All Zephyrtronics Equipment is
Designed, Engineered and, yes
STILL Made in the U.S.A.™
1996 "Vision Award"
Awarded to Zephyrtronics for
"Best New Product of the Year"
Zephyrtronics is Spotlighted
in Ray Prasad's Text
"Surface Mount Technology"
safer way to remove and repair sensitive devices" The
Editorial Staff, SMT MAGAZINE
Zephyrtronics AirBath “bathes the
circuit board in warm air to reduce thermal stresses to
the board and components.”
Hot Air Pencil SMT Hot Air Soldering Non-Contact SMT AirPencil™ Precision Micro Soldering System
SMD HOT AIR PENCIL ZT-2SMD Micro-Soldering Pin-Point Precision & Non-Contact Soldering Reflow System . . .Just So Superior™The ZT-2-MIL AirPencil™"is a touch free precision soldering method." -- NASA Report, Jan. '04
A True Hot Air Pencil Should Be
Micro Soldering Hot Air Pencil
#1 on Earth for
NASA Dubbed It "Touch-Free Soldering"
So Ahead of Its Time! Ideal With Microscopes.
-- Absolutely A Benchtop Essential --
True Micro Soldering!
Essential Soldering Tool! The
ZT-2-MIL Hot AirPencil™
is essential for SMD soldering. 20
years on the market. Still the most
touch free, precision soldering
tool on earth.
Differentiation!The hand-piece is slim as a
pencil, not a hot air tool
packaged inside an oversized bulky handle
that obstructs a
tech's vision from tiny chips being
soldered. It's the true air "pencil".
100% Non-Contact! It is a "touch-free" safer method for soldering
thermally sensitive IC's, SMD's and delicate ceramic capacitors, glass diodes
100% Non-Contact! It is a
"touch-free" safer method for soldering
thermally-sensitive IC's, QFP's,
PLCC's, SOIC's and delicate ceramic capacitors, glass diodes and
Temperature Control. With
closed loop feedback and a variable
temp dial and a variable air flow
dial, technicians control with even
ultra-light settings for tiny
has a safe, low
hand-piece with an integrated
'pencil holder' centered in the
design (for right or left hands).
Plus it features; self-contained air: no air hook-ups!and a rugged steel
Video: Hot AirPencil SMD
ZT-2 HOT AIR PENCIL
(120 Volt for the U.S., Canada & Mexico)
(230 Volt For All
The Hot AirPencil™
Has Many Advantages Over Soldering Irons: First and
foremost, the hot air pencil is
completely non-invasive providing
precision, pin-pointed, non-contact, low-velocity hot air directly to the
individual component leads. But that's
hardly the beginning:
ZeroTouch™ Hot AirPencil™ vs the
Soldering Iron: There are
many additional advantages of
the hot air pencil over a
traditional contact soldering
iron. Below are a just few:
Zero opportunity to bend/deform
delicate SMD leads! Zero chance
to scratch/ruin fragile pads --
a common occurrence
b.) Unlike contact soldering iron
ZT-2 does not
with varying solder alloys,
varying fluxes, dirt, grime or adhesives!
Lead-free (RoHS) or
traditional tin/lead solders
the pad and/or solder unlike
traditional soldering tips which
must be always segregated
at a bench.
d.) With the AirPencil™,
no accidentally bumping or
moving your carefully placed SMD which is also a
drawback with the soldering iron
which can misalign the chip
after it is placed because it
contacts the chip.
e.) The AirPencil™
excels where traditional
soldering irons fail in
preparing or "touching up" pads.
While contact irons can
leave unwanted tags or
hot air pencil hot levels and
leaves a smooth pad.
capacitors, glass diodes
(especially 0201's, 01005's) by
sudden immediate high temperature
directly to the tiny devices setting up
unequal thermal expansions between
the chip and
its leads causing
Soldering irons historically cause quality
issues, with cracking and
fissuring caps and diodes. Look
at those "soldered" chips by
eliminates this problem. For
you want the
"Touch-Free", Hot Air Soldering
is Better Than Traditional Contact Soldering
(See Video Demonstration Above)
Solder Ceramic Caps & Glass
Diodes With AirPencils™
Instead of Soldering Irons.
Stop Thermal Shock & Chip
The ZT-2-MIL's Unique 3-Turn Air Velocity Dial. Extra Control for Tiny Chips
and Solder Paste.
So Many Features! Rewriting
all the rules, Zephyrtronics pulled out all the
stops with the
including its now
world-famous, instantly recognizable
and signature trademarked design and
its uber-thin hand-piece. Consider 3
1) The system delivers up to 530ºC
at the AirTip™ exit, yet powered by only an extra-safe,
extra-low 24 volts (Be sure
to investigate the high voltages of
our so-called "competition").
featherweight, pencil-thin hand
piece is, to our knowledge,
the lightest and thinnest AirPencil™
ever, making soldering a joy, not a drudge.
3) Our precision
air velocity control dial has 3 full
rotations extra fine
-- separating it from all other
high-velocity so-called "hot air
tools" which can and do blow tiny
chips away and/or
scatter solder balls up under IC's.
Our unique 3-turn dial puts you in
control while you work.
