PDR Rolls Out IR-XT5 Modular Rework System
PDR, a leading rework systems vendor and the pioneer of Focused IR technology, used Productronica 2007 as a platform to launch its hotly anticipated modular rework system – the IR-XT5 designed to deliver unparalleled flexibility for SMT/BGA rework. Recognising the dynamics of the industry and the ever-changing needs of its customers PDR, has long distinguished itself from other rework technology suppliers by providing its clients with modular equipment that can grow with their needs – and with their budgets. “After all”, as PDR’s managing director Roger Gibbs says, “why invest in all those bells and whistles before you really need them?”
Since 1986 PDR has pioneered the use of Focused Infra-Red (FIR) technology in SMT rework equipment, including the world’s first hand held IR soldering/desoldering tool, called SolderLight. With over 3,500 installations worldwide, PDR systems are used by many of the world’s leading OEMs and EMS providers. As developed by PDR, FIR technology simplifies the soldering/desoldering process. And the passive nature of infra-red heat makes it much less likely to damage components or substrates. Additionally, nozzles and tips, which are an expensive part of other systems, are eliminated. Today, PDR manufactures the extensive range of own branded SMT/BGA rework systems, including Lightmaster Pro, SolderLight, 1400 Series, 1500 Series and the new IR-XT5 – each aimed at repairing fine pitch components with safety and simplicity.