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.

    5 Benefits Of Flying Probe Testers For SMT Manufacturing

    Used Flying Probe TestersIf you're looking for a fast, affordable way to inspect your PCB assemblies, flying probe testers might be the answer. We've looked at how this fixtureless alternative compares to the "custom bed of nails" ICT method in the past. At Capital Equipment Exchange, we want to present the specific benefits of using flying probe tests for your SMT production line.

    Selective Vs. Wave Soldering Machines

    Selective Solder Vs Wave SolderIn PCB manufacturing, two main methods are used to attach electrical components to printed circuit boards - wave soldering and selective soldering. At Capital Equipment Exchange, we want to help you understand the different ways SMT machinery performs these processes to make the best decision when choosing equipment for your PCB assembly line.

    DEK Vs. Ekra Screen Printers

    DEK Ekra Screen PrintersPCB screen printers are invaluable for the speed, accuracy, and repeatability they contribute to the SMT process, but how do you choose between two industry leaders when purchasing equipment? Capital Equipment Exchange carries both DEK Horizon and EKRA screen printers.

    Finding Spare Parts For Electronics Manufacturing Equipment

    Investing in high-quality, used SMT equipment can save your PCB manufacturing line a lot of money upfront. At Capital Equipment Exchange, we help you stretch those savings even further through our expansive inventory of spare parts. From belts to boards to servos to motors, we have what you need to keep production running.