SMD and BGA Rework
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 100% yield of your SMD/BGA rework without complications.
To effectively rework SMDs and BGAs, we need to control the following....
- Materials - Solder, Flux, ESD, Contamination, Humidity
- Mechanical Handling - PCB and Component
- Thermal Process - during removal and replacement soldering of devices
The outcome of our rework output ultimately will be affected by to what degree we control the above. Precision and tight process control are the key and will cost money but also need to be balanced with our budget.
WHICH PDR SYSTEM? All of our systems will be able to rework SMDs and BGAs. The E series are our top systems with the E6 coping with server PCBs up to 26" and the E3 dealing with smaller 18" PCBs. The C3 series systems offer the ability to provide excellent soldering quality on a lower budget, with simpler mechanics and features.
Recommended Rework Stations
PDR IR-C3 Chipmate
Today there is a need for lower cost and upgradeable equipment without a loss in soldering quality. The PDR IR-C3 Chipmate SMT/BGA rework station, using PDR’s patented Focused IR technology, have been specifically engineered to meet this challenge.
The IR-C3 Chipmate comes with a good range of standard features allowing the operator to quickly, safely rework all types of components.
The station is tool free, gas free, instantly/precisely controllable, clean, modular and produces 100% yield BGA rework without any complications. The IR-C3 uses all the proven attributes of PDR’s Focused IR technology, first introduced in 1987 and now used worldwide by over 4500 customers.
PDR IR-E3 Evolution
The PDR IR-E3 is a high powered system, available with a multi-zone 2250W, 2800W or 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 system 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.