Copperforge, LLC

Controleo3 Reflow Oven (Ready-to-run)

Regular price $1,395.00

These are built according to the Whizoo build guide, and have been tested so that they are ready to reflow your boards. They come pre-loaded with profiles for leaded and lead-free reflow, but you are able to modify them. Maximum supported board size is 8" x 10.5". The ovens require a standard 110V 15A circuit.

Usually ships within 3 days via USPS Priority Mail.

Giant leap forward to Controleo3

Controleo3 was designed to address ControLeo2's shortcomings, and extend the controller's capabilities far into the future. It retains ControLeo2's strengths like ease-of-use, flexibility and openness but dramatically increases performance and usability.

  • 4" 480 x 320 color touchscreen
  • Processor is 12 times faster
  • 10 times more memory and 40 times the storage
  • Supports 6 outputs (up from 4)
  • Support for up to 28 profiles
  • PID support, with intelligent tuning
  • SD card support for log files (coming soon), screenshots and reflow profiles
  • Upgraded thermocouple IC has line-voltage filtering
  • Hardware is more robust (dare we say idiot-proof?)

What makes Controleo3 the best reflow oven controller?

The Controleo3 controller and oven should be considered top-of-the-line. A lot of engineering and experience has gone into making the Controleo3 reflow oven, and there are currently more than 1500 customers world-wide using either ControLeo, ControLeo2 and the latest Controleo3.

If you are only doing small boards and using leaded solder paste you can get away with a less-capable controller and poorly insulated oven. But how much is your time worth? What is the value of the components you plan to use? What is the turn-around time to order new boards or components when they get heat-damaged? Do yourself a favor and build yourself a great reflow oven. Do it once, and do it right!

Controleo3's advantages:
  • Six outputs
    Control convection fans, cooling fans and heater elements individually.
  • Better heat distribution
    Having control over individual heating elements allows you to keep heat away from sensitive components.
  • Hot-spot elimination
    Intelligent software manages element on-time, reducing hot and cold spots in the oven.
  • Better heat direction
    Ability to specify if heat comes from the top or bottom, depending on the reflow phase.
  • Better current management
    Elements are turned on and off independently eliminating the current spikes common in single-relay controllers.
  • Ready-to-run
    No programming needed. Just configure the fans and elements your oven has and the software will do the rest.
  • Profile support
    Support for up to 28 user-defined profiles.
  • Intelligent PID tuning
    PID tuning is done automagically during a learning run.
  • Proven hardware
    Controleo3 is based on the open-source Arduino Zero. It expands the capabilities of ControLeo2, which was field-tested for years.
  • Open-source
    Controleo3 is fully compatible with the Arduino programming environment, and runs Arduino Zero sketches. A library and "Reflow Wizard" software for Controleo3 is available on GitHub.
  • User upgradable
    Controleo3's firmware can be upgraded by you, whenever there is a new software release.
  • Reflow Wizard
    Intelligent software makes it easy to get your oven up and running. Ensures consistent results, run after run.
  • Reflow feedback
    If you connect Controleo3 to a computer you can track the reflow progress and get data to plot a reflow temperature graph. Support for SD card logging will be added soon.
  • Servo support
    Supports industry-standard servos, so the oven door is automatically opened at the end of the reflow cycle to start the cooling process.
  • Baking
    The baking mode supports a full range of temperatures, and a duration of up to 168 hours.