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Electromagnetic Soldering Iron Tip

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000113309D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 20K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Boll, SE: AUTHOR

Abstract

A common industrial iron plated soldering iron tip can be modified to exhibit the dual properties of being a soldering iron tip and being an electromagnet. The iron plating of the soldering iron tip is wrapped with magnet wire. A foot controlled switch applies an electrical current to the magnet wire which turns the iron plating on the soldering iron tip into an electromagnet. The magnetic forces are transferred through the iron plating to the object being soldered or unsoldered.

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Electromagnetic Soldering Iron Tip

      A common industrial iron plated soldering iron tip can be
modified to exhibit the dual properties of being a soldering iron tip
and being an electromagnet.  The iron plating of the soldering iron
tip is wrapped with magnet wire.  A foot controlled switch applies an
electrical current to the magnet wire which turns the iron plating on
the soldering iron tip into an electromagnet.  The magnetic forces
are transferred through the iron plating to the object being soldered
or unsoldered.

      This disclosure can be utilized to eliminate the requirement
for a "third hand" in manufacturing soldering or unsoldering
operations on components that are affected by magnetic forces.