REFLO – Compact, open, and smart PCB reflow oven




REFLO is a stylish, portable reflow oven for creators and makers to easily, quickly, and professionally prototype circuits for their IoT device, wearable, small robot, etc.

REFLO – Compact, open, and smart PCB reflow oven




  • Portable at only 6” x 6” x 2.7” – it’s the worlds smallest reflow oven
  • Efficient, requires only 300 W
  • Operable from a mobile device
  • Open source hardware & software
  • Compatible with the Arduino IDE
  • Low cost

Who Needs It and Why?

Designers and makers of electronics know that with every passing year, products get smaller, software and hardware are more tightly integrated, the development cycle gets shorter, and ever faster turnaround times for prototypes are required. In response, there have been great strides in simplifying the difficulty of designing small PCBs. However, there have not been similar advances in the production of prototypes of those PCBs. Instead, designers end up soldering parts one-by-one by hand, gearing up full-scale production facilities, going to outside vendors, all of which can add up to substantial bottlenecks. That’s where REFLO comes in: it’s a compact furnace with high heat retention and a compact high performance heater, combined with a compact control device. It’s a reflow device that anyone can handle.

We believe REFLOs simplicity and accessibility will dramatically improve how quickly projects can be prototyped. We hope REFLO will help folk who are working on removing barriers between hardware and software, and thereby change the way PCBs are produced, much as 3D printing has changed product development. We believe REFLO will accelerate innovation.

Features & Specifications

  • Reflow oven: 2” x 2” max SMD PWB reflow oven
  • Temp control: 100-250 °C temp control with heater, cooling fan, and K-type thermometer
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0
  • Controller: select reflow profile, reflow process indicated via mobile software
  • Compatibility: iOS and Android
  • Power Consumption: 300 W max
  • Dimensions: 150 mm x 160 mm x 80 mm
  • Weight: 1700 g
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Comparisons

REFLO T962A Controleo3 R340A
Footprint 6” x 6” x 2.7” 14.6”x14.2”x9.4” Oven Toaster size 10.50”x16.50”x9.25”
Power 300 W 800 W Oven Toaster 1500 W
price $349 $230-500 $249+Oven Toaster $667
Portability Easy Hard Hard Hard
Open Yes No Yes No
Controller iPhone/iPad (BLE) Front Pannel Front Pannel PC
Workspace 2” x 2” 7” x 9” Oven Toaster size 11” x 8”
Comment Good for small product Populer product DIY

REFLO DESIGN

REFLO consists of:

  • Compact enclosure made from refractory bricks with high thermal insulation
  • A surrounding, rugged, dedicated heater with high thermal conductivity
  • Cooling mechanism with optimized duct and fan
  • BLE controller that adjusts heater and fan with thermocouple

Front View

A. 300 W mold heating element heater B. Electronic control unit C. Heater module D. Thermocouple sensor

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