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Wave and Reflow Profiler

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#53688

Wave and Reflow Profiler | 18 February, 2008

Are there profilers that I can use over my leaded and lead-free wave that can also profile my reflow ovens (leaded and lead-free).

I'm not that familiar with either but as I learn I can't help but think that there should be something on the market that is all purpose.

Thanks in advance for your help

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#53695

Wave and Reflow Profiler | 18 February, 2008

Yup! All the major players out there - KIC, Datapaq, and ECD - are all capable of profiling both reflow and wave solder. check them out.

www.kicthermal.com

www.ecd.com

www.datapaq.com

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#53703

Wave and Reflow Profiler | 19 February, 2008

We have used both Datapaq and ECD Mole in the past. Either system will do the job for you, slight preference would be for the ECD system.

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#53705

Wave and Reflow Profiler | 19 February, 2008

So just to clarify.... If i bought a KIC 2000 I could run that one unit over both my waves and through both my ovens (leaded and lead-free)?

Or would I need additional equipment to use it on the wave?

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#53709

Wave and Reflow Profiler | 19 February, 2008

ECD sells the MOLE, and they sell both the Oven Rider and the Wave Rider to accompany it.

The thing is, you can profile both an oven and a wave machine without either if you're willing to just solder your thermocouples to a board. The nice thing about the added modules (from the perspective of someone that's never used either) is that they don't wear out like a PCB and you don't have to keep soldering and removing thermocouples. So, the answers to your questions are yes, and depends.

That's assuming that the KIC can withstand lead-free temps. I hope that's a safe assumption, because they'd be out of business if it couldn't.

Just as an afterthought, I didn't mean to imply that KIC and/or Datapaq don't provide dedicated profiling tools that accompany their datalogger. I just don't know whether they do or not, but I do know that ECD does.

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#53715

Wave and Reflow Profiler | 19 February, 2008

Check out http://www.solderstar.co.uk/wavePro.html

This tool measures all key wave solder information with a single pass. Wave/PCB contact, immersion depths, etc. Also has a reflow pack to allow use on reflow, 9 channels with predictive software.

BR

Edatasys

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#53723

Wave and Reflow Profiler | 20 February, 2008

#53724

Wave and Reflow Profiler | 20 February, 2008

Steve, KIC does. The new KIC2000 has built in dwell time sensors. You can buy KIC's wavesurfer option (like MOLE's waverider), or you can engineer a custom pallet for 1/3 the price. I made a custom pallet and took advantage of the KIC's automatic dwell time sensors.

See attachment for a few of the details.

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reflow oven profiler

Reflow Oven