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Contents 1 Introducing the QX2 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 QX2 system elements and functions QX2 system elements and functions Part numbers for the QX2 The power of SmartHeat The power of SmartHeat MX rework systems MX rework systems and STTC tip cartridges STTC soldering tip cartridges for MX systems STTC soldering tip cartridges for MX systems SMTC rework tip cartridges for MX systems SMTC specialty tip cartridges for MX systems SMTC SMT rework tip cartridges for MX systems SMTC SMT rework tip cartridges for MX systems TATC tip cartridges for MX Talon® systems STDC tip cartridges for MX desoldering systems MX accessories and spare parts MX accessories SP200 soldering system SSC soldering tip cartridges for the SP200 SP440 self-contained desoldering system training, applications, support, warranties product specifications The Metcal Idea: Safer, Faster and Easier Metcal products are designed with the above in mind. Metcal has led the way in bringing process control improvements to the workbench by combining ergonomic design with powerful technology. The result is safer, faster and easier products addressing a variety of applications which provide real savings and real value. For over ten years, SmartHeat® conduction systems have delivered the power needed to complete the job, while minimizing damage-causing temperatures. Now, QX Systems bring this same variable-power, fixed temperature idea to convection rework. The result: you know that reworked components will be kept safely within their process limits, maximizing throughput while minimizing thermal damage. In addition, Metcal considers attention to human factors and industrial design to be of paramount importance to profitable manufacturing. Footprint-reducing packaging saves valuable benchtop real estate. Ergonomic handpieces reduce fatigue, while simple controls minimize error. And, by automating as many functions as possible, we have lowered the amount of training required for proficiency. You can concentrate on doing a good job, rather than setting dials, guessing correction factors, or trying to find a standard setting in a notebook. All of these elements assist in improving throughput and process control. In today’s electronic production lines, these savings in time and error add up to real value. Product Damage Component-related damage includes thermal stress, mechanical shock, lead deformation, unintentional reflow of adjacent leads and induced solder bridging. PCB-related damage includes lifted pads and traces, delamination, blistering, measling, and unintentional reflow of adjacent component leads. When choosing between convection and conduction rework systems, choose the system that most closely fits your product damage parameters. This is why Metcal offers you equipment for either conduction or convection rework. Operator Training Costs Complexity and intuitiveness directly affect operator training costs. This is why Metcal designs their systems to be as easy to use as possible. Metcal makes it easy for anyone to set-up and use their equipment soon after opening the box, allowing for more flexibility and effective use of both permanent and temporary personnel. Total Rework Time This is defined by rework task complexity and volume. Consider total task time, including preparation and start-up, actual operating throughput, and clean-up. Total task time is affected by training, especially when a variety of operators use the equipment. Once again, this is why Metcal systems are designed to be easy to set-up and use. Also, Metcal systems minimize calibration time (some systems require no calibration at all), and are designed with as few parts as possible to minimize maintenance and repair costs. This is why Metcal offers extensive training, technical notes, and presentations designed to enable you to maximize your equipment performance.

Introduction to rework Rework is a non-value added operation. Therefore, minimizing total economic cost is critical. For any rework process, obtaining high quality, cost-effective results requires optimizing the interaction between operator, equipment, and the given rework task. Regardless of rework technology, total economic cost includes equipment costs, operator training, total rework time (throughput), and product damage. Equipment Costs Costs differ between rework technologies. This not only includes initial cost but also ongoing costs such as maintenance, calibration and repair.

and easy. convection systems are potentially very flexible. Gentle temperature rise rates protect boards and components. fast. Because a wide variety of components can be accomodated by a simple nozzle change. the heater exhaust temperature is held constant. in practice. During the removal cycle. We combined OK International’s experience in convection processes with the Metcal legacy of safer. and shielding components. There is no direct mechanical contact on the leads. Nozzles can be changed in seconds with a simple quick-release system. convection systems have become increasingly necessary. Convection rework But with today’s large. For years. fixturing. faster. the Metcal QX2 provides simplified controls and automation. Never before has convection rework been so safe. The system controller is moveable to suit your preferences and simplifies operation with its pushbutton configuration. requiring no special tools. Operators had to develop skill in balancing temperature and air flow. convection systems have been much more difficult to optimize.introducing the QX2 Staying ahead of developments in SMT Metcal changed rework with the introduction of SmartHeat systems. reducing operator training requirements. The need for shielding is minimized through the use of focused convection nozzles. Metcal users have been realizing significant increases in throughput and reduced scrap rates. Unlike conventional convection systems. To vary heating all that is required is that the airflow level be adjusted. you know the QX2 is like no other convection system. This makes optimizing heat delivery very simple. From the moment you take it out of the box. and easier operation. To maintain greater process control. Convection systems heat all leads simultaneously. A new approach to convection Now Metcal changes rework again by introducing the QX2. An easy-to-use underboard preheater is available to evenly heat boards and prevent warping during the rework of large components and multilayered boards. Set-up is fast and easy. However. aiming the air stream. Should it be necessary to change the setpoint to accomodate process changes. ensuring even reflow. which minimize process variability and set new standards for design and ease-of-use. the QX2 incorporates a lockout code allowing authorized personnel to reprogram it. which direct heat exactly where it is needed. 1 . the vacuum pick-up automatically lifts the component from the board when the solder reflows. such as new soldering alloys. so the risk of pad damage is minimal and components can be easily salvaged for reuse. The time used in the removal cycle is stored and displayed as a guide for establishing the minimum time to reattach a similar component. and then shuts off the heat. or testing. fine-pitch components and multilayer boards. And thus the benefits of convection rework have only been realized through a considerable amount of operator training. limiting their use. high pin-count. The temperature setpoint is low to minimize thermal stress.

you can ensure an appropriate reflow time. Theta rotation and nozzle release lever The theta rotation and nozzle release lever allows you to adjust the angle of the nozzle around the Z-axis. of upward force to the component. and heat. vacuum. the user selects attach mode or remove mode. the timer removes a source of subjective guesswork from the rework process. Pushing the lever past its stop actuates the nozzle release mechanism. to enable the nozzle to be exactly aligned with the component and leads. Focused convection nozzles. Temperature display Displays the temperature of the heater exhaust or the temperature measured by an auxiliary thermocouple in either ºC or ºF. and forms the main base unit of the system. which applies about 3 oz. where it is required. 2 . Timer By counting up during removal and down during attachment. to release components after liftoff. Remove mode This mode activates the vacuum pickup. the heater is automatically turned off. stopping the cycle also shuts off the vacuum. which may be adjusted on the fly if desired. Heater head assembly Integrated with the frame. Remote controller The controller provides the main interface between you and the QX2. direct hot air only at the leads. Mode selector By turning the mode selector ring. When component liftoff is sensed. Attach mode This mode reflows a new component to the PCB. In remove mode.QX2 system elements and functions Power supply The power supply unit provides airflow. allowing nozzles to be changed easily. Start/Stop button Pressing the Start/Stop button initiates or ends the remove or attach cycle. rather than box nozzles. and includes the heater and the vacuum pickup. Z-axis knob The Z-axis knob provides fine vertical adjustment of the heater head over the PCB. It can be moved to suit your needs Airflow selector The airflow selector determines the rate at which thermal energy is transferred to the component. Nozzles A selection of nozzles is available for the QX2 that permit a large range of components to be reworked. The heater exhaust temperature is preset at 350ºC and may be reset by the process engineer to anywhere between 250ºC and 450ºC by entering an unlock code. By adjusting the time stored in Remove mode with the ± Keys. the heater head assembly allows controlled vertical movement.

The underboard preheater cannot be used with the worktray. The worktray can also be used to store nozzles. quick release Other Auxiliary thermocouple port for component/board temperature monitoring Preheater This forced convection heater has a 6” x 6” heating surface. to yield a board temperature range of 90-120ºC. to protect the board and components from possible overheating. Airflow control This controls the amount of power applied to the work.QX2 system elements and functions Work tray This unit provides a working surface of the correct height for the PCB when the optional board holder is not in use. It also allows use of the preheater. Timer controlled Board holder The board holder can accomodate PCBs in a size range from 2” x 2” to 14” x 18”. For use without the QX2. The other side is a tray for catching hot components after removal. with minimal force. and is not adjustable. Four settings give a range from 150-950W. Start/Stop button The preheater connects to the QX2 via a control cable to enable automatic operation during removal and reattachment. or if underboard heating is not needed. Removal tool The removal tool has a spring clip which assists in safe removal of hot nozzles. QX2 Features Vacuum Operator control interface Self contained Movable Controller with: Start/Stop button Airflow control Time control LCD display Remove/attach control Automatic lift off and heater shutoff Manual. the manual Start/Stop button can switch the preheater on or off. It is self-centering. and the spring clips can be moved along their rails to hold the board securely. Component removal Component attachment Nozzle attachment/removal Push on. providing a 2ºC/cm temperature gradient. 3 . The temperature is preset at 180ºC.

