Improving JBC Cartridge Life
In order to get satisfactory tip life, especially using LEAD FREE alloys the following should be taken into account.
· Our experience shows that 90% of solder joints using JBC tools can be performed successfully at 350ºC (660ºF), in any case it is not recommended to exceed 370ºC (700ºF).
· The force applied on a soldering iron should not be more that it’s own weight.
· To prevent the tip from oxidizing and corroding fresh solder should be added before putting the iron back in its stand.
· Adapt the tip size correctly to the solder joint.
· Do not apply abrasive surfaces to clean the plated area.
· Use a mild flux.
· Keep sponges clean and damp, not swamped.
· Only use original JBC sponges; other sponges may contain substances that reduce tip life.
· Use distilled/de-ionized water and avoid tap water; tap water contains substances that reduce tip life.
· Only use tip re-tinner when absolutely necessary; when the tip is oxidized and cannot be cleaned using the sponge or other non agressive cleaning methods.
Are there any simple tips on a desoldering process?
Use a tip with a larger diameter than the pad to achieve maximum aspiration and thermal efficiency.
Place the tip with the component terminal in the hole.
When the solder liquefies, gently rotate the tip so that the component terminal can be lifted off.
Press the vacuum pump button long enough to remove the solder.
After pressing the desoldering key there is a slight delay until the self-contained vacuum pump stops. This makes sure that the vacuum circuit is completely empty. If any solder remains are left on a terminal after desoldering it, resolder it with fresh solder and repeat the desoldering operation.
What is JBC Tools Compact Line?
The perfect solution for precision soldering jobs.
For soldering in general electronic applications.
The solution for soldering and desoldering by using microtweezers.
Soldering station with a solder feed iron for intensive or free single-handed jobs.
Desoldering station with electric pump for precision jobs.
For precision desoldering jobs by using a pneumatic pump.
What is JBC Tools Premium Line?
They are designed for industrial and extensive use with the JBC exclusive heating system that increases work efficiency thanks to its fast temperature recovery.
What is JBC Tools Modular Range?
JBC Tools modular range is a combination of stackable control modules to get your complete personalised set-up.
All you need to do is choose a control unit according to the number of tools you need. Every control unit is compatible with all JBC tools.
All the units incorporate JBC’s exclusive heating system that increases work efficiency thanks to its quick temperature recovery.
For a basic working system, you need:
When I look at the JBC rework station RMSE, I see no tweezers in it. Can I connect them to it?
Yes, you can.
When you purchase a JBC RMSE rework station you will not get them though. You will have to purchase them separately and don’t forget the stand for them!
Are there any easy steps to desoldering using JBC hot air equipment?
What’s a good repair process for QFP’s?
Why is it possible to solder at lower temperatures using a JBC tool?
It is possible because the tip has an extremely fast thermal response.
On a conventional iron’s tip there is a strong drop in temperature while the tip is transferring the heat to the board. If the thermal response is slow, the tip does not have the time to recover the temperature, especially if a series of solder joint is performed. This is the reason why the operator is used to select a higher temperature, resulting in short tip life and PCB / component damage.
Which is the suggested soldering temperature in lead free processes?
Our experience shows that 90% of solder joints using JBC tools can be performed successfully at 350ºC or less, in any case it is not recommended to exceed 370ºC.
Which is the best system to clean the tips?
It depends on maintenance issues and on the technology of the soldering system. A wet sponge is an efficient system if it is kept clean and damp (not swamped), it is changed periodically and deionised water is used. The tip’s temperature partially decreases during the contact with the wet sponge, but this could be a disadvantage only with older generations of soldering systems, where the iron does not have a very fast thermal response and it takes several seconds to recover the working temperature. The cleaning wire (brass) is an alternative to the sponge. It needs less maintenance and does not decrease the temperature of the tip, that’s why some handsoldering producers with low thermal response prefer it. On the other hand, it releases some material residues which may fall on the PCBs if the holder is not protected. The stand of the brass should be heavy in order not to move during its use, otherwise the operator will need also the other hand to hold it. The metal brush is a more aggressive way to clean the tip, but if used gently cleans well the tip with minimal damage. The tip tinner / cleaner is a chemical method to clean and retin the tip at the same time. It should be used when above methods fail and a very active cleaning method is needed. There is also a new sand cleaning method from JBC: the tip must be entered inside a protected sand deposit and turned it around. This method is advisable when all else fails.
What’s the most recommended type of wool?
Brass wool: Although less aggressive than the Inox Wool, it is easily subject to breaking down. This can cause metal particles and fibers to contaminate the enviroment of the working area. We have a very large and experienced customer that refuse the use of Brass Wool technique for this reason. Brass wool was first used in the industry many years ago and, as sometimes happens, it became an industry standard and adopted by many vendors.
Inox Wool: It is more agressive than the Brass wool and may require more restraint from the operator when using. This method proves to be the most effective when the user applies less aggressiveness and minimizes the abrasions – Less Is Better. Apart from being more effective with controlled use, Inox is much more durable than Brass. It is more flexible, less fragile, and as a result, reduces broken particles and contamination. In our testing we found it very resistant to breakage and less than 10X broken particles were found than with Brass wool.
In the multiple tools stations, can I set up a different soldering temperature and sleep temperature for each tool?
Yes, you can select a different soldering temperature and sleep temperature for each tool. When you are setting up your station, you will be requested to pick up the tool that you want to change the parameters of. Just grab it and select your temperatures.
I am trying to change the parameters of the station and it is asking me to enter a code. What do I do?
As a default, the station will accept the code 0105.
You can change this password for another one. If you enter 3 times an incorrect code, the station will give you an 8 digits number. Please contact us with that number and we will help you out.
Who uses JBC? Why should I try it?
Our equipment is being used by government contractors, high reliability OEM’s and CM’s and many other manufacturers who take the time to evaluate everything about their soldering process, from the cost of ownership to safety,to ergonomics to the thermal performance on every joint.
How does the JBC heat up so quickly compared to older technology irons?
JBC soldering irons are fourth generation soldering technology.
JBC Tools use one wire buried deep in the tip of the copper to “read and feed.” Their thermocouple and heating element wire are one in the same and are microprocessor driven over a sensor at 60 hertz utilizing up to 140 watts on demand in a very low mass cartridge. This is why their thermal performance cannot be matched. It is technolgy compatible with todays needs, as well as tomorrows. Our competitors are using technolgy invented 20+ years ago with little advancement.
How long is the warranty on the JBC Soldering Equipment?
Our JBC Equipment has a 2 years warranty which guarantees the equipment against all manufacturing defects, covering the replacement of defective parts and all necessary labour.
Warranty does not cover product wear due to use or mis-use.
In order for the warranty to be valid, equipment must be returned to Kaisertech and enclosed a note of the problems that have been found.