SMD Preheaters, Preheating, Convective Preheaters, Preheat PCB
PCB Hot Air Preheaters
Rework & Repair

 



All Zephyrtronics Equipment is Engineered and Manufactured in the United States of America.



Hundreds of ZT-1 AirBaths™ Utilized to Make the ISS.


 

















 


 







Dispensing Needles, Dispensing Tips


Automatic Dispenser






 

PCB Rework Preheater    Bottom-Side Pre-heating     SMD & SMT Ramp and Preheat     Lead-Free Pre-Heat Rework
No One Knows More About Preheating PCB's Than Zephyrtronics!  We're #1 On the Planet!
AIRBATH PREHEATING SYSTEMS
Your Best Quality Solution for SMD, SMT, BGA Rework & Repair and PCB Preheating. Featuring Our PostCoolers™
Bottom-Side Preheating at the Bench for PCB Rework & Repair of SMT, BGA, CSP, QFP & Thru-Hole Chips
ALL PREHEATERS ARE NOT CREATED EQUAL.  THE WIDEST PREHEATING LINE ON EARTH.
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Preheater, Printed Circuit Board, Preheating
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ZT-1-CLS-MIL AIRBATH, ANALOG
10 CFM of Forced Convection Air Volume: 285 Liters/Minute
• Affordable PCB Bottom Side Preheat. Far Superior to IR.
• PostCooling™ Feature. Ideal Pre-Heat for Lead-Free Work
• Analog Variable Temperature Control.
• Compact Footprint for Small to Mid-Size PCB Assy's
• Bottom-Side Convective Mil-Spec PCB Pre-Heating
• Self-Contained Air Supply, ESD Safe & RoHS Compliant.
• 2° - 4°C Industry Standard Temp Ramp  Rate.
• Lighted Indicators for Both Warm & Cool Modes

  Our Smallest Preheater, Still With Double the Air Volume
  of the Cheap, Import Imitations on the Market. Yes, Double!
 Our Compact, Deluxe Digital AirBath™ Pre-Heat & PostCooler™ 15 CFM
 
ZT-1-CLS-DPU AIRBATH, DIGITAL
15 CFM Bountiful Forced Convection Air Volume 430 Liters/Min.
• 500 Watts of Preheat Power with PostCooler™
• Ideal Pre-Heat Boost for Lead-Free Applications
• Digital, Variable Closed Loop Temp Control With Digital Display!
• Compact Footprint for Small to Mid-Size PCB Assy's
• MIL SPEC  Bottom-Side Convective Pre-Heating
• Self-Contained Air Supply, ESD Safe & RoHS Compliant.
• 2° - 4°C Industry Standard Temp Ramp  Rate.
• Lighted Indicators for Both Warm & Cool Modes
 
  Compact In Size, But What Power & Air Volume!
  Three Times the Air Volume As All Other Small Preheaters!

Preheater, Low Profile, Compact
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 Analog Industrial AirBath™ Pre-Heat : Powerful 25 CFM ! 800 Watt Power!
 
ZT-1-HIS-MIL AIRBATH, ANALOG
25CFM Powerful Forced Convection Air Volume 712 Liters/Min.
• 800 Watts of Preheat Power with PostCooler™Ideal Pre-Heat Boost for Lead-Free Applications
• Two Pre-Heating Settings: 100C & 150C Bottom-Side Preheat
• For All PCB's, Small & Large with Ground Planes
• Self-Contained Air Supply & MIL-SPEC Bottom-Side Preheat
• Analog Closed Loop Temp Control ESD-Safe RoHS CompliantOur Number One Selling Pre-Heater!
• 2° - 4°C Industry Standard Temp Ramp Rate. ESD Safe
• Lighted Indicators for Both Warm & Cool Modes

PCB Preheater, Forced Convection
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 Digital Industrial AirBath™ Pre-Heat : Powerful 25 CFM ! 800 Watt Power!

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ZT-1-HIS-DPU AIRBATH, DIGITAL
25 CFM Powerful Forced Convection Air Volume 712 Liters/Min.
• 800 Watts of Preheat Power with PostCooler™
• Ideal Pre-Heat Boost for Lead-Free Applications
• Digital, Variable Closed Loop Temp Control With Digital Display
• For All PCB's Small & Large with Ground Planes
• Self-Contained Air Supply & MIL-SPEC Bottom-Side Preheat
• 1st Choice of Commercial Electronic Firms! RoHS Compliant
• 2° - 4°C Industry Standard Temp Ramp  Rate - ESD Safe
• Lighted Indicators for Both Warm & Cool Modes
• Available in 120 Volt & 230 Volt Models
 BigGrid™ AirBath™ Pre-Heat Series: Powerful 50 CFM ! 1,500 Watt Power!
 
