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Best Selective wave?

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#66012

Best Selective wave? | 16 March, 2012

Looking for the best Selective wave from everybodies opinions and why? Looking at also if it needs fixtures etc? What about the ERSA VERSAFLOW 3/45?

Thanx, Todd

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#66024

Best Selective wave? | 20 March, 2012

ERSA makes a good machine, but there is maybe 20 suppliers of selective soldering machines. Some labels that come to mind are: * ERSA * Pillarhouse * RPS * Seho * Vitronics * Novastar

There's probably more that you should be thinking about, but others will help fill-in the list.

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#66026

Best Selective wave? | 20 March, 2012

Ace Selective solder. I think Juki might have one.

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#66028

Best Selective wave? | 20 March, 2012

We have produced good results on our ACE machines. We keep 2 of them constantly busy, one for regular solder and one for pbFree. Customer service has been good as well. Be sure to use the Nitrogen feature, and invest in a N02 generator for your selective solder machine. ACE might be considered a simpler, more entry level machine, but ours are workhorses, and rarely down for more than regular maintenance.

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#66033

Best Selective wave? | 21 March, 2012

Agee with Hegemon. We also have two machines from ACE. They run most every day, all day. Good machines, great tech support. I would recommend the drop jet option for any no-clean operations as you'll need the extra concentration of flux to make it work.

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aj

#66544

Best Selective wave? | 8 June, 2012

is it best to get the top heater add on aswell or will it work for most boards without?

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#66552

Best Selective wave? | 8 June, 2012

We have many Pillarhouse Jade Mark II's in our facility. Lately design engineers have taken a liking of huge ground planes in boards. Quite honestly with topside heaters some of these boards were impossible to solder. True you can preheat with the nozzle but that will take time while I can preheat the board while I'm fluxing. What I'm saying is get topside preheat..

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