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New European Training and Demo Suite

PDR is pleased to announce that it has opened a new European training and demo suite in addition to its California, USA training and demonstration facility. After requests from some of the top names in the industry, PDR has opened a new modern European training and demo suite in the UK.

The demo site is located five minutes from Gatwick airport in the UK with complimentary transportation to and from the airport. Lunch is included when...

PDR IR-C3i Rework Station

IR rework and test provider, PDR, introduced its new C3i entry-level focused IR rework system with software control. The C3i system is ideal for firms seeking a rework solution in the research and development or small lab environment.

Based on PDR’s popular C3 entry level system, this upgrade offers full software control of the rework process using the company’s Thermoactive Software Suite. This enables the entry level system to...

IPC Logo

PDR is pleased to announce that it now offers courses through its PDR Alliance Network for the new IPC 7711/7721 Rev. C standard – The Rework and Repair of Electronic Assemblies – which now includes focused infrared technology as a method for the removal and replacement of components.

With multiple training, demonstration and field support sites in the U.S.A. and abroad, PDR is able to provided firms with the education, training and...

Chris Dodd

PDR is pleased to announce the appointment of Technical Marketing Company (TMC) as its manufacturers’ representative. Chris Dodd, President and principal owner, and the TMC team will represent PDR’s IR rework systems throughout the Rocky Mountain region.

We are so pleased to partner with Chris Dodd,” Dave White, CEO of White Industrial Corporation, parent company of PDR Americas. Chris is detail oriented and completely customer focused...

PDR is pleased to announce the appointment of WittcoSales, Inc. as its manufacturers’ representative in Southern California, Clark County, Nevada and Baja, Mexico. Tom Wittmer, President of WittcoSales, and his sales force, will represent PDR’s IR rework systems.

“We are so pleased to partner with Tom, Todd and Gustavo,” said Dave White, CEO of White Industrial Corporation, parent company of PDR Americas. “They are detail oriented and...

PXI

PDR is pleased to announce that it has joined forces with Pacific X-ray Imaging (PXI) in a cooperative sales, marketing and distribution agreement that ultimately provides customers with advanced capability rework, test and X-ray inspection products.

PXI is a worldwide supplier of X-ray systems and applications services to the electronics manufacturing industry and specialized applications of imaging technology and software analysis....

GLOBAL Technology Awards Winner 2017

PDR, a leader in IR rework and test, is pleased to announce that it was awarded a 2017 Global Technology Award in the category of Repair & Rework Equipment for its IR-E3M Micro Component/PCB Rework System. The award was presented to the company during a Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 ceremony that took place during productronica in Munich, Germany. Put simply, the system can pick-and-place micro components or large BGAs and reflow small or large...

PDR IR-TS One

PDR today announced plans to exhibit at SMTA International, scheduled to take place Sept. 19-20, 2017 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. The PDR team will showcase the Evolution Series Rework Systems – including the new PDR IR-E3M Micro Component/PCB Rework System – in Booth #233. Additionally, the new PDR IR-TS One IR Thermal Test System will be available for demos.

In response to customer demands for ultra-...

PDR is pleased to announce that it has partnered with ASSEMBLY-TECH, LLC. Armand Karolian, president of ASSEMBLY-TECH, and his team will cover the expansive territory that includes all of NY, CT, MA, RI, VT, NH, ME and Eastern Canadian Providences of ON, QC, NB, NL, PE and NS.

Dave White, CEO of White Industrial Corporation, parent company of PDR Americas, stated: “We are especially pleased to have the opportunity to work with an...

PDR  is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Orr Marketing, Inc. Stan Orr will represent PDR’s rework and test systems throughout North and South Carolina. PDR provides a Gold Standard Sales and Technical Support service from its PDR regional offices plus a global network of professional sales/support partners, such as Orr Marketing.

PDR manufactures IR rework and IR thermal test equipment for the electronics component and...

PDR IR-E3M Micro

PDR is pleased to announce the PDR IR-E3M Micro Component/PCB Rework System. In response to customer demands for ultra-precision micro-rework, PDR has taken its popular Focused IR E3 Evolution Series Rework Platform and further enhanced it for extreme micro-rework applications. In addition to general-purpose applications, the IR-E3M’s thermal, mechanical and optical features are all precisely engineered to easily deal with micro components...