115V QX2 Controller Cable Preheater Controller Cable Vacuum Cup Kit Dimensions in millimeters Component Type A: B: PLCC 20 11 11 PLCC 28 13 13 QFP 44 17 17 QFP 80 18 18 PLCC 44 19 19 PLCC 52 22 22 BQFP 100 23 23 PLCC 68 27 27 BQFP 132 28 28 PLCC 84. 220V QX2 Controller Work Tray Nozzle Removal Tool QX2 Controller Cable Preheater Controller Cable Vacuum Cup Kit B C Dimensions in millimeters Component Type A: B: SOL 20 11 13 SOL 28 11 16 TSOP 24-28/40-44 14 20 TSOP 28-32 21 9 TSOP 48 21 13 Part Number NZ-D1113 NZ-D1116 NZ-D1420 NZ-D2109 NZ-D2113 A B G D Note: The above nozzles are available as of printing. 115V QX2 Controller Work Tray Nozzle Removal Tool Power Cord. Additional nozzles are forthcoming. please call for availability. QFP 208 32 32 QFP 120/128/144/160 33 33 QFP 100 19 25 A Part Number NZ-Q11 NZ-Q13 NZ-Q17 NZ-Q18 NZ-Q19 NZ-Q22 NZ-Q23 NZ-Q27 NZ-Q28 NZ-Q32 NZ-Q33 NZ-Q1925 220V Convection Rework System includes the following: QX2-P-11 QX2-2CT AC-WT AC-NT AC-CC1 AC-CC2 AC-VC Power Supply.part numbers for the QX2 Part numbers for systems Key Part# Item QX2-SBP-11: QX2-SBP-21: QX2-SBH-11: QX2-SBH-21: QX2-S-11: QX2-S-21: A B AC-BH: AC-PH-11: AC-PH-21: AC-BP-11: AC-BP-21: 115V Convection Rework System with Board Holder & Preheater 220V Convection Rework System with Board Holder & Preheater 115V Convection Rework System with Board Holder 220V Convection Rework System with Board Holder 115V Convection Rework System 220V Convection Rework System Board Holder 115V Preheater 220V Preheater Board Holder/115V Preheater Kit Board Holder/220V Preheater Kit Focused convection nozzles A B 115V Convection Rework System includes the following: C D E F QX2-P-11 QX2-2CT AC-WT AC-NT AC-PC1 G AC-CC1 AC-CC2 AC-VC Power Supply. F E 4 .

controlling only tip temperature could effectively result in a consistent joint. this phenomenon serves the purpose of driving the current primarily through the high resistance magnetic layer. But only Metcal Systems have demonstrated superior performance and ease-of-use. Annual Savings (US$) $9. which heats up rapidly. Manufacturers should focus on controlling how much heat is delivered to the solder joint. causes the skin effect to decrease. permitting the migration of current into the highly conductive core. a useful physical phenomenon occurs – the current flow becomes confined to the magnetic alloy skin of the device. causing rapid heating. Controlling tip temperature to control connection temperature is like controlling the speed of a car by the amount of pressure you put on the gas pedal. SmartHeat is like cruise control for your car. Metcal tip cartridges sense the load and instantly adjust power to quickly deliver the right amount of heat precisely where it is needed. but it has an automatic.960 $19. instantaneous braking system to ensure that you never. Joints soldered per hour at 625ºF Production cost savings at US$40. When a high-frequency alternating current passes through the coil. 5 . even on the steepest hills. and the power supply provides a constant current. another physical phenomenon occurs: the layer loses its magnetic characteristics. This temperature.920 $40. The basic design of SmartHeat devices can be conceptually simplified as a solid cylinder made of two materials: a copper core with an outer layer of a special magnetic alloy. This is not necessarily the case! Why? Because different solder joint loads require different amounts of heat to reach the right connection temperature. Known as the “skin effect”. current flows only in the outer layer.360 $26. Metcal SmartHeat® Systems use a completely different technology. The copper core conducts heat to the joint. What does this mean to you? You can solder faster at lower temperatures with a Metcal than with any other iron. a very skilled operator can adjust the amount of heat being delivered by varying the time on the pedal (dwell time) or quickly changing pressure (tip temperature). if all the solder joints were alike (like driving on a flat road with no wind factors). Metcal provides unparalleled performance in a wide range of applications. However.640 $13. This can mean substantial savings in production costs. And. When the coil is energized. because SmartHeat Systems can deliver high power you won’t run out of gas along the way. Even if you know exactly how much heat you have at the tip. So. This cylinder is surrounded by a coil of fine wire. but conventional technology limits their ability.640 One of the key requirements in forming a strong solder joint is raising the connection temperature to the proper level for the proper amount of time. How SmartHeat technology works SmartHeat heaters consist of two basic elements: a constant current power supply and a heating element. In test after test.00 per hour Number of solder joints per board: 50 Boards/Month Annual Hours Saved Annual 250 83 500 166 1000 334 Number of solder joints per board: 100 Boards/Month Annual Hours Saved 250 166 500 334 1000 666 Number of solder joints per board: 150 Boards/Month Annual Hours Saved 250 249 500 498 1000 1002 Savings (US$) $3.080 Want us to run an analysis of your operations? Simply call your local Metcal distributor or representative and ask for a “Value Analysis” demonstration. Since the overall resistance to current flow is considerably decreased by both the low-resistance path of the inner core and the greater cross-sectional area through which the current travels. In addition. Not only does it vary the amount of gas (power) going to the engine (solder tip) based on the speed (connection temperature) desired. To compensate for real-world demands. this focus on controlling tip temperature to yield strong solder joints assumes that perfect tip temperature control equals perfect connection temperature. you don’t know how much each joint needs. As the outer layer reaches a certain temperature (predetermined by its constituent elements). conventional soldering iron manufacturers have spent a lot of time and energy on the accurate and precise control of tip temperature. Instead of just using the tip to store heat. called the Curie Point of the magnetic material. ever go too fast (no overshoot).360 233 CONVENTIONAL A CONVENTIONAL B CONVENTIONAL C 135 114 176 Annual Savings (US$) $6. The radical difference between it and standard heaters is that the heating element itself is capable of seeking and maintaining a predetermined temperature.640 $13.320 $6.the power of SmartHeat High throughput at low temperatures Everyone claims their soldering iron offers the latest technology to help you do your job better. overall power consumption decreases proportionally to the reduction in resistance. Of course.

When you change a tip cartridge. and flip one switch. The copper core conducts current with little resistance. it’s like getting a whole new system. They are incapable of overshoot. No Calibration makes ISO 9000 compliance easy Because the interchangeable SmartHeat® cartridges contain the heater and temperature self-regulating alloy. so you can go quickly from removing a 100-pin QFP to cleaning up pads with one of Metcal’s blade tip cartridges and desolder braid. 6 . Now. They deliver high throughput at lower temperatures And you get an easy to use. SmartHeat technology simplified We all know what happens when the sun shines on a black surface like asphalt: The surface absorbs the sun’s energy and heats up. A “no-calibration” letter is available on request. This can occur with remarkable speed. Removal is just as quick and easy. readouts. SmartHeat ® Systems require no calibration. to rapidly soldering a fine pitch component with our “hoof” tip cartridge. Metcal can make anyone a rework expert in less time than you’d think Even a novice can rework difficult boards with just a morning of basic training from one of our expert distributors or representatives. That’s because Metcal’s patented technology and precision-engineered design assure consistent results. the temperature begins to drop–but only until it drops below the Curie Point. it turns white – and its temperature stops rising. When the alloy reaches a certain temperature. you’ve specified most of your process. This cycle can repeat rapidly. and the skin effect vanishes. There is no need for calibration – ever. it would turn black again. imagine what would happen if asphalt could absorb energy until it reached a pre-set temperature. insert it into the handpiece. Then the skin effect resumes and heating recommences. the alloy reacts immediately by becoming “black” again to take on more energy and reheat. versatile conduction tool for all your rework needs. The asphalt heats more because a black surface is better at absorbing energy than a white one. This analogy is close to the way SmartHeat technology works. it stops absorbing energy – in our analogy. The easiest tip cartridge swap in the industry Tip cartridges slip in and out with no tools. buttons. You would have a road that could regulate its own temperature and never overheat or become icy. When the temperature dropped a few degrees. Tip cartridges like the SMTC-x147 (hoof) multi-lead speed soldering cartridge make attaching QFP-208’s easier than you’ve ever imagined. so heating effectively ceases. It’s like having a complete rework station at every bench. By specifying the tip cartridge. the skin loses its magnetic properties. the skin effect makes the device heat up again. Conversely. The “asphalt” is made from a metal alloy which has the ability to absorb energy from an electrical field and turn it into heat. As soon as the temperature drops below the Curie Point. Compare that to the myriad of dials. Just choose the correct tip cartridge. The selection of a material with a given Curie Point results in a device that will produce and maintain a specific self-regulated temperature. Reduces your maintenance costs SmartHeat® Systems reduce maintenance costs because they use no separate control circuits and minimal parts. This makes compliance with ISO 9000 simple. and then turn white to reflect the energy away. To sum it all up: Because Metcal Systems use SmartHeat technology. When a solder joint draws heat from the heater. With little resistance to generate heat.the power of SmartHeat At the Curie Point. white concrete reflects the sun’s energy and does not heat up as much. and calibration tools and procedures of other systems. The result? A system that requires no calibration and responds dynamically to loads.

