MODEL WES51 ELECTRONIC SOLDERING STATION

MODEL WES51 ELECTRONIC SOLDERING STATION
DESCRIPTION
The WES51 Soldering Station is one in a series of products, which have been developed for industrial manufacturing as
well as for the rework and repair sector. The microprocessor control allows for simple and easy operation. The digital
electronic control system offers excellent control performance for various soldering jobs.
A grounded soldering iron tip, zero power switching and anti-static design of the station and tool allows the WES51
Soldering System to meet the high quality standards established by Weller®. The station features external tip temperature
offset and the ability to lock the tip temperature setting using the PW50 Probe supplied. The station will automatically
enter a sleep mode and shut off power to the tool and indicator LED after 99 minutes of inactivity.
Tip temperature is adjustable in the range of 350°F to 850°F (177°C to 454°C), with the front panel temperature control
knob. The LED power indicator will be “Green” for normal operation or “Red”, if the temperature is “Locked”. The LED for
the WES51 will also indicate the operation of the station by the following sequence: Indicator LED full “On”, indicates that
the station is ramping up to temperature (this can be indicated in either the “Green” – Unlocked mode or the “Red” –
Locked mode). Indicator LED full “Off” or flashing steadily, indicates that the station has reached the “Set Point” (this also
can be indicated in either the “Green” – Unlocked mode or the “Red” – Locked mode). This soldering station is UL/CUL
listed and meets all applicable standards for the CE mark.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Unpack unit carefully. Place spring and funnel in slot in top of tool stand. Dampen the sponge, distilled or de-ionized water
is preferred. Insert tool in holder and connect tool plug to receptacle on power unit; rotate plug housing Clockwise (CW) to
lock plug into receptacle. Insert line cord plug into properly grounded AC receptacle and turn station “On”. Set
temperature control knob to desired tip temperature. Wait 30 seconds. Remove tool from holder and tin tip with solder. Unit
is ready for use once the LED begins to flash, indicating that it has reached the operating temperature (indicated in either
the “Green” or “Red” mode).
Always use the lowest temperature that will handle the load that you are soldering. The Weller® electronic control provides
maximum power to the heated load even when set to the lowest temperature; therefore, there is no need to use high
temperatures to handle heavy soldering loads. By using lower temperatures and properly selecting tip styles, sensitive
components will be protected from heat damage.
WARNING: Do not remove ground prong from line cord plug. Removal may cause tip temperature control to be erratic.
AVAILABLE MODELS AND HAND PIECES
PRODUCT
DESCRIPTION
WES51
Power unit, 120V 60Hz, °F dial markings, PES51 tool and tool stand
WES51DUK
Power unit, 230V 50/60 Hz, °C dial markings, PES51 tool and tool stand
PES51
50 watt Soldering Tool w/ETA Tip
WARNING: This product, when used for soldering and similar applications, produces chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
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SPECIFICATIONS
STATIONS
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Power Input:
Power unit output voltage:
Size:
Line Cord:
Tip temperature control range:
Control setting resolution:
Stability:
Absolute accuracy:
Ambient temperature range:
120VAC ±10 %, 60 Hz, (230VAC ±10%, 50/60 Hz), 60 watts.
Isolated 24VAC @ 2.1 amperes.
4.5" x 5.9" x 3.6".
3-Wire, UL Recognized.
350°F to 850°F (177°C to 454°C).
10°F (6°C).
±10°F (±6°C) per MIL-STD-2000.
Average tip temperature can be “Offset” to ±9°F (±5°C) at idle with no load.
60°F to 110°F (16°C to 44°C).
PENCILS
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Wattage:
Tip voltage:
Tool weight:
Tool material:
Heater type:
6. Tip type:
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11.
Sensor:
Handle design:
Tool cord:
Connector:
Recovery time:
50 watts at 24 Vac.
Less than 2 mv TRMS to line cord ground pin.
2 ounces without cord.
Static dissipative thermoplastic handle and stainless steel.
Fiberglass and ceramic insulated heating element. Reverse wound for low
leakage and magnetic field cancellation.
Weller® ET and SMT series tips. Copper with heavy Iron, Nickel and Chromium
plating for long life.
