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Best-In-Class Cost Per Placement of components on PCBA

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#50250

Best-In-Class Cost Per Placement of components on PCBA | 16 May, 2007

Below is a call-in question:

Has there been a Benchmark study done for Best-In-Class Cost Per Placement of components on PCBA?

Also, is there an industry standard to calculate cost per placement of components on PCBA?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. My contact information is: Shelly McNicol Email: shellygupta@alcatel-lucent.com

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#50273

Best-In-Class Cost Per Placement of components on PCBA | 17 May, 2007

Ask 10 cost accountants to cost out a PCBA and you will get a dozen answers. I think what you are asking about would be even more difficult than that effort to create a standardized BOM format.

You might want to contact Juki. There biggest sales pitch is that their machines have the lowest cost of ownership per placement.

Since they make the claim, you would have the right to say "Show me the nubmers".

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#50277

Best-In-Class Cost Per Placement of components on PCBA | 17 May, 2007

Thoughts are: * Best option is: Ceeris International [P.O. Box 939, Old Lyme, CT 06371-0939; 860-434-8740 F860-434-8742 ceeris.com ceeris@aol.com Charles-Henri Mangin] surveys electronic assemblers and publishes reports tailored to their customers' need. * All placement machine suppliers, of note, know this information. Wrangling it from them requires some persiverance. * Frost & Sullivan [frost.com] published an extensive study of the placement machine market, but has not been updated since 2002. So, it may be a bit stale.

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Rob

#50286

Best-In-Class Cost Per Placement of components on PCBA | 18 May, 2007

It also depends on how you cost your equipment - what you paid for it, how you depreciate it, and how much you put aside for replacing it.

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#50289

Best-In-Class Cost Per Placement of components on PCBA | 18 May, 2007

Don't confuse cost of ownership and cost per placement. They are two different entities. Also, it's not enough to say it...it needs to be true. One supplier claims "low cost of ownership" but has equipment that requires $700 placement nozzles. I'm sure there are many ways to calculate this and all suppliers will come up with their own method that makes their equipment look the best. I would recommend looking for equipment that is simple in concept with low maintenance design. Ask about the cost of the consumables required as these are hard numbers. Statistics can be easily skewed.

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