and superior performance in mind. Metcal’s direct power delivery responds to the needs of the solder connection. the MX power supply has been designed to have a smaller footprint than almost any other system. which rely on stored energy.MX rework systems The power to deliver high throughput at low temperatures Unlike conventional systems. providing both safer rework and a repetitive thermal profile for superior process control. Attention to detail provides unmatched comfort and simplicty The Metcal Talon’s easy-squeeze design makes removing SMT components a snap. The MX500DS converts shop air into a powerful Venturi vacuum to clean through-holes completely and quickly. and automatically shuts off to maximize the life of your tip cartridges. *220/240 V systems do not include power cords. Automatic time-out increases tip cartridge life The MX-500P power supply senses whether the tip cartridge has been used during the past 30 minutes. Award winning pistol-grip SMT rework/desoldering system The MX-500DS allows you to do both SMT and through-hole rework with one power supply at the bench. the Talon was designed with ergonomics. 220/240 VAC Includes: MX-500P MX-RM3E MX-WS4 AC-YS3 AC-CP2 Two Port Switchable Power Supply with Power Cord* Rework Handpiece with cord Workstand Sponge Cartridge Removal Pad The MX-500DS requires shop air for desoldering. 220/240 VAC Includes: MX-500P MX-DS1 MX-RM8E MX-DAH4 MX-WS5 MX-RM3E MX-WS4 MX-YS3 MX-CP2 AC-CB1 AC-CB2 MX-DCF1 AC-TC Two Port Switchable Power Supply with Power Cord* Desoldering Handpiece Desoldering Cord ESD Air Hose with Fitting Workstand Rework Handpiece with cord Workstand Sponge (2 ea) Cartridge Removal Pad (2 ea) Cleaning Brush Tube Cleaning Brush Chamber Liner and Filter Pack Desoldering Tip Cleaner MX-500S-11: Rework System with Expansion Port. SmartHeat® Systems deliver direct power on demand. 100/120 VAC MX-500S-21: Rework System with Expansion Port. And. To put it simply. This allows you to work at lower temperatures while maintaining the fastest temperature recovery joint-to-joint in the industry. 100/120 VAC MX-500DS-21: Rework/Desoldering System. 7 . there are no annoying screws or difficult tip alignment–it’s simple and fast. Superior process control reduces board damage The predictability of SmartHeat increases quality at every bench. when you try any other tweezer tool. you’ll agree that there is really no comparison. and then try the Talon. Our sleek design gives you unmatched control and comfort. style. even when you have to change a tip cartridge. Unlike other “tweezer-style” tools. MX-500DS-11: Rework/Desoldering System. But we didn’t just stop at the handpiece. A cleverly designed beveled edge on tips allows you to rework several components without changing tip cartridges. Optimized bench space Since workbenches are getting more and more crowded. try the SP440 System. If you do not have shop air available. And the MX500DS uses paper solder collection liners instead of glass tubes for the easiest maintenance in the industry.

you need only approximate the size of the loads you will be working with. MX-D001: Desolder Upgrade Kit Includes: MX-DS1 MX-RM8E MX-DAH4 MX-WS5 MX-YS3 MX-CP2 AC-CB1 AC-CB2 MX-DCF1 AC-TC Desoldering Handpiece Desoldering Cord ESD Air Hose with Fitting Workstand Sponge Cartridge Removal Pad Cleaning Brush Tube Cleaning Brush Chamber Liner and Filter Pack Desoldering Tip Cleaner SM-TALON-02: Talon Upgrade with Switchbox for older STSS Systems Includes: MX-TALON MX-WS5 AC-YS3 AC-CP2 STSS-SW1E Talon Handpiece with cord Talon Workstand Sponge Cartridge Removal Pad Switchbox Tip Cartridges sold separately from all systems. blunt tip will transfer more heat than a fine. Switch to a 700 Series only where absolutely necessary. 100/120 VAC MX-500TS-21: Talon Rework System. When working with no-clean solders or thermally sensitive applications. a 600 Series will provide enough power and flexibility. when working with heavy ground planes. 220/240 VAC Includes: MX-500P MX-TALON MX-WS5 MX-RM3E MX-WS4 AC-YS3 AC-CP2 Two Port Switchable Power Supply with Power Cord* Talon Handpiece with cord Workstand Rework Handpiece with cord Workstand Sponge (2 ea) Cartridge Removal Pad (2 ea) Upgrade Kits MX-TALON-01: Talon Upgrade Kit Includes: MX-TALON MX-WS5 AC-YS3 AC-CP2 Talon Handpiece with cord Talon Workstand Sponge Cartridge Removal Pad Choosing the proper series Using a lower temperature helps prevent thermal damage and significantly enhances your tip life. Since Metcal tip cartridges sense thermal loads and respond to them. especially with no-clean solders. *220/240 VAC Systems do not include power cords. For most applications. 8 . Metcal’s 500 Series cartridges are excellent choices. for example. so you can often solder with a Metcal cartridge at a temperature 100°F or more lower than with a conventional iron. Correct Too Small Too Large MX-500TS-11: Talon Rework System. A flat. Each Metcal cartridge is designed for high power delivery. Choosing the largest tip possible will both improve performance and enhance tip life.MX rework systems and STTC tip cartridges STTC Soldering Tip Cartridges for MX Systems Choosing the correct geometry Pick a tip geometry that will maximize contact with the connection. pointed one.

Please note: STTC Soldering cartridges are for use with the MX-RM3E soldering/rework handpieces for STSS/MX Systems only. 1/32 30° Chisel .390" 3/32" 500 Series: STTC-536 600 Series: STTC-036 700 Series: STTC-136 For medium to heavy load joints requiring extra length.300" 13/64" Recommended Purpose 500 Series: STTC-517 600 Series: STTC-017 700 Series: STTC-117 High power for heavy load through-hole and mechanical soldering. 9 .390" 3/64" 500 Series: STTC-538 600 Series: STTC-038 700 Series: STTC-138 A finer version of the STTC-x37. Talon handpieces. Owning these tips will help you to complete almost every soldering task 13/64 Extra Large Chisel . 1/64 Sharp (Bent 30°) 1/64" . Looking for a surface mount touch-up tip? The STTC-025 should be your first choice. 1/16 30° Chisel . They cannot be used with SP Systems.360" 1/32" 500 Series: STTC-525 600 Series: STTC-025 700 Series: STTC-125 Good for a variety of light solder tasks. replacement. 1/64 Conical Sharp .390" 1/16" 500 Series: STTC-537 600 Series: STTC-037 700 Series: STTC-137 For a wide variety of tasks. Note: 800 Series tip cartridges are available in some configurations should a higher operating temperature be necessary. 3/32 30° Chisel . These are not recommended for general use as tip oxidation increases at high temperatures. Not for general through-hole. Good for surface mount touch-up. 1/8 90° Chisel . Good for medium to light through-hole and general surface mount touch-up. 1/64 60° Bevel .310" 500 Series: STTC-526 600 Series: STTC-026 700 Series: STTC-126 A bent version of the STTC-x22. The STTC-117 is a good tip for soldering to heavy ground planes. and PLCC point-to-point soldering. If you are looking for a first tip for your Metcal System. the STTC-037 is recommended.190" 1/8" 500 Series: STTC-513 600 Series: STTC-013 700 Series: STTC-113 For medium to heavy load joints where access is not a problem.330" 1/64" 500 Series: STTC-522 600 Series: STTC-022 700 Series: STTC-122 A versatile fine point for surface mount or fine wire applications. Not for general through-hole.580" 1/64" 500 Series: STTC-545 600 Series: STTC-045 700 Series: STTC-145 An extended length fine point for surface mount or fine wire. or desolder handpieces. 3/64 30° Chisel .STTC soldering tip cartridges for MX systems Most popular standard recommended tip cartridges These cartridges are Metcal’s most popular. Not for general through-hole.

