Terms and Definitions


Land Prep Fine-Pitch SX-100

SX-100 Sodr-X-Tractor
SX-100 Sodr-X-Tractor

1. Remove conformal coating (if any) and clean work area of any contamination, oxides, or residues.

2. Set a tip temperature of 343°C (650°F) for lead-free or 316°C (600°F) for leaded alloys and adjust as necessary.

3. Install the Precision Flo-D-Sodr® tip into the SX-100 using Tip Tool.  (A)

4. Apply flux to all land areas.  (B)

5. Lower tip to PCB, contacting land(s) at end of row with tip.  (C)

6. Confirm solder melt of contacted land(s), apply vacuum and sweep tip along the length of land, or group of lands, to extract solder. Repeat for remaining lands in row.  (D)

7. Lift tip after extracting last land(s) in row and hold vacuum for an additional 5 seconds to clear all molten solder from the heater chamber. (E)

8. Repeat steps 5-9 for remaining rows.

9. Return SX-100 to its Tip & Tool Stand.

10. Clean lands as required for component replacement.

PACE SensaTemp® or Intelliheat® Power Supply with Vacuum Capability 

SX-100 Sodr-X-Tractor® 

Precision Flo-D-Sodr® Tip (See Chart on Back) 


Tip Tool 

Flux-cored Solder 




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