Monday, April 25, 2016

Thermaltronics Soldering Stations and Curie Heat Technology: The Latest Technology in Hand Soldering

Today’s soldering processes are rapidly shifting. In the past decade, lead-free solder has been introduced and soldering components are continuing to decrease in size. Today, users no longer have to adjust heating temperatures of their soldering irons; thereby, burning the flux in their solder wire before having the chance to help the flow of solder (leading to poor solder joint quality, reduction in tip life, and increased chances of oxidization). Today, Thermaltronics has responded to the rapidly changing soldering industry, and old, conventional ceramic heating element technology is slowly fading. Curie Heat Technology is the solution. Thermaltronics Curie Heat Technology, “utilizes induction heating to bring the temperature to its Curie Point, which is set by the composition of the alloy. Once it hits Curie Point, the tip will lose its’ magnetic properties and idle at its set point ready for action. A phenomenon known as Skin Effect results in the heat being confined to the outer layer of the tip (heating from the outside/in) as opposed to conventional ceramic heating which is from the inside/out. Once the soldering tip makes contact with the solder joint, the tip will transfer heat across at a rapid rate and the solder joint will attempt to draw temperature away from the tip. Once the tip temperature starts to fall below its Curie Point temperature the tip realizes this and instantaneously regains its magnetic properties, the induction heating process starts again and keeps the tip at the stable temperature required,” (Thermaltronics, 2016).

The aforementioned scenario, is why Curie Heat responds faster than conventional ceramic heating technology, which uses tip, sensor, and ceramic heating elements.
This one step process is the main reason why Curie Heat responds faster than conventional ceramic heating technology. Additionally, traditional ceramic heating technology tends to be a longer process, as sensors detect a reduction in temperature and then communicates with the heating element, which then attempts to reheat the tip.

Curie Heat Technology has many benefits across a wide spectrum for hand soldering jobs such as fine surface mount work (such as mobile devices and laptop devices).

Get your hands on the Thermaltronics 13.56MHz soldering systems, such as TMT-9000S-1 (100-110 VAC) or TMT 9000S-2 (220-240 VAC), and discover the difference between innovation with Curie Heat Technology and out-dated, conventional ceramic heating soldering systems.

Key features of the Thermaltronics TMT-9000s soldering stations include:

At Janel Online, we can’t get enough of Thermaltronics 9000’s soldering stations. From experience in talking to many of our customers, the setup of these soldering station suites, are quite different compared to traditional soldering irons and stations. The reason being, there are no adjustments for temperature, as all of the temperature controlled application is based on the thermal load demands within the soldering cartridge’s temperature range.

Main Power Unit: Enclosure is entirely metal and includes heat-sinking integrated into the chassis. The front of the unit includes a dual row display on an LCD screen. Information on the LCD, displays information such as the current thermal load. Additionally, the Thermaltronics 9000 features 2 output switches for multiple configurations.

The Soldering Handpiece: The silicone wire for the power supply is very agile and has a nice length. Additionally the changing of tips is exceptionally simple, as there is no locking ring. Tips effortlessly slide in and out of the barrel and secure at the base. Users find the connection to be exceptional.

The Soldering Base Stand: While putting the soldering iron in the soldering iron’s stand, one will find it to be very secure, with minimal movement.

Operation: Users believe how this machine operates is the determining factor for picking this station. From turning on the station, the tips heat up immediately, the LCD display constantly updates the user on the status of thermal loading. It performs exceptionally well regardless of the job (small SMD work, to large through hold jobs)

For more information regarding the TMT-9000’s please don’t hesitate to contact us. Alternatively, you can visit the following product pages:

TMT-9000S-2 : Soldering and Rework Station,220-240 VAC

Friday, January 29, 2016

Janel Online Announces the Release of the "Janel Swiss" Tweezer Line

Janel Online is excited to announce its latest offering of "Janel Swiss" premium grade tweezers.

 Shop Janel Swiss Tweezers Today!

Janel Online - Swiss Premium Grade Tweezers

These 100% Swiss-made precision instruments, are individually hand finished.  They are considered to be one of the most premium, high quality tweezers on the electronic manufacturing market today.

Additionally, the Janel Swiss tweezers come in a variety of shapes and sizes specific to making your electronic manufacturing jobs easier.

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 ( 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.