Weller Tools, a leader in hand soldering solutions, is pleased to announce that its groundbreaking smart soldering platform, WXsmart, has been honored with a prestigious 2023 GLOBAL Technology Award in the category of Hand Soldering. The platform features a total of 16 connectable tools. The award ceremony took place during Productronica in Munich on November 14, 2023.

The WXsmart platform sets a new standard for hand soldering, offering a true all in-one solution that answers every application need, from Pico to Micro, Heavy Duty Soldering, and Tweezers Soldering, accommodating component sizes from 0402 to 1612 and beyond. With the WXsmart, there is no need for multiple stations. With its extendable capability to a full rework station using the WXair Rework Module, the WXsmart effortlessly covers soldering, desoldering, and rework applications for the smallest to the largest components, eliminating the need for additional stations.

The WXsmart station boasts 300 W and 2 soldering channels, while the Rework Module features 1 hot air and 1 vacuum channel, providing a total of 16 connectable tools to the WXsmart platform. The system’s versatility and expandability offer unparalleled flexibility to meet diverse soldering requirements.

One of the standout features of the WXsmart is the Total Process Control (TPC), which offers maximum connectivity and traceability without compromising on quality. Fully supporting all IoT standards, the WXsmart is the industry’s first hand soldering station with robust cyber security, ensuring protection against costly downtimes and potential cyber threats. As the most connected, smartest, most controlled, and secured hand soldering solution globally, the WXsmart is shaping the future of soldering.

“We are honored to receive the prestigious 2023 GLOBAL Technology Award for our WXsmart smart soldering platform,” said Philippe Buidin, President at Weller. “This recognition demonstrates Weller’s commitment to innovation and providing cutting-edge solutions that exceed our customers’ expectations. The WXsmart platform is a game-changer in the soldering industry, empowering engineers and technicians with unmatched efficiency, connectivity and security.”

The GLOBAL Technology Awards, established in 2005, recognize the finest innovations in the printed circuit assembly and packaging industries. This esteemed awards contest brings together the global SMT and advanced packaging industry, celebrating the companies and individuals driving our industry forward with exceptional standards and groundbreaking solutions.