High quality PCBs with SMD components are repaired in rework stations. Hot air is used to remove any defective components and residual solder, to perform solder paste printing and to solder new components into place. The repair process starts automatically when the PCB reaches a specific surface temperature, which simplifies the replacement of defective SMD components. In addition, automatic start-up significantly reduces both the thermal load on the PCB and process time. For accurate temperature measurements, Finetech uses the thermoMETER CT non-contact infrared temperature sensor from Micro-Epsilon.