Hot Plate attachment for LED Rework

PDR is pleased to introduce its new contact heater tooling for LED rework, flex circuit rework and aluminum clad circuit card assemblies.

Designed to be used on PDR’s IR-E3/E6 Series of Focused IR Rework Machines, PDR’s new Hot Plate series incorporates all of the best attributes of PDR technology into a contact heating system, thereby efficiently providing the thermal energy necessary to tackle the widest range of applications...

IR-E3G Rework System

PDR is pleased to announce the enhanced IR-E3G Gold, one of three versions that make up the IR-E3 Evolution Series of SMD/BGA Rework Stations. The PDR IR- E3G has been the company’s top selling station for many years, a clear preferred choice of customers worldwide. The versatile system is ideal for a very wide range of SMD/BGA/microBGA/CSP/LED applications on small-large sized PCBs.

Enhanced, the IR-E3G adds superior thermal control...

PDR IR-E3 Rework Station

PDR is pleased to announce that is now offers three versions that make up the IR-E3 Evolution Series of SMD/BGA Rework Stations. The PDR IR- E3G has been the company’s top selling station for many years, a clear preferred choice of customers worldwide. The versatile system is ideal for a very wide range of SMD/BGA/uBGA/CSP/LED applications on small-large sized PCBs. The PDR IR-E3 systems are available in three models – IR-E3S Standard, IR-E3G...

PDR IR-TS HALT/HASS thermal test systems

PDR is pleased to announce that Horizon Sales will discuss its new PDR IR-TS Series of micro-focused HALT/HASS thermal test systems at the SMTA Wisconsin Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at the Milwaukee Airport Crowne Plaza in WI. Horizon Sales is PDR’s exclusive representative in the Midwestern U.S.

The PDR IR-TS One Bench Top System and TS-2100 Cabinet System have been designed to thermally cycle...

PDR IR-E6 Evolution

PDR, a leader in IR rework, test and inspection, is pleased to announce that Horizon Sales will discuss the IR-E6 Evolution XL rework system at the SMTA Michigan Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the Crossroads Conference Center in Grand Rapids, MI. Horizon Sales is PDR’s exclusive representative in the Midwestern U.S. The PDR IR-E6 SMD/BGA rework station, using PDR’s patented Focused IR technology, has...

PDR - 30 Years of Rework

PDR, a leader in IR rework, is pleased to announce the 30-year anniversary of the development of the first pioneering IR system. 30 years and 4500 installed IR Rework Systems later, PDR has grown to offer a world-class global sales and support network through its alliance partners.

PDR was formed in 1985 by Philip Gibbs, David Lowrie and Roger Gibbs and the first pioneering IR system was launched in 1987. 30 years later, PDR is still...

Harley Cole and Greg Fall, Aligned Solutions, Inc.

PDR Americas, a leader in IR rework, test and inspection, today announced the appointment of Aligned Solutions, Inc. as its manufacturers’ representative in select states in the greater Midwest. Harley Cole will represent PDR in KS, NE, IA and MO, and Greg Fall will represent the company throughout ND, SD, MN, and Northwest WI.

Aligned Solutions has been providing information, equipment, materials and services in the Midwest since 1976...

Arnie Greenberg

PDR Americas, a leader in IR Rework, Test and Inspection, is pleased to announce the appointment of MAN-TechSystems as its manufacturers’ representative in Northern California. MAN-TechSystems has been a manufacturers’ representative for electronics assembly equipment in Northern California for more than 20 years. The rep firm provides complete installation, training, applications and machine repair.

“We are pleased to have the...

No money down leases

PDR Americas, a leader in IR rework, test and inspection, is pleased to offer no money down leasing options. The PDR Leasing Partner Alliance offers a complete range of sensible leasing options to fit your firm’s needs. From conventional leasing plans to zero percent down and delayed payment programs with graduated monthly payment possibilities, PDR Lease Alliance Partners can provide your organization with the leasing structure you need to...

