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Metcal soldering stations have led the way with SmartHeat® technology for 35 years. SmartHeat senses the thermal load and instantly delivers Power on Demand directly to the joint.


The embedded, self-regulating heater delivers the right amount of power based on the requirements of the solder joint. This provides a fast, safe and repeatable process with no calibration required.


The intermetallic compound thickness is critical in the formation of a solder joint. Connection Validation (CV) evaluates the quality of the solder joint by calculating the intermetallic compound formation and provides closed loop feedback to the operator. CV provides feedback to the operator via the LED light ring integrated in the hand-piece. It takes the risk associated with the variables involved in the soldering activity and removes the success and failure determination of a good solder joint out of the hands of the operator. CV complements the skill of the operator to judge the quality of a solder joint by introducing an objective method of evaluating solder joint quality. This systemic and objective approach provides repeatability and a measureable standard to the soldering process.


Features and Benefits


• SmartHeat Power on Demand Technology

• Patented Connection Validation IMC Formation Technology

• 2.8” color touchscreen with bold graphics

• Communications Port for process traceability data and firmware graphics

• Precise tip temperature display

• Integrated Net Power Meter and power graph

• Patented Chip-in-Cartridge technology

° Closed loop bi-directional communication

° Stores and records cartridge attributes

° Provides traceability information

° Protects power supply from non-conforming cartridges

° Backwards compatible with MX series power supplies

• Password protection


Metcal’s new CV Monitor software collects vital process information!


Improve your solder process traceability and create a performance baseline using CV's intelligent cartridges plus CV-5000 Monitor software. Using our Connection Validation patented technology, CV Monitor software allows you to capture solder process information over time for each joint when attached to the communication port. You'll get:


     • Intermetallic Compound Formation (IMC Formation)*
     • Power demand 
     • Tip temperature 
     • Solder time


Now that you have a baseline, you can quickly analyze your soldering performance, identify changes in your solder conditions, and make changes to your process. Download the free CV-5000 Monitor software and start monitoring your process.

CV-5210 Connection Validation Soldering Station

  • CV-5210 Connection Validation Power Supply:

    Ambient Operating Temp. 10 to 40 °C
    Max. Enclosure Temp. 55°C
    Input Line Voltage 100 – 240 VAC, grounded circuit
    Input Line Frequency 50/60 Hz
    Rated Power Consumption 125W
    Output Power 80W max.
    Output Frequency 13.56 MHz
    Heating Method Induction
    Display 2.8” Color TFT LCD Display
      Resolution 320*240 RGB
      Size 2.8” Diagonal
      Active Area 43.20 x 57.60 mm
    Connections Single Port
    Communications USB
    Power Supply Dim. w x d x h (mm) 121 x 130 x 235
    Power Supply Weight (kg) 3.35
    Certification / Marking CE TUV
    Tip-to- Ground Potential <2mV
    Tip-to-Ground Resistance <2ohms
    Idle Temperature Stability 1.1°C in still air
    Tip Temperature Accuracy Meets or exceeds IPC J-STD-001 Standard
    Hand-piece cable length L=183cm (72”), burn proof, ESD safe
    Hand-piece connectors  
      RF Connector F type power connector
      LED Power Connector 6 pin DIN
      Operation 2 single port or dynamic dual simultaneous
      Firmware upgrade Via USB port and appropriate software with compatible computer and cables.
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