New table top convection reflow oven from LPKF
May 26, 2006
LPKF Laser & Electronics has recently released the new bench-top LPKF ProtoFlow Oven for lead-free reflow soldering, in addition to its wide range of PCB prototyping equipment.
The new design has been greatly influenced by the new stringent process requirements of lead-free technology, as well as by the prior oven model from LPKF, the ZelFlow R04.
Maximum process temperature is 320°C/608°F and as a standard feature, the oven incorporates four internal temperature sensors and a multiprocessor controller board, which together ensures even heat distribution over PCBs up to 9 x 12 inches. Several software zones between preheating and final reflow make the LPKF ProtoFlow capable of processing most all reflow profiles, as well as making it an ideal oven for prototyping, technology research, and even pre-production testing.
An optional four additional sensors can also be freely mounted on the PCB by the operator, enabling the on-board temperature to be recorded and displayed in real time on a PC through a standard USB connection, assisting the operator with process parameter optimization. Furthermore, the reflow process can be observed through a large window.
More information is available at LPKF's web site: www.lpkfusa.com