PDR announces that it was awarded a 2018 Global Technology Award in the category of Repair & Rework for its IR-E6 Evolution XL rework system. The award was presented to the company during a Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 ceremony that took place during SMTA International.
Dave White, CEO of White Industrial Corporation, parent company of PDR Americas, states: “On behalf of all PDR Employees, PDR’s field support teams, sales and alliance partners, and especially the over 4,500 global customers that have made this award possible, thank you for recognizing PDR technology for this prestigious award. 30 years ago PDR set out with a concept that focusable (visible light) Infrared Heating could be applied to the field of PCB rework. Receiving this award some 30 years later is truly an honor and a testimony to the rework disciplines that PDR has worked hard to foster in the ever changing EMS industry.”
BGA rework poses the problem of accessing hidden interconnects in a high density environment. Consequently, it requires a system that is able to access the hidden joints without affecting neighboring components. A system that is safe, gentle, adaptable and, above all, simple to operate. The IR-E6 is so easy to operate that technicians are able to instantly achieve excellent process control for BGA/SMD rework without the complexities and frustrations normally associated with ‘high-end’ rework systems.
The IR-E6 Evolution XL rework system is made in the United Kingdom with only the finest components for optimum precision. The PDR IR-E6 is our largest system and one of the best performing BGA Rework Stations worldwide.
The IR-E6 is very high powered with a multi-zone, 3200W PCB preheater and is designed to rework small to large PCB assemblies with up to a 24"/620mm 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 setup and use. Using PDR’s patented, focused IR technology, the SMD/BGA rework station has been specifically designed to cope with the challenges of repairing today’s PCB assemblies.