Martin were the first to automated the device placement and device removal on a rework system, removing the traditional split prism manual alignment methods used by it’s rivals. Martin were also the first to offer automated profiling, allowing the user to create precise, repeatable and safe rework heating profiles. These systems continue to innovate, offering a complete rework solution for all SMT devices, not simply a BGA rework machine. The latest developments include the Expert 10.6 RS Semi-Automated rework station with X-Y gantry system for large boards and very large components. Also the Expert 05.6 IXH, a low cost rework solution which includes the same automated software as the larger models for easy profile creation and combined with a new low-cost vision placement solution suitable for all common SMT devices.