Switching our Induction Soldering Irons across to K-series tips.
So we’ve had a fairly common issue with the induction soldering irons, both the Metcal and the Thermaltronics where the S series tips we’ve been using have been inserted back to front or in the wrong direction. This is solvable with training but we can’t always train people to fix these issues. Additionally, the s series tips are becoming harder to source and our local supplier RMS components only supplies K-type tips now.
So, firstly I’m proposing that we firstly get a second TMT-2000S as the one we have now is working reliably. Secondly, we move to k-type tips for both of these irons, as the k-type connectors don’t have any small pins inside that can be bent out of shape by inserting them the wrong way and you can actually rotate the tip in the handpiece instead of having to argue with the silicone wire on the handpiece.
To this end, I’m proposing the following budgets:
- $450 Budget for a second Thermaltronics TMT-2000S (K series handpiece).https://au.rs-online.com/web/p/soldering-stations/8609488/
- $100 Budget for a second k series handpiece for our existing Thermaltronics TMT-2000S
- $100 Budget to get a range of k series tips to fill out our existing selection.