Electronics Forum | Sat Dec 11 23:15:01 EST 2010 | smt_dude
My APS GF12 seems to have lost it's settings randomly last night, and it won't let me run any profiles unless it's autotuned. I've figured out the security password and can get into the tuning menu, but not sure what to do from here. Anyone know wh
Electronics Forum | Tue Dec 01 12:58:09 EST 2015 | ttheis
When ever I did an autotune the machine would start at 100F on all three zones, then after a long time it would bump up to 200F and finally 300F. It takes forever but eventually it would complete the tune process and be ready to enter work mode.
Electronics Forum | Tue Dec 01 17:40:45 EST 2015 | jackm
Thanks, Tom. I'll post with my results. It's been running for 2-1/2 hours now at the 100F setpoint. I may need to re-start the tuning tomorrow morning, since I don't want to leave it running at the higher temperatures overnight.
Electronics Forum | Tue Apr 09 15:58:27 EDT 2019 | ttheis
We had a gf12 and a 1200. I'm not sure what year they were. Sold them and got an oven with some horsepower. Our Novastar 8" wave solder machine still works well and is the reason we tried their ovens, but they just did't work out well for us.
Electronics Forum | Mon Jan 31 08:59:38 EST 2011 | kennypascarelli
I have an oven that now wants me to tune and can't do anything until I enter a password. The big problem is I don't know the password. Any way to find it or bypass it. Figured it out, the machine has a battery back-up and it needed to be replaced.
Electronics Forum | Tue Mar 27 19:23:50 EDT 2018 | reckless
I managed to find a brand new old stock Novastar GF-12 oven for $250 (it was used once but you can't tell): https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/tls/6539855333.html This seems like it may be perfect for my needs. It does seem industrial grade but only
Electronics Forum | Tue Mar 26 07:42:32 EDT 2019 | kylehunter
Hello all, My company specializes in pcb design and subsequent prototype assembly. With that core of business, we will assemble up to 10 boards a week. We currently hand solder and use a reflow hotplate for these boards. We have been getting reques
Electronics Forum | Thu Jan 31 14:10:11 EST 2019 | lapskrfc
I’m setting up an RF and mm-wave lab in a university. My idea is to purchase a set of machines using which I can do pcb prototyping, solder pasting, picking and placing the components (the smallest footprint would be 0201), and soldering (oven). In a