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Adaptable PCB support systems for use in pick and place machines?

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#74294

Adaptable PCB support systems for use in pick and place machines? | 29 July, 2015

What adaptable PCB support system do people recommend for use in pick and place machines when processing double sided assemblies? - Grid-lok, vacunest, red-e-set?

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#74295

Adaptable PCB support systems for use in pick and place machines? | 29 July, 2015

Quik-Tool!!!

www.quik-tool.com

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#74304

Adaptable PCB support systems for use in pick and place machines? | 31 July, 2015

I would recommend either gridlock or machine's own support system. If you need I can refer you to a company, which can make you a custom gridlock, depending of course, where you is your company.

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#74305

Adaptable PCB support systems for use in pick and place machines? | 31 July, 2015

We also use and like Quik tool and like it.

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#74306

Adaptable PCB support systems for use in pick and place machines? | 31 July, 2015

Thanks all - I've put together a list of the adaptable PCB support systems I've found so far here :- http://www.surfacemountprocess.com/pcb-support-during-assembly.html

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#74308

Adaptable PCB support systems for use in pick and place machines? | 1 August, 2015

You could take a piece of aircraft grade aluminium, and machine you own. the advantage is you can set it up so you don't have to do any height compensation when you swap between a normal board, and your custom assembly

sarason

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#74312

Adaptable PCB support systems for use in pick and place machines? | 1 August, 2015

I have had some custom support jigs made but as i'm working for a contract electronics manufacturer there are so many different PCB assemblies to be made - storage of the different jigs and the changeover time is the problem.

The support system needs to be flexible and also quick to adapt to get the quickest changeover time.

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#74327

Adaptable PCB support systems for use in pick and place machines? | 4 August, 2015

Adding to my previous message this could be solved fairly easily for the general case with a jig made from 3.2 - 4mm aluminium aircraft grade plate. you would machine the bottom side edges to give a 1.6 mm thickness, then machine the top side to leave a 1.6mm well the plate could easily be made to be 30cm square, you nw have a general purpose support, add a few brackets on slides or screwed to locate the board to one corner of this area on top. you now have a GP jig

regards sarason

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