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Reflow Temperature Labels/Stickers

Reginald

#13006

Reflow Temperature Labels/Stickers | 11 January, 1999

I've heard about these reflow temperature labels/stickers but haven't seem to find them. Is there such a thing? And how reliable are they? I don't want to keep attaching thermocouple probes onto a board whenever there's a issue.

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marc p

#13007

Re: Reflow Temperature Labels/Stickers | 12 January, 1999

| I've heard about these reflow temperature labels/stickers but haven't seem to find them. Is there such a thing? And how reliable are they? I don't want to keep attaching thermocouple probes onto a board whenever there's a issue. | I am not so familiar with the reflow stickers so I will watch this site intently for a reply on stickers. But it sounds like you are looking for a low cost, non-destructive method for temperature sensing. There is a company that makes non-destructive thermocouples that clamp onto the side of the pcb and can telescope to most locations on the pcb. We have used them with good success. You may want to call:

Saunders Technology Hollis, N.H.

tel-603-881-3330 Contact-Roger Saunders

You can probably talk him into sending you a demo unit for testing.

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Chris G.

#13008

Re: Reflow Temperature Labels/Stickers | 12 January, 1999

| I've heard about these reflow temperature labels/stickers but haven't seem to find them. Is there such a thing? And how reliable are they? I don't want to keep attaching thermocouple probes onto a board whenever there's a issue. | I think you are looking for temperature indicating labels. Label that turn a color once a specific temperature is met. You really made me dig deep to find these. I found one source for you. I know there are other manufactures out there. I used to have information on several others. Just moved and threw a lot of stuff away. I have used before but they were not accurate enough for my application. A mole just provided much more information. Here is the where you can get the temperature indicating labels:

Omega Engineering World Wide Headquarters One Omega Drive P.O. Box 4047 Stamford, CT 06907-0047 1-800-826-6342 http://www.omega.com e-mail:info@omega.com

Ask for Omega 99 Handbook & Encylopedia Volume E Pages F2A to F11 have the info

Can also get temperature pellets, tabs, lacquer, and crayons.

Thanks,

Chris

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Lana Petrou

#13009

Re: Reflow Temperature Labels/Stickers | 14 January, 1999

| I've heard about these reflow temperature labels/stickers but haven't seem to find them. Is there such a thing? And how reliable are they? I don't want to keep attaching thermocouple probes onto a board whenever there's a issue. | | I use Temp-Plate temperature labels from:

Wahl Instruments 234 Weaverville Hwy. Asheville, NC 28804

Tel: 888-736-3616 -or- 800-421-2853 (Press 1 for Wahl Sales) Fax: 828-658-0728

Please feel free to contact me if you require more information.

Lana Petrou Manufacturing Engineer Vickers Electronic Systems (513)494-5378 lana.petrou@vickers-systems.com

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Mike McMonagle

#13010

Re: Reflow Temperature Labels/Stickers | 14 January, 1999

Reginald, McMaster-Carr Supply also carry them from a company called Thermographics (617-734-1018). I would caution agaist using them for anything except the simplest of measurements, there's a big difference between measuring your laminate surface temperature versus measuring the actual temperature at the joint of the component.

The Saunders Technology probes work well, and are normally within about 5 degrees of the reading from a soldered thermocouple. They also allow you to put them on before first reflowing the board. Not cheap though....

| I've heard about these reflow temperature labels/stickers but haven't seem to find them. Is there such a thing? And how reliable are they? I don't want to keep attaching thermocouple probes onto a board whenever there's a issue. | |

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