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JBC is at the technological forefront of tools for soldering and rework operations in electronics. Innovation, efficiency and reliability are the key features of a wide range of products which have been designed to satisfy the most demanding requirements of professionals.

What is the correct temperature for soldering?

In most cases, the factor that most influences the duration of a tip is the working temperature.

Before the ROHS regulation (Restriction Of Hazardous Substances) came into effect on the 1st July 2006, solder wire that contained lead was permitted. After this date the use of lead was prohibited (as well as other substances) in all equipment and processes except the following: medical apparatus, monitoring and surveillance equipment, measuring instruments and equipment specifically designed for the military and space industry as well the car sector (car control systems, airbags, etc.), rail transport, etc.

The special characteristic of the most common lead alloys is that the fusion occurs at around 180°C. With the most common lead-free alloys this happen approximately at 220°C. So the difference of 40°C meant it was necessary to increase the temperature of the solder tool to achieve a solder joint in the same length of time (if soldering time is increased, then the components and the printed circuits may be damaged) and this reduced the life of the tips and increased oxidation.

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What can you expect from top quality soldering?

See the advantages of top quality soldering with JBC equipment:

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6 things people should know about the Industry 4.0

The Industry 4.0 is on everyone’s lips. There is no doubt that the next generation of manufacturing will be driven by connectivity. In some sectors, such as banks, tourism or telecommunications, it has caused a real shakeup.

Industry 4.0 connectivity

However, the electronics assembly industry has approached this 4th industrial revolution and the Internet of Things very quietly.

While not having a consensus or standardized protocol to meet the changes brought about by the Industry 4.0, many people wonder what its benefits are and how it can help companies reach their goals.

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Which is the best system for cleaning tips?

With the implementation of lead-free soldering, besides the wet sponge there are alternative ways to cleaning the tip. Their use depends on how much residue needs to be removed, maintenance and the technology of the soldering method.

The following guidelines will help you choose the most convenient method for cleaning your tips. Read on!

JBC cleaning systems

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Best soldering practices

How many solder joints can your tips do?
It varies by the tip geometry, the thickness of the tip’s iron coating, the temperature settings, the solder, the flux used and the operator skills.
JBC features tips which can perform up to 100,000 solder joints.


How often and when do I need to use the tip tinner?

The tip tinner / cleaner is a chemical method to clean and retin the tip at the same time.
It should be used only when alternative methods fail (i.e. sponge, brass) and a very active cleaning method is needed.


Do I have to change cartridges anytime I want to solder at a different temperature?
No, you are free to choose any temperature with any cartridge. If desired the temperature can easily be locked at a fixed level.

soldering best practices

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