Kurtz Ersa Inc., a leading supplier of electronics production equipment, today announced that it was awarded a 2022 GLOBAL Technology Award in the category of Repair and Rework for its HR 550 XL Hybrid Rework System. The award was announced during a ceremony that took place Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022 during SMTA International. The hybrid rework system is for all users who place the highest demands on precision and safety when reworking large assemblies.

The HR 550 XL features a 1,800 W high-performance hybrid heating element that can be used to desolder and solder SMT components up to the size of 70 x 70 mm. The 6,400 W infrared bottom heater with eight zones ensures homogeneous heating of the entire assembly.

With the HR 550 XL, non-contact and contacting temperature measurement on the component as well as optimized process control guarantee perfect soldering and desoldering processes. Component removal and component placement are carried out via a vacuum pipette that is integrated in the heating head.

The GLOBAL Technology Awards have recognized the very best new innovations in the printed circuit assembly and packaging industries since 2005. The prestigious awards contest has been bringing together the global SMT and advanced packaging industry in a celebration of the companies and people that are achieving the highest standards and driving our industry forward. For more information, visit www.globalsmt.net/awards.

For more information about Kurtz Ersa Inc., visit www.ersa.com.