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PCBA First Article in production

Ron Lahat

#8780

PCBA First Article in production | 28 October, 1999

Looking for low cost First Article workstation for PCBAs ?

The environment is low Volume High Mix PCBA production

There is a constant need to do firs article in all three shifts (24 hours)

Currently it is not automated, it is time consuming and open for human error

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#8781

Re: PCBA First Article in production | 28 October, 1999

Automation and low cost is an oxymoron sort of like jumbo shrimp. Automation will set you back $20,000-100,000. Optical comparitors aren't cheap either. Low cost means good eyeballs, a "golden" sample board and up-to-date documentation. Also low cost and helpful are templates exposing and identifying the components to be inspected. Could be metal from your stencil supplier or the new anti-stat translucent plastic meterial from KJ. John Thorup

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