Metcal, the original SmartHeat Soldering inventor
While the majority of our cable assemblies use crimped connectors, many connectors use soldered pins and for LMR-400 and other cables MPD offers PL-259 connectors that are milled Brass with heavy Silver plate and Teflon Dielectrics. In order to properly use high temp lead free Silver solder MPD employs advanced Metcal soldering stations.
Lead Free Silver Solder requires a higher constant temperature delivered in a very small tip area to quickly flow the solder into the shielding braid without damaging the dielectric. Our investment in Metcal machines allows us to produce consistent, quality, PL-259 terminations.