The Vapor Works division was formed to service the single component rework sector of the electronics industry. Forty years of combined vapor phase experience went into the development of V-Works 24, the industry’s first Vapor Phase Rework Station. V-Works 24 is designed specifically as a single component rework tool using vapor phase technology to transfer heat for removal and replacement of single components and connectors on circuit boards. The tool uses proven vapor phase technology to deliver uniform condensation heat transfer to the single component rework environment. The V-Works 24 allows users to utilize the absolute limits of maximum temperatures, small delta at peak temperatures, and the unsurpassed uniformity and heat transfer ability that vapor phase is famous for to remove and replace single components.
The V-Works 24 solves many of the problems now plaguing the rework sector of the electronics industry and, specifically, lead-free applications. Hot air and IR rework stations may bring issues such as overheating, shadowing, deflection and reflection to rework. These become non-issues with the new V-Works 24 Vapor Rework Station.
The rework station comes standard with numerous features including a 24 x 24" working envelope, split mirror and camera vision system for aligning components, on-board recipe storage for precise rework parameters, touch screen operator interface for ease of use, manual x, y and z adjustment, vacuum system for containment of working fluids and vapors, bottomside global preheat, semi-automatic cycle for removal and replacement of components, cool down function, high-quality construction, and full safety features.
The R&D VRS connects in series with the exhaust vent from a Vapor Phase reflow system and exhausts to the factory vent system. The unit is normally left on at all times, even when the Vapor Phase machine is not being operated. This feature allows for generation of the ice bank, which provides for quick start up. The unit is designed minimal attention during normal operation.