Wednesday, August 15, 2012

JBC Tools: A History

At Janel Online, we stock only the most premium names in the product assembly and electronics assembly industry. One such name, JBC Tools, is a top brand of soldering tools that we carry at Janel. Whether for new soldering or reworking of electronic equipment, JBC tools are available to meet every need.

Since 1929, for more than 80 years, JBC has been ahead of the game in developing soldering tools for use by electronics professionals. In the modern era, when lead is less environmentally acceptable as a component of soldering alloys, JBC tools deliver high performance and the temperatures needed. While other soldering irons require anywhere from 10 to 90 seconds to reach the recommended 360°C, JBC stations require only two seconds, cutting down your assembly time and making the soldering process even more efficient. The recovery time after each use is also superior - other soldering irons continually drop in temperature with incomplete recovery between joints, but JBC soldering systems lose less heat per use and completely recover between uses.

This premium soldering technology delivers cutting-edge solutions in a professional world with high expectations. JBC soldering irons are backed by more than four generations of technology and testing, that other brands just don’t have. These soldering irons use a single wire as both thermocouple and heating element, controlled by a microprocessor. Other brands with twenty-year-old technology simply cannot compete.

Tip life is extended and energy is conserved due to the control exacted through the microprocessor. Recalibration is not required between uses. When the processor senses that the iron is not in use, it reduces the temperature in the soldering tip. The quick recovery time ensures that you will not need to impatiently wait for the soldering tip to reheat.

In addition, the irons are small and ergonomic. They are designed with the shortest tip to hand distance for superior control. On top of that, with the huge selection of JBC handpieces and solder tips, you can achieve a variety of small or large scale assembly goals easily. Many of our stations come with quick change capabilities, so you can change a tip hands-free achieving safety and efficiency goals.

The entire line of JBC Tools comply with European Commission regulations and all recommendations for controlling electro-static discharge. Government contractors, original equipment manufacturers and repairmen alike depend on the quality of JBC soldering stations you can find online at Janel Inc.

An authorized distributor of JBC Tools, Janel, Inc. was incorporated in New Jersey in 1963 to provide soldering solutions. Several companies came under its umbrella, including JBC tools. Janel now distributes over 140 manufacturer brands to customers around the world.

Monday, August 13, 2012

What to Look For in a Soldering/Desoldering Station

A soldering or desoldering station is an investment and the decision to purchase one (or a few) should be made thoughtfully. With the variety of soldering stations out there, make sure you’re getting the right one for your money.
Read our top 10 attributes to look for in a soldering/desoldering station:
  1. Reliable Brands: Probably one of the most important features to a soldering or desoldering station, it’s important to choose a high quality manufacturer. Among others, a few of the most premier brands in the solder industry include JBC Tools, Weller and Kester. Picking quality brands where it matters gives you the perk of superior customer support, trusted materials and manufacturing, longevity of solder tools life and the versatility to interchange solder irons and other supplies within your station seamlessly.
  2. Control Units: If you’re working with electronics with a high temperature requirement for soldering, you’ll need a control unit to help keep the heat under control. With a control unit, you can monitor the heat of the soldering iron tip ensuring that you keep the temperature at the level you want and get the best results.
  3. Soldering Handpiece (if needed) : Depending on what you already own in shop and your soldering goals, you may need a handpiece. Certain soldering systems are flexible enough to allow you to interchange and use a variety of handpiece options to help achieve those close soldering blends.
  4. Desoldering Iron (if needed): At your soldering (or desoldering) station, you may want to remove solder. For desoldering, you’ll need a desoldering iron and not all systems are equipped with a desoldering iron; if this is a need of yours, look for a solder station that includes a desoldering iron.
  5. Handpiece Stand
  6. Desoldering Iron Stand
  7. Soldering & Desoldering Tips: To achieve really small or heavy duty applications, a variety of solder tips will be needed. If you don’t have the tips in house, search for a solder system that includes a well-rounded selection of small and large tips.
  8. Safety Features: As with any soldering equipment purchase, you want to ensure the equipment includes a variety of safety features , including being ESD safe, temperature control, a station lock and even a tip cleaning stand to ensure proper solder clean up.
  9. Versatility: When choosing a trusted brand like JBC Tools for your solder station, you have the added benefit of versatility. Many of the soldering equipment can be interchangeable, allowing you for the biggest range of solder applications.
  10. And if you’re really fortunate…
  11. Trial program:A demo program, like the JBC 30 day trial offered for soldering stations sold on Janel Online, allows you to experience the system first hand and see the benefits. We’re so confident in our solder systems that we’re certain once you try it out, you won’t want to return them.
The soldering stations featured at Janel Online have quick tip changing capabilities; you can change a tip while being hands-free, a big safety plus!

Check out one of our JBC soldering stations in action: