Friday, October 14, 2011

Hakko Announces FM-2030 Heavy Duty Soldering Iron, New Tips, & Discontinuation of the 999-137 Filter

The availability of the new Hakko FM-2030 Heavy Duty Soldering Iron was one of three product-related announcements made by American Hakko Products (Hakko) recently. An extended reach version of the Hakko T15-D32 Tip and the discontinuation of the Hakko 999-137 Combo/HEPA Filter rounded out the announcements.

The Hakko FM-2030 is a new soldering iron handpiece only compatible with the Hakko FM-203 Soldering Station and FM-206 High Performance 3-port Rework System (if attached to anything other than the FM-203 D port or FM-206 CH2/CH3 ports, a grip error or connector error will occur). Ideal for challenging soldering applications (such as heavy ground planes or high heat sink tasks), the FM-2030 features a higher mass tip offering twice the power of regular T15 tips (the FM-2030 uses T22 Series tips).

Note: Please contact Hakko for the FM203-UPGR upgrade, which allows FM-203 stations with serial numbers before 0220311002129 to function with the FM-2030.

Similarly shaped as the T15-D32, the Hakko T15-DL32 Tip has a reach that has been extended from 5 mm to 10 mm. The two opposing tip facets have been stretched from 1.6 mm to 7 mm.

The Hakko T15-DL32 Tip is now a standard stocking tip for the North American market.

Hakko's 999-137 Combo/HEPA Filter is the latest HJ3100-related product to be discontinued. The new A1586 Main Filter replaces the 999-137 and when used in the HJ3100 it will maintain filtering efficiency and increase airflow performance. For maximum performance, use the A1585 Pre-Filter in combination with the A1586.

Although comparably constructed, use of the A1586 Main Filter in the HJ3100 requires the Hakko Filter Adapter Frame (999-241). As previously mentioned, the 999-241 is FREE from American Hakko. Visit for more information or to request your FREE Filter Adapter Frame.

For more information about any of these products, please visit or give us a call at 800-966-6020 and one of our experts will help you find the solutions you need.

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