Automatic and Manual Component Placement
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Large through hole connector insertion prior to other surface mount placement

The assembly of components can be conducted manually or automatically for conventional assembly. This is also the case with PIHR. During early introduction of the process, all assembly was done manually, then odd form equipment was used in selected companies. In the past few years, there has been a significant increase in placement machine capability to handle oddform parts with standard fine pitch devices. Depending on product and volume, there is still much scope for manual assembly.

Topics will include:
Assessment of components
- Vision alignment
- Component handling
- Component packaging