When servicing electronic devices, in most cases it is necessary to perform various operations with soldering equipment. This applies, for example, to the correction of so-called. Cold solders". In addition to the standard soldering stations and hot-air soldering irons, a useful tool is also the desoldering station, which can be successfully used in multi-volume repair of electronics, as well as in the recovery of PCB components from disassembly.
Desoldering stations - a helpful tool when desoldering electronics
Desoldering is essentially the opposite process to soldering and involves the removal of electronic components and wires. For standard, one-off desoldering, just use a soldering iron or soldering station. To suck off the molten tin and free the component to be soldered, gently lever it while heating. In order to facilitate the disassembly process, it is worth using a handheld suction device or a braid soaked in flux. However, if we have a lot of elements to solder or these are elements in housings with many leads (e.g. DIP28), then the best choice is to use a desoldering station equipped with a gun with a tip for desoldering and a central unit with a vacuum pump and microprocessor temperature control. Choosing a desoldering station makes repairs easier, saves a lot of valuable time, and significantly reduces the risk of damage to PCBs when desoldering components from its surface.
Soldering stations - how to prepare the device to work?
To be able to use the desoldering station for a long time and reliably, it should be used as intended and powered in accordance with the parameters placed on the nameplate of the device. A typical soldering station consists of a central unit controlled by a microprocessor. The central unit contains a compressor which is responsible for generating the vacuum necessary for the soldering process. A soldering gun is connected to the central unit. ZD-915 soldering station central unit has automatic testing function after switching on the device. The display on the central unit housing allows you to read all necessary parameters of the soldering process. Thanks to this we can continuously monitor the current temperature of the soldering tip and the set temperature. Using the buttons located under the display, we can set the required temperature. Its value should be consistent with the properties of the solder. The resolution of temperature setting can be done with an accuracy of single degrees Celsius. An important advantage of the ZD-915 and ZD-8917B soldering irons is a very short overset time. Depending on the user's preference, the temperature scale may be displayed in degrees Celsius (°C) or degrees Fahrenheit (°F). The built-in real-time temperature control, works on a feedback basis, so that the temperature of the soldering tip is continuously stabilized.
Soldering stations integrated with soldering station - versatile equipment for service technicians
In Botland offer we also have 2 in 1 station type ZD-8917B, which contains two independent built-in modules - soldering and desoldering station. Such integrated solution is an excellent offer for electronics service technicians. The soldering station allows quick soldering of components without using a hand held desoldering iron and tin - after heating up the soldering iron, just melt the solder on the soldering point and press the trigger of the desoldering gun. The tin will be sucked off in no time, without the risk of damaging tracks, solder fields and vias! Once you have soldered the component you are interested in, you can replace it with a spare part using the soldering station module.