Tuesday, January 7, 2014

NEW: Automatic Soldering Tip Cleaner JBC CLMB-1A

Introducing the JBC CLMB-1A Automatic Tip Cleaning System that immediately starts to clean the moment you insert your soldering tip into the machine!





Available in Mid-January the JBC CLMB-A is an automated tip cleaning system.  This system consists of two brass brushes that will automatically start cleaning when the soldering tip is detected by JBC's innovative photoelectric sensor.  This automatic operation allows the soldering user to solder and clean with ease.  Additionally, safety is a concern while soldering - which is why JBC developed the CLMB to include a splash guard to ensure material does not splash off the tip onto unwanted areas.

The tip cleaning system includes two brass cleaning brushes, however, JBC also has developed silver nickel options to suit your specific selection and needs.

You can find more information on our site for how to purchase this latest JBC Soldering Tools release.  



Monday, January 6, 2014

Announcing the ALL NEW JBC C245 Special Soldering Tip Series!

Announcing new soldering tips from JBC Tools: The New C245 Special Series, designed specifically to make your soldering jobs easier.

JBC New C245 soldering tips have been released specifically for SMD soldering or through hold-components.  The new series consists of four new soldering cartridges which include the JBC C245-764, C245-765, C245-766, and the C245-767.

The JBC C245-764 is a special soldering tip (compliant with the T245 soldering hand piece) designed specifically for reaching joints on fine-pitch, high density connectors.  Additionally, this soldering cartridge features a rounded tip.


The JBC C245-765 is a soldering cartridge knife that is less sharp that it's similar version (JBC C245-939) and this soldering tip is designed specifically to keep solder close to the edge of the tip.


The JBC C245-766 is the third latest release of JBC's special series soldering tips.  This soldering cartridge has an exceptionally large surface area and beveled tip to make soldering large surfaces quicker and easier.


The JBC C245-767 is a special cartridge for through hold grad soldering.  This soldering tip is 12 mm in length (and is similar to the JBC C245-751 soldering tip).  It is used specifically for drag soldering with high profile components.


All of these series are compliant with the JBC T245 Soldering Iron.  To shop the complete JBC Soldering Line click here or for further special series tips click here.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

We are Proud to Announce: Janel is Now a Kester Solder National Distributor



We are very pleased to make the announcement that as of Monday, September 30th 2013 Janel Incorporated (www.janelonline.com) was granted National Distributor status by Kester Solder.

At Janel we believe it is our duty to provide you with only the best quality products for your production assembly needs.

We look forward to a fulfilling future of satisfying our customer's requirements in the production assembly industry and believe Kester products help make this possible.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Excelta Pliers Available in Various Shapes Sizes and Materials

Excelta Pliers are manufactured with a large variety  for electronics repair and mechanical work. Precise jaw alignment and available ergonomic handles ensure the right tool for the job regardless of the application.



Excelta 700 Series Medium Head Pliers



These Stainless Steel Pliers have Ultra Precision and are professional grade. These pliers have several unique features including lap joints, Standard ESD-Safe molded grips are standard, Polished hand finished jaws, induction hardened tips, and are made in the USA.


Excelta Round Nose Pliers



Excelta Round Nose Pliers is mostly used for wire bending and wrapping. Both jaws are round and taper to a fine point at the tips which make them useful in areas with minimal space to work.


Excelta "S" Handle Series Pliers



Made of Stainless Steel and Have Ergonomic "S" Handles with Soft Foam Cushion Grips. These handles help reduce muscle fatigue and improve operator output.


Excelta Bent Nose Pliers



Excelta Bent Nose Pliers are preferred by some over chain nose pliers due to the fact that bent jaws provide better access in tight areas. This is especially true when the plier is being used to tuck away wire ends.


Excelta Flat Nose Pliers



Excelta Flat Nose Pliers are Useful for a variety of tasks, including bending angles in wires and holding small components. Both jaws are perfectly flat with a rectangular cross section.


Excelta Miniature (Micro) Pliers



Excelta Micro Pliers of Stainless Steel with precision cutting blades that are Self-Opening for ease of use. These Pliers are ideal for situations where not much room is available to manipulate parts.


Excelta Plieres are available in various star graded standards to shop all Excelta pliers visit our Excelta store by clicking here

Monday, July 29, 2013

Kester NXG1: The Superior Alternative to Leaded Solder Paste

Historically tin-leaded solder has been typically used in joining material in electronics manufacturing. However, due to environmental awareness and health concerns (related to the leaching of lead from land fills into ground water) legislation was developed and a restriction for the use of lead in electronics manufacturing was initiated. 


For this reason, an alternative to leaded solder paste was was researched. Alternatives to leaded paste were both tested and researched and after comprehensive studies- lead-free tin-silver-copper (or SAC) solder paste was voted as the preferred soldering paste for the electronics assembly industry.

With this idea in mind and with the use of superior breakthrough technology, Kester developed it's lead-free soldering paste solution: Kester NXG1 Soldering Paste. Unlike other SAC lead-free, no-clean solder pastes, Kester NXG1 is seen as superior in that it has the widest reflow process window available. NXG1 provides the smoothest and seamless joints of any lead free paste on the market, and the difference from SNpB alloy to lead-free is crystal clear. Additional characteristics outlined below will absolutely make the transition to lead-free easier on users both individual users and contract manufacturers alike.




