What To Do With A Broken Wave Solder Machine - Troubleshooting Tips

What To Do With A Broken Wave Solder Machine - Troubleshooting TipsIf you have ever had to solder a circuit board manually, then you can understand the genius and power of wave solder machines. No other device can save as much time and effort while mass-producing the brain of nearly every modern electronic device. But as helpful as these machines can be, they can also be a headache when not working properly. That is why it is so important to recognize problems and purchase top-quality used PCB equipment in the first place.

New Vs. Used Pick & Place Machines

New Vs. Used Pick and Place MachinesThese days, a wide variety of products include more intelligent, "smart" features. Outside of electronics, modern toys, appliances, and even diagnostic equipment may use circuits as part of the brain. That means, more than ever, manufacturers depend on SMT pick and place machines. 

How To Optimize Your Flying Probe Tests

You want to make sure your PCBs are being manufactured quickly and efficiently, so you rely on manufacturing defect analysis by automated testing equipment. If you like the idea of saving in the long run, you might forego the dedicated test fixtures needed for in-circuit tests (ICT). 

How can you make sure you are optimizing your flying probe tests and getting the most out of these SMT machines, though? We have some tips for you.

Where To Find SMT Equipment During Component Shortages

SMT Equipment For SaleDemand is high, is your SMT production line keeping up? Electrical component shortages aren’t predicted to get better anytime soon. Fortunately, you have options when it comes to SMT equipment. You don’t have to put off your next flying probe tester, wave solder machine, or PCB conveyor purchase.

Pros & Cons of Benchtop Preheating Methods

Pros & Cons of Benchtop Preheating MethodsOutfitting your rework stations with preheating equipment helps you correct issues while keeping PCBs at safe, consistent temperatures. Of the four main benchtop preheating methods, what are the pros and cons? Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of your rework tools and techniques can save you time and money during PCB assembly.  

5 Tips For Choosing The Right SMT Reflow Oven

Reflow OvenWhen selecting SMT equipment for PCB manufacturing, it's important to choose machines that work with the numbers and types of boards you are assembling. Knowing which specifications to pay attention to can make manufacturing equipment easier to shop for. At Capital Equipment Exchange, we put together 4 tips to help you choose the correct reflow oven.

5 Types Of SMT Machines To Optimize PCB Handling

5 Types Of SMT Machines To Optimize PCB HandlingShopping for new or used surface mount technology (SMT) equipment can get complicated quickly without the right information at your disposal. Once you've narrowed down the type of hardware you need to add or replace on your printed circuit board (PCB) assembly line, it's time to weigh the pros and cons and the features of each model.

Demystifying Pick & Place Machine Specs

Demystifying Pick & Place Machine SpecsMore efficient production lines mean time and cost savings. The quality and configuration of your reflow ovens, wave solder machines, All In One (AIO) machines, and flying probe testers can make a difference. Accurate solder dispensing and speedy component placement are both essential, but it's also important to consider how your boards are getting from machine to machine.

OEM Support & SMT Equipment Registration Fees

OEM Support & SMT Equipment Registration FeesAre high registration fees worth it to ensure support from your SMT equipment’s original equipment manufacturer? Odds are, whether you’re purchasing a brand-new Universal pick and place machine or a “new to you” DEK screen printer, you will eventually need parts and technical service for your PCB assembly machinery. Learn more about how OEM registration fees work, whether they are critical for ongoing machine operations, and what other options might be available to you.

6 Pick & Place Machine Features To Consider

6 Pick & Place Machine Features To ConsiderSMT pick and place machines are an essential part of everyday PCB manufacturing. They are customizable, versatile, and offer multiple ways to improve production line performance. Here are 6 features of PCB SMT equipment to consider when shopping for your next pick and place machine.