185" 5/64" 5/64 60º Bevel STTC-x14 3/128 Sharp (Bent 30º) STTC-x44 1/16 30º Bevel STTC-x35 5/32" .535" . These are not recommended for general use as tip oxidation increases at high temperatures.185" 5/64" 1/16 Conical STTC-x12 1/32 Conical Sharp STTC-x07 1/64 Conical Sharp STTC-x06 3/64 Chisel (Bent 30º) STTC-x41 1/32" .385" 1/16" 1/16 Chisel (Bent 30º) STTC-x98 3/128" .390" 1/32 Conical Sharp STTC-x31 .188" .390" 1/32" 30° 3/32 90º Chisel STTC-x33 . x=0 for 600 Series.625" x=5 for 500 Series.570" 30° 1/16" .020" . Please note: STTC Soldering cartridges are for use with the MX-RM3E soldering/rework handpieces for STSS/MX Systems only.465" 3/64" .860" .340" .478" 1/16" 1/32 Conical STTC-x16 1/16 Conical Sharp STTC-x02 1/32 30º Bevel STTC-x24 3/32" 1/32" .390" .460" 1/64" 3/64" 1/16" 30° 1/16 30º Bevel STTC-x05 .170" 3/64" 30° 3/64 30º Bevel STTC-x15 3/128" .390" 1/16 Conical Sharp STTC-x32 1/16" .360" . They cannot be used with SP Systems.450 .625" 1/16" 1/16 60º Chisel STTC-x42 1/32 Conical Sharp STTC-x01 3/128 Conical Sharp STTC-x43 3/64 Chisel (Bent 30º) STTC-x99 Specialty cartridges Specialty cartridges are more expensive than Metcal’s standard cartridges.184" 3/128 Conical STTC-x11 1/64" 1/64 Sharp (Bent 30º) STTC-x40 .660" 1/8" 1/8 90º Chisel STTC-x03 1/32" .560" 1/16" . . you may want to try a standard cartridge first.530" 1/32" 13/64" 13/64 Large Chisel STTC-x65 .STTC soldering tip cartridges for MX systems Other Standard Cartridges . or desolder handpieces.600" 3/128" . x=1 for 700 Series x=8 for 800 Series (see note) 10 Note: 800 Series tip cartridges are available in some configurations should a higher operating temperature be necessary. Talon handpieces. If you think that you need a specialty cartridge.430" 60° 1/16" Heat Staking STTC-070 Only available in 600 Series 1/16 90º Chisel STTC-x04 1/32 60º Bevel STTC-x47 . .

11 . to be used with the Microsoft® Excel® spreadsheet program. A “near fit” is not good enough for most applications. one of them may work. If this doesn’t work. measure the dimensions of your component. Look up what type of component you have. Need a custom tip cartridge? If you have a component that needs a tip cartridge not listed in this brochure. a “Tip Picker” program. or desolder handpieces. you can often rework with a Metcal cartridge at a temperature 100°F or more below that of a conventional iron. For this reason. Metcal has a custom tip program. look up your component description. Soldering QFP’s. Tip Template Guide Many customers have said that trying to measure their components and match them up to a chart can be difficult. There’s also an outline of each tip at the edge of the template.com. The leads must be contacted on all sides to ensure even performance. Talon handpieces. Contact Metcal or your local Metcal representative for a copy. PLCC’s. call your Metcal Distributor or Representative. They cannot be used with SP Systems. Contact your local Metcal Distributor or Representative to order. and match it to the dimensions listed (sometimes components with the same description can have different dimensions). The tip you choose must match your component. We may have introduced a new tip cartridge between printings. That’s why Metcal developed the SMTC Tip Template Guide. Please note: SMTC surface mount rework cartridges are for use with MX-RM3E soldering/rework handpieces for STSS/MX Systems only. Lay the template over the component. The SMTC Tip Template is a series of ESD-safe. the recommended Series is included in its own column. Choosing the correct tip geometry First. In the tip listing which follows. In addition. and turn to one of our templates. clear plastic templates in an easy-to-use book. free of charge. SMT Removal Tip Types Slot Tunnel In addition.metcal. you’ve found your tip. so you can turn the template and “try out” the tip on the component. If you think you need a different series than recommended. Free Tip Picker Program Metcal makes available. Call for details. using the charts which follow. try looking up the dimensions of other types of components. Call Metcal or your local Metcal Representative or Distributor for a copy of our Technical Note or for a demonstration. you can use Metcal’s blade tips to clean up pads or solder components using either wire solder or solder paste. call your local Metcal Representative or Distributor. which can abrade leads and shorten tip life. And safer than drag soldering with a bent hook tip. This is the easiest way yet to get the right tip. Then. or other multi-leaded packages? Let one of Metcal’s Multi-lead Soldering tip cartridges or one of Metcal’s blade tips do the work for you! It’s faster than laboriously soldering point to point. You can also download a copy from www. and. Quad Dual Quad Please note that dual cartridges require 2 power supplies and 2 handpieces. A dual handle support (DHS) is also recommended.SMTC SMT rework tip cartridges for MX systems Choosing the correct tip cartridge for surface mount removal Choose the proper Series Each Metcal cartridge is specially designed to deliver high power in response to loads. if it fits and has the correct lead count.

830 Long SMTC-062 1. The face holds just the right amount of solder. or desolder handpieces.) SMTC-x136 28-Pin SMT Connector SMTC-x98 Knife SMTC-x161 Please note: x = 5 for 500 Series.620 Long SMTC-061 0. and the SMTC-x147 has extra plating where necessary to prevent the failures so commonly seen when using a bent hook to drag solder. We call these multi-lead speed soldering tip cartridges. use the recommended part number below to order. (This tip cartridge is shaped like a horse’s hoof) This tip is designed specifically for “drag soldering” techniques. Style Hoof Mini-Hoof Recommended Part Number SMTC-x147 SMTC-x167 Choose the size of blade tip that best fits the row of pads.410 Long SMTC-060 0. Talon handpieces. A dual handle support (DHS) is also recommended. Multi-lead speed soldering Metcal makes special tip cartridges for replacing most component configurations. you will find it is the easiest and fastest way to solder surface mount components. The heat combined with the abrasive action may cause the epoxy holding the land to the board to lift the pad. 12 . x = 0 for 600 Series. See your local Metcal distributor or representative for a demonstration of these easy techniques. gull-wing and J-lead. always use the tip by working with the grain of the pad. For proper wicking. Note SMTC rework cartridges are for use with MX-RM3E soldering/rework handpieces for STSS/MX systems only. Other special tip cartridges Hot Plate (. For components on boards where access is not a problem. They cannot be used with SP systems. we recommend our SMTC-x147 “hoof” tip cartridge. x = 1 for 700 Series. sq. For optimum heat delivery. regardless of the number of leads or the lead pitch.425in. The “knife” tip (SMTC-x161) is designed for multi-lead soldering of PLCC’s in tight spaces. Once you have practiced a bit. The “mini-hoof” (SMTC-x167) is designed for soldering of either PLCC’s or QFP’s in tight spaces.550 Long Dual SMTC-1110 Please note that dual cartridges require 2 power supplies and 2 handpieces. Never use a blade to wick by dragging it down the row of pads. Dimension in inches Recommended Part Number 0.SMTC specialty tip cartridges for MX systems Pad clean-up Metcal’s blade tip cartridges may be used with desolder braid to clean up the pads for both two and four-sided components regardless of the lead configuration or pitch.

