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Reflow Oven

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#75151

Reflow Oven | 6 January, 2016

Looking for a ballpark price of a new reflow oven - 8 or 10 zones? One from a reputable industry brand. Years ago I remember they were around $150k. Is this still the case? Thanks

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#75152

Reflow Oven | 6 January, 2016

No, it isn't. Last year I paid mid fifties for a brand new 8 zone BTU. Air only, belt and rails, not a lot of bells and whistles.

There isn't a ton to a reflow oven and the chinese ones have gotten pretty decent, which pushes the price down for everyone.

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#75156

Reflow Oven | 7 January, 2016

In 2014 we paid about $40K USD for a new Heller 1707 MKIII (no nitrogen) which is a 7 zone oven. One does not need a 8-10 zone oven unless you are doing high volume. We use the 1707 for everything including lead or lead-free solder, 0.031" to 0.093" thick pcbs, BGAs, QFNs, fine pitch, etc.

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#75161

Reflow Oven | 7 January, 2016

Wow did not expect them to be this cheap. Thanks for the info. Thought they would actually cost more now. I guess the market has really changed.

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#75187

Reflow Oven | 9 January, 2016

JimPat, I travel to a lot of companies and I regularly hear complaints about pieces of equipment, new and used. The one piece of advice I would give is buy a main brand. Figure out your wants and needs to spec the oven and then buy a Vitronics, Heller, Electrovert or BTU. You will be supported well by any of these companies. I know the Electrovert and Vitronics guys personally and have worked with Heller to. Even though most brands are actually built somewhere in Asia now, there is a big difference in long term quality and support. Good luck with your purchase.

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