Metcal MX-500 Soldering & Rework Systems

Product Announcement from Metcal / OK International, Inc.

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Metcal’s MX-500 Soldering and Rework System has been reimagined, adding features and a new look to a bench top icon.  The system utilizes SmartHeat® Technology, wherein each cartridge is equipped with a self-regulating heater which ‘senses’ its own temperature and closely maintains its pre-set idle temperature for the life of the heater-tip. The tip temperature is determined by the inherent metallurgical properties of the heater; no external adjustment or equipment is required. The MX-500 retains switchable dual port, 40W operation while introducing numerous new features in a new housing.

  • Integrated Power Indication Meter: a built in net power meter which will display a graphical and numerical representation of the power applied to the cartridge.
  • User Programmable PowerSave Mode: the time to enter PowerSave Mode is adjustable from 10 to 120 minutes.
  • Ground Fault Interrupt: AC ground monitor detects power line ground failures and immediately alerts the operator and shuts down the system. Only after the power line ground has been restored, can the MX-500 be restarted and soldering operations can be resumed.
  • Universal Power Supply: automatically senses the input line voltage and adjusts accordingly, which allows for worldwide operation without adaptors or a change in performance.
  • Compatibility with all MX products: the MX-500 redesign allows full compatibility with existing and previous MX upgrade kits, tip-cartridges, handpieces and accessories.
  •  Greater process control with SmartHeat® Technology
  •  Reduced space requirements

MX-500 System Configuration and Upgrade Kits

MX-500S: Soldering & Rework System includes hand-piece and workstand

MX-500SPT: Rework System includes tweezer hand-piece and soldering hand-piece with workstands

MX-500DS: Desoldering System includes desoldering hand-piece and soldering hand-piece with workstands

MX-500P: Dual port switchable power supply only