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New Active Soldering Tips Offer Precision, Performance And Power To Meet Growing Market Demands

Aug 06, 2019

Weller Tools, the world’s No.1 brand in hand soldering solutions, expands its Active RT soldering tip program. The expanded tip series offers the highest precision, while maximizing performance and power. The tips work exclusively with the high performance WX platform of soldering stations.

Widest range of high-end soldering tips

Whether in the electronics field, medical technology or aerospace field, the industry is moving faster and the components are steadily becoming smaller, more complex and more powerful.

The soldering industry is no different and in order to meet these increasing demands, Weller is expanding its existing Active RT soldering tip series. Weller has and will continue to offer the widest range of these high-end soldering tips – all linked to one single soldering station from the WX series. “As always, Weller makes No Compromise: we’re offering maximum performance, power and precision with our new RT Lines of tips. They also provide maximum protection to the PCBs and the components you are soldering, improving yield and ultimately reducing cost”, says Philippe Buidin, VP Marketing, Weller & General Manager, Weller Tools GmbH.

IPC industry standard

The new Active RT soldering tips comply fully with IPC industry standards. The MS versions are also MIL-SPEC compliant and therefore protect both the printed circuit board and component. This not only achieves the best results, but successfully manages to keep running costs as low as possible. The boomerang handle design allows for precise handling while providing an ergonomic and secure grip.

The patented tip/handle unit enables speedy, hassle-free toolless tip change. The extended RT series with the three sub-series RT Pico, RT Micro and RT Ultra covers a wide range of point sizes and geometries for almost every soldering application allowing precision work from the smallest micro range components to robust applications with maximum energy requirements.

RT Pico soldering tips

The new Active RT Pico soldering tips deliver pinpoint performance and maximum precision for micro-soldering applications – even with the smallest micro components that are barely visible to the eye, ranging from 0402 to 01005 in size. The short distance between the soldering tip and handle allows for extremely precise work and maximum control. In this way, damage to the highly sensitive micro components can be prevented reducing the number of expensive rejects.

RT Micro soldering tips

The proven Active RT Micro soldering tip range has been bolstered by new tip sizes and geometries, offering an even broader range of applications as well as extremely fast heat-up and recovery times.

RT Ultra soldering tips

The new Active RT Ultra tips designed for rugged soldering applications meet maximum energy requirements with an innovative Thermal Core heating element. Therefore an individually required energy supply and constant temperature can be guaranteed at the contact point of the soldered surface.

All new Active soldering tips also impress with:

  • intelligent soldering iron technology, including motion sensor
  • reduced risk of burns when changing soldering tips
  • digital data storage in the intelligent soldering tool and in the soldering station

Weller Genuine label

Active RT soldering tips carry the Weller Genuine label. Genuine Weller tips protect the soldering iron from irreparable damage. Weller tips are designed for excellent heat transfer to deliver ideal soldering joints while ensuring optimal and consistent performance which leads to cost savings.

New soldering tip-finder

The extended Active RT soldering tips underlines Weller's holistic, innovative approach by providing a consistent solution for all high-end applications in combination with five different WX soldering irons and WX soldering stations. The new soldering tip-finder on weller-tools.com/nocompromise can be used to select the best tip for the respective soldering task without compromises. It has never been easier or better to deliver maximum precision, performance with optimum energy at the soldering point.


The Weller name stands for pioneering solutions in soldering technology. Founded in 1945, the company quickly grew to become the market leader in manual soldering technology. Weller's extensive range of products includes innovative solutions for industry and trade. The company's areas of expertise include conventional soldering technology such as extraction systems, precision tools and solutions involving screws, bolts and robots as well as many other benchtop products and services.

Weller Tools is part of the umbrella company Apex Tool Group, LLC. Apex Tool Group, LLC, headquartered in Sparks, Maryland, is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high performance hand and power tools, tool storage, drill chucks, chain and electrical soldering products for industrial, commercial and demanding do-it-yourself applications. ATG designs, manufactures, markets, and sells proprietary brands, including GEARWRENCH®, Crescent®, SATA®, Cleco®, Weller®, and APEX® and also designs and manufactures a number of private label tool brands for retailers. ATG sells its products through direct, retail, professional and trade channels to customers in over 115 countries, and serves a multitude of global markets, including automotive, aerospace, electronics, energy, hardware, industrial, and consumer retail.

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