ZT-1-BGS-MIL AIRBATH, ANALOG
• Extra-Large Forced Convection Preheat Grid 16sq in. /110sq cm
• 50 CFM Super Powerful Air Volume  (1,415 Liters/Minute)
• 1,500 Watts of Preheating Power with PostCooler™
• Analog Variable Closed Loop Temp Control Bottom Preheat
• For All PCB's Small & Large with Ground Planes
• Self-Contained Air Supply & MIL-SPEC Bottom-Side Preheat
• First Choice of Aerospace & High End Firms! RoHS Compliant
• 2° - 4°C Industry Standard Temp Ramp  Rate - ESD Safe
• Lighted Indicators for Both Warm & Cool Modes
• Available in 120 Volt & 230 Volt Models

Heavy Ground Planes, PCB, Preheat, Power
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 BigGrid™ AirBath™ Pre-Heat Series: Powerful 50 CFM ! 1,500 Watt Power!
 
ZT-1-BGS-DPU AIRBATH, DIGITAL
• Extra-Large Forced Convection Preheat Grid 16sq in./110sq cm
• 50 CFM Super Powerful Air Volume  (1,415 Liters/Minute)
• 1,500 Watts of Preheating Power with PostCooler™
• Digital, Variable Closed Loop Temp Control With Digital Display
• For All PCB's Small & Large with Ground Plane
• Self-Contained Air Supply & MIL-SPEC Bottom-Side Preheat
• 1st Choice of Aerospace & High End Firms! RoHS Compliant.
• 2° - 4°C Industry Standard Temp Ramp  Rate - ESD Safe
• Lighted Indicators for Both Warm & Cool Modes
• Available in 120 Volt & 230 Volt Models      

Preheat, Heavy, Ground Planes, Boards, High, Copper Content
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 MegaGrid™ AirBath™ PreHeat Series: Powerful 50 CFM & 1,500 Watt Power!

Powerful SMD, BGA, Hot Air, Preheater
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ZT-1-MGS-DPU AIRBATH, DIGITAL
• Giant Forced Convection Preheating Grid 32 sq in. /220 sq cm 
• 50 CFM Super Powerful Air Volume  (1,415 Liters/Minute)
• 1,500 Watts of Preheating Power with PostCooler™
• Digital, Variable Closed Loop Temp Control With Digital Display
• For All PCB's Small & Large with Ground Planes
• Self-Contained Air Supply & MIL-SPEC Bottom-Side Preheat
• 1st Choice of Aerospace & High End Firms! RoHS Compliant.
• 2° - 4°C Industry Standard Temp Ramp  Rate - ESD Safe
• Lighted Indicators for Both Warm & Cool Modes
• Available in 120 Volt & 230 Volt Models
  Solutions: Soldering & De-Soldering Thru-Hole Connectors & Components
 
The ZT-6-MIL & PC/104 AIRFOUNTAIN® 
• Dual Purpose Bottom-Side Preheating & PCB Full Solder Reflow
• Rapid, High-Volume Connector & IC Removal
Far Cleaner Than Messy Solder Fountain And Solder Pots
• Self-Contained Air Supply
MIL-Spec Compliant, ESD-Safe, RoHS Compliant
• PC/104 Simultaneous Reflow of All 104 Pins in Seconds! PC/104+
• Eliminates Hand Soldering Gold Tails in Production
• Essential, Secondary Soldering Operation Station
• Used by the U.S. Military, Boeing and High Reliability Concerns
• Available in 120 Volt & 230 Volt Models

PCB Reflow, Connector Soldering Station
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Zephyrtronics® AirBaths Receive Industry Recognition

SMT Magazine, Repair
"Innovative...simpler, safer way to remove and repair sensitive devices" --  Editorial Staff, SMT MAGAZINE

Raytheon Report, Low Temperature Rework
Aerospace 108 page Report Zephyrtronics AirBath™: "Given the advantages of lower temperatures for rework and  results of this evaluation, use of this method and material for reworking SMT and difficult through-hole boards is recommended."

Vision Award, Best Product
Zephyrtronics Wins the Prestigious Vision Award for  "Best New Product" at 1996 Surface Mount International Expo in Silicon Valley.

