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30 Years of Rework

PDR - 30 Years of Rework

PDR, a leader in IR rework, is pleased to announce the 30-year anniversary of the development of the first pioneering IR system. 30 years and 4500 installed IR Rework Systems later, PDR has grown to offer a world-class global sales and support network through its alliance partners.

PDR was formed in 1985 by Philip Gibbs, David Lowrie and Roger Gibbs and the first pioneering IR system was launched in 1987. 30 years later, PDR is still at the forefront of SMD rework technology. The company attributes its success to its ongoing focus on providing the industry with operator friendly rework systems that are both simple to use and maintain. Simply building a rework system that offers unique advantages to the industry is not enough.  Equally important is PDR’s ‘core value’ commitment to ‘long-term customer satisfaction’.

At the operator level, PDR IR rework systems provide the operator with a visible means to determine where heat is being applied (focused IR) and to easily observe solder reflow. This precision targeting of visible focused IR eliminates the guesswork out of not only day-to-day rework tasks, but greatly accelerates profile development process as well.

Since 1985, PDR customers have voted with their pocketbooks for a system that is air nozzle free, capable of true in-process control, and that produces high-yield repeatable results…no matter the complexity of the application at hand. As PDR celebrates its 30th anniversary and remarkable deployment of 4500+ systems now commissioned, the company remains the industry technology leader through its conscientious commitment to simplifying the rework process.

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