& Solder Paste: A Great Combination! With our
extra low air velocity, work with confidence and success with solder paste
making high quality
solder joints with fillets at the toes,
heels and sides of the SMD's. Experience the
difference! Yes, solder paste at the bench?
Want to see how to use the
Color Pictorial Process
Soldering With Paste is Easy. The
ZT-2-MIL belongs at every work bench where critical
PCB rework is performed.
For enhanced results, we recommend that it be used in concert with any of our world-famous
for quality thermal profiles through pre-heating.
The ZT-2-MIL Belongs Where SMD Soldering Is
Performed. Over 22 Years Solid History!
JUST SO SUPERIOR...
is just so superior to all other
so-called hot air tools because of its
unique and patented design and utility...including
seeing what you're soldering:
1.)Zero Level Static: The
ZT-2-MIL was evaluated by
Motorola's ESD Lab and was the only hot air
tool to qualify for its extra-tough
standard of "Zero Static Level" for
space applications. Just so superior.
2.) Ultra-Skinny Profile: You Can See The Chip
You Are Soldering! The
is the sleekest, pencil-thin profile
on the market. Other manufacturers crudely re-packaged hot air
tools into their existing large,
bulky solder iron handles that obstruct
vision to SMD's (chip
caps, resistors or chip scale
size packages). One can not "see
around" such goofy designed tools.
Just so superior.
ZT-2-MIL is a real air "pencil"
affording essential visibility to very tiny chips
when soldering. With
the ZT-2, yes, you can still see your
4.) Only 24 Volts in the Handle! Most other hot air pencils
require techs to wield high
voltages of 120 or up to 240 Volts in
their hands. Yikes!
ZT-2-MIL easily reflows even high
temp, lead-free solder alloys with ease
with only 24 Volts! How? Our effective
internal air heating chamber agitates
air providing up to 510°C at the exit
point of the AirTip™ at the maximum
setting. While we don't think one
should solder at those
temperatures, but we want to assure
you that a properly engineered
24-volt tool can deliver all the punch
that those high voltage tools do. Just
5.) Variable Air Flow With a Truly
air velocity control dial has 3 full
rotations for the finest of adjustments
---separating it from all other
high-velocity so-called "hot air
tools" which can and do blow tiny chips
away during reflow and/or scatter solder
balls beneath IC's. Just so superior.
A Wide Selection of Air Focusing Tips
Are Available: Unlike
traditional soldering "tips" which
ZT-2-MIL utilizes long life
stainless steel Air Tips including the
popular Oval Air Tip which, by the way,
ships out standard with each system.
A selection of 5 styles of these very
affordable Air Tips are available from
Zephyrtronics. Plus, every
comes with a set of two non-magnetic,
stainless SMD steel tweezers for cool
chip replacement and removal.
Optional: 5 Distinct Stainless Steel Air Tip Styles are Available for All SMD's
FINE / JET
Air Opening I.D. .125" x .040"
Air Opening I.D. .300" x .040"
Air Opening I.D. .095"
Air Opening I.D. .095"
Air Opening I.D. .040"
Used By NASA & JPL!
is the very same one used at NASA and JPL
for soldering on the two successful 2003 Mars
Eliminating any potential for
excessive hand pressure on high
reliability boards and eliminating
any potential contamination of the
is essential for
the Zephyrtronics system
makes "mounting/removal of through-hole and
surface mount components
easier than routine benchtop methods" and
"minimizes thermal stresses due to
temperature differentials during assembly
saying that the ZT-2-MIL
"is a touch-free precision soldering
method." -- NASA 39-Page Report,
January 9, 2004
for Fine Pitch Gull Wing QFP's
Easy Reflow of SOJ's,
PLCC's or SOIC's
Rapid Removal &
Replacement Soldering Chips
Adjustable Air Flow & Variable Temp
Rover 'Opportunity' Launched July '03. Arrives on Mars
* * Photographs Courtesy of NASA * *
Rover "Spirit" Launched June '03.
Arrives on Mars
FEATURES & BENEFITS
Non-Contact Reflow Soldering for SMD's.
Closed Loop & Zero Cross Switching. Electronic Temperature Control.
Variable Air Flow and Temp Settings.
Self-Contained Air Supply (No
Precision, Pin-Pointed Heated Air Stream. Reflows Individual Component Leads Only.
No Adjacent Component Reflow.
Ultra Light Air Flow Settings to Prevent Unwanted Scattered Solder Balls.
Durable All Metal Construction, Not Plastic
Completely ESD Safe.
& Manufactured in the U.S.A.
Model ZT-2-MIL-120:120 VAC US,
Canada & Mexico Model
W x H
6.25" x 8" x 5.75", 16cm x 20cm x 15cm
Closed Loop Control & Zero Cross Switching
Variable Temp Control Dial
AIR FLOW SETTINGS
Adjustable Air Flow Dial;
With "Ultra-Light" for Tiny Chips
Safe, Low 24 Volt
Self-Contained Internal Air Pump
Optimum With ZT-1 AirBath Preheat
1 Year Limited Warranty Parts & Labor
The ZeroTouch ™ ZT-2
TM And Its Trademark, World Famous