Type “K” Thermocouple. Fits deep inside tip for maximum response.
Heat insulated with foam sleeve for low grip temperature and maximum comfort.
Silicone rubber, burn resistant.
Polarized, 6 pin locking.
Less than 10 seconds from 100°F drop with ETA tip at 700°F.
STANDARDS
1. Housing and tool handle made with Electrostatic Protective Materials as required in MIL-B-81705.
2. Housing passes Static Decay Test per Federal Test Method Std. No. 101, Method 4046.
3. Weller® ESD tools comply with DOD-HDBK-263.
4. WES51 & WESD51 units are U.L. Listed and meet MIL-STD-2000, MIL-S-45743, W-S-6536, W-S-570 & DODSTD-1686.
5. WES51 units are UL/CUL listed and meet all applicable standards for CE mark.
ACTIVATION OF LOCKOUT FEATURE
1. Adjust the temperature set knob to the desired tip temperature.
2. Apply the Lockout Pencil to the ESD symbol on the front panel until the LED starts slowly (5 Hz) blinking “Red”.
Remove the Lockout Pencil within 2.5 seconds and the temperature setting will be “Locked” in. The indicator LED
will be “Red” and turning the temperature set knob will have no effect on the tip temperature.
3. Reverse the lockout by applying the Lockout Pencil to the ESD symbol until the LED is slowly blinking “Red”.
Remove the Lockout Pencil within 2.5 seconds and the temperature set knob will function normally and the
indicator LED will be “Green”.
Note: If the Temperature Set Knob has been adjusted during the “Locked Mode”, the station will control to the new
set point, once the “Lockout” feature has been disabled.
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TIP TEMPERATURE “OFFSET” PROCEDURE
1. Monitor the tip temperature using the K111, Type “K” Thermocoupled Tip temperature test kits. (see Replacement
Parts and Accessories Section)
2. Adjust the temperature set knob to the desired tip temperature and allow the tip temperature to stabilize.
3. Apply the Lockout Pencil to the ESD symbol on the front panel. The LED should slowly blink “Red” for 2.5
seconds and then slowly blink “Green”. Adjust the temperature set knob to the measured tip temperature, remove
the Lockout Pencil, and the “Offset” procedure is complete.
RESET STATION TO FACTORY DEFAULT SETTINGS
With station turned “Off”, adjust temperature set knob to 600°F (315°C). Apply the Lockout Pencil to the ESD symbol on
front panel and turn station “On”. Remove the Lockout Pencil and the procedure is complete. Any tip temperature offset
programmed above will be reset to nominal factory settings.
AUTO OFF FEATURE
The Weller® Model WES51 Station will automatically shut off power to the tool and the power indicator LED after 99 minutes of inactivity of the iron. Certain applications may not be recognized by the “Loading Effect” on the tool and may require
more frequent wiping of the tip on the damp sponge to recognize use.
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
WARNING:
NOTE:
AC line voltage is present inside power unit even when power switch is off. Refer service to qualified
personnel.
Access to internal parts may be gained by removing four rubber feet, four screws under feet and top case.
TOOL DOES NOT HEAT
With line cord unplugged and power switch on, check for approximately 21 ohms at line cord blades (55 ohms for 230V
unit).
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Check power switch for continuity in the “On” position - replace if defective.
Check line cord for continuity - repair or replace if defective.
Check transformer primary - replace transformer if defective.
With line cord plugged in and power switch on, check for 24VAC ±10% between pins #2 and #6 of tool receptacle.
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Check transformer secondary for 24VAC ±10% - replace transformer if defective.
Check wiring to printed circuit board assembly - repair or replace if defective.
Replace printed circuit board assembly.
Check wiring from tool receptacle to printed circuit board.
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Repair or replace if defective.
Replace soldering tool with known good tool and recheck.
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Refer to Tool Troubleshooting Guide
Replace printed circuit board assembly.
TOOL OVERHEATING
Replace soldering tool with known good tool and recheck.
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Refer to Tool Troubleshooting Guide
Replace printed circuit board assembly in station.
