Sky Power Refines Electronics Production Capabilities

Published: 15 Feb 2019 | Author: Mike Rees

Sky Power SP-110 FI TS UAS engineSky Power, a manufacturer of 2-stroke combustion and Wankel engines for UAS (unmanned aerial systems) has announced that the company is refining its production processes and has selected soldering tools manufactured by Ersa for its new in-house electronics workshop.

The new soldering tools are Ersa i-CON 1 soldering stations with integrated solder fume extraction. These are used for the conversion of ignition systems and other electronics.

“Since to a large extent we configure and manufacture propulsion systems according to customers wishes, we must provide some of our systems for example with new, longer cables. We perform these conversion measures ourselves in-house, which is why we were searching for a versatile complete system, that can be used for a variety of tasks”, stated Karl Schudt, CEO of Sky Power GmbH.

For today’s UAS systems, reliable electronics play a decisive role. “Today’s applications are flying computer systems. The electronics must therefore function reliably. Our engines and the associated control systems are subjected to different, in some cases extreme temperature conditions and high rates of acceleration. Here the solder joint is therefore given special attention,” added Schudt.

The i-CON 1 is an electronically controlled system. The digital soldering station is equipped with the ergonomic and powerful 150 W i-TOOL soldering iron, on which different soldering tips can be mounted very easily. For Sky Power this was particularly important, in order for the company to be able to react flexibly to future requirements. The soldering iron is equipped with a motion sensor, which switches the system to an energy-saving and tip-sparing standby mode when not in use. Easy operation is ensured through the intuitive one-touch control and the large multifunctional display of the station. The user is notified when the optimal process window is reached. Furthermore, the i-CON 1 has been equipped with a solder fume extraction unit.

“Sky Power is a very interesting customer for us, as we have been observing the industry for unmanned systems for a very long time. In particular the use of drones is a field of application that will continue to grow strongly in future. It is therefore important for us to collaborate with one of the leading engine manufacturers in this branch,” commented Jörg Nolte, Product Manager for Soldering Tools, Rework and Inspection Systems at Ersa.

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