Turn an intelligent guess into a validated "yes" with the evolutionary Metcal CV-5200 Connection Validation Soldering Station.
Frustrated with cold joints, too much solder or insufficient wetting? Now it's easy to verify solder joint reliability. Metcal's CV-5200 Connection Validation™ Soldering Station goes beyond visual inspection and gives you the "green light" you've always wanted.
With the CV-5200, Metcal introduces technology that will forever change hand soldering. Now see real-time, closed-loop feedback of an intermetallic compound formation (IMC)—a critical component of a successful solder joint. Once the IMC is calculated, if the LED light encircling the handpiece turns green, you'll know you've made a quality solder joint connection.
Helps mitigate the risk of inadequate solder joints; saves money
Increases process control for zero tolerance industries, e.g. aerospace, automotive, etc.
Complements operator skill with a repeatable, measurable solder process standard
Clearly displays tip temperature on large, color graphics screen
Provides bidirectional communication from cartridge to power supply using patented chip and cartridge technology
Instantly delivers power on demand using SmartHeat®; no calibration needed
Recording and storing of cartridge data for analysis
Power supply stability against incorrect cartridges
Backward compatibility with MX Series power supplies
It's the biggest breakthrough in solder technology in the past 30 years. Want to know more or see the CV-5200 at work? Please fill out the form and we'll be in touch.
Introduced at IPC APEX 2017, Metcal's exciting patented technology was met enthusiastically by contract manufacturers and electronics assembly leaders worldwide.
Improve Quality & Mitigates Risk - Reduces solder joint defects by validating the intermetallic compound (IMC) formation in a soldered joint.
Enhance Process Control - The LED light ring integrated in the hand piece notifies the operator of a successful solder joint - complementing the visual industry inspection standard - adding repeatability and a measurable standard to the soldering process.
Improve Compliance - Chip-in-Cartridge technology precisely calculates and displays tip temperature on a large color display, improving audit compliance.
Future-Proof Investment - Communication port provides access to process traceability data and easy firmware upgrades.