TIP TEMPERATURE TESTING ERRORS
NOTE: Tip temperature testing must be done using the K111, Type “K” Thermocoupled Tip temperature test kits. (see
Replacement Parts and Accessories Section). Other methods (Contact Pyrometers or Large Loading Devices),
or heavier thermocouple wire, will cause errors. Replace soldering tool with known good tool and recheck tip
temperature.
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Refer to Tool Troubleshooting Guide
Calibrate station according to Tip Temperature “Offset” Procedure.
HIGH TIP VOLTAGE
Replace soldering tool with known good tool and recheck tip voltage.
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Refer to Tool Troubleshooting Guide
Check for continuity from pin #5 of tool receptacle to line cord ground pin.
Check wiring from tool receptacle to line cord ground pin - repair if defective.
MODEL PES51 50 WATT SOLDERING TOOL
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
The Weller® PES51 Soldering Pencil features a Nichrome wound, Stainless Steel heating element construction. A non-burning silicone rubber cord and a large selection of Iron, Nickel and Chrome Plated, Copper tips in
various styles, including tips for surface mount devices. The handle design is lightweight, high impact ESD
plastic, with controlled thermal conductivity via a foam sleeve to allow continuous use without discomfort from
heat or fatigue. The heating element is a fast response, long life, Nichrome wound, unit encased in stainless
to eliminate corrosion at high temperature.
The Weller® PES51 tools are interchangeable without the need to make any adjustments to the station “Offset”
function. This is made possible by the use of a precision temperature sensor; which is positioned deep inside
the tip to insure rapid response to soldering load variations.
The Weller® PES51 tool has been specifically designed for use at electrostatic free workstations and is
completely free from stored static charges. The plastic used in this product meets the requirements for
Electrostatic Protective Materials. All Weller® ESD tools comply with DOD-HDBK-263.
The Weller® PES51 tool is designed to be used with the WES51 and WESD51 series power units. The station
and tool combination meets DOD-STD-2000, MIL-S-2000, MIL-S-45743, W-S-570 as well as DOD-STD-1686.
PES51 SERIES SOLDERING TOOL TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
CAUTION: Disconnect from power unit before attempting repairs.
NOTE: If ground pin has been removed from power unit line cord, tip temperature control may
be erratic.
1. Tool does not heat.
1.1 Check heater resistance from pin 2 to pin 6 (see Figure 1) of the tool connector, should measure 9 11 ohms.
1.1.1
1.1.2
1.1.3
1.1.4
Proceed to 1.2 if heater is correct.
Refer to PES201 Replacement Heater/Sensor Instruction Sheet before disassembling (see
PES201 Replacement Heater Instruction Sheet).
1.1.2.1 Remove tip barrel nut assembly and tip.
1.1.2.2 Attach 3/8 - 24 nut to heater.
Release cord strain relief by pushing cord 1/4" to 1/2" into handle (see PES201 Replacement
Heater
Instruction Sheet).
1.1.3.1 Clamp 3/8 - 24 nut in vise, pull handle from side-to-side to disengage heater.
Replace cord/handle assembly if heater is correct; else replace heater/sensor assembly.
Complete instructions are provided with replacement part.
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1.2 Check sensor resistance from pin 3 to pin 4 of the tool connector, should measure 1 - 2 ohms.
1.2.1
If sensor resistance is incorrect, remove heater/sensor assembly from handle and check at the
sensor leads (see PES201 Replacement Heater Instruction Sheet).
1.2.2 Replace cord/handle assembly if sensor is correct; else replace heater/sensor assembly.
1.2.3 Check resistance from pin 3 to pins 2 and 6 of the tool connector, should measure 1 megohm
minimum.
1.2.4 Remove heater/sensor assembly from handle and check for shorts in wiring inside handle.
Repair or replace as required.
2. Tool overheating. (NOTE: Tool will overheat with tip removed).
2.1 Check resistance from pin 3 to pin 4 of the tool connector, should measure at least 1- 2 ohms.
2.1.1 Remove heater/sensor assembly and check for shorts in wiring inside handle. Repair wiring as
required, or replace cord/handle assembly. Complete instructions are provided with
replacement part.