270 .090 .270 .620 .0805(angle) Chip 0805 Chip 1206. Case E SOT-23 SOT-89 Tunnel Tip Cartridges B Dimensions in inches A: Width B: Length D: Depth .125 .760 . Case A (EIA SOPM-3224) Chip.250 .065 .335 .375 .075 .170 .-16 SOIC-14 SOIC-24(mini flat pack) SOIC-16 (large) SOIC-20 SOIC-24 SOIC-28.090 .SMTC SMT rework tip cartridges for MX systems Slot Tip Cartridges B D A SMD Component Chip 0402.100 .335 .100 .285 .620 . 1812 Chip.125 .320 .060 .450 1.200 .130 .150 .225 .315 . Case B (EIA SOPM-3528) Inductor.760 . 0603 Chip 0402.070 . 0603. Case D (EIA SOPM-7243) Chip.505 .062 .805 .074 .730 .840 .080 . DB-20 SOP-20 SOP-28 SOP-40 SOP-44 TSOP-28 TSOP-40 TSOP-56 D i m e n s i o n s i n i n c h e s A2: Width A: Width B: Length D: Depth .125 .340 .100 .035 . Case B (EIA SOPM-4532) Chip.410 .565 1.125 .200 .105 .375 .470 .120 .420 .330 .440 .080 .095 .556 .300 .410 .125 .250 .270 .040 .100 .270 .720 .190 .520 .315 .200 .120 Part Number SMTC-x149 SMTC-x47 SMTC-x107 SMTC-x46 SMTC-x68 SMTC-x04 SMTC-x06 SMTC-x142 SMTC-x77 SMTC-x124 SMTC-x10 SMTC-x09 SMTC-x07 SMTC-x42 SMTC-x26 SMTC-x140 SMTC-x40 SMTC-x148 SMTC-x20 SMTC-x138 SMTC-x39 SMTC-x134 SMTC-x83 SMTC-x95 SMTC-x154 SMTC-x162 Recommended Series 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 700 700 700 600 600 600 Recommended Part Number SMTC-0149 SMTC-047 SMTC-0107 SMTC-046 SMTC-068 SMTC-004 SMTC-006 SMTC-0142 SMTC-077 SMTC-0124 SMTC-010 SMTC-009 SMTC-007 SMTC-042 SMTC-026 SMTC-0140 SMTC-040 SMTC-0148 SMTC-020 SMTC-0138 SMTC-139 SMTC-1134 SMTC-183 SMTC-095 SMTC-0154 SMTC-0162 13 .280 . SOL-34 SOIC-32 SOJ-28. 1210 Chip 1808.125 .520 .730 .740 .520 .204 .250 .200 .068 .375 .110 .120 .320 .070 .240 .070 .280 .335 .060 .720 .450 1.140 . 34 SOJ-40.050 .070 .125 .510 1.190 .110 . SOM-32 SOJ-42 SOMC-14.204 .080 .470 .230 .750 .250 .110 .135 .130 .170 .375 .340 .400 .140 .090 .350 .380 .270 .095 .095 .000 .-16.075 .200 .090 .510 .080 Part Number SMTC-x96 SMTC-x88 SMTC-x01 SMTC-x02 SMTC-x03 SMTC-x35 SMTC-x32 SMTC-x36 SMTC-x33 SMTC-x34 SMTC-x41 SMTC-x05 SMTC-x08 Recommended Series 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 600 600 600 500 500 Recommended Part Number SMTC-596 SMTC-588 SMTC-501 SMTC-502 SMTC-503 SMTC-535 SMTC-532 SMTC-536 SMTC-033 SMTC-034 SMTC-041 SMTC-505 SMTC-508 D A A2 SMD Component Chip MNR32 DPAK SO-8 SO-16 SO-8 SOIC-8 SOIC-14.375 .320 .100 .050 .070 .125 .330 .400 .330 .050 . Case C (EIA SOPM-6032) Chip.320 . SOM-36 SOJ-32.335 .420 .160 .665 .475 .375 .180 .460 .020 .

115 .600 1.570 .650 .550 .440 .100 SQFP-64 (EIAJ) .105 QFP-48 .100 .140 PLCC-84 1.200 1.115 Part Number SMTC-x144 SMTC-x12 SMTC-x109 SMTC-x118 SMTC-x14 SMTC-x108 SMTC-x145 Recommended Part Number SMTC-1144 SMTC-112 SMTC-1109 SMTC-1118 SMTC-114 SMTC-1108 SMTC-1145 x=0 for 600 Series.750 .290 1.100 PLCC-28 .290 1.440 .860 .500 .700 .550 .675 .200 Socket Tip Cartridges (tip inside socket) B D Part Number SMTC-x11 SMTC-x12 SMTC-x103 SMTC-x16 SMTC-x13 SMTC-x14 SMTC-117** SMTC-118** SMTC-x28 SMTC-119** SMTC-x29 SMTC-x121 SMTC-x120 SMTC-x159 SMTC-x132 SMTC-x115 SMTC-x118 SMTC-x133 SMTC-x21 SMTC-x43 SMTC-x15 SMTC-x45 SMTC-x122 SMTC-x86 SMTC-x44 SMTC-x81 SMTC-x48 SMTC-x125 SMTC-x158 Recommended Part Number SMTC-111 SMTC-112 SMTC-1103 SMTC-116 SMTC-113 SMTC-114 SMTC-117** SMTC-118** SMTC-128 SMTC-119** SMTC-129 SMTC-1121 SMTC-1120 SMTC-1159 SMTC-1132 SMTC-1115 SMTC-1118 SMTC-1133 SMTC-121 SMTC-143 SMTC-115 SMTC-145 SMTC-1122 SMTC-186 SMTC-144 SMTC-181 SMTC-148 SMTC-1125 SMTC-1158 A SMD Component PLCC-20 Socket PLCC-28 Socket PLCC-32 Socket PLCC-44 Socket PLCC-52 Socket PLCC-68 Socket PLCC-84 Socket Dual* D i m e n s i o n s A: Width .040 1.750 .635 .620 .480 .805 .995 .330 .075 QFP-132 .910 .-160 Dual* 1.330 1.610 .455 . A 700 Series tip cartridge is recommended for all quad SMT removal tips.960 .195 1.455 .200 .130 QFP-208 Dual* 1.805 .330 . *Dual tip cartridges require 2 power supplies and 2 handpieces.370 .120 1.360 .570 .960 .330 .995 .-80 .840 .150 .330 .160 i n i n c h e s B: Length D: Depth .885 .100 PLCC-28 .955 .100 PLCC-44 .500 .140 SQFP-48 (EIAJ) .100 PLCC-52 .130 QFP-100 .610 .2 mm fp) .960 .160 .985 1.760 .114 QFP-120.400 .805 . ** Available in 700 Series only.110 TQFP-80 .120 .550 .456 .550 .040 .120 PQFP-240 Dual* 1.040 1.660 .650 .700 .650 .125 1.525 .556 .125 QFP-100 1.160 1.860 .100 PLCC-20 .650 1.160 1.660 .500 .955 1.020 .110 PQFP-304 Dual* 1.170 1.985 1.440 .800 .610 .910 .675 .140 PLCC-84 Dual* 1.995 . A dual handle support (MX-DHS) is also recommended. 14 .485 .995 .360 .140 PLCC-68 Dual* .445 .635 .960 .635 .130 QFP-44 . x=1 for 700 Series.360 .125 1.485 .620 .635 .150 .410 .450 .600 1.840 .SMTC SMT rework tip cartridges for MX systems Quad/Dual Quad Tip Cartridges B B2 D A A2 D i m e n s i o n s i n i n c h e s SMD Component A2: Width A: Width B2: Length B: Length D: Depth PLCC-18 .195 .525 .080 QFP-128 (3.530 .660 .800 .440 .885 .805 .165 1.330 .360 .020 .445 .440 .520 .480 .400 .760 .660 .805 .110 TQFP-44 .130 QFP-64.165 1.805 .100 PLCC-32 .195 1.190 QFP-144 .130 QFP-100 .040 1.165 1.570 .130 VQFP-100 (EIAJ) .600 .195 .165 1.500 .300 .100 PLCC-68 .170 .330 .550 .

00–0. 500 Series cartridges will work well for most applications.47 0.36 0. tantalums. make sure that all leads are contacted during removal. 15 .00–0. D i m e n s i o n s Description Fine Point Tips Blades.78 0.06–0. 0. Where it is possible. Please note TATC tip cartridges are for use with the Talon only Choose the proper Series Each Metcal cartridge is designed to deliver high power in response to loads.03–0. For this reason. Metcal’s unique design means that a wide range of components can be removed by a small range of tips.TATC tip cartridges for MX Talon® systems The ultimate in versatility Tip cartridges can be inserted three ways A Choose the correct geometry Metcal TATC tip cartridges are available in the following tip geometries and in two standard temperature ranges (500 Series and 600 Series).81* TSOP 32* Blades. 0. When you use this feature. 1.00–0. 0. and 0603 chip caps without changing tips.42 0. a beveled edge is provided to improve versatility.25* Blades.37 0. 6 for 600 Series *Denotes a corner bevel for small components. You can remove 28-pin SOIC’s.10–0. you can often work with a Metcal cartridge at a temperature lower than with a conventional iron.66 Part Number TATC-x01 TATC-x02 TATC-x03 TATC-x04 TATC-x05 TATC-x06 x=5 for 500 Series. See illustration below.10* i n i n c h e s Span (A) 0. Measurement “A” (Span) refers to the minimum and maximum distance between two cartridges when used together in the Talon® in the three possible configurations.62* Blades.

