Innovative solder wire feeder from Weller provides affordable and high-quality single-handed soldering

OXFORD, UK, 21 January, 2016 - RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has announced the availability of the Weller Automatic Solder Wire System, which delivers single-handed and high-precision manual soldering ability to engineers, enabling high quality and right-first-time soldering connections that help reduce reworking costs.

The new solder feeder unit implements Weller’s innovative design technology and features an automatic solder wire feeder integrated into the soldering iron itself. This ensures a steady flow of solder and improves the level of accuracy during the manual soldering process, enabling engineers to achieve right-first-time soldering and more accurate connections to wiring, connectors and switches. Users can also pre-set the amount of solder required so that the solder arrives in sync with its application, making it easy to achieve an evenly tinned solder joint. To prevent the solder from sticking and enhance the level of control over the flow of solder, the feeder unit has been designed with a non-stick coating on the tube liner inside, which provides greater accuracy for a smooth delivery of solder wire and a reduction in maintenance time.

The integration of the solder feeder with the soldering iron also allows engineers to operate in much safer conditions and helps reduce mistakes. Single-handed soldering means that engineers have one hand free, which they can use to easily manoeuvre the job in hand and more accurately position wiring or awkward components.

The unit also comes with Timer and Pulse modes, providing engineers with greater control over the method of solder delivery and flexibility over the volume and speed of solder flow. Integrated start, stop and standby functions mean lower energy consumption and also ensure an extended service life for tips and heating elements.

The dispenser unit can hold a full size 1 kg solder reel, offering hours of continuous work and eliminating the need for frequent solder reel changes. RS will initially be launching two dispenser units: the WTSF 80 (http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/products/9098141/) is an 80W model (with 2.4mm solder tip LT B), compatible with Weller WD, WR and WS and WSD solder stations; and the WTSF 120 (http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/products/9098144/) 120W version, which is compatible with WR, WD and WSD solder stations. -Ends-

About RS Components RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping around 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronic components, electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement equipment, and engineering tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2015 had revenues of £1.27bn.

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