Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Grove Adds Surface Mount Assembly
With the addition of a reflow oven and manual solder stencil press, we have the capacity to perform prototype and short production surface mount assembly. The existing Zevatech PlaceMat 460 will do the pick and place honors. Here is a picture of the new conveyor oven. Below it on the shelf is a toaster oven that is used to solder single boards.
Here is a picture of the PlaceMat 460 machine showing reel feeders in the rear and tube feeders for chips in the lower right front.
Several new products are under development that use surface mount technology and this equipment will help to make them available faster and at less cost.