They cannot be used with the SP440. Choosing the correct geometry B END-ON VIEW A L E A D I. Therefore. A typical board usually requires a 700 Series tip cartridge.055 0. making desoldering on multi-layer boards much easier. there is no need to compromise. Since changing tip cartridges is so quick and easy. and an outside diameter (B) that is approximately the same size as the pad.STDC tip cartridges for MX desoldering systems Choosing the correct desolder tip cartridge Proper tip cartridge selection is important for getting the best results. Try a 600 Series tip cartridge first for thermally sensitive components or small single-sided boards.040 0.025 0. long reach desolder tip cartridges are only available in 700 and 800 Series. Desolder cartridges are available in three temperature ranges (600. 800 Series tip cartridges can help you do the most stubborn jobs.080 0.050 0. (B) BOARD PAD PAD COMPONENT Select a tip cartridge with an inside diameter (A) larger than the lead diameter.030 0.125 600 Series STDC-002 STDC-003 STDC-004 STDC-005 STDC-006 STDC-007 700 Series STDC-102 STDC-103 STDC-104 STDC-105 STDC-106 STDC-107 800 Series STDC-802 STDC-803 STDC-804 STDC-805 STDC-806 STDC-807 Long Reach* N/A STDC-703L STDC-704L STDC-705L N/A N/A Long Reach 800 Series N/A STDC-803L STDC-804L STDC-805L N/A N/A *When using long reach cartridges. 700. Note: STDC cartridges are for use in the MX-DS1 pistol grip desolder handpiece only. and 800 Series).060 0. (A) O. These are not recommended for general use as tip oxidation increases at high temperatures.095 0.090 0. Choosing the correct Series STDC cartridges are highly durable and designed for high heat transfer.066 0.400" Dimensions in inches Inside Outside Diameter Diameter (A) (B) 0.070 0. 16 . Long reach cartridges are available in three popular geometries for reaching hard-to-access leads. safe device removal.D. 800 Series tip cartridges are available should a higher operating temperature be necessary. 600 Series heat delivery is insufficient for fast. Standard STDC tip cartridge Correct Too Small Too Large Long reach STDC tip cartridge 0.D.

and WS5 workstands (not shown) U V W X Y AA Z FF GG BB CC EE JJ DD J MX-WSC4 AC-YS1 AC-YS3 K L N O P HH II M KK Maintenance Kit (MX-DMK1) for MX desolder system Miscellaneous Accessories K AC-TSTAND L AC-CP2 M AC-BRUSH N MX-DHS O MX-TEMPLATE P AC-TCASE Tip stand* Cartridge removal pad Cartridge cleaning brush Dual handle support for dual heater cartridges SMTC tip template guide Tip case* Z AA BB CC DD EE FF GG HH II MX-DSL2 MX-DLA MX-DSB Large Phillips screws (2) (Not sold separately) Small Phillips screws (4) (Not sold separately) Swivel bushing Hex screws (2) (Not sold separately) Latch adjustment Large springs (2) (Not sold separately) Nylon screws (2) (Not sold separately) Seal.7" x 2. chamber (2) Small springs (6) (Not sold separately) * Tips not included JJ KK 17 .MX accessories and spare parts A D Q R B E T C Handpieces and Cords A MX-RM3E B MX-RM6E C MX-TALON D MX-DS1 E MX-RM8E MX-DAH2 F MX-DAH4 Soldering/rework handpiece and cord* Long reach soldering/rework handpiece and cord* Talon handpiece and cord Desolder handpiece Desolder cord Airhose. WS4. cartridge (2) Hinge pins (4) (Not sold separately) O-Rings (2) (Not sold separately) MX-DSL1 Seal. chamber Seal. ESD.7" x 1. cartridge Swivel bushing G R S T MX-DAR1 AC-TC AC-CB1 AC-CB2 MX-DVC1 MX-DSL1 MX-DSL2 MX-DSB H I J Workstand Items G MX-WS4 H MX-WS5 I MX-WSC5 Soldering/rework workstand (includes YS3 sponge) Desoldering/Talon workstand (includes YS3 sponge) Phenolic insert for MX-WS5 workstand Phenolic insert for MX-WS4 workstand Sponge (1. no fitting (not shown) Airhose. standard with fitting F W X U V Y S Desoldering Accessories Q MX-DCF1 MX-DCF1L MX-DCF1F 15 chamber liners and 6 filters kit Chamber liners (40) (not shown) Fume filters (20) (not shown) Air regulator and filter with fitting Desoldering tip cleaner Chamber cleaning brush Tube cleaning brush Venturi cartridge Seal. ESD.0") for WS1 workstand (not shown) Sponge for WS3.

handle cords. Advanced Tip Selection Techniques By using the Net Power Meter to measure delivered power. Quantitative Verification The Net Power Meter provides immediate quantitative lab or bench-top verification of the Metcal System’s performance. you can check to see if you are using your Metcal System correctly. AC-BH: AC-PH-11: AC-PH-21: AC-BP-11: AC-BP-21: Board Holder 115V Preheater 220V Preheater 115V Board Holder/Preheater Kit 220V Board Holder/Preheater Kit 18 . Whichever tip cartridge draws maximum power for a given temperature is the proper choice. from time on the joint to correct tip selection Troubleshooting The Net Power Meter can also be used to troubleshoot power supplies. even for uncommon geometries or loads. or components with heavy ground planes.MX accessories Board Holder and Preheater This boardholder and preheater can help you to rework even the thickest boards. you can determine which tip cartridges to use and how to position them for maximum effectiveness. not the temperature or pressure. Training Aid By monitoring the power applied to a task. Reflow Indicator The Net Power Meter can be used as a reflow indicator when removing SMT components. a Metcal® Net Power Meter can help in a variety of applications. and tip cartridges. See page 3 for more details. MX-NPM Net Power Meter Because of Metcal’s unique Direct Power SmartHeat Technology.

The SP200 is an ideal choice for both large and small companies. SP200-11 SP200-21 Includes: SP-PW1 SP-HC1 SP-WSK1 AC-CP2 Miscellaneous Accessories D E F G AC-TSTAND AC-TCASE AC-CP2 AC-BRUSH Tip stand Tip case* Cartridge removal pad Cartridge cleaning brush The following are shown on page 18 AC-BH: AC-PH-11: AC-BP-11: Board Holder Preheater Board Holder/Preheater Kit Soldering system. 115 VAC Soldering system. * 220/240 VAC Systems do not include power cords. Now you don’t have to settle for second best. *Tips not included 19 . You can put an SP200 on through-hole soldering and surface mount touch-up benches.SP200 soldering system A B C SP200 soldering Accessories A B C SP-HC1 SP-WSC SP-WSK1 AC-YS3 Solder handle/cord for SP200 Replacement cradle for SP-WSK1 Solder workstand with YS3 Sponge Sponge for WSK1/WSK2 (not shown) D E F G Metcal Direct Power for soldering applications With increased competition. companies of all sizes are being driven to cut costs – without cutting corners. there is no calibration required. and a Metcal MX500 Surface Mount Rework System on the benches of your SMT rework operators. 220/240 VAC Power Supply with power cord* Handpiece with cord Workstand with Sponge Cartridge Removal Pad Tip cartridges sold separately. Just as in all Metcal SmartHeat systems. The SP200 delivers 100% Metcal performance for soldering applications.

594" 1/32" 3/32" Long reach chisel.445" .64" . An extended-reach chisel tip for medium-load joints where access is a problem. Versatile fine point tip cartridge for SMT touch-up or fine wire applications. . A multi-purpose tip for heavy through-hole loads in hard to access areas.385" 1/16" 1/16 30° chisel SSC-x37A 3/64 30° chisel SSC-x38A 1/32 30° chisel SSC-x25A 1/32 conical sharp SSC-x01A 3/32 Long chisel SSC-x46A If you are looking for a first tip cartridge for your Metcal system. blunt tip will transfer more heat than a fine. Not for general throughhole. Not for general throughhole.746" .385" 3/32" . 6 for 600 Series.746" 1/64" 1/64 conical sharp SSC-x45A Multi-lead speed solder SSC-x39A Mini hoof SSC-x67A . the SSC-637A is recommended.700" 1/8" . and 7 for 700 Series. The SSC-625A should be your first choice for SMT touch-up. .02" Knife SSC-x61A For speed soldering J-leads. Good for working under a microscope.07" . and enhance tip life. For speed soldering gullwing leads.SSC soldering tip cartridges for the SP200 Selecting a SSC tip cartridge Each Metcal tip cartridge is designed for high power delivery. when working with heavy ground planes. both gull-wing and J-lead. Designed for drag soldering of fine pitch parts. When working with no-cleans or thermally sensitive applications.400" 3/64" . . a 600 Series tip cartridge will provide enough power and flexibility to do the job. An extended length fine point tip cartridge for SMT touch-up or fine wire. Good for SMT touch-up.300" Tip Geometry For maximum performance. for example. Switch to a 700 Series only where absolutely necessary. . Choosing the largest tip possible will improve performance (enabling you to conduct more heat at lower temperatures).209" .65" .746" 20 . Good for a variety of light solder tasks. General purpose for medium to heavy loads requiring extra length. .05" . pick a tip geometry which will maximize contact with the connection. 1/16" 1/16 60º chisel SSC-x42A 30º chisel SSC-x17A .425" 1/32" . Not for general throughhole. pointed one. For light duty applications requiring extra length. 1/8" 1/8 90° chisel SSC-x13A 3/32 30° chisel SSC-x36A High power for medium to heavy loads where access is not a problem.18" 45º 1/64" Long sharp (bent 30°) SSC-x54A . For most applications. so you can often solder 100°F or more lower than with a conventional iron. Metcal’s 500 Series tip cartridges are an excellent choice. x= 5 for 500 Series. Good for medium to light through-hole and general surface mount touch up. High power for heavy-load soldering. A bent SSC-x22A.628" A bent version of the SSC-x45A. A flat. A finer SSC-x37A.445" 1/64" 1/64 conical sharp SSC-x22A 1/64 sharp (bent 30°) SSC-x26A 1/64" .

