PDR launches accurate focussed IR rework in a handtool

Soldering & Surface Mount Technology

ISSN: 0954-0911

Article publication date: 27 June 2008



(2008), "PDR launches accurate focussed IR rework in a handtool", Soldering & Surface Mount Technology, Vol. 20 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/ssmt.2008.21920cad.005



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PDR launches accurate focussed IR rework in a handtool

Article Type: New products From: Soldering & Surface Mount Technology, Volume 20, Issue 3

PDR, has launched a new professional hand-held rework system - the PDR IR-SolderLight Professional. Designed to deliver flexibility for SMT/BGA (ball grid array) rework, the IR handtool is able to cope with the challenges of repairing today’s PCB assemblies. The system is tip/nozzle free, gas free, instantly/precisely controllable, clean and produces high-quality BGA rework without any complications. The PDR IR-SolderLight Professional comes with a good range of standard features allowing the operator to quickly and safely rework all types of SMDs without overheating the component, adjacents or the PCB. It uses all the proven attributes of PDR’s Focused IR technology, first introduced in 1987 and now used worldwide by over 3,000 customers.

With no nozzles, focus hoods or shields it is possible to accurately rework any shape or size component. The PDR IR-SolderLight Professional also boasts low cost of ownership, excellent process control and delivers clean, simple 100 per cent process yield results. Additional features of the system include:

  • focused IR component heating;

  • quartz IR PCB preheater - 120 × 120 mm, 650 W system;

  • precise process controls for both PCB temperature and process time;

  • precise control of component heating;

  • easy to set up and use; and

  • simple, effective, ergonomic design.

BGA rework requires a system that is able to heat the hidden joints without displacing adjacent components - a system that is safe, gentle, adaptable and, above all, simple to operate. The PDR IR-SolderLight Professional meets these criteria. It is intuitive allowing technicians to instantly achieve excellent process control for BGA/SMT rework without the complexities and frustrations normally associated with “high-end” rework systems.

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