The Economy rework station is targeted for entry level technicians. The heaters used in this 2 Zone IR unit are from Elstein [Made in Germany] which are the best quality to date. The heaters feature a color change function, the color will become darker when they are on and return to the original color when off. This is to aid troubleshooting the unit. It features 3 240 x 60mm bottom heaters at a total of 1800 watts with a 60 x 60mm top heater of 250 watts. This unit operates on 220-240v at 9.3 amps. There are 2 PID controllers installed, a PC410 which controls the top heater using a profile, and a Rex C100 controls the bottom heater using a set temperature, this is also referred to as the preheat zone.
Inside the unit are Fotek relays [Made in Taiwan] rated at 40 amps each. There are exhaust fans located in the rear of the unit and another located near the controllers, this helps to keep the components from overheating. Underneath the heating elements is a thick sheet of thermal barrier insulation. Ceramic terminal blocks are used to connect all 3 heating elements to the Fotek relays. The wires are installed in fiberglass insulation tubes to prevent damage to the insulation. The Economy rework station model features a 10 point support system, utilizing 6 top side supports and 2 bottom bars with a total of 4 stand offs. This prevents flex in both directions. It is recommended to use as much support as possible, with the importance becoming crucial as board size increases.
The Economy rework station model is upgradable to the Professional model. Please speak to a distributor for any inquiries.