040" 0. ESD Replacement desolder cradle for DP-WSK2 Sponge 21 .055" SDC-602 SDC-702 SDC-802 0. the SP440 is portable and ideal for areas lacking shop air. there is no need to compromise.D.025" 0.D.060" SDC-603 SDC-703 SDC-803 0. Desolder tips are sold separately.SP440 self-contained desoldering system Choosing the correct geometry Select a tip with an inside diameter larger than the lead diameter and an outside diameter approximately the same size as the pad. 220/240 VAC Includes: SP-PW3 DP-DSG2 DP-FIL DP-SL3 DP-WSK2 AC-CP2 AC-TC Power Supply with power cord* Desolder Tool assembly. Dimensions in inches Inside Outside Part Number Diameter A Diameter B 600 Series 700 Series 800 Series 0. designed for high heat transfer.090" SDC-606 SDC-706 SDC-806 0. The lightweight. A typical board usually requires a 700 Series tip.125" SDC-607 SDC-707 SDC-807 Systems SP-440-11 Self-Contained Desoldering System.030" 0. the SP440 has an automatic Time-Out feature to extend tip life.095" 0. making desoldering on multi-layer boards much easier. These are not recommended for general use as tip oxidation increases at high temperatures. With 50 Watts of power and tips designed to maximize heat transfer. Try a 600 Series tip first for thermally sensitive components or small single-sided boards.050" 0. the SP440 delivers higher watt density power at lower temperatures than conventional desoldering tools. self-contained vacuum pump delivers a powerful vacuum capable of clearing through-holes quickly and completely. Choosing the right tip cartridge will maximize your performance at the lowest possible temperature. (B) PAD BOARD PAD COMPONENT Power on demand for through-hole desoldering The Metcal® SP440 Self-Contained Desoldering System is designed for production through-hole rework. ergonomic pencil grip desolder tool is designed to maximize control and comfort while reducing fatigue. As the vacuum system is built into the unit.080" SDC-605 SDC-705 SDC-805 0. The SP440 delivers superior Metcal performance at a price competitive with lesser tools.060" 0. Choosing the correct Series The SP440 features high durability SDC desolder cartridges. The whisper quiet. This minimizes the risk of thermal damage. Choosing the correct desolder tip cartridge Proper tip cartridge selection is important for getting the best results. Desolder cartridges are available in two temperature ranges (600 and 700 Series). Correct END-ON VIEW Too Small B A L E A D Too Large I. The cable and vacuum tubing are burn-resistant and the paper solder collection chamber liner has been designed for easy disposal – no glass tubes! Also.070" SDC-604 SDC-704 SDC-804 0. Using SmartHeat technology. (A) O. Since changing tip cartridges is so quick and easy. pencil grip Filter Pack Front seal for DP-DSG2 Desolder workstand with AC-YS3 Sponge Cartridge removal pad Tip Cleaners *220/240VAC Systems do not include power cords. Replacement parts DP-VP1 DP-VP2 DP-CA2 DP-CC DP-SL3 DP-VB1 DP-VL1 DP-WSC2 AC-YS3 Vacuum pump for SP440-11 Vacuum pump for SP440-21 Coil assembly Solder collection chamber Front seal for DP-DSG2 Valve body assembly Vacuum line. the SP440 is ideal for heavy load desoldering of components on heavy ground plane and multilayer PCBs. 800 Series tip cartridges are available should a higher operating temperature be necessary. 120 VAC SP-440-21 Self-Contained Desoldering System.

All tip cartridges that fail to heat will be repaired or replaced at Metcal’s option. There are courses specially designed for beginning operators. military. Metcal can help. The warranty period will start from the date of purchase. Metcal offers custom training. Tip cartridges are warranted against any defects in materials or workmanship. product managers. Applications support Metcal’s Answer Team. including a link to Metcal’s own product information and technical papers site. comprised of a unique network of engineers. altered or damaged items. Courses can be held on-site or off-site.com As an industry service. TATC. QX2 System Warranty Metcal. Whether you need advice on removing a new package. as well as to organizations such as SMTA. Metcal. to the original purchaser.training. trainers. If you need help.metcal.g. your local Metcal Distributor or Representative. and publishes papers on important topics in the industry. it contains the most comprehensive links to other web sites in the industry. All Handle/Cord Assemblies and the DS1 Desolder Tool are warranted against any defects in materials or workmanship for one (1) year from the date of purchase by the original owner. This warranty excludes normal maintenance and shall not apply to any opened. If the product should become defective within the warranty period.. will repair or replace it free of charge at its sole option. Metcal. freight prepaid. magazines such as Circuits Assembly. We can train your people to your specific industrial. Metcal regularly sponsors seminars and user groups. warranties Training Metcal offers a full line of training classes through a network of industry trainers.com for more information. misused. Inc. abused. Inc. visit our website. Metcal will repair or replace (at Metcal’s sole option) a Power Supply that fails in normal use within three (3) years after the expiration of the four-year warranty at the then current repair or exchange rate. The replacement item(s) will be shipped. If the product should become defective within the warranty period. misused. altered or damaged tip cartridges are not warranted. Metcal warrants all other products except consumables against any defects in materials or workmanship for ninety (90) days from the date of purchase by the original owner. or contact customercare@metcal. warrants Power Supplies against any defects in materials or workmanship for four (4) years from the date of purchase by the original owner. Because tip plating is mainly dependent upon the user’s application and practices. Metcal sponsors the Rework and Repair Exchange on the World Wide Web at http://www. want to know if the new solder you are thinking of using requires any special techniques. The warranty period will start from the date of purchase. suppliers. Metcal warrants that the heater in its STTC. as well as advanced technique courses suitable for trainers or experienced SMT technicians. SDC. modified. to the original purchaser.com. abused. Hands-on training ensures practical experience that can be brought back to the plant. The replacement item(s) will be shipped. abused. warrants the QX2 system and all other products except consumables (e. In addition. In addition. repaired. The coil assembly for the SP440 (DP-CA2) is warranted for 1000 hours or six (6) months. misused or damaged Power Supply. and experienced representatives and distributors can work with you to solve your most pressing problems. This warranty excludes normal maintenance and shall not apply to any opened. Inc. or vocational needs. Inc.com. The Exchange is a comprehensive forum for discussion on a variety of industry topics. If the date of purchase cannot be substantiated. Call your local Metcal Representative or contact customercare@metcal. altered or damaged items. This offer does not apply to any previously opened. altered. applications support. 22 . and sites for contract manufacturers. STDC. the date of manufacture will be used as the start of the warranty period. tip cartridges are not warranted for plating wear. and SSC tip cartridges will operate according to specifications for the lifetime of the tip plating.metcal. Also. Misused. industry leaders. or need a custom tip or product modification. If the date of purchase cannot be substantiated the date of manufacture will be used as the start of the warranty period. will repair or replace it free of charge at its sole option. contact Metcal at 800-776-1778. operators. freight prepaid. vacuum cups) against any defects in materials or workmanship for one year from the date of purchase by the original owner. SmartHeat Systems Warranty Metcal. The rework and repair exchange at www.. and more.

