Manual Vs. Automatic Pick & Place Machines For PCB Assembly

Manual Vs. Automatic Pick & Place Machines For PCB AssemblyYou need to get delicate surface mount components onto your printed circuit boards (PCB) quickly and accurately. Is it better to rely on manual techniques, or is automatic pick and place the way to go? Learn more about the pros and cons of manual methods and automatic pick and place machines to find out which SMT (surface mount technology) solution will work best for your business.

Automatic Vs Semi-Automatic SMT Screen Printers

manual-vs-automatic-pick-placeWhen you start shopping for PCB solder paste dispensers, you’ll soon realize that there are two main types on the market, automatic and semi-automatic SMT screen printers. What’s the difference, and how can these machines benefit your PCB assembly line?

Universal GSM Pick & Place Machines

Universal GSM Pick & Place MachinesSince introducing general surface mount machines in the 1990s Universal Instruments has continued to innovate in order to produce equipment that helps “customers build better, build more, and spend less.” But what makes these pick and place machines a popular industry standard, and how can they benefit your PCB assembly lines?

SMT Equipment Brands That Held Their Value In 2020

Buying and keeping the right machines on your PCBA assembly lines keep you agile in our ever-changing and evolving industry. How can you tell where to invest when it’s time to purchase new equipment and replace old models? At Capital Equipment Exchange, we’ve put together a handy list of SMT equipment brands that have held their value in 2020.

LTL Vs. Partial Load Shipping For Used SMT Equipment

LTL Vs. Partial Load Shipping For Used SMT EquipmentNow that you’ve decided on your used PCB equipment, how will you get it to you? While searching through electronics delivery options you may come across terms like less-than-load (LTL) or partial load shipments.

Preventative Maintenance: Cloning SMT Machine Hard Drives

Preventative Maintenance: Cloning SMT Machine Hard DrivesMany preventative maintenance tasks for used SMT equipment are almost common sense. They have to do with what we see on the outside of our pick and place machines, screen printers, and wave solder machines. Or, we start getting inconsistent results and more PCB’s not passing through the testing phase.

Used SMT Consignment Vs. Cash Offers

Used SMT Consignment Vs. Cash Offers​​​​​​​You have used SMT equipment you can’t use and you want cash, is a cash offer really your best bet? At Capital Equipment Exchange, we hate to see businesses miss out on thousands of dollars because of misunderstandings about how the consignment process really works.

3 Tips For Shipping Your Used SMT Equipment

3 Tips For Shipping Your Used SMT EquipmentNow that you’ve found the right SMT equipment for your production line, how will you get it packaged, moved, and delivered? Shipping logistics planning should start as early as possible. You’ve purchased a valuable asset to your business, so it’s important to choose a shipping company that understands the importance of your equipment and the proper way to handle it.

When To Repair Vs. Replace SMT Equipment

Repair Vs Replace SMT EquipmentYour PCB assembly line has been working fine for a number of years, but suddenly you’re noticing a drop in quality or output. Maybe you walk in one day to find an essential unit completely dead. How do you know whether it’s time to repair or replace your SMT equipment? At Capital Equipment Exchange, we’ve put together some factors to help you decide.

Do I Need A PCB Conveyor?

Used PCB ConveryorsPick and place machines, screen printers, reflow ovens, PCB testing equipment - is there anything else you need for a streamlined production line? Loading, unloading, handling, and inspecting your boards between SMT machines is the job of a quality PCB conveyor.

At Capital Equipment Exchange, we want to help you understand the ins and outs of printed circuit board handlers. Find out more about how they can benefit your SMT manufacturing logistics.