Monthly Archives: May 2014

  • Streamlining processes with enhanced features of the Hakko FX-100

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    Hakko-FX-100-Soldering-StationMaking your job easier is a breeze when you have the right tools. In an industry where having a soldering tool that performs to the highest standard matters, the new Hakko FX-100 and T31 soldering tips complete the job. One of the newest members to the Hakko product family, this new technology stands out through the use of IE (induction heat) which allows the heat to reach the soldering tip efficiently and effectively.

    What does induction heat do?

    This helps the iron by working through a magnetic field that quickly changes through an electrical current to assist rapid heating of the tip, which comes in a variety of sizes. Although the Hakko-FX 100 is a soldering iron, the design and lightness of the device looks and works more like a handpiece.

    This new technology has additional enhancements:

     - Top-notch heat supply
     - No calibration needed
     - Power Assist function and backlit display
     - Password lockout
     - Programmable heating profiles
     - Great thermal recovery and responsiveness
     - Automatic detection of drops in temperature
     - Burn resistant cord

    The pre-set heat settings are helpful, and being able to program personalized heating profiles will same time and setup when having to change tip shapes or alloys. Another important safety feature is the tip sleep function. This will allow the reduction of heat while the device is not in use.

    The Hakko FX-100 is a great advancement in soldering iron systems, proven with each use. Streamline your processes through a new step in technological innovation that can make a huge difference in the way work is distributed and handled. The Hakko FX-100 can speed up wait times and provide a safer solution for soldering projects.

    For more information on the Hakko FX-100, T31 tips and increasing productivity, visit the site.

  • 5 Features of the Hakko FX-100 Performance Soldering Easier

    Hakko-FX-100-Soldering-StationThe Hakko FX-100 offers many excellent features that take performance soldering to the next level. Beyond offering a compact, sleek design, newer features make this model an excellent choice for those that want to make performance soldering easier.

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    Feature #1 – Password Setting Options

    Password setting options make it possible for individuals to restrict setting changes on the Hakko FX-100, ensuring that important settings are not lost when multiple users use the machine. Several password settings allow you to restrict access to varying degrees.

     

    Feature #2 – User-Friendly Display

    Another feature that makes performance soldering easier is the user-friendly display offered by the Hakko FX-100. It boasts a large LCD display, making it easy to see settings. The power activity display is user selectable and allows individuals to program and save two different tip profiles.

     

    Feature #3 – Easy-to-Use Temperature Presets

    Instead of needing to manually set temperatures, easy-to-use temperature presets come standard on the machine, making it easy to choose the setting needed quickly. Not only does the machine come with presets, but those presets may be changed to suit the user’s specific needs.

     

    Feature #4 – Durable, Long-lasting Tips

    The tips featured by the Hakko FX-100 are of high quality and they are extremely durable and long-lasting. Tip life is prolonged by double plating and the durable, long-lasting tips offer better performance.

     

    Feature #5 – Warning for Low Temperatures

    Low temperatures lead to problems when performance soldering, and to avoid those issues, the machine offers a special warning when low temperatures are detected. The LCD screen displays an error message, ensuring that low temperatures are quickly detected.

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    Although the Hakko FX-100 is a low cost device, it offers many features that not offer value and ease when performance soldering. Calibration is not required and the machine meets EMI standards, making it an excellent choice for many different types of soldering work.

    photoKimco Distributing is proud to be an authorized Hakko distributor.  If you have any questions concerning Hakko or any of the products we support, please call or email us.

  • 7 Critical Steps to Protect Your Electronics from ESD Damage

    ESD Static ControlESD or Electrostatic Discharge is described as the sudden exchange of electrical pulses between two objects. People, objects and electrical devices are carriers of static electricity. Walking across a carpeted area, picking up a poly bag from a bench or sitting in a urethane foam chair causes an electrical connection between the object and the person. This is also true of objects and electrical devices.

    Most major companies are not aware of the type of damage ESD can cause. Electrostatic Discharge is the “invisible” enemy that robs products of their quality, reliability and functionality. ESD can go unnoticed for months or even years, causing the company to replace sensitive and vital parts, such as circuit boards and sensors.

    7361017 Critical Steps Companies for Protecting Electronics and Operators from ESD

     1) Install or create a static free workplace. Create an area that is safe from electrostatic build up. This includes setting up workstations in non carpeted areas. Carpets are a conductor for electrical flow to generate. Tiled or concrete floors offer the best protection against electrical surges and static build up.

     2) Consider using an air ionizer if non static areas are not possible or available. Provide continuously maintenance to ions to ensure they are providing extra layers of protection by neutralizing the accumulation of electrostatic buildup.

     3) Provide education and training to personnel who work in close proximately with electrical devices and components.  In addition, Before operators are allowed to enter their work area, provide them with protective hand gear, such a wrist straps or antistatic top.

    4) Perform an audit of all equipment. When packing or storing Electrostatic devices, be sure to place equipment and components in static free protective bags and containers to prevent damage.

    5) When setting up new electrical equipment, be sure the devices are grounded properly. Use the proper wall outlets, surge protectors and wiring specifications to prevent electrical shock, and electrical discharge.

    6) When setting up work stations do not use desks, tables or other furniture that contain electrical conducive materials such as stainless stain, aluminum, or foil.

    746_17) Setup an In house Static Testing Center.  Prevention is cheaper than intervention on all levels. Onsite testing is less costly than outsourcing. Encourage workers to test their clothing, shoes and wrist straps before entering the work area. This will ensure that the workers will not discharge electrostatic waves, while they are working with sensitive devices.ThinkingEngineer

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