Component Management

Metcal to exhibit at SMTA Rocky Mountain Expo

6th January 2016
Peter Smith

Metcal will exhibit at the SMTA Rocky Mountain Expo & Tech Forum on Tuesday, Jan 26 in Denver, CO. The company’s MX-5200 Soldering & Rework System will be on display, along with the MX-HPDC Dual Cartridge Hand-Piece and HCT2-120 Hot Air Pencil.

The MX-5200 features a dual-simultaneous use option, meaning that two hand-pieces can work from one power supply at the same time. The dynamic option enables the two hand-pieces to share 80 watts output power based on demand, adding even more application flexibility and speed.  Four different hand-pieces and a comprehensive range of soldering and rework cartridges support the MX-5200 Series simultaneous dual operation. These include the Metcal Advanced Hand-Piece for SMD rework, a Metcal Ultra-Fine Hand-Piece for fine access, a Precision Tweezer capable of removing a range of components from 0201 chips to 28mm SOICs, and a Desoldering Gun for safely removing through-hole components.

The success of conduction soldering depends upon the availability and controlled flow of thermal energy into the connection during two critical phases – flux activation and intermetallic bond formation.  To meet these higher thermal demands, Metcal will display the new dual cartridge hand-piece and work stand along with a series of five new dual-shaft cartridge geometries.

Metcal’s HCT2-120 Hot Air Pencil is ideally suited for applications that use smaller components and integrated circuits. As component miniaturization continues, the ergonomics of a pencil allow a user more freedom to access and rework components on the board, without affecting adjacent parts. The HCT2-120 features a 120 watt ceramic heater and dual stage air pump, digital airflow and temperature controls, fast response and performance, standby mode and universal power supply.

“We are excited to return again to the SMTA Rocky Mountain Expo, as we enjoyed participating last year at the first expo,” said Rick Talbot, Regional Sales Manager for Metcal. “We look forward to connecting with our customers in the Denver area.”

Metcal’s representative for the territory, Cluff and Associates, also will support the company at the show.

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