Weller (they make some of the best soldering irons) has a new air rework station. We covered some hot air tools today, and this just popped up from the Weller blog. Price: $499 —
The WHA900 maintains nozzle temperature, regardless of the air flow rate. That’s because the built-in closed-loop temperature feedback control, which uses a sensor at the nozzle, instantly adjusts the heat output to maintain the temperature level you have selected.
The WHA900 is the only unit in its class that has a temperature air flow and temperature setback feature that can be pre-selected by the user.
Weller nozzle technology uses conducted heat from an integral hot plate in the nozzle to heat the defective component to a temperature just below the solder melting point. Hot air is then directed precisely on to the legs of the component to melt the solder joint, allowing removal of the component.
Introducing the Weller WHA 900 Hot Air Station Â« Weller blog – Link.
*This not an ad, we don’t get paid for this, but I would like to convince Weller to do a booth at Maker Faire – I think the attendees would love that.