworth announces brand new Hakko UK website
Following the successful acquisition of Dancap Electronics (long term distributor of Hakko branded equipment), in February 2019, HK Wentworth Group are now actively distributing Hakko soldering equipment and parts and are delighted to unveil a brand new website. Prior to the acquisition, HK Wentworth already held authorised distributor status for Hakko products in Australia and New Zealand, territories in which the brand has experienced trem...
New thermal wire stripper overcomes all common problems
A new thermal wire stripper has been launched by HAKKO, a manufacturer of soldering, de-soldering, PCB rework and fume extraction equipment, which is designed to overcome all common problems associated with using mechanical strippers and hand tools. FT-802 is the latest version of HAKKO’s world-class thermal wire strippers that satisfies the demands of the military, medical and aerospace industries.