Pick and Place
The pick and place was built at Fox.Build following a design by Erich Styger.
The Pick and Place is designed for assembling electronic circuits. It uses OpenPnP and is based on a design from Erich Styger.
The basic process for surface mount circuit board assembly is:
- Using a stencil apply solder paste to the board where the component pads will be soldered
- Put the board in the pick and place and place all the components on the board in their positions
- Move the board to the reflow oven and heat it to melt the solder thus soldering the components in place
The reason for using a pick and place instead of manually placing the parts is two-fold:
- The pick and place is faster and more accurate
- Some of the parts are too small for a human to easily grasp - the vacuum nozzle on the pick and place can handle them easily
Important safety information.
- Keep fingers clear when operating either machine!
Bare circuit board, solder paste, and electronic components
Power and Speeds
Number of parts per hour