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Measuring solder level in wave soldering machine

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#85090

Measuring solder level in wave soldering machine | 26 June, 2020

Hello everyone, Can you please recommend a sensor to measure (contactless) level of solder inside of the wave soldering bath? ideally it should be a sensor that can reliably measure distanceto the melted solder and provide distance (as a codified signal analog/ digital)in mm or inches or give an alarm when level below certain threshold.

Thanks, Victor

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#85138

Measuring solder level in wave soldering machine | 1 July, 2020

It is usually done differently. Sensor is in the solder. Once solder becomes goes below the sensor, it triggers you need to add. I believe it measures temperature rather than distance.

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#85139

Measuring solder level in wave soldering machine | 1 July, 2020

yeap, that's probably a cheaper option.

thanks for your advice!

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#85141

Measuring solder level in wave soldering machine | 2 July, 2020

Most select solder machines I've dealt with use conductance sensors to detect solder.

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