Metcal has received a 2017 SMT China Vision Award in the category of Hand Soldering for the CV-5200 Connection Validation Soldering Station. The award was presented to the company on April 25, 2017 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center during NEPCON China. This is the second award that the company has received for Connection Validation since its introduction in early 2017.
Connection Validation is Metcal’s attempt reinvent hand soldering. Built on the company’s SmartHeat technology, used in all Metcal soldering systems, Connection Validation evaluates the quality of the solder joint by calculating the intermetallic compound formation and provides closed-loop feedback to the operator, mitigating risk in the process.
According to Chris Larocca, Metcal’s President, “The CV-5200 also provides data capture capability, enabling process traceability to achieve higher levels of process control. We’re now building soldering stations that mitigate risk for our customers while also supporting compliance and quality tracking.
The CV-5200 also features a patented Chip-in-Cartridge technology that precisely calculates and displays tip temperature on the unit’s color TFT graphic display. “With the CV-5200’s communication port, tip temperature and other data can be collected and analyzed in production reports,” said Larocca.
SMT China magazine launched the SMT China Vision Awards in 2007 to recognize both international and domestic providers of SMT equipment, materials, software and services that have made outstanding contributions to the rapid growth of China's electronics manufacturing industry by their inventions and innovations.