BESTProto proudly announces the latest addition to our "toolbox". Recently, we brought on-line an additional Pick and Place machine. Not only is it significantly faster than currant machines, it also gives us the ability to produce large format PC boards and back planes up to 29" X 24" in size. At the same time it increases our overall capacity and accommodates even the smallest part sizes as well as the finest pitch parts currently available.
Based on an innovative two-head design, it maintains our ability to test and verify the value of the resistors and capacitors before placing them on the board. The machine also tests and verifies the correct package geometries at the same time. These features act as a sort of built-in "safety net" just in case the components are improperly marked, two important factors when you're doing time sensitive short runs. Once all the parts have been verified as being of the correct value and size, the machine switches heads and completes the assembly high speed mode saving both time and money.
The added benefit of having the high speed head (10X faster) is that it allows for quicker build times and hence, offers a potential cost savings based on reduced machine run time. It also facilitates quicker turn times especially on boards with high part counts.
As has always been the case at BESTProto, we don't need the parts to be loaded on reels, we have the ability to feed pieces that are cut from reels without the need for "leaders" and "trailers". Pretty much the sort of stuff you'd receive as samples or from distributors such as; Digi-Key, Mouser, Newark etc.
Maintaining our commitment to serving the evolving needs of designers and developers is important part of what we do here at BESTProto. With the dynamic changes that are ever present in the electronics industry, this additional capability keeps us at the leading edge of board assembly. Whether it's 0201 devices, micro BGAs, Package on Package (PoP), QFNs or fine pitch devices, BESTProto is here to help you complete your project on time and within budget. "Electronics built fast and built right"