3. High voltage on tip.
3.1 Check resistance from pin 5 of the tool connector to tip, should measure 2 ohms maximum.
3.1.1 If tip ground is open, remove heater/sensor assembly and check continuity of ground wire in
cord.
3.1.2 Repair wiring as required, else replace cord/handle assembly if open.
Weller® ET and SMT series tips are solid Copper, plated with Iron, Nickel and Chromium. The Nickel and Chromium protect
the shank from corrosion and solder creep. The tips are pre-tinned in the working area with solder. Use only Weller® soldering tips. Use of non-Weller® components may void product warranty if the non-Weller® component causes damage to the
unit. Consult tool and tip selection sheet for available tip styles.
1. Keep tip tinned; wipe only before using.
2. Use rosin or activated rosin fluxes. Acid type fluxes will greatly reduce tip life.
3. Remove tip and clean with suitable cleaner for flux used. The frequency of cleaning will depend on the type of
work and usage. Tips in constant use should be removed and cleaned at least once a week. Corrosion between tip
and sensor can cause erratic temperature control. WARNING: If tip does not remove easily, do not force it.
The sensor will be damaged. Try removing the tip while heated. If this does not work, return tool to Weller ® for
service. When installing new tips, they should slide freely over sensor probe.
4. Don’t try to clean tip with abrasive materials and never file the tip. To do so will greatly reduce tip life. Tip wettability
is affected by contact with organics; such as plastic resins, silicone grease, and other chemicals. If the tip be
comes unwettable, it may be cleaned hot with a soft steel or brass brush using solder flux as a solvent; or with a
Weller® WPB1 polishing bar (use only when the tip is cold). Do not over do this or the iron plating will be removed
and the tip ruined. Re-tin tip immediately after cleaning to prevent oxidation.
5. Do not remove excess solder from heated tip before storing. The excess solder will prevent oxidation of the wettable
surface when tip is re-heated.
6. Do not use any compound or anti-seize material on Weller® tips or sensor probe. This may cause wettability
problems and may cause seizing after extended heating periods.
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REPLACEMENT PARTS AND ACCESSORIES
KEY NO.
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PART NO.
DESCRIPTION
SW110
WES206
TR215
TR216
PES51
BA60
PES201
PES203
PW50
EC254
PH50
SMTA
WA2000
K111
WPB1
SF60
TC205
Power Switch
Circuit Board Assembly for WES51
Power Transformer, 120VAC, 60 Hz
Power Transformer, 230VAC, 50/60 Hz
PES51 Soldering Iron Only
Barrel Nut Assembly
Heater/Sensor Assembly
Cord/Handle Assembly
Lockout Pencil
Spring and Funnel Only for PH50 Iron Stand
Tool Stand w/Spring and Funnel for PES51 Tool
Surface Mount Tip Adapter for PES51 Tool
Soldering Tool Analyzer
Temperature Test Kit w/Thermocoupled ETA Tip Type “K”
Weller® Polishing Bar
Tool Funnel for SMT Tips (PES51 Iron)
Replacement Sponge (PES51 Iron)
SELECTION OF WELLER® SOLDERING TIPS
NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
TIP
REACH
ETA
ETAA
ETB
ETBB
ETC
ETCC
ETD
ETDD
ETH
ETJ
ETK
ETL
ETM
ETO
ETP
ETR
ETS
ETT
ETU
ETV
Screwdriver
Single Flat
Screwdriver
Single Flat
Screwdriver
Single Flat
Screwdriver
Single Flat
Screwdriver
Long Conical
Long Screwdriver
Long Screwdriver
Long Screwdriver
Long Conical
Conical
Narrow Screwdriver
Long Conical
Long Conical
Single Flat
Single Flat
1/16
1/16
3/32
3/32
1/8
1/8
3/16
3/16
1/32
1/32
1/8
1/32
3/64
3/64
5/64
1/16
1/64
3/64
1/64
1/32
5/8
5/8
5/8
5/8
5/8
5/8
5/8
5/8
5/8
1
1
1
1
1
5/8
5/8
1
1
5/8
5/8
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EXPLODED VIEW WES51
EXPLODED VIEW PES51
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