I am looking into buying a wave solder machine for medium production of 100% through hole boards (~8.5"X12" dimension, not many layers, no high density part areas, <50 boards per 8 shift, usually run 5-10 at a time).
I am looking at a new Spartan BEN Z-400-F wave solder machine because the low price for a brand new machine is attractive. I have not seen much of these being sold used and want feedback on: how they perform, reliability, parts/technical service accessibility, and if this is the right size machine for what we run.
Any other feedback on reliable, inexpensive wave solder machines would also be appreciated.
I can only say it looks okay for what you need, you will want a dual wave system it can make things so much easier.
One thing to check would be the wave nozzle sizes I can see that the conveyor will do up to 15" but thats not to say the nozzle is that long.
The 3 convection pre heaters should be enough for what you are doing, would be careful how you use them though. My experience with our products convection heaters can increase the delta or can spike the bottom side temperature rapidly and not give top side enough time to soak. But proper profiling should see you though that problem.