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PDR IR-E3 Rework Station

The PDR IR-E3 system is now available in 3 models - the E3S, E3G and E3M. Made in the United Kingdom with only the finest components for optimum precision, the PDR IR-E3 is our top selling system and one of the best performing BGA Rework Stations worldwide.

The IR-E3 is a high powered system, available with a multi-zone 2000W, 2800W or 3050W PCB preheater and is designed to rework small to medium-large PCB assemblies with upto a 18"/450mm PCB capacity. It is loaded with advanced features delivering many benefits including the highest performance and soldering quality available anywhere, yet it remains simple to set up and use.

Multi-purpose flexible rework focused on precision and simplicity

PDR’s IR-E3 series of SMD/BGA IR rework systems are engineered to cope with the challenges of repairing today’s PCB assemblies. The systems use PDR’s patented Focused IR technology, the world’s only technology that uses Dual-band Visible IR Heating. The light that heats.

The stations are nozzle free, gas free, clean, simple and easy to use.  Each model is designed for precise control to produce 100% yield of your SMD/BGA rework without complications. The keys are accurate closed-loop thermal feedback and intuitive easy to use software.  The IR-E3 series provides extremely high levels of profiling and process control necessary for the effective rework of the most advanced packages, including SMDs, BGAs, CSPs, QFNs, LEDs, Flip-chips, 0201-01005s and all lead-free applications.

The PDR IR-E3 systems are available in 3 models - E3S, E3G and E3M - each configured perfectly for their respective roles.


Developed from PDR’s pioneering IR rework stations from the 1990-2000s, the E3S, is the standard of the IR-E3 Series. Featuring: Focused IR Component heating, 2000w 2-zone IR PCB preheating, precision mechanics, precision optical alignment and advanced thermal control. The E3S system is flexible, upgradeable and ideal for general purpose SMD/BGA rework on small-medium sized PCBs.


Enhanced, the E3G adds superior thermal control and twin cameras for precision alignment and process observation. Non-contact pyrometers focus on the component and the PCB, for thermal feedback to auto-profiling ThermoActive V7 software. With camera input, the software also permits still and video capture.  Mechanical advancements feature precision soft touch component pick up and placement. This system also features large IR 2800W 3-zone IR PCB preheating.

The PDR IR-E3G has been our top selling station for many years, a clear preferred choice of our customers worldwide.  A versatile complete system that is ideal for a very wide range of SMD/BGA/ uBGA/CSP/LED applications on small-large sized PCBS.


Introduced in 2017, in response to our customer demands, we took the E3G and further enhanced it for Micro-rework applications. In addition to general purpose applications, the E3M’s thermal, mechanical and optical features are all precisely focused to easily deal with micro components and micro PCBs. In addition to the 3050w micro-PCB preheater, a 750w electronic Thermo Boost is included along with non-contact thermal control.  High-magnification vision assisted component alignment, pick-up and ultra-fine placement complete the micro-process handling. This system is absolutely ideal for micro component-PCB rework without complications.

SMD/BGA rework without the complications

Put simply, without any complications, our systems can pick and place micro components or large BGAs and reflow small or large boards with precision and control.  The PDR IR process is simple, safe and gentle.  Precise control prevents burning or damage to materials. We can visually show the process, record it and repeat it precisely every time. Anyone can learn to use these systems and they are affordable.

Each of the IR-E3 Series rework systems use the same principals of PDR’s Focused IR technology, first introduced in 1987. Over 4,500 systems are now in use world-wide.  Each PDR customer made a clear well informed decision to buy PDR IR technology.  Please contact us to learn why they chose PDR.