NASA, PCB, Rework
The Zephyrtronics’ AirBath “bathes the circuit board in warm air to reduce thermal stresses to the board and its components.”
-- NASA Report, Jan.
'04

Surface Mount Technology, Preheat
The Zephyrtronics
 AirBath™ Preheater
is Featured in
Ray Prasad's Text
"Surface Mount
 Technology"

 
How Zephyrtronics Forever Changed the Way PCB's Are Made

After the 1996 market introduction of their AirBath invention, Zephyrtronics received international recognition for its significant contribution to the electronic production world.

For the first time in electronic manufacturing history, someone had finally addressed the most glaring discrepancy between the high quality, high volume production reflow processes and those typically found at the bench where prototyping, low-volume runs, rework or repair tasks are performed. Yes, we pioneered it.

Long missing at the electronic work bench were the already long established procedures like proper thermal profiling, ramping, preheating, low temp reflow and the cool down of the PCB yielding simply terrible results. Zephyrtronics changed that.  And no one still knows preheating better than we do.

 

The arrival of Zephyrtronics' first AirBath caused an immediate buzz within electronic manufacturing circles as word quickly spread about this amazingly simple, yet highly engineered little marvel and the dynamic quality it could produce.  By 1997, the Editorial Staff of SMT MAGAZINE had witnessed the fever and singled out only three companies for the "noteworthy products" of 1997 writing, "Zephyrtronics' AirBath device for preheating is innovative....it's sensible approach should win it a place as a simpler, safer way to remove and repair sensitive devices."

Today, all these many years later, even as Zephyrtronics consistently draws the largest crowds at industry trade events, we remain just as committed to our scientific and comprehensive approach to the electronic bench. And, yes, our motto still is Simplicity Through Innovation™

AIRBATH PREHEATING SYSTEMS

Description

Model & Power Specs

Price

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Prototyping Preheater

ZT-1-CLS-MIL AIRBATH, ANALOG
(10 CFM AIR VOLUME)

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ZT-1-CLS-MIL
(120 Volt For the U.S.A., Canada & Mexico)

$375.00

Rework Preheater

ZT-1-CLS-DPU AIRBATH, DIGITAL
(15 CFM AIR VOLUME)

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ZT-1-CLS-DPU
(120 Volt For the U.S.A., Canada & Mexico)

$750.00

BGA Preheat

ZT-1-HIS-MIL AIRBATH, ANALOG
(25 CFM AIR VOLUME)

MORE DETAILS

ZT-1-HIS-MIL
(120 Volt For the U.S.A., Canada & Mexico)

$1,350.00

PCB Preheater, SMD Preheat

ZT-1-HIS-DPU AIRBATH, DIGITAL
(25 CFM AIR VOLUME)

MORE DETAILS

ZT-1-HIS-DPU-120
(120 Volt For the U.S.A., Canada & Mexico)

$1,495.00

ZT-1-HIS-DPU-230
(230 Volt For All International Customers)

$1,495.00

Convective Preheater

ZT-1-BGS-MIL AIRBATH, ANALOG
(50 CFM AIR VOLUME)

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ZT-1-BGS-MIL-120
(120 Volt For the U.S.A., Canada & Mexico)

$1,850.00

ZT-1-BGS-MIL-230
(230 Volt For All International Customers)

$1,850.00

Bottom Side Preheat

ZT-1-BGS-DPU AIRBATH, DIGITAL
(50 CFM AIR VOLUME)

MORE DETAILS

ZT-1-BGS-DPU-120
(120 Volt For the U.S.A., Canada & Mexico)

$1,985.00

ZT-1-BGS-DPU-230
(230 Volt For All International Customers)

$1,985.00

Large PCB Preheater

ZT-1-MGS-DPU AIRBATH, DIGITAL
(50 CFM AIR VOLUME)

MORE DETAILS

ZT-1-MGS-DPU-120
(120 Volt For the U.S.A., Canada & Mexico)

$2,985.00

ZT-1-MGS-DPU-230
(230 Volt For All International Customers)

$2,985.00

PC 104 Connector

ZT-6 AIRFOUNTAIN®
(DUAL FUNCTION STATION
WARM PREHEATING
 & HOT AIR REFLOW)


MORE DETAILS

ZT-6
(120 Volt For the U.S.A., Canada & Mexico)

$6,985.00

 
ABC ADJUSTABLE BOARD CRADLES & “ENFANT” SERIES FIXTURES

Model

Description

Price

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Adjustable Board Cradle
Click for Greater Detail & Specs

