Posts Tagged ‘pick and place machine’

App note: How to avoid chipLEDs sticking to cover tape during automated tape-and-reel assembly

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

Investigative app note from Vishay on preventing too light components from sticking on the cover tape of their reel. Link here (PDF) Customers have informed Vishay that 0603 LEDs (ChipLEDs) supplied in tape and reel format sometimes stick to the PSA cover tape that is peeled off from the carrier...

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New design: Open source pick and place machine

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Peter van der Walt from has published his newest machine design - an open source pick and place machine, that is available at github. Project info at

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Seeed’s Pick and Place machine

Friday, January 7th, 2011

More about Seeed Studio's new Pick and Place machine: We don’t want to keep pushing our PCBA factory any more. All factories in Shenzhen prefers quantity to keep their machine running, so small orders will take high setup fee and unnecessary lead time. It might take only half day to assemble...

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Seeed Studio’s new pick and place machine

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Take a look at Seeed Studio's new pick and place machine. It looks like the board being stuffed is a Bus Pirate v3. Video here. Via the forum. Get your own handy Bus Pirate for $30, including world-wide shipping. Also available from our friendly distributors Adafruit, Open Source Control Systems,...

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