May 2017.   Smart Desolder 01.
The trend towards increasingly small structures and integration of
functionality in PCBs is challenging for dispensing systems.

The SMART DESOLDER 01 combines a manual hot-gas source with a vacuum pen for noncontact extraction of residual solder. The new device was presented at the SMT Nuremberg in May 2017 for the first time.

Damage to the pads from overheating or mechanical stress is avoided through targeted heating of the residual solder after lifting the component. The temperature-controlled airflow prevents the neighboring components from warming up.

After melting, the residual solder is removed contactless by the vacuum pen. The use of a Teflon tip in the vacuum pen offers outstanding features: the nonstick effect, the temperature-resistance and the mechanically soft surface of the material.

As a stand-alone device, it virtually fits on any work bench and can be operated very flexible with two handheld pens.
The bottom heaters HOTBEAM 04 or 05 perfectly complement the SMART DESOLDER 01. They optimize the temperature curve by means of a sensor-based or programmed preheating profile.