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Weller Tools introduces new smart soldering platform

14th November 2022
Beth Floyd

Weller Tools has introduced its new smart soldering platform WXsmart. The platform consists of a 2-channel soldering station and a hot air module with an air and vacuum requirements, from pico to micro and ultra soldering are part of this platform. A calibration unit as well as a soldering tip holder make it a complete platform.

Well Tools states that with the Total Process Control (TPC), the WXsmart offers maximum connectivity and traceability at the highest quality. The platform fully supports all IoT standards. The hand soldering station also has cyber security to prevent costly downtimes.

Main benefits:

  • Connect – Weller WXsmart offers maximum connectivity, supporting IoT standards for full traceability with mobile-enabled, remote-control access.
  • Smart – The all-in-one station acts as the brain of the workbench by consolidating all soldering applications into one station. The platform fully supports Smart Soldering 4.0 with intelligent tips and tools, saving cost, time and space.
  • Control – Total Process Control (TPC) to manage the complete soldering process from tip to station.
  • Safe – Built-in cybersecurity to prevent costly downtimes.
  • Auto Calibration – Captures accurate data and documentation by automatically re-adjusting its soldering calibration for strong auditing.
  • Modularity – Backwards compatibility of tips and tools for soldering, desoldering and hot-air applications, ensures the security of the all-in-one station investment.

The platform is comprised of the following units:

WXsmart Soldering Station WXsmart: Powerful two-channel station with 300 W, ESD-safe touch screen and a functional benchtop controller (preheating plated, solder baths, filtration and calibraiton unit)

Hot Air Module WXair: WXair is a self-contained rework module that can operate a standalone unit with two channels: one for vacuum and one for hot air. In combination with the WXsmart soldering station, it is an all-in-one rework station with four channels. This benchtop control operates as the brain of a workbench by consolidating all soldering applications into one station. The platform fully supports Smart Soldering 4.0 with intelligent tips and tools saving cost, time and space.

WXMPS MS Smart Soldering Iron: With an ergonomic pencil design, this iron fits comfortably in the operator’s hands, providing precision for small soldering applications under the microscope. Additionally, it is ideal for micro and standard components, covering a wide range of applications for electronics, medical devices, sensor technology, aerospace, automotive and military. The WXMPS MS is a unique two-in-one smart soldering iron that allows the operator to use two different tip series with one soldering iron. The Pico Tip Series RTPS MS for component sizes from 0402 to 01005 (XS-S) as well as Micro Tip Series RTMS MS for component sizes from 0504 to 1608 (M-L) are compatible with the same soldering iron WXMPS MS. The WXUPS handles component sizes up to 1612 and bigger (XL-XXL).

These soldering pencils strategically use Weller´s active (cartridge) tip technology for optimised heat transfer and maximum power with 40W performance. The rapid heat-up time (within 3 seconds for Pico tips) delivers excellent heat transfer and recovery time during the soldering process. Short tip-to-grip distance enables precise work.

Smart Tips: With a new generation of RT MS Smart Tips, Weller meets these increasing demands and more. These new Smart Tips include an integrated chip in every soldering tip, which offers many new features to the user. The tips provide full traceability from a unique, individual serial number on every tip as well as automatic tip identification because the WXsmart display shows each tip description. Additionally, Weller’s Tip Lock functionality provides full process control and maximum precision via the calibrated smart tips.

WCU Measurement and Calibration Device: Thid device captures accurate data and documentation by automatically readjusting the soldering calibration for strong auditing.

Soldering Tip Holder WCTH: The WCTH is a clever storage unit for Weller cartridges that helps organising the workbench. Sixteen tips can be stored when not in use.

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