Metcal SMC-5BL0010S Soldering Cartridge, Blade, 10mm, 500 Series
Designed for reworking SMT components, The Metcal Surface Mount Cartridges (SMC) do it all - assembly, removal and cleaning. For use with the Connection Validation CV-5210 System and with the CV series hand-pieces. 500 Series for temperature sensitive applications.
Connection Validation uses a patented algorithm that identifies the correct solder tip geometry, detects the transition of solder from solid to liquid, and calculates the intermetallic compound formation (IMC). IMC is a critical characteristic of reliable soldering. Solder joints with less than <0.25μm of IMC are cold or dry solder joint. Solder joints with >4.0μm risk embrittlement. Connection Validation calculates an IMC layer between 1.0μm and <4.0μm.
Blade cartridges are designed to allow effective and quick cleaning of PCB pads.
Connection Validation represents a revolution in solder joint quality. It’s the first system of its kind to provide real time feedback to the operator in regards to solder joint quality. Connection Validation compliments visual inspection which is the current industry standard.