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The art of hand soldering has been around for a very, very long time, thousands of years in fact. But it was only until 1941 that a transformer-based instant heating soldering method was developed by an impatient American radio repairman who was tired of sitting around waiting for his soldering gun to heat up. Carl E. Weller had to wait until after WWII ended in 1945 to get his Weller Manufacturing Company going. In 1960, the Weller Manufacturing Co. in the US patented the “Magnastat” soldering iron which used a magnetic component to regulate the temperature at the iron’s tip. In an expansion overseas beginning in 1959, the Weller Elektro-Werkzeuge GmbH plant in Besigheim, Germany, along with new plants in other countries, was organized to manufacture temperature-controlled irons and soldering guns for primarily industrial markets throughout Europe and the Near East. Keeping pace with the increasing complexity of our customers’ needs, Weller Germany became the market leader for developing and manufacturing hand-soldering products worldwide. Our products were proudly emblazoned with “Made in Germany”, signifying innovation and reliability. Weller Germany first received ISO 9001:2008 certification for quality systems in 1993.
Weller continues to explore new product global frontiers, expanding its reach to automation and connectivity, while giving old favorites fresh new looks with enhanced functionality. Ever in close dialogue with our customers, we’ve now segmented our Professional products into Performance, Technology, and Efficiency lines, to provide optimal solutions for every customer level. Keeping the user’s health and workflow top-of-mind, we’ve integrated filtration, ergonomics, traceability and connectivity with Weller’s signature soldering precision and efficiency.
The digital transformation is in full swing. Mobile and cloud computing, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and machine learning are greatly impacting our work environment in exciting new ways. As is our custom, we at Weller are confidently and constantly moving forward with new ideas to anticipate