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automatic placement of pin through hole component

pascal MATHIEU

#2013

automatic placement of pin through hole component | 9 February, 2000

Hello friends , in order to try to reduce our labour cost , we are thinking to replace manual placementof PTH COMPONENTS by automatic unit which 'll be able to place relays ,and connectors . is there anybody on this forum to advise us on this topic ,some question : - question is : is it cost effective to do that , - question is : the relay are feed in stick , is it convenient for automatic placement or do we need a special package (tape&reel for example ) ; for the connector most of the time they are delivered in tray or stick , same question thank you - question : the process limit and capability , picking & placing a connector of 4 pins is different than P&P a connector of 60 pins ....

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JAX

#2014

Re: automatic placement of pin through hole component | 9 February, 2000

Trying to place PTH components with an SMT machine is possible but maybe not plausible. Would you have to buy specialized tools and equipment for the job ( gripper nozzles ). Are the machines you have capable. i.e.. Would you need camera modifications, raised Gantry. The process depends on what your part's dimensions are and weather or not your machines can properly inspect them. Are they able to read the pins on a PTH component. Simply outlining the component will not be accurate enough as the parts get bigger, gain more leads, and reduce pitch. How they are picked up by the machine should not cause a problem. Some things you would want to look at before making a decision: Maximum length and width of component your machine can inspect. Maximum height. Machine vision capabilities, ( pin inspection ). If your machine can inspect the pins, what will happen when the bottom of the components are white. Can your machines differentiate between component and leads.

This is just a few things you might want to look at, then again... Have FUN

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Jeff Woodruff

#2015

Re: automatic placement of pin through hole component | 9 February, 2000

Look into an odd form placer. There are a number of manufacturer's out there, but it depends on the volumes that you are looking for to determine how cost effective. Odd forms can deal with bulk etc relatively easily....Buy a machine that is tailored to fit the application for the best results....

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park kyung sam

#2016

Re: automatic placement of pin through hole component | 13 February, 2000

hi. pascal your problem is mine. sorry. i have no experience about m/c for pihr. we use woman for stick pin ,sme connector after mounter. we also consider m/c just like you. what i want to let you know is that http://www.celtronix.com. bye

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