A client contacted THE LAB at Ambrell because they were interested in bringing a desoldering application they had been outsourcing in house. THE LAB determined that an Ambrell EASYHEAT 10 kW, 150-400 kHz induction heating system equipped with a remote workhead and single position multiple turn helical coil would be the right fit for this desoldering application.
Initial tests were conducted to optimize the power delivered to the assemblies. Temperature indicating paints were used to determine the heating time. It took 90 seconds or less to heat the samples to temperature and melt the solder alloy. THE LAB at Ambrell proved the application’s viability and the heating time met the client’s requirements
Using induction for a desoldering application like this one offers several benefits. Induction is often a faster method of heating than many other options, making it a great choice for high volume applications like this one. There's also no open flame, making it a safer option that presents less heat into the work environment. Induction is also highly repeatable, so you can expect the same result every time without variability. Finally, it is precise, making it great for both quality and energy efficiency.
This is just one example of the many applications that THE LAB at Ambrell handles on a daily basis. You can explore a full range of application notes from various industries on our website. And, of course, we welcome you to send in your parts for free testing by our experts in THE LAB.