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What is the best Low Volume Reflow System

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Jim

#68132

What is the best Low Volume Reflow System | 7 February, 2013

Does anyone have advice about the best low volume (hopefully under $10K) reflow system for SN96 or SAC305 solder?

We recently purchased a benchtop IR oven and it is not working well.

Jim

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#68134

What is the best Low Volume Reflow System | 7 February, 2013

For that price you will find some chinese ovens which will be probably mixed IR(for preheat) and convection zones. If not you will have to go for second hand equipment. Both will work for you.

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#68135

What is the best Low Volume Reflow System | 7 February, 2013

IR reflow worked well for leaded solders but is not recommended for lead free reflow soldering. Your darker components (ICs) absorb more heat from IR than lighter colored ones (Rs & Cs). When getting all solder joints up to the proper lead free peak temp with IR you run the risk of overheating the darker components.

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Jim

#68138

What is the best Low Volume Reflow System | 7 February, 2013

This is good information but I had hoped to get specific manufacture and/or model infomation on equipment that someone has experience with.

For instance I bought a Husqvarna model 455 (rancher) chain saw last year. I cut through 3 cords of fire wood without a hitch. It is poweful, lightweight and well balanced. I strongly recommend it.

Jim

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#68139

What is the best Low Volume Reflow System | 7 February, 2013

#68142

What is the best Low Volume Reflow System | 8 February, 2013

That's what I mean:

http://www.pcbunlimited.com/bm-w630-lead-free-reflow-oven-p-575.html?gclid=CLKDuZeBp7UCFe9aMgodFVAAVA

http://www.pcbunlimited.com/bm-w430-lead-free-reflow-oven-p-557.html?gclid=CM_up7mBp7UCFYxDMgodSkQAbg

these ovens are bigger bench top ovens and will do better than the small furnaces you will see for that money. As it was discussed earlier in other posts longer distance gives you better performance as you can also control it better. I had experience with the mentioned ovens and they are fine. Don't buy anything that is 1 meter long. Buy a 6 zone airflow oven if you can.

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Jim

#68239

What is the best Low Volume Reflow System | 18 February, 2013

Thanks for all the input. Going to try vapor phase.

We have an Asscon Q300 demo. I'll post results when we have them.

Jim

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