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PDR Americas Awarded for New Focused IR Micro Component / PCB Rework System at productronica

Nov 14, 2017

Repair & Rework Equipment for its IR-E3M Micro Component/PCB Rework System.

Repair & Rework Equipment for its IR-E3M Micro Component/PCB Rework System.

PDR, a leader in IR rework and test, is pleased to announce that it was awarded a 2017 Global Technology Award in the category of Repair & Rework Equipment for its IR-E3M Micro Component/PCB Rework System. The award was presented to the company during a Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 ceremony that took place during productronica in Munich, Germany. Put simply, the system can pick-and-place micro components or large BGAs and reflow small or large boards with precision and control.

Dave White, CEO of White Industrial Corporation, parent company of PDR Americas, stated: “PDR’s commitment to excellence in rework is a product of 30 years of continuous innovation and product improvement to meet the industry’s ever-changing technology landscape. As pioneers in Infrared rework, PDR’s Focused Infrared Rework Systems have today evolved into one of the most sought after systems worldwide for their highly accurate, efficient, and easy-to-use design.”

In response to customer demands for ultra- precision micro-rework, PDR has taken its popular Focused IR E3 Evolution Series Rework Platform and further enhanced it for extreme micro-rework applications. In addition to general purpose applications, the IR-E3M’s thermal, mechanical and optical features are all precisely engineered to easily deal with micro components and micro PCBs.

This system is absolutely ideal for micro component PCB rework without complications, one of three versions that make up the IR-E3 Evolution Series of SMD/BGA Rework Stations. In addition to the 2250w micro-PCB preheater, a 750w electronic Thermo Boost is included along with dual non-contact, closed-loop thermal control. High-magnification vision assisted component alignment, pick-up and ultra-fine placement complete the micro-process handling in addition to micro part component nesting and universal micro PCB palletization tools.

The PDR IR-E3 systems are available in three models – IR-E3S Standard, IR-E3G Gold and IR-E3M Micro Component/PCB Rework System – each configured perfectly for their respective roles. The IR-E3 series provides extremely high levels of profiling and process control necessary for the effective rework of the most advanced packages, including SMDs, BGAs, CSPs, QFNs, LEDs, Flip-chips, 0201-01005s and all lead-free applications.

White added: “We at PDR are proud to be able to serve this remarkable industry by delivering products that provide the means to rework and repair a very wide spectrum of products. Thank you to all of our customers, distribution partners, and the men and women at PDR that have supported PDR’s commitment to excellence in rework over the last 30 years. PDR is and always will be committed to providing a positive customer journey and is steadfastly committed to being a leader in product innovation, providing positive solutions and outcomes for our industry.”

Each of the E3 Series rework systems use the same principals of PDR’s Focused IR technology, first introduced in 1987. More than 4,500 systems are now in use worldwide.

Premiering in 2005, the Global Technology Awards program is an annual celebration of product excellence in electronics surface mount assembly. Premier products based on the finest examples of creative advancement in technology are chosen by a distinguished panel of industry experts.


PDR Americas is a business owned by White Industrial Corporation. PDR is a pioneer in IR rework, test and inspection systems, with its products specified by many of the world’s largest names in electronics manufacturing and repair. PDR’s patented “Focused IR and Thermal Management Technology” is fully vested by leading aerospace, defense, biomedical, telecom, automotive, MRO, R&D, and electronic and manufacturing firms for its highest quality and best performing systems. For more information about PDR, visit www.pdr-rework.com,

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