New C245786 cartridge available for soldering minuscule components

JBC, a leading manufacturer of soldering and rework equipment, has extended yet again its cartridge range with a new model: the C245786.

Similar to the C245126, this cartridge is used for soldering very small components as well as for drag soldering and correction of bridging.

JBC cartridges introduce unseen levels of precision and uses to the soldering process thanks to their excellent heat transfergreat durability and instantaneous heating up. Moreover, by using the sleep and hibernation functions, tip life can last up to 5 times longer.

To help you choose the best tip for your application, we have published a comprehensive cartridge guide. Download it here.

JBC launches new cartridges in response to customer feedback!

JBC's cartridges offer excellent heat transfer, great durability and instantaneous heating up. Using the sleep & hibernation, the tip life lasts up to 5 times longer.

C120-012: This is the same than the C120004 cartridge but it has a larger tinned surface (5mm lenght).

C245-136: This is a special cartridge for desoldering micro stick switches (e.g. mobile reparations).

C245-748: This is the bent version of the C245-747 cartridge, which has a bisel shape. Its geometry enables you to reach easily components difficult to access.

C245-749: This cartridge is very similar to the C245-748 but it has a slight difference: the bisel tip is designed to be used by the top of the tinned area.

For any more information email: [email protected]


New models of JBC cartridges, more soldering solutions.

The wide range of JBC cartridges has been extended with four new models. Three of them specially designed for soldering cables and connections.


 This is the bent version of the cartridge C245-061, which has a screwdriver shape.
Its geometry allows to reach components that the straight version can not.








C245-762 This is perfect to solder cables or cylindrical pieces up to Ø9mm.







C245-763 This is specially designed for soldering cables and connections up to Ø 2.5 mm. 
This model, similar to the current C245-760, joins to the special section of the C245 range.








It is perfect to solder cables of Ø1mm maximum.
It is also suitable to solder rows of pins of Ø1mm maximum up to a total length of 10mm (which is the width of the tip).








JBC NANT: The succesful Nano Station, now with two Soldering Irons

Following the success of the Nano Rework station, JBC has responded to requests from its customers with the launch of the NANT Nano Soldering station.

The Highest Precision in Soldering!

The NANT Nano Soldering station incorporates the same control unit than the NAST station but it comes with two nano soldering irons instead of tweezers. It is specially indicated for high precision jobs requiring more than one nano soldering iron working simultaneously.

The nano soldering irons are the best solution for very small-sized SMD components such as 0201 chips including those that require the use of a microscope.

 JBC's Nano tools are extremely light, comfortable and stand out for their shortest tip-to-grip distance. Despite its small size, they are able to provide up to 15W of power by using C105 cartridges.


The NANT Nano Soldering station also incorporates the latest developments of the NAST, since their control unit is the same. Click Here to see the easier tool placement or the new cleaning & extraction set.

Please contact for more information:

Email:[email protected]

Phone:+44 (0)23 8065 0065

New look and improved features on the Nano Rework station

JBC has recently launched the improved version of its highest precision station: NAST-B Nano Rework.

The new features of JBC's most unique station make the user's job easier, save time andincrease productivity:


Both tool holders feature a wider angle to facilitate placement of the tool.

The new anti-rotation clamp of the cable collectors avoids cable tangles or discomfort when working.


It consists of two cleaning stands with a splashguard and a cartridge extractor which allows a quick & safe cartridge change with one hand.

It is also possible to use different cleaning systems and organize the nano cartridges according to the job.

JBC AL Auto-Feed station

This is the ideal solution for extensive soldering applications that require one or both free hands.

The AL station automates the soldering process by feeding solder wire.

It is possible to select continuous or discontinuous operation modes.

It incorporates the JBC exclusive heating system with the intelligent sleep and the hibernation feature.

AL station works with the comfortable AL250 Auto-Feed Iron and C250 cartridges.

Premium stations feature all the necessary accessories to make your job easier.

JBC introduces 3 new models of cartridges

The wide range of JBC cartridges has been extended with C245-759, C245-760 and C470-042. Two of them, specially designed for soldering cables and connections.

C245-759It is a more stylized screwdriver cartridge than the current C245-741 because of its thinner and longer shape. Its geometry facilitates access to components in densely populated PCBs.


This is specially designed for soldering cables and connections up to 3.5 mm in diameter. This model, similar to the current C470-033, joins to the special section of the C245 tip range.

 C470-042It is a heavy-duty cartridge specially designed for soldering cables and connections up to 4.5 mm in diameter. This version features a second bridge that allows both elements to be heated more efficiently.

Soldering temperatures

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.

Why is it possible to solder at lower 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 are the advantages of soldering at lower temperature?

- The tips last much longer because of reduced oxidation. This improves the 'wettability' of the tip and therefore also the heat transfer efficiency.

- The flux does not burn directly on the tip, but is activated while soldering. In this way, the tip does not turn dark so quickly and its wettability is better.

- The risk of damaging components and pcb through excessive heat transfer is minimised.

- The process quality is optimized because there are less rework issues and scraps.

Which is the suggested sleep temperature? The factory setting of 220ºC is adecuate for most situations. At this temperature oxidation is lowered to a minimum and ramp up to work temperature, when the tool is taken out of it's stand, will be completed in about a second.

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.

Prolonging JBC Soldering Tip Life

Are you finding your Tips are not lasting as long as you think they should - heres some tips to help you out!

-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.

Please contact for more information:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +44 (0)23 8065 0065