Good working relationships are critical to our business development and SMS have proven to be an invaluable source of feedback and inspiration to Metcal for many years. We share the same drive and ambition. Constantly pushing boundaries, improving technology in cutting edge design, process control and high-quality high reliability manufacture.

• The New Metcal CV-500 Connection Validation soldering system offers process control via a visual indication to the operator that a solder joint has been formed with a satisfactory Intermetallic Compound layer (IMC) in real time. This technology, Connection Validation®, provides a mechanism of ensuring consistent joint integrity by ensuring the hand soldering process delivers an IMC layer between 1.0µm and 4.0µm (SAC305).

• The Connection Validation® algorithm is a Metcal propriety Technology and utilises static characteristic of the solder tip, Idle Power, and tip thermal efficiency descriptors to characterise energy delivery in the soldering process using polynomial interpolation and curve fitting techniques to determine the IMC formation as a function of the power signature for the thermal energy demand of the process.

• The system also provides the operator with visual indication of the Tip’s idle temperature, Tip Part number, Tip Serial Number and Lot number to ensure the correct tip cartridge is selected and process traceability is achieved. Metcal Tip cartridge temperature is fixed and controlled inherently by the curie point of the material in the heater with Metcal’s proprietary “Smart Heat “technology and therefore does not require calibration.

• A first for industry the New CV-500 Soldering system also captures Hand soldering Data for accurate process control and Data analysis. Improve your solder process traceability and create a performance baseline using CV’s intelligent cartridges plus CV-500 Monitor software. Using our Connection Validation patented technology, CV Monitor software allows you to capture solder process information over time for each joint when attached to the systems communication port. Now that you have a baseline, you can quickly analyse your soldering performance, identify changes in your solder conditions, and make changes to your process.

Metcal and SMS sharing a common vision based on many years of expertise and industry experience, Smart Made Simple.