See Soldering Iron Evaluation
by an Independent Contract Manufacturer
ANNOUNCING A REVOLUTION from JBC
The Advanced Series is a revolutionary
and powerful new concept that has an instantaneous thermal response. All JBC
soldering and desoldering tools shown on this web site comprise the advanced
series technology...the most advanced in the industry.
We can state that Advanced Series stations provide an 80% improvement in
performance compared to the best soldering station currently available in the
Hereunder we show you some of
the outstanding features, displayed in a graphic comparison, that confirms this
conventional soldering station takes from 10 to 90 seconds to reach 350º C.
Any Advanced station with a 20W soldering iron gets there in 2 seconds,
giving you some idea of the response capability of the Advanced system.
||Here above you can
see the temperature fluctuations and time taken to perform the same series
of five solder joints.
While the conventional station suffers a temperature drop of 70º C and needs
16 seconds to complete the job, the Advanced station drops off only 30º C
and achieve it in just 8 seconds.
WHY IS THE ADVANCED SERIES REVOLUTIONARY?
Basically, because it uses a compact
cartridge which has a great heating capacity and has a built-in thermocouple
located in the heating element. It is consequently very sensitive to variations
This heating system, an exclusivity of JBC, is based on a minimum mass and
thermal inertia. The results of this is an instantaneous recovery, supplying
quick power and extremely reduced losses of temperature.
These features allow you to:
Solder at a lower temperature
Take advantage of tips that last 3 to 5 times
Always work with the adequate geometry of tip
without interruption in your work.
Complete Digital Soldering
and C245-003 and C245-007 Cartridges
|Features of the
Low temperature soldering
The rapid capacity of recovery
will enable you to work at a maximum temperature of 370ºC compared to existing
systems that are as high as 450ºC. Thus you will eliminate the risk of damaging
the board or the component applying heat in excess and improve the quality of
your solder joint.
Life span of the cartridges
As soon as the tool is parked
on its stand, the temperature immediately drops to 475ºF (Settable within the
unit itself) and enables you to take the
advantage of a 3 to 5 times longer life of the tip. When you take the tool back
to use it, the thermal recovery operates instantaneously. The cartridge, which
is comprised of both heating element and thermocouple, has an almost
The 20W and 50W soldering irons
are currently the lightest and smallest soldering iron handpieces available,
providing the shortest tip-to-handle distance in their class.
Since the Advanced technology
is based on a microprocessor drive, you do not have to recalibrate any of the
Advanced stations, nonetheless you can easily calibrate your soldering tips
thanks to TI-A Thermometer and
the internal software.
Two in One
You will be able to remove and replace one cartridge to the other without
interrupting your work session, and thanks to the instantaneous thermal
response you change tips and be soldering in less than 10 seconds.
Benefits for the Production Line Operator:
Production can be increased by as much as 80% with
the JBC advanced Soldering System.
Comfort for the operator with small grip handpiece
and flexible burn retardant cord.
Accurate pinpoint soldering can be attained with
very short tip to grip distance.
Tips can be changed from small to large and
continue soldering within 10 seconds without calibration.
When leaving for lunch, the operator can place the
handpiece in the bottom of the stand, thereby reducing the tip to room
temperature. After arriving back from lunch, the operator will place the
handpiece at the top of the stand for sleep mode, or continue soldering after
waiting for about 5 seconds to reach full temperature.
Tips that last 3 to 5 times longer (sometimes up to
eight times longer) than
conventional soldering tips.
Benefits for the Repair Technician:
All of the above plus added benefits
Since the technician will have his iron in the
stand more than he will be using it, the sleep mode becomes a prominent issue.
For production line soldering the sleep mode is set at the factory at 550˚F. For
the repair technician, I would recommend a setting of 450˚F. I recommend this
because the response time is so fast when coming out of the sleep mode, and tips
do not seem to oxidize much below 450˚F. This saves time cleaning the tip, plus
the tips will last much longer. (Some operators are experiencing up to eight
One customer asked me "how long would the handpiece
last when changing cartridges often". I asked that question to the
their response was "the handpiece was cycled 100,000 times plugging and
unplugging cartridges and showed no detrimental wear to the handpiece".
Comparison graphs of our nearest competitor can
be found here.
See how easy it is to replace the cartridge - Can you see why you can change
to a different cartridge (Tip) and be soldering again in less than 10 seconds?
Think of the time you can save.
Taking out the cartridge
Moving to another
the new cartridge
Changing tips takes about 3 seconds and give about 5
seconds heat up time.