HOW P&P MACHINES Function
There is some variation in how select and spot machines operate in the PCB assembly process. These differences are based on specific production needs and the components themselves. Essentially, a printed circuit board is fed from a screen printer into the P&P equipment. The PCB is then clamped down, and a camera ensures correct positioning. Parts are delivered to the P&P machine via tape or in tubes. A pneumatic vacuum system grabs the parts to add, inspects them, makes adjustments, or rotates them correctly. They are then placed precisely on the solder paste of a circuit board. From there, boards move on to the reflow solder oven.
BENEFITS OF pcb pick and place machine
PCBs are part of every electronic device used in our modern age. The accuracy of how they are assembled matters. Are machines required to add elements to a printed circuit board? Absolutely not. For years, components were added by hand, and in some cases, PCBs are still hand-assembled, However, hand assembly does not do the job for high-volume needs, and there is a higher factor for error when a human worker is involved. P&P machines offer companies many benefits.
High Speed For Maximum Volume
Placement Accuracy & Precision
Minimal Setup Time
FAST & ACCURATE PRODUCTION
It takes only a few hours to program this equipment for a specific job. Once set up, they move with incredible speed, placing components exactly where they need to be. The minimal setup time and easy reprogramming capabilities are both huge benefits. No human could replicate either the efficiency or the accuracy of pick and location machines – time matters in production to keep costs down and revenue up.