NEW YORK, May 2018 To meet the demands of the industry, Thermaltronics introduces two IR underboard heaters, with either 850 W or 1500 W capacity and a 50°C-400°C temperature range. The only other major differences between the two models are the weight and board size capability. Rework of power generation boards or those with heatsinks, groundplanes or multi layers can be difficult without some form of preheating. While hot air convection is an acceptable resource for certain rework applications, it is not always the best option. If more accurate requirements must be met, infrared (IR) in conjunction with a CPU is a better choice.
Both units feature CPU-controlled IR heaters with three different heating modes and come with a 3D board holder. External sensors can be used for temperature verification or to control preheater temperature. Heating profiles can be stored for future use and recalled as necessary. Both units also include an “automatic temperature protection” system that shuts down the power when external sensor temperatures exceed 430°C or the internal sensor reaches 600˚C.
The TMT-PH300 (850 W) and TMT-PH600 (1500 W) come with a one-year warranty and are ESD-safe. Learn more about the new underboard heaters by visiting http://www.thermaltronics.com.