• Five Uses for the Metcal BVX-201-KIT1 ESD-Safe Fume Extraction System

    Harmful fumes, gases, and dust are common byproducts of everyday industrial practices such as cutting, marking, heating and burning of materials. If you engage in any of these on a day-to-day basis, it is imperative that you add a fume extraction system to your workspace, and the Metcal BVX-201-KIT1 Two Operator Fume Extraction System could very well be the right fit for you! It’s obvious that the system’s main purpose is to protect the safety of employees while also ensuring compliance with workplace regulations, but what does that entail and what makes this system stand out from the rest? We’ll break down five reasons why this Metcal Fume Extraction System can fit well in your workspace.


    1. Dynamic Fume Extraction

    The Metcal BVX-201 is built to extract harmful fumes. For example, when soldering materials, flux fumes are created from the solder wire and solder paste.  These fumes contain many chemicals that could cause immediate or long-term health issues such as asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema. This Metcal system extracts those fumes, making your workspace cleaner and safer! The main filter has a HEPA efficiency rating of 99.7% and .3 micron, and an activated carbon filter to remove additional gases.

    1. Compliance with Regulations

    The health and safety of you and your employees is by far the most important reason to own an extraction system, but there are also workplace regulations that require you to own one.  According to the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), at least half a million workers in industries that use welding face health and safety risks. Because of these risks, OSHA has created regulations to ensure safer and cleaner work conditions. The addition of this extraction system to your space will assist you in your compliance with these regulations, and help you avoid future workplace complications.

    1. Portability

    The Metcal BVX-201 is designed to be placed directly underneath or next to your bench-top, which will free up more of your workspace. With that being said, the system still boasts high suction speeds, the highest of all portable systems, and comes with two BVX-ARML designed to be used adjacent to the workbenches. The entire system is 9kg, which makes it easy to move from space to space if needed.

    1. Noise Level

    The Metcal BVX-201 is not only strong and portable but also quiet. Featuring a brushless motor, this system has a quiet operation with a noise level under 55 dbA. To use your fume extractor, there is an easy access on/off switch. When a filter needs replacing, an audible alarm will inform you so that you can make sure your system stays running properly and efficiently.


    1. Reduced Cleaning Cost and Time

    Adding this system to your workspace will save you in both cost and time in the long run by keeping you and anyone else in your workspace healthy and safe. It is an investment for sure, but the ramifications of not having a high-quality system could outweigh the initial expenditure. Also, healthy workers = fewer absences from the workspace = more production.


  • When Manufacturing or Repairing Printed Circuit Boards Quality Soldering Tips are The Difference

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    Metcal soldering tips are the soldering tips of choice when working on assembly and repair of printed circuit boards. The broad selection of Metcal tips also makes them a favorite of professional journeyman who solder in the field such as electricians as well as hobbyists.

    Metcal tips are available in a variety of sizes so there is a Metcal soldering tip that is a correct fit for your job. Without the correct size tip, a good solder is not possible.

    In addition to a range of sizes, Metcal soldering tips are available with tip geometry that covers virtually any need. The right size and the right shape help to make joints strong and durable.

    Metcal tips also operate at the lowest possible operating temperature - frequently about as hot as a household iron. The eDirect technology built into Metcal soldering tips allows the user to solder using low temperatures on heavy loads by concentrating the energy (heat) at the load. Low temperature soldering is the preferred methodology as it lessens the dangers to the printed circuit board or any other item you are soldering. Using low temperatures reduces the pile on your scrap heap. Changing the temperature cartridge allows you to raise the temperature you solder at, but the makers of Metcal tips urge this be done only as a last resort.

    Another great feature of the Metcal Soldering Tips is that the tips are designed to connect to the hand piece by just pushing them on until they click. There are no clips or other fasteners so your field of view to the soldering area is unobstructed. Metcal tips come with a rubber mat to use for holding the tip while connecting it. This keeps them from getting scratched - accordingly no metal tools should be used when attaching them. The assembly process is simple, quick, and reliable.

    Metcal soldering tips are terrific tools for hand soldering. They are well engineered and provide:

    • Constant temperature
    • Easy connection to hand tools
    • Size and shapes for every need in making and repairing printed circuit papers

    In addition they are affordably priced and lower scrap losses..

    Contact KIMCO today for more information about Metcal soldering tips; call us at (800) 521-9197.


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