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Reflow profiler / mole /Thermal Couple

#27881

Reflow profiler / mole /Thermal Couple | 2 April, 2004

We are in the process of purchasing a mole for our reflow oven. We've only looked at one model and it works well however, my accountablilty partners desire that we look at other options before we make the decision. Looking at about 3k.

Opinions from anybody with experiances would be appreciated.

OK all you sales guys, here's your chance. Call me or email me with suggestions. So far, Datapaq is the only one we've looked at.

Matt Kehoe 770-475-4576 mkehoe@sipad.net

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#27886

Reflow profiler / mole /Thermal Couple | 2 April, 2004

Hey Matt

We manufacture reflow equipment and use all types of profilers. We currently use ECD, KIC, and DataPaq in our testing depending on how our customers want to see the data.

In my experience they are all good systems. I have not really run accross a bad profiler. It comes down to personal preference on how you want to see the data and what you want to do with the data. The software interface is the key, and each company has a different hook.

No matter what you do, getting a profiler is the RIGHT thing to do. Set up a continuous profile program to verify everything is ok in the process. Can't fix what you don't know is wrong. I would get some sample software from each profiler company and try it out. Also check out local support.

later marc

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#27887

Reflow profiler / mole /Thermal Couple | 2 April, 2004

ECD has some advantages in terms of upgrade path. Once you buy the ECD SuperM.O.L.E., you can use it in a OvenRIDER, WaveRIDER and ReworkRIDER products. The OR, WR and RR are solder machine management devices for solder process control. Where profilers are product specfic, the RIDERs are machine specific. KIC and ECD are like Ford & GM. Software and capabilities are very similiar. I do not know much on Datapaq to comment. Check out http://www.kicthermal.com and http://www.ecd.com

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#27889

Reflow profiler / mole /Thermal Couple | 2 April, 2004

How Much??? Call me to discuss

mk 770-475-4576

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RDR

#27893

Reflow profiler / mole /Thermal Couple | 2 April, 2004

Matt, are you still just doing SIPAD? If so, Manncorp has a profiler for about $1k It requires a p.c. to be hooked up while profiling and it won't take data points any faster than 1 point every 2 seconds. but could be adequate for your needs. (www.manncorp.com) Otherwise I recommend ECD, you can probably find a used thinline for about $3k

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#27897

Reflow profiler / mole /Thermal Couple | 2 April, 2004

Matt

What in earthly-heaven is an "accountablilty partner"?

"Associate" is to "working slob" as "accountablilty partner" is to ...

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#27898

Reflow profiler / mole /Thermal Couple | 2 April, 2004

Well, its a nice way of saying "bean counter"!!!!

mk

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wgaffubar

#28005

Reflow profiler / mole /Thermal Couple | 12 April, 2004

I have used MOLE for over ten years. I do not like the fact that MOLE wants you to use their connectors. I make a gender changer that converts the MOLE connector to the mimi OMEGA connectors that sell for about $1.75 each.

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AX

#28007

Reflow profiler / mole /Thermal Couple | 12 April, 2004

I would advise against purchasing Datapaq products. I have used KIC and Datapaq, KIC makes a superior product. Support from Datapaq is very poor. I have personally spoken to others in the industry with similar bad experiences with Datapaq. If you want a good product with no regrets, stay away from Datapaq.

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arcandspark

#28067

Reflow profiler / mole /Thermal Couple | 14 April, 2004

I would also have to suggest that you do not purchase a Datapaq unit. The company I currently work for has one and it is a pain to use when compared to the MOLE. I feel the software is not as user friendly as the MOLE.

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#28074

Reflow profiler / mole /Thermal Couple | 14 April, 2004

Really...??

We have always had excellent results with Datapaq. What are the problems you've had?

FYI: We did an evaluation with Data Paq VS KIC. DataPaq won hands down...... I am really interested to hear.

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Mark Stansfield

#28494

Reflow profiler / mole /Thermal Couple | 9 May, 2004

Have you taken a look at our SolderStar range of profilers. We offer 4,6 and 12 channel versions. Our 12 channel system can also be connected to our Wave Shuttle product for wave solder machine analysis. Our datalogger are the smallest reflow profilers available and offer best thermal performance, very important when lead-free arrives. Our website http://www.solderstar.com has pdf brochure & software download available.

With Regards,

Mark Stansfield

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