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Cooper Tools Adds Functionality
to Weller Soldering Station

Ideal for use in repair and laboratory environments, as well as for production, design, and R&D applications

Cooper Tools Press Release

FlashlightNews.org - 6/18/2009


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Weller® WD1002T microprocessor-controlled soldering station

Weller® WD1002T microprocessor-controlled soldering station

APEX, N.C. - Cooper Tools announces the launch of its new Weller® WD1002T microprocessor-controlled soldering station. Based on the highly successful WD1002 station, the WD1002T provides users the same extensive functionality of the WD1002's control unit and the short tip-to-grip precision of its iron, but with the added benefits of a Weller Stop+Go safety stand with an integrated dry tip cleaner.

The new WD1002T increases safety and extends tip life by use of the WDH10T Stop+Go safety stand and the WD1 control unit. The Stop+Go safety stand features temperature offset, allowing users to easily program setback levels and temperature lockout from the WD1 control unit. The temperature of the soldering iron automatically returns to setback temperature when placed in the safety stand and returns to operating temperature when removed. This process extends the life of the tip.

To save valuable bench space, a dry tip cleaner has been integrated into the Stop+Go stand. The use of the dry cleaner reduces surface oxide build-up and maintains the thermal efficiency of the soldering tip, allowing the soldering iron to operate at lower temperatures - thereby increasing tip life and lowering operating costs.

"Extending the life of our tools is extremely important to us," said Glenn Schindo, Director - Electronics for Cooper Tools. "The Weller WD1002T soldering station not only extends the tip life of a soldering iron, but it also allows for consistent, reliable temperature control, offering users a safer and easier- to-use, full-scale soldering system."

The WD1002T soldering station is ideal for use in repair and laboratory environments, as well as for production, design, and R&D applications.

About Cooper Tools

Cooper Tools serves a multitude of global markets, including automotive, aerospace, electronics, energy, hardware, industrial, and volume retail. It offers a broad selection of application-oriented products, together with the teamed experiences of talented engineers and designers and quality-conscious production, customer service, and product development personnel. Cooper Tools provides meaningful productivity gains to its customers through the proper application of its many well-known brands of specialized industrial power tools, hand tools, chain, and electronic soldering products. With headquarters in Apex, North Carolina, Cooper Tools maintains manufacturing and sales/service facilities located in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. For more information, visit coopertools.com.

About Cooper Industries

Cooper Industries, Ltd. (NYSE: CBE) is a global manufacturer with 2008 revenues of $6.5 billion, approximately 88 percent of which are from electrical products. Founded in 1833, Cooper's sustained level of success is attributable to a constant focus on innovation, evolving business practices while maintaining the highest ethical standards, and meeting customer needs. The Company has eight operating divisions with leading market share positions and world-class products and brands including: Bussmann electrical and electronic fuses; Crouse-Hinds and CEAG explosion-proof electrical equipment; Halo and Metalux lighting fixtures; and Kyle and McGraw-Edison power systems products. With this broad range of products, Cooper is uniquely positioned for several long-term growth trends including the global infrastructure build-out, the need to improve the reliability and productivity of the electric grid, the demand for higher energy-efficient products and the need for improved electrical safety. In 2008, 61 percent of total sales were to customers in the industrial and utility end-markets and 37 percent of total sales were to customers outside the United States. Cooper, which has manufacturing facilities in 23 countries as of 2008, is incorporated in Bermuda with administrative headquarters in Houston, TX. For more information, visit the web site at cooperindustries.com.

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