NXG1 Lead Free Solder Paste Characteristics:


Ultra-low BGA Voiding: Low void performance is a must for most assemblies today reducing rework and costs and improving first pass yields.

Reduced Ball-in-socket Defects: Designed specifically to reduce or fully eliminate the occurrence of ball-in-socket (also known as "head-in-pillow" and "foot-in-mud) defects.

Excellent Printability: Consistent solder paste volume deposits regardless of idle time, stencil life and print speed. This is the most important characteristic of any solder paste, as print volume inconsistency is the top cause of defects in electronic assembly. Excellent print definition and bridging prevention due to its non-slumping chemistry. The solder brick maintains its shape without variation over time. This attribute avoids bridging especially in fine-pitch components, saving the customer from wasting time and money on rework.

Longest Shelf Life: NXG1 has the longest shelf life, at 8 months, of any lead-free, no-clean paste on the market. A longer shelf life will help reduce scrap and waste while allowing for more manageable inventory.

Clear, Probeable Residues: The lightest colored residues of any paste in its class. Increased re-flow temperatures required by lead-free assembly tend to char, darken, and harden post-soldering residues. NXG1 offers best-in-class residue appearance and penetrability making AOI and manual inspection effortless.

For more on this information on Kester NXG1's industry classification, silver chromate paper test, corrosion test, spot test, halide test, reliability amongst all other inclusive data see the Kester Paste guide by clicking here.  

Your project does not end when you stop making it, it ends when it is properly disposed of. 

Kester NXG1 Lead-Free Solder Paste: an environmentally friendly, electronic manufacturing solution. Available in both 500 gram jars and 600 gram cartridges.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Excelta Cutters

Today we're taking a look at Excelta Cutters and some of their features such as cut type, grip, and head shape. Excelta Cutters are available in many different combinations of these options as well as lengths and materials.

Cutter Cut Type




Cut type is determined by the out side angle of the cutting blades. The three different options are semi-flush, maximum flush, and optimum flush. The cutting blades are at a 45 degree angle  with a .010 inch bevel, a 45 degree angle with a .005 inch bevel on a maximum flush cutter, and finally the cutting edges are completely out with no bevel on an optimum flush cutter. The main consideration when choosing what cut type is best for you would be the needs of the application and longevity. A semi-flush cutter will last the longest and be able to complete a greater amount of cuts then both the maximum flush and optimum flush. Optimum flush produces the least amount of total cuts.

Different Cutter Grips




The Three different handle grips available from Excelta on their cutters are molded grips, double-dip grips, and foam cushion grips. All of these grip types are static dissipative.

Various Cutter Head Shapes





Round head shape is the most common head shape due to the fact that their is more metal behind each cut made. This adds to the longevity of the tool and overall durability. Excelta Rounded Head Cutters are available in small round, medium round, and medium tapered also known as relieved head cutter sizes.

Excelta's Lazer Line aka Slimline Cutters




These cutters use the most advanced CNC machining and have induction hardened to 63-65 RHC to produce the best cutter available on the market. Now these cutters have a safety wire catch option. This feature allows the the cutter to cut and hold the lead. This feature helps prevent injury in the work place and has the suffix "-W" on the end of the part number.

Janel supplies every Excelta Cutter available online - click here for more information.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Excelta Vacuum Tools

Excelta Vacuum Tools consist of vacuum cups, probes, and vacuum systems. Excelta's Vacuum Systems are perfect for moving and manipulating wafers, disk media, flat panels, or any item with a flat and hard surface. Janel distributes Excelta Vacuum Systems which are availble in a variety of options. These include, battery powered, electric, pen-vac's, and roto-pic vacuum systems.


High Performance Vacuum System vs Standard Vacuum System


Excelta's 4000-HP is considered to be their top of the line, high performance vacuum system. This high performance system is guaranteed to handle both large and small sized components. It features a precision pump and motor which is capable of handling over 15 inches of mercury. Additionally, this product features an electric eye pen holder which will automatically turn off the unit when the pen vac is placed in it's holder. Additionally, the 4000-HP includes a jack at the rear of the system where an optional foot switch can be used to enhance vacuum control during pick and place operations.

On the other hand, the Excelta 4000-ST is a Standard Vacuum System, similar to the 4000-HP this system is also four stars. However, this vacuum will only generate up to 10 inches of mercury with an open air flow of 2.3 lpm. This is a 5 inch difference in contrast to the Excelta 4000-HP. Additionally, this vacuum features an on and off switch and a power cord - connecting the vacuum to the ground.

Additional, Excelta Vacuum Tools and some of their features are briefly outlined below:

Excelta Roto-Pic Vacuum Systems



Designed to lower manual handling of both chips and wafers.The end rotates 360 degrees so the operator can be aligned with ease. 

Excelta Continuous Vacuum Systems




Designed to be extra compact and handle the majority of electronic components. The Vacuum unit connects to ground automatically with the three wire power cord.

Excelta Pen Vac's




This tool is a ideal for picking up and placing most standard and odd sized SMT components. Pen-Vacs six inch long by half an inch round with a useful rear storage compartment and pocket clip.

Excelta Porta-Wand Vacuum Systems




The rechargeable battery operated vacuum handling tool features a 9.6V detachable rechargeable battery pack. The built-in filters provide performance that surpasses Class 1.