Electronic components are the essential pieces that make an electronic item function as it should. Most of the time, these components run smoothly, but when they don’t, fixing the problem requires specific tools. An SMD rework station is often the preferred tool for performing intricate reworks and repairs of these broken or off-kilter components. This guide gives you a brief overview of what the rework station is and what it can do.
Electronic components have many working parts and most of them are made of metal. After the component is removed from its casing, there must be a way to remove and maneuver metal parts to work on specific areas. The only thing capable of melting metal to a point where it can be bent or moved is extreme heat. This is what rework stations are made to do. The station can generate the kind of hot air temperatures the operator needs, and it can do it quickly.
Rework stations are also de-soldering stations, and its soldering function allows operators to easily repair metal using metal solder. Hot air generated from the station is also useful for melting solder, making it liquid for short periods of time.
All rework stations share similarities in how they function. Placement, style, and energy output of the various components may differ from one brand to another.
Here are the accessories that make the rework station fully functional for the operator.
When it comes to learning how to use an SMD rework station, there are many ways to put it to good use. Here are some of them to get you started: