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A young engineer has used OK International’s Metcal MX-500S Soldering and Rework System to help win a gold medal in the Industrial Electronics Competition at the World Skills Competition.

The biennial World Skills Competition, held in Japan in 2007, was a demonstration of excellence in vocational training.

Nissan Motor used it to showcase the talents of Akira Shimizu, an engineer it taught to solder to a high standard.

The new Metcal MX-5000 Series is a high performance package for complex assembly applications.

The system is ideal for the challenges of lead-free processes, multi-layer boards, large ground planes and high component packing density.

It uses OK International’s exclusive Smartheat Technology coupled with 80W of power to instantly respond to load conditions with high levels of control.

The design ensures that the system will not overshoot while recovering in seconds for soldering and rework processes.

OK International recently added a desoldering capability to the Metcal MX-500S.

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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