ABC-1

ADJUSTABLE BOARD CRADLE
3-Rail (10” X 18” Max) With
 4 Posts & Non-Skid Feet

$265.00

ABC-2

ADJUSTABLE BOARD CRADLE
3-
Rail (20” X 18” Max)  With
4 Posts & Non-Skid Feet

$315.00

ABC-TT

TINY BOARD CRADLE
3-
Rail (8.5” X 13” Max)  With
4 Posts & Non-Skid Feet

$265.00

Small PCB Board Cradle
Click for Greater Detail & Specs

ABC-1-Q

ADJUSTABLE BOARD CRADLE
QUATRO (10” X 18” Max)  With
4 Posts & Non-Skid Feet

$325.00

ABC-2-Q

ADJUSTABLE BOARD CRADLE
QUATRO (20” X 18” Max)
 With
4 Posts & Non-Skid Feet

$375.00

ABC-TQ

TINY BOARD CRADLE
QUATRO (8.5” X 13” Max)
 With
4 Posts & Non-Skid Feet

$325.00

 
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES

Description

Model

Price

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EXTRA or REPLACEMENT POSTS (Set of 4)
2-Post and 8-Post Positioning
(8 Posts Allow PCB & ABC to Be Flipped Up & Down During Thru-Hole Desoldering)

ABC-LG

$69.00

“Z” HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT POSTS (SET OF 4)

ABC-ZP

$149.00

 
   

   
 

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AIRBATH™ PREHEATING SYSTEMS

 

SMD Rework, SMT Rework
AirBath Air Bath, SMD Rework Stations, Hot Air Pencil Soldering, BGA Rework Stations, CSP Rework Stations, Preheating Systems, PCB Preheaters, Pre-Heat SMT/ SMD, Low Temp Rework, SMT DeSoldering Tools, Vacuum Pickup Tools, Circuit Board Holders, PCB Fixture & PCB Holders &, Board Cradles, Rework Solder Paste, No-Clean Solder Paste, Low Melt
® De-Solder Wire, DeSolder Wire, Hot Air Rework Stations, Fume Extractors, SMT Dental Probes, SMT, SMD Rework Kit, BGA Rework Kit, LMK Kit, BGA Re-Balling Kit, SMD Tweezers, Power Palm Plunger, QFP Lead Straightener

How To - SMT, CSP, BGA Rework
How To - BGA Alignment; How To - SMT Rework; How To - PCB Preheating, How To - BGA & CSP Rework; How To - Quickly Solder SMD Packages Effectively; How To - CSP Alignment; How To - Lead-Free Rework; How To - SMD Removal Economical; How To - SMD Removal Professional; How To - Hot Air Pencil / AirPencil Soldering; How To - SMD Quick Chip Removal; How To - BGA Re-Balling; How To - Rework PLCC, QFP, QFN, LCC, SOIC, SOL, Shielded SMD, TSOP; How To - Solder & Rework Ceramic Capacitors; How To - Solder & Rework Glass Diodes; How to Repair Smartphones, Tablets and Laptops

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Dispensing Equipment, Gear, Supplies, Dispensing Bottles & Dispensing Accessories
Dispensing Systems, Dispensing Syringes, Dispensing Barrels, Tapered Dispensing Tips, Blunt Needles,
Dispensing Bottles, Stainless Steel Needles, Dispensing Needles, Industrial Needles, Dispensing Tips, Industrial Dispensing Tapered Tips and Needles, Dispensing Accessories, Flux Bottles, Solder Paste in Syringe, Paste Rack Solder Paste Holder, Dispensing Supplies, Power Palm Plunger, Manual Dispensing, Alcohol Pump Bottles, Automatic Dispensing, Squeeze Bottles, Wash Bottles, Brush Bottles, Spout Bottles, Pump Bottles

Benchtop Accessories, Bench Supplies, Benchtop Tools
SMD Solder Paste, Solder Wire, LowMelt®, No-Clean Flux, BGA Flux, Rework Tack Flux, Non-Flammable Flux Remover, Inspection Equipment, Magnification Equipment, Magnifying Worklight, ESD Magnifier, Pen Vac, SMT Tweezers, Fume Extraction, SMD Tweezers, PC Board Fixtures, Hot Air Tips, AirTips, Replacement Soldering Sponges, Iron Plated Soldering Tips, Foam Swabs, Anti-Static Foam Swabs, Thru-Hole & Solvent Brushes, Helping Hands, LMK Rework Kits,
X-BOX 360 Repair, Wire Strippers & Wire Cutters, Flush Cutters, Micro Shears & Needle Nose Piers, Straightening Tool for QFP Leads, ESD Wrist Straps, ESD Wrist Strap Tester   

Updated July 23, 2014