PDR Awarded 2017 Global Technology Award
PDR, a leader in IR rework and test, is pleased to announce that it was awarded a 2017 Global Technology Award in the category of Repair & Rework Equipment for its IR-E3M Micro Component/PCB Rework System. The award was presented to the company during a Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 ceremony that took place during productronica in Munich, Germany. Put simply, the system can pick-and-place micro components or large BGAs and reﬂow small or large boards with precision and control.
In response to customer demands for ultra- precision micro-rework, PDR has taken its popular Focused IR E3 Evolution Series Rework Platform and further enhanced it for extreme micro-rework applications. In addition to general purpose applications, the IR-E3M’s thermal, mechanical and optical features are all precisely engineered to easily deal with micro components and micro PCBs.
This system is absolutely ideal for micro component PCB rework without complications, one of three versions that make up the IR-E3 Evolution Series of SMD/BGA Rework Stations. In addition to the 2250w micro-PCB preheater, a 750w electronic Thermo Boost is included along with dual non-contact, closed-loop thermal control. High-magniﬁcation vision assisted component alignment, pick-up and ultra-ﬁne placement complete the micro-process handling in addition to micro part component nesting and universal micro PCB palletization tools.
The PDR IR-E3 systems are available in three models – IR-E3S Standard, IR-E3G Gold and IR-E3M Micro Component/PCB Rework System – each conﬁgured perfectly for their respective roles. The IR-E3 series provides extremely high levels of proﬁling and process control necessary for the eﬀective rework of the most advanced packages, including SMDs, BGAs, CSPs, QFNs, LEDs, Flip-chips, 0201-01005s and all lead-free applications.
Each of the E3 Series rework systems use the same principals of PDR’s Focused IR technology, ﬁrst introduced in 1987. More than 4,500 systems are now in use worldwide.
Premiering in 2005, the Global Technology Awards program is an annual celebration of product excellence in electronics surface mount assembly. Premier products based on the finest examples of creative advancement in technology are chosen by a distinguished panel of industry experts.