Classic soldering iron

mta’s classic iron head for soldering robots is our most popular soldering technology. Probably because most customers are upgrading from hand soldering with the iron.

We can integrate the classic iron head for soldering robots on any of our standard soldering platforms including: MRC500, TR300, OEM and station.

The main features of our classic iron head for soldering robots include:

  • Multiple adjustments allowing easy configuration for specific applications
  • Robust structure guaranteeing that tip and wire feeder do not get misaligned accidentally
  • Soldering tips have a long life span and users can change them quickly and easily
  • Extensive tip selection to suit a wide variety of applications
  • Jam-free wire feeder mounted directly on the head provides tight process control
  • Lead free compatible

7 reasons to choose the mta classic soldering iron

  1. The soldering tip is separate from the heating element, so users do not need to change the heating element as frequently as the tip. This reduces consumable cost.
  2. A pneumatically-dampened spring lowers the tip to allow compliance between the tip and part. This provides good thermal transfer while protecting the parts and tip. Also, the robot does not use the z-axis to move the iron tip.
  3. There are no stamped sheet metal or die-cast parts. We machined the robust head structure from solid material to provide a rigid platform for the iron and wire feeder.
  4. The clamping system provides easy adjustment and precise alignment. Once tightened, the position will not change until loosened – there is no risk of accidental misalignment as a result of heavy use or while changing tips.
  5. We mounted our precise jam-free wire feeder directly on the head – at the solder joint. This provides tight process control of the wire feed. Solder wire does not kink or get jammed since there is no long feed tube. Once the correct amount is fed, the wire feeder pulls the wire out of the solder pool to prevent solder spatter.
  6. We integrated the fume extraction nozzle into the head itself. Therefore, it is mounted directly above the solder joint to safely remove fumes.
  7. In addition to the iron, wire feeder and fume extraction nozzle, the head can support several optional devices such as: cameras, flux dispensers, dual feeders, dual irons and the list goes on.

Iron head for soldering robots

  • Hall sensor
  • 6 soldered points with iron
  • Point size of 1 mm

  • Electrical motor
  • 2 soldered points with iron
  • Point size of 1.5 mm

  • Automotive application
  • 4 soldered points with iron
  • Point size of 1 mm

  • Amplifier
  • 40 soldered points with iron
  • Point size of 1.5 mm

  • Terminals on a printed circuit board
  • 14 soldered points
  • Point size of 2 mm

  • Pneumatic pressure sensor
  • 3 soldered points
  • Point size of 2 mm

  • Connector of inductive detector
  • 5 soldered points
  • Point size of 2 and 3 mm
Iron head for soldering robots

The standard classic soldering iron head comes well-equipped:

  • Soldering head structure
  • Heating element including soldering iron
  • Wire feeder
  • Solder tip
  • Solder wire
  • Fume extraction nozzle
  • Cleaning unit
  • Controller

Options within mta platforms:

  • Monitoring camera
  • Recentering camera
  • Vision quality control
  • Fume extraction system
  • Part presence sensor
  • Part height measuring sensor
  • Automated sponge humidification system
Iron head for soldering robots
  • Iron power  80W or 150W/24VAC
  • Iron temperature  adjustable to 450°C (837°F) and standby mode
  • Temperature accuracy  ± 5°C (regulation over a 4-20mA current loop)
  • Plug-in connection  25-pole sub-D male
  • Power supply controller  115/230V – 50/60Hz
  • Air pressure  max. 6 bar
  • Iron head dimensions  292 x 225 x 184 mm
  • Iron head weight  ~2.9 kg
  • Solder wire diameter  0.3 – 1.2 mm (1.6 mm upon request)
  • Solder wire quantity accuracy  ±2.5% / Power supply: 24VDC

Selective soldering solutions

PDF - mta_selective_soldering_05.2017.pdf /8.3 mb

Iron head for soldering robots

Available platforms