Reworking Micro-BGAs with PDR
PDR’s IR series of SMD/BGA rework stations are engineered to cope with the challenges of repairing today’s PCB assemblies. The systems use PDR’s patented Focused IR technology, the world’s only technology that uses Focused Visible IR Heating. The light that heats. The stations are all nozzle free, gas free, clean, simple and easy to use. Each model is designed for precise control to produce 98% yield of your SMD/BGA rework without complications.
To effectively rework micro-BGAs, in addition to the considerations for BGA rework (see SMD/BGA Rework) we need to pay particular attention to the following issues,
PCB Preheating - in micro applications the heating needs to be especially condensed to a small area to be effective
Component Handling - micro components are difficult to manipulate, increased vacuum and micro-adjustments are needed
Machine Vision - both alignment and process observation systems need to be especially effective with magnification and illumination
WHICH PDR SYSTEM? Whilst still being able to cope with standard SMDs and BGAs, the best PDR system for micro-BGAs is the new E3M dealing with up to 18" PCBs but with special attention to working on smaller applications.
Recommended Rework Stations
The PDR IR-E3M is a high powered system, available with a multi-zone 3050W PCB preheater and is designed to rework SMD / BGA / uBGA / QFN / LEDs on small to medium-large PCB assemblies with upto a 18"/450mm PCB capacity. It is loaded with advanced features delivering many benefits including the highest performance and soldering quality available anywhere, yet it remains simple to set up and use.
The IR-E3 series is now available in 3 models - the E3S, E3G and E3M. Made in the United Kingdom with only the finest components for optimum precision, the PDR IR-E3 is our top selling system and one of the best performing BGA Rework Stations worldwide.