The capability to operate the most efficient systems and processes is assured by our experience and resources across:
SMT PCB Assembly – prototypes to volume assembly
BGA and µBGA Assembly – prototypes to volume assembly
Mixed Technology PCB Assembly prototypes to volume assembly
Axial, Radial and PTH Assembly – prototypes to medium volume assembly
Placement speeds ranging from 3,500 to 27,000 components per hour
RoHS and Non RoHS processes
Smallest component 01005’s
Smallest pitch 30 microns
Tallest component 15mm
Largest component / connectors 45 x 100mm
Placement of all fine-pitch QFP, BGA, µBGA, CSP packages
PCB size capability from 50 x 50mm to 460 x 440mm
Six SMT pick and place lines
50 manual assembly stations
Labelling / traceability / serial number control
Experienced PCB assembly service made available by PCB suppliers
Benefits of pro PCB assembly
If you’re wondering about carrying out the PCB assembly in-house at a professional level you’re shortly going to see the actual investment expenditure is very high. You’ll need a minimum of: one pick and place machine, one stencil printing machine and one reflow oven. Probably you would also like other similar devices for inspection work and hand soldering tools. You will additionally need labourforce and expertise which could raise the investment cost a lot. And then when you take into account there’s very little ROI from such a financial commitment you will soon plan to use outsourcing for the PCB assembly service. Normally outsourcing the PCB assembly job to an outward corporation ought to be much less expensive.
Then there’s the element of quality; a firm focused on PCB assembly services will surely have the experience and manpower to provide excellent quality. They will also put money into their development by consistently having the latest technology in order that the client gets all the benefits from the latest assembly technologies. You may find that you’ll hit a equipment related issue doing in-house assembly if you can’t up-grade the devices routinely, by way of example, you might end-up in a situation in which you aren’t able to easily assembly the new BGA package for a new processor.
Additionally, there is the aspect of quality control. A great PCB assembly plant will also have a superb proven quality control service you could possibly really benefit from by not being required to do the quality control in-house. Indeed, you might want to do an additional quality control step in-house but it’s good to know at any rate the pcb’s are all doing the job efficiently when they walk out of the assembly plant.
Down sides of expert PCB assembly
One reason you don’t need to use outsourcing for the assembly of your project is to provide protection to IP. For those who are working on some top secret project or the next-gen concept that will reinvent something, you may need to keep that as secret as possible so in that case you may do the PCB assembly in-house.
There are also cases when the turn-around time of a prototype is extremely important so you may not afford to wait one week for your PCB to come back from a expert assembly line. If that’s the case it may be preferable to carry out the assembly on-site.
Expense is furthermore a major reason you may not wish to go with a professional PCB assembly plant, particularly for small businesses or enthusiasts. Expenditures for PCB assembly services have lowered a great deal in the past couple of years thus it is less of an issue today yet still you will not see a ton of buyers sending their one-time hobby projects to a PCB assembly plant.