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Company Overview of Metcal, Inc.

Company Overview

As of November 26, 1996, Metcal, Inc. was acquired by OK International, Inc. Metcal, Inc. manufactures proprietary soldering equipment for semiconductors and pipe joints. Its main product is called SmartHeat Systems, which are tip cartridges that can sense the right amount of heat for a metal. It started as a research and development company spawned by the production of a technology used in pipe joining and electrical interconnect systems. This technology is now called SmartHeat and is used in SmartHeat Systems. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in Menlo Park, California.

1530 O'Brien Drive

Menlo Park, CA 94025

United States

Founded in 1982





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Metcal, Inc. Key Developments

Metcal Announces Addition of the Solder Ball Placement Kit to its Convection Rework Accessory Range

Metcal announced the addition of the Solder Ball Placement Kit to its convection rework accessory range. The company has developed a technique and identified a selection of tools that enable the operator to rework small components with repeatability and consistency. The popularity of 01005 components has generated a new rework challenge making it virtually impossible unless carried out by expensive rework equipment. This kit, added to a hot air pencil, provides a complete and effective solution for reworking most small components at a low cost.

Metcal Launches NEW MX-500 Soldering and Rework System

Metcal announced that it will be launching the NEW MX-500 Soldering and Rework system on November 1, 2013. Metcal’s new MX-500 Soldering and Rework System has been re-imagined, adding features and a new look to a bench top icon. Built upon SmartHeat Technology, the new MX-500 assures extremely responsive and highly controlled heating delivering the exact energy needed to ensure a precise and reliable solder connection. Additionally, the MX-500 retains switchable dual port, 40 W operation while introducing numerous new features in a new housing. Other features on this breakout machine include ground fault interrupt, universal power supply, and boasts compatibility with existing MX-500 products: MX upgrade kits, tip-cartridges and accessories.

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