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Advanced OK International technologies on show at SMT Germany 2011
Article Type: Industry news From: Soldering & Surface Mount Technology, Volume 23, Issue 3
OK International showed a wide range of advanced technologies for production assembly at this year’s SMT Germany exhibition, held from May 3-5 in Nuremberg, Germany. Represented on the Weidinger stand 101 in Hall 6, OK International products on show included advanced soldering, desoldering and rework systems.
Taking centre stage on the Weidinger stand, OK International’s APR-5000-DZ Array Package Rework System showed operators how they can increase productivity by reducing rework cycle time. Incorporating rapid response convective top reflow heater and bottom dual zone pre-heaters for fast ramp and tight delta temperature control, the APR-5000-DZ is an ideal choice for a wide range of manufacturing environments. Also featuring a lowered nozzle temperature, the system provides complete protection for all components under rework.
Also on show was the MRS-1000 Modular Rework System is a powerful, high accuracy bench-top solution ideal for processes requiring precision control such as the removal of delicate miniature SMT components, for example. The MRS-1000 appeared alongside OK International’s PS-900 Soldering System, powered by the company’s SmartHeat® Technology. Raising power output without using excessive tip temperatures, the PS-900 is renowned for its ability to improve production quality and joint formation while reducing tip erosion for lower tip replacement costs and downtime. OK International’s comprehensive range of MFR multi function rework systems were on Stand 101, providing an all in one solution for manufacturers’ production soldering, rework and desoldering tasks.
SMT Germany visitors were able to see the Metcal MX-5000 Series Soldering and Rework System, along with its ability to increase productivity and process control for a wide range of applications. Delivering more power, advanced ergonomics and innovative SmartHeat Technology, the MX-5000 is a next generation soldering system. Also, featured was the OK International’s BVX-100 and BVX-200 series of fume extraction systems. Designed to remove and filter fumes found within the industry, OK International fume extraction products are currently in use worldwide to safeguard production environments.