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Selective Solder Machines

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#52569

Selective Solder Machines | 19 November, 2007

I am currently looking at selective solder machines. The two that i have looked at are the KIss 104 and the APS Novastar SP A400. Both machines are in the price range i need to be in. There are very different from each other as far as how they do the job. Ive looked ar Vitronics Soltec but they come with a heavy price for a entry machine. As well as some ridiculous charges for options like a $3,000 to check the preheaters for compliance and accuracy. To me things like that sould be included. Anyway im just looking for peoples experiences and recommendations.

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#52576

Selective Solder Machines | 19 November, 2007

Hi Taint,

Both machines work OK. The big thing you may over look is pre-heat. Things like flux spatter/boil tend to come into play if you don't pre-heat. Change over, ease of programming, and service are also things to think of.

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#52596

Selective Solder Machines | 20 November, 2007

I looked at the Kiss104 and the SPA-400 at the SMTA show in Orlando. I spent an hour with the ACE rep, and walked away totally confused as to how the machine is programmed. I spent 10 minutes with the rep from APS Novastar, and using their Photoscan Editor software, I had a board programmed in 5 minutes!!! No kidding! The SPA-400 also has much faster speed than the Kiss machine. Our project is on hold until the first quarter of '08, but I am putting in a PO for the SPA-400 on Jan2. I hope that helps you.

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#52597

Selective Solder Machines | 20 November, 2007

Have fun writing another P.O. for the hundreds of fixtures that you will need to run your products thru the Novastar.LOL

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Wim

#52602

Selective Solder Machines | 20 November, 2007

> I am currently looking at selective solder > machines. The two that i have looked at are the > KIss 104 and the APS Novastar SP A400. Both > machines are in the price range i need to be in. > There are very different from each other as far > as how they do the job. Ive looked ar Vitronics > Soltec but they come with a heavy price for a > entry machine. As well as some ridiculous charges > for options like a $3,000 to check the preheaters > for compliance and accuracy. To me things like > that sould be included. Anyway im just looking > for peoples experiences and recommendations.

Hello, we have a whole range of selective machines from ZipaTec. Very easy programming. Just have a look at our website (www.interflux.com.sg). They are one of the most economical available in the market.

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#52603

Selective Solder Machines | 20 November, 2007

Please take a look at the write ups here on this forum regarding the ACE KISS systems. Have you taken a look at and reviewed the Pillarhouse systems ???

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