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OK International’s APR-5000 XL/XLS Array Package Rework System capabilities have been enhanced by the release of software that allows the simultaneous use of inner and outer preheaters.

The total productivity of the unit has been increased by reducing rework cycle time and protecting the component under rework from thermal damage.

The design permits a lower nozzle temperature to achieve the same required temperature at the solder joints or balls, while reducing BGA lid temperatures.

The APR-5000 XL/XLS is able to manage the narrow lead-free process window without using excessive peak temperatures that may damage components, connectors, adjacent solder joints and the PCB substrate.

During the rework process, the APR enables the simultaneous use of the inner and outer preheaters at programmable temperatures.

This provides faster profiling and precise thermal control across critical assembly regions.

In most applications, the preheater nozzle and reflow top nozzle can be used at the same temperature in the final zones to achieve target temperatures.

New software simplifies rework for a faster, safer and more repeatable performance,.

The APR-5000 XL/XLS Array Package Rework System provides large-board capability with small-board precision.

This system performs precise rework of a range of PCBs and component types, from large boards up to 24.5 x 24.5in (622 x 622mm) to components down to 0.020 x 0.010in (0.51 x 0.25mm).

Also featured is a Split Vision System, which allows operators to simultaneously view the opposite corners of a component, including splitting on rectangular components, with high-powered magnification to make placement and registration fast and accurate.

OK International

OK International has been a leading manufacturer of tools for the electronics assembly work bench for more than 60 years.

OK International traces its roots back to 1946, when it specialised in precision machining of metal parts primarily for the defence industry. In 1996, OK acquired Metcal and Techcon Systems. These acquisitions, along with becoming part of Dover Corporation in November 2000, served to strengthen OK's core competencies in the manufacturing and development of soldering systems.

OK International now serves the needs of the electronics assembly market (under the Metcal brand for premium soldering and array package rework systems, and the OKi brand for mainstream soldering, convection rework, fume extraction and fluid dispensing products) and other industries through our Techcon Systems brand for precision fluid dispensing.

OK International also offers a technology called SmartHeat® Soldering. Unlike conventional soldering irons, SmartHeat® administers heat directly from the heater to the joint, which guarantees total temperature control. To solder a component onto a PCB, it is essential to use the correct level of thermal energy to produce the best quality solder joint.

Headquartered in California, and with global offices in the UK and China, we partner with more than 100 leading local distributors worldwide. 

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