Surface mounting is the technology of automated assembly of electronic modules by installing electronic components on the surface of a printed circuit board. This technology replaces the traditional installation of components in the holes and translates the techniques of designing and assembling printed circuit assemblies to a completely new, modern level
Pick and place machines are equipment designed specifically for the assembly of mass-produced surface-mounted products (SMD) or their prototypes. Principle of operation: according to a predetermined algorithm (program), Pick and place machine captures radio elements from the feeders using a vacuum, then the vision system recognizes and aligns the components, after which the components are mounted on the printed circuit board.
Automatic Pick and place machines of SMD-components are the basis of production lines for the assembly of printed circuit boards. Depending on the required installation accuracy and installation speed, component installers are divided into entry-level equipment (small-scale, up to 7000 components per hour), medium-sized (7-30 thousand components per hour) and high-speed (30-200 thousand components per hour).