RS launches range of intelligent solder station kits from Weller

Kits combine all the benefits of the WXsmart station, including traceability and total process control, to cover a range of specific soldering applications

RS, a trading brand of RS Group plc (LSE: RS1), a global provider of product and service solutions for industrial customers, today announced the full availability of Weller’s new WXsmart kits. Following the successful launch of the all-in-one intelligent WXsmart platform in 2022, the five kits are tailored to meet soldering and rework needs, from delicate work on miniaturised equipment to heavy-duty industrial applications.

The WXsmart platform is aimed at design engineers in industries requiring connectivity, security, and traceability, such as the electronics, medical, automotive, aerospace, defence, and solar technology sectors. The kits come with a WXsmart station, all the necessary tools for their specific application, including relevant intelligent tips, irons, and a cartridge tip holder. One of the sets also comes with a WXAir station plus accompanying accessories for repair. They are available from RS at a lower price than if each item were purchased separately.

The launch follows the recent introductions of other Weller innovations to the RS offering, like the Weller Erem precision tools for use on the workbench. In addition, the new WXMTS Micro Tweezers are smart desoldering tools that provide the perfect solution for fast and precise SMD rework of SOPs and chip components from small-to-medium sizes. An added benefit for engineers is that these tweezers can be used under the microscope.

According to Kevin Shield, Vice President – Tools & Consumables, Test & Measurement at RS, this latest introduction to the RS range results from the ongoing close collaboration with Weller Tools. He said: “Here at RS, we continually seek to bring new technology into our product offering, and the new smart soldering innovations that Weller is developing clearly show how focused they are on delivering the best possible experience to design engineers.”

The WXsmart soldering and reflow kits from Weller are now shipping from RS in the EMEA region.

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