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Publication Date:09/1/2007
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Hakko: IR Preheater and Boom Stand
Preheater adjustable boom stand.
Valencia, CA — American Hakko Products, Inc. has introduced the FR-1012 (P/N: FR1012-01) — a benchtop board heater designed to elevate the temperature of printed circuit board assemblies so that components on them can be soldered and de-soldered more easily, and with improved results. This is particularly useful on medium-to-high-mass board assemblies, which can "heat-sink" a significant amount of energy being supplied by a soldering iron tip, or handheld hot-air tool. This tool is particularly useful when soldering lead-free assemblies.

The preheater operates in either of two modes: Power Mode or T/C (Thermocouple) Mode. Power Mode allows the user to set the output of the unit manually. When running in this mode, the unit will output the set percentage of power, regardless of the T/C's actual value. A thermocouple is not required in this mode, but may be used to monitor the actual board temperature.

T/C Mode allows the user to set the desired temperature (50-180°C/122-356°F) of the PC board for closed-loop control of the temperature using the T/C input. A Type-K thermocouple must be secured to the PC board and plugged into the unit's T/C jack for this mode to operate. When running in this mode, the unit will apply 100 percent power until the board reaches 10°C below the set temperature. The unit will then start PID control to regulate the power output of the heater to hold the PC board at the set temperature.

The company's adjustable Boom Stand (P/N: 999-224) is a needed accessory for the Hakko FR-801, FR-802, FR-803 hot air rework systems as well as the new FR-1012 IR Preheater. The boom stand affords 560mm reach with 50mm of fine vertical adjustment and over 305mm of fast vertical movement. The boom stand makes a complete SMD rework system when combined with any of the company's FR-800 series hot-air rework stations and the FR-1012 IR preheater.

For more information, contact: American Hakko Products, Inc., 28920 Avenue Williams, Valencia, CA 91355 800-884-2256 or 661-294-0090 fax: 661-294-0096 Web:

MIKE: THIS PHOTO IS IN YOUR FILE AS PPRHakko.tif Hakko does NOT belong in the PPR, so this became a CM product.

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