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Soltec Parts - cheap?

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#39435

Soltec Parts - cheap? | 1 February, 2006

I was wondering if anyone else is finding cost and delivery time for Soltec parts not acceptable. I would love to get a substitution list going with everyone. I am after a replacement for filter 90006942. We need to replace 3 of these a month and Soltec is ripping us off $129US each for a filter that should be under $10. Mahle had one that was close for $3 but it is not a fine enough screen.

Here is a few examples of my findings so far, Soltec was 6-8 weeks delivery, where the OEM's were 2-3 days: Pump for our wave solder $572, Brooks in TN $179. Spray nozzle 311331, $1248, rebuild kit $200 Cnd, new $800. Sensor 32280 $1050, IPEC $371. Sensor $296US, Baumer $190Cnd.

Maybe we could get SMT net to set it up in the Technical library?

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#39437

Soltec Parts - cheap? | 1 February, 2006

I know exactly what you are going through. One example, I needed a flux pump assembly. Vitronics price, about $1000.00. Going through the OEM (Fluid-O-Tech) the same assembly was $218.00.

Oh and God forbid that you actually have to call Vitronics and to talk to the parts guy. He could use some serious training on people skills.

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trs

#39438

Soltec Parts - cheap? | 1 February, 2006

How about muffin fans.....30 or so dollars for a sleeved bearing fan (from vitronics)....when you can go to rodale and get the fans for around 15 or so dollars and you get the better ball bearing fans (that should have been used in the first place).

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Rob

#39440

Soltec Parts - cheap? | 1 February, 2006

That's a rip off, sleeved bearing fans are utter crap, and should never be used on anything other than cheap crap or short life products. It's not as if ball bearing fans cost much more either.

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Loco

#39473

Soltec Parts - cheap? | 2 February, 2006

I have the same experience, take their oils and greases, same thing, call their suppliers and everyting is Twice to 4times! as cheap. On the other hand they dont bother taking of their OEM stickers so their spare parts are quiete easy to track down, so get their prices, get OEM prices, then amaze your boss and say: look at what kind of profit I've made you.

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#39510

Soltec Parts - cheap? | 3 February, 2006

Feel free to email kerry@neainc.com. NEA Inc sells used parts for many of the Vitronics products as well as many other machines.

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#39745

Soltec Parts - cheap? | 16 February, 2006

We have sold Soltec 4G1-105 V solder fingers for $9.95 others are available. The filter that you mentioned with the too coarse screen, could a finer screen be installed in it? Is the shape of the screen regular (square or round that a die could be made to cut it)? Perhaps we could make these if there is enough demand. Contact us at http://www.cmcnozzles.com

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#39762

Soltec Parts - cheap? | 16 February, 2006

Never had anything to do with Soltec so I cannot comment on their service. However. You must realise that machine manufacturers/distributors incur a cost in storing spare parts and making them available for immediate delivery. They are not held on consignment from the OEM. This is why there will be a mark up in price from the OEM's price. That part could have been sitting on a shelf for 6 years, is no longer supported by the OEM and you want it yesterday. They have paid their two bits for the part six years ago and they quite rightly expect a mark-up for the cost of storage, stocktake and catalogue of that part for six years. They could have also spent that two bits elsewhwere and made a profit on it. You are also lucky that you can get the parts from an OEM. One pick and place manufacturer in particular is noted for using non standard parts from their OEMs that are proprietary and licensced to them only. Even the OD nut size in the rail extrusions cannot be purchased over the counter. The OEM has them but will not sell them to you for the love of money. It's up to you to decide what is a reasonable mark-up. You may be surprised sometimes that if you let a distibutor know of the availability of OEM parts they will source them from that facility rather than paying the original machine manufacturer exhorbinant prices that are passed on to you. The distributors may also be in the same boat as you. I'm not going into bat for these guys but.....there are often two sides etc.

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#39813

Soltec Parts - cheap? | 20 February, 2006

We can supply soltec fingers for $6.10 other makes are available please feel free to contact office@teiloengineering.com We can also supply titanium retrofit kits for the conversion to lead free at a fraction of the manufacturers price.

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#45069

Soltec Parts - cheap? | 15 November, 2006

Do you have contact information for Soltec oil and grease suppliers? Part numbers? Prices?

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Loco

#45085

Soltec Parts - cheap? | 16 November, 2006

If you could give me your E-mail address, i'll be happy to supply further information.

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#45109

Soltec Parts - cheap? | 16 November, 2006

My email is jcwoods@symcominc.com. Thank You

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