0 in (203 mm x 152 mm x 178 mm) 9. 292 mm x 427 mm x 533 mm 20. x 21. CE 23 . 6.1°C). unit on ± 2 °F (± 1. CSA E335-2-45.0 in.3 kg) 2.9 kg < 2 mV. WS-6536D and E ETL Listed.0 oz (57 g) MIL-STD-2000. unit on ± 2°F (± 1.0 in. -45743E . FCC Approved 105-1011 ohm/square per ASTM D257 (105-109 ohm/square where possible) QX2-S-11 90-132 VAC. (135 mm x 241 mm x 119 mm) 7. 50/60 Hz 550 W 5 amps 20 to 50 l/min 662ºF 482ºF–842ºF 950 W 8. 50-500 Hz < 2 ohms.56 MHz 10 millisecond lag time After 25-30 minutes idle time 72 inches (1830 mm) . 292 mm x 521 mm x 361 mm 11.0 oz (227 g) weight (total unit) weight (desolder tool) Standards Compliance MIL-STD-2000. still air 50 . x 15.5 amps 6 in. x 6 in.0 oz (56. DC.2 kg 2.5 in. (108 mm x 89 mm x170 mm) 5. x 5. power cord (3-wire) Dimensions length x width x height weight (total unit) Standards Compliance Agency Approvals ESD materials SP200 Power Supply Tip-to-ground potential Tip-to-ground resistance Idle temperature stability Ambient operating temp Maximum enclosure temp Input line voltage SP200-11 SP200-21 Input line frequency Nominal output Output frequency Power cord (3-wire) Handle/cord assembly Dimensions length x width x height weight (total unit) weight (handpiece) Standards compliance Agency Approvals ESD materials < 2 mV.5 in. x 15.7 g) Handle cord assembly 72 inches (1830 mm) carbon loaded silicone. x 16.4 kg) MIL-STD-2000.0 in. unit on ±2°F (± 1.0in. WS-6536D and E ESD 105-1011 ohm/square per ASTM D257 (ESD 105-109 ohm/square where possible) MX Power Supply Tip-to-ground potential Tip-to-ground resistance Idle temperature stability Ambient operating temp Maximum enclosure temp Thermal switch Input line voltage MX-500P-11 MX-500P-21 Input line frequency MX-500P-11 MX-500P-21 Nominal output Output frequency Auto-off feature Time out feature U.0 in. 50-500 Hz < 2 ohms. true RMS. CSA E335-1.104 °F (10 . x 2 in. -1686.8 in. 14 in.1°C) still air 50-104°F (10-40°C) 150°F (65°C) 108-132 VAC 85-110 VAC 216-264 VAC 45-70 Hz 50 W @ 72°F (22°C) ambient 470 KHz After 25-30 mins idle time 72 inches (1830 mm)-18/3 SJT MX Tip Cartridges STTC Startup power Maximum Temperature 500 600 700 500 600 700 Series Series Series Series Series Series > 25 Watts > 25 Watts > 30 Watts ≤ 575°F (302°C) ≤ 675°F (357°C) ≤ 775°F (412°C) 25 ms to 12 inches (305 mm) Hg 5 ft (1520 mm) carbon loaded silicone. true RMS. QX2-S-21 220-260 VAC.5 in.5 in. 208 mm x 394 mm x 64 mm UL 499. 521 mm x 381 mm x 127 mm 8.5 kg 2. x 9.5 lbs (3. still air 50-104°F (10-40 °C) 150°F (65 °C) Setpoint at 150 ± 3°F (66± 1.2°C) Auto-reset once cooled to 110°F (43°C) 90-130 VAC 190-260 VAC 45-70 Hz 50-60 Hz 40 Watts maximum @ 72°F (22°C) ambient 13. x 2. -45743E.0 lbs (2. WS-6536D and E ETL. shielded ESD materials 105-1012 ohm/square as per ASTM D257 (105-109 ohm/square where possible) MX TALON handpiece Weight 2. x 6.1 °C). shielded 4. shielded 8.5 lb.18/3 SJT 5. shielded ESD materials 105-1012 ohm/square as per ASTM D257 (105-109 ohm/square where possible) MX desoldering handpiece Input air pressure 60-100 psig required Vacuum 18 inches (457 mm) Hg minimum Weight 10.18/3 SJT 4 ft (122 cm) carbon loaded silicone. 50-500 Hz < 2 ohms. -1686.40 °C) 150 °F (65 °F) 108-132 VAC 216-264 VAC 45 . 194ºF–248ºF 2 in.5 in. -45743E . CE Approved 105-1011 ohm/square per ASTM D257 (105-109 ohm/square where possible) QX2 Specifications Input voltage Convection system Heater Rated current Air flow Source temperature (default setpoint) Source temperature range Preheater Heater Rated current Heating surface Board temperature range Board Holder Minimum board size Maximum board size Weights Convection Rework System Board Holder Preheater Outer Dimensions (W x D x H) Convection Rework System (Operating) (Stored) MX RM3E Soldering/Rework Handpiece Weight 56. true RMS.product specifications SP440 Power Supply Tip-to-ground potential Tip-to-ground resistance Idle temperature stability Ambient operating temp Maximum enclosure temp Input line voltage SP440-11 SP440-12 SP440-21 Input line frequency Nominal output Output frequency Time out feature Power cord (3-wire) SP440 Desolder Tool Vacuum rise time Handpiece assembly Dimensions length x width x height < 2 mV.5 oz (298 g) Handle cord assembly 72 inches (1830 mm) carbon loaded silicone.3 in. shielded ESD materials 105-1012 ohm/square as per ASTM D257 (105-109 ohm/square where possible) Board Holder Preheater Agency approvals 11. -1686.S.4 lb. x 3.5 W 152 mm x 152 mm 90ºC–120ºC 50 mm x 50 mm 360 mm x 460 mm 8.0 lbs (4.5 in. 5.5 in. x 7.2 in. FCC Part 15.7 g Handle cord assembly 72 inches (1830 mm) carbon loaded silicone. x 4. x 14. x 18 in.5 amps 20 to 50 l/min 350ºC 250ºC–450ºC 950 W 4. 18 lb.70 Hz 35 Watts @ 72°F (22°C) ambient 470 KHz 6 ft (183 cm) . x 20.25 in. DC.7 in. x 6.2 in.1 kg) 8. 50-60Hz 550 W 2.7 in.5 in. DC.

the first BGA Micro Oven products were designed specifically to meet the requirements of array package technology. This allows us to be ready with systems to deal with new component types as they reach the market. With this in mind. applications. In addition. or visit www. rework is a non-value-added operation. µBGA. and leading-edge technology rework. followed by a hands-on workshop to reinforce principles and techniques from the seminar. and methodology. CSP. And some of those chips are going to land on your assembly line tomorrow. we have long-established relationships with technology leaders in the computer. specifically the need for accurate profiling and greater levels of process control. telecommunications and components industries.okinternational. We conduct non-commercial seminars and workshops worldwide on these fast-changing topics. we recognized the shift towards array packaging and the implications this had on rework. These multi-media presentations include a non-commercial overview of technology. At OK we also understand that to most customers. offering the user great flexibility to deal with the ever expanding range of components available. Rather than simply modify a QFP rework system. During the early 1990's. we've been invited to speak at over one hundred conferences worldwide. How can you be sure that the system you buy today will do the job three years from now? As the recognized leader in BGA. What does all this mean for you? It means we know what chips are coming out before you’ve seen them. but tomorrow’s needs as well.com .flexible systems for tomorrow’s electronics What if you need the ultimate in process control and flexibility for advances packages like BGA. and FlipChip? There are new chips being developed every day. So we can better prepare you with a system that will not only meet today’s needs today. the products were developed to be cost-effective and easy to use. Call your local OK International Distributor or Representative for more information. Our global network works alongside the development teams creating new component types.

eye irritation. But what about your operators and environment? Manual soldering generates irritating smoke and airborne particulates. Airidus also manufactures self-contained cabinets.650. Filters are easy to change. or contact your local OK International representative. chip manufacturers have known for years about the benefits of clean rooms. Airidus’ new TX and VX Systems are available with two different monitoring options and three different filtration options. and some leading precision manufacturers are already assembling in clean room environments with fume extraction. visit www. Healthy work environments have been shown to reduce absenteeism and turnover. Airidus systems purify the air – making it healthier. Why take chances with airborne particulates and other substances contaminating your boards? This is where Airidus Fume Extraction Systems can help. For more information. while VX Systems are used for arm and plenum extraction.7960 Fax: 1. In addition. These substances have been shown to cause occupational asthma. while raising employee productivity.airidus. and maintenance is simple.5932 . along with substances and gases such as acetone. units are quiet. depending on your application. CA 94025 Tel: 1.650.control your environment Consider this Your Metcal ® System is designed to provide you with the ultimate in process control. carbon monoxide. and formaldehyde. shop-air powered tip extraction units.com.325.853. and more. TX Systems are used for tip or micro-arm extraction. Airidus World Headquarters 1530 O‘Brien Drive Menlo Park. and many other problems. sore throats. fume absorbing fans.

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