Apex 2017

PDR Rework Releases Intelligent One-Touch Automated Thermal Process Control Software – Visit Booth #2753 at APEX Shingle Springs, CA — January 2017 — PDR Americas, a leader in IR rework, test and inspection, today announced a new rework control package that reduces setup and changeover times effectively to zero and makes precision rework as simple as pushing a button. The ThermoActive+ Software will be demonstrated in Booth #2753 at the 2017...

PDR ThermoActive Software

PDR has developed a rework control package that reduces set-up and changeover times effectively to zero and makes precision rework as simple as pushing a button.

Software Points
• 'One Touch' Automatic Process functionality
• Press and Go features
• Events - 'click and create'
• PSI - advanced process setup guidance
• Auto Report - CSV/PDF automatically created and stored
• Automatic Heating/Cooling/...

IR E6 Evolution

New IPC 7711/7721 Rev. “C” The Rework and Repair of Electronic Assemblies – Focused IR

PDR Americas, a leader in IR rework, test and inspection, is pleased to announce that new IPC 7711/7721 Rev. C standard – The Rework and Repair of Electronic Assemblies – now includes focused infrared technology as a method for the removal and replacement of components. PDR offers the only systems on the market that have this technology.

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Dave Trail - Horizon Sales

PDR Americas, a leader in IR rework, test and inspection, today announced the appointment of Horizon Sales as its manufacturers’ representative throughout the Midwestern U.S. Horizon Sales is a leading manufacturers’ representative corporation, specializing in the sales and marketing of premier electronics assembly equipment.

Dave White, CEO of White Industrial Corporation, parent company of PDR Americas, states: “It is an honor to...

PDR IR-E3Vi Gold

PDR Americas, a leader in IR rework, test and inspection, is pleased to announce its new warranty program. PDR is the industry’s first rework equipment manufacturer to offer a 24-month warranty free-of-charge.

PDR now offers pre-packaged maintenance, training and support programs that reflect the level of service that customers deserve with 24/7 options and/or 48-hour on-site availability. PDR rework systems are equipped with remote...

PDR IR-E6 Rework System

PDR Americas, a leader in IR rework, test and inspection, today introduced the EMS industry’s first intra-ocular-adjustable ‘read zone’ thermal sensor for high-end rework. The rework-specific temperature sensor has been specifically engineered for rework environments, providing the accuracy and confidence needed for high-yield rework program success.
This upgraded version of PDR’s Analog Z-Class sensors is now available with embedded...

PDR ThermoActive Software

Shingle Springs, CA — September 2016 — PDR Americas, a leader in IR rework, test and inspection, today announced its latest upgrade – the new ThermoActive Suite Plus “dynamic profile software” signallng a new era in rework process control. PDR’s recently released advanced “state-of-the-art” smart algorithms and high-speed processing capability insures the most exacting rework process control in the industry.

The latest version of...

Dan Kelsey

SHINGLE SPRINGS, CA - PDR Americas, a leader in IR rework, announced today that Dan Kelsey has joined the company as the National Sales Manager of the Infrared Rework division. Mr. Kelsey brings more than 35 years’ experience in direct sales, sales management, marketing and corporate management of technical products. He joins PDR having most recently served as general manager of Scienscope International. Mr. Kelsey’s wealth of experience...

Since 1986 PDR has been leading the charge for Infrared rework and has built a global business bringing to bear new technologies and their 'keep it simple' philosophy. David White explains when infrared is the right solution and why.

Filmed on location at SMTAi in Chicago on the Scoop booth .

PDR IR-E3Vi Gold

PDR's Focused IR technology, first introduced by the company in 1986, exposes a component and PCB to similar thermal conditions to those experienced in an in-line SMT reflow oven. As a result, the solder joints produced are of an identical quality to those produced in the mainstream assembly process. Common soldering problems associated with oxidation or stray solder ball migration, are also eliminated, and in practice any component that can...

The Light

How do you decide which Rework system you should purchase?  

There are basically three types of technologies currently used in Rework systems; these are hot gas, dark IR and PDR’s Focused IR.  Some companies have now combined hot gas and dark IR to create a hybrid system.  The idea of combining two technologies is you the get the best of both technologies, but if you look at it another way, you get the worst of both.

In reality...

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