Thermaltronics TMT-9000S-2 Soldering System interchangeable for Metcal MX Series

(3 customer reviews)
SKU: TMT-9000S-2

Thermaltronics Soldering equipment offers improved heating capacity and the absence of difficult to predict “over-shoot”. Dwell times on the solder joints can be dramatically reduced in order to reduce thermal shock, all while avoiding ‘sticking’ and maintaining good solder flow
The grip diameter and tip-to-grip length are comically small compared to any iron, without over-heating issues. The cartridge style tips are also slender and exclude bulbous protrusion close to the tip. Placement and monitoring of joints is made much easier, making the iron a pleasure to work with and a “must have” for anyone whom regularly picks up a soldering iron.


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Thermaltronics TMT-9000S is based on Curie Heat Technology which responds to the thermal demands of each solder joint by adjusting the power instantaneously, thereby meeting the exact requirements of the substrate component and solder material.


Product Features:
– High thermal recovery & performance
– 13.56MHz power supply with built-in LCD display
– Dual switchable soldering ports
– No calibration or operator training required
– No additional coil assembly costs


Input Line Voltage: 220-240 VAC
Tip to Ground Potential: 2mV, true RMS 50-500Hz
Tip to Ground Resistance: <2 Ohms DC
Idle Temperature Stability: +/- 1.1°C (2°F)
Ambient Operating Temperature: 10-40°C (50°F -104°F)
Maximum Enclosure Temperature: 50°C (122°F)
Fuse: 250V 0.5A
Output Power (Maximum): 40 Watts
Output Frequency: 13.56 MHz
Size (W x H x D): 212.4mm x 118mm x 132mm
Weight: 3.47 KG
LCD display: 60.0mm x 16.0mm
Input Line Frequency: 50/60 Hz


Included in the Box: TMT-9000PS  Power Supply, SHH-1 Soldering Handpiece Holder, SHP-1 Soldering Handpiece, RMP-1 Tip Removal Pad, SG-1-HRB Heat Resistant Grip, SG-1-GR Handpiece Grip Green, SG-1-GY Handpiece Grip Gray, BC-1 Brass Curls, SPG-1 Sulphide Free Sponge, M7CH176 Soldering Tip Cartridge.

Additional information

Weight 4.9 kg
Dimensions 38 × 24 × 19 cm

3 reviews for Thermaltronics TMT-9000S-2 Soldering System interchangeable for Metcal MX Series

  1. John Kot

    John Kot (verified owner)

    I’ve only had it for a month, but it works beautifully. It solders SMD components but also has no problems in soldering to large ground planes. You set the tip temperature by changing tips, but they are very reasonably priced and easy to change, so I like the system. The hand-piece is comfortable, and the grip-to-tip distance is small, so it is like soldering with a pencil for fine work. The iron goes to sleep when you replace the hand-piece in the stand to prolong tip life. A great system, IMO.

  2. Kiril Palazov

    Kiril Palazov (verified owner)

    Prior to purchasing the TMT-9000S-2, I had concerns about its power capacity (40W) and tip life as I had never owned or tried an inductive soldering station. However, after using the TMT to solder over 1000 through hole joints of varying heat capacities with 6 different tips (up to 3mm), I can report that my concerns were unfounded. The power indicator showed that the unit only approached its 40W limit when heating a cold tip, and during use, it rarely went beyond the 50% mark. I mainly used the 1.78mm and 2.4mm chisel yellow band tips and have yet to replace them or observe any dead spots.

    I purchased the TMT for professional industrial circuit board repair and retrofitting, which required the replacement of heat-sensitive components on temperature damaged boards with limited space. My previous temperature-controlled station($250 Weller) had inconsistent performance, resulting in a component failure rate of 20%-30%. However, with the TMT, after a few experiments with tip sizes and dwell times, I was able to complete the entire batch with a 100% success rate. Besides the improved heating capacity and the absence of difficult to predict “over-shoot”, I think a contributing factor to this success is the superb ergonomics of the TMT. The grip diameter and tip-to-grip length are comically small compared to any iron I have used, without over-heating issues. Moreover, since the standard cartridges are also slender and exclude bulbus protrusion close to the tip, placement and monitoring of joints is made much easier.

    One downside is that relatively few varieties of tips are sold in Australia, despite a great variety being available for this unit, including those provided by Metcal. Additionally, the power supply makes an audible buzzing sound that varies with unit performance and temperature, which may become annoying when working in a quiet setting with sensitive listeners, though it can mostly be drowned out by a running fan or aircon. Unfortunately this buzzing is not specific to my unit, but a general feature of the hardware used.

    Overall, the TMT-9000S-2 has exceeded my expectations and proved to be a reliable and user-friendly soldering station.

  3. Mike Scaife

    Mike Scaife

    Have used one of these quite a lot over the past 2 years, I’m a retired electronics design engineer designing and building prototype solar charge controllers and battery to mains AC inverters. A lot of work is with smd devices ranging from tiny 0605 passive components to much larger surface mounting active power devices, requiring high amounts of thermal input to correctly solder to large copper planes.
    Using a couple of tiny tips and a larger one for the power devices, the TMT-9000S-2 system works brilliantly, Solder joints are very quickly made no matter what the size of component is being worked on, the RF induction heating system can direct a lot of energy into the tip very quickly when required, yet remain at a near constant temperature; gone are the days of having to get out my large 100w bulky iron to effectively solder large smd mosfets or thick copper cables to a PCB.
    When placed in its stand the iron powers down to a low heat state, gaining full soldering temperature once removed in less than 10 sec; its great.

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