This is a $5000 pick and place by the people who made the reflow oven we bought yesterday. Not as cheap as the $3200 PNP discussed in the forum recently, but we can’t see that one because they are in Shanghai.
They demoed with 0402 and it worked quite well and super fast. Even on a non level table that was shaking like crazy. Has two pickups but only one seemed to place parts in the demo. Would be perfect for placing passives on prototypes in conjunction with a solder plaster dispenser.
Placement data was on an SD card in CSV format. The screen had an interface that seemed suspiciously like Windows Mobile or some similar poison.