Vacuum Technology for Printed Circuit Board Assembly
Following the manufacture of blank printed-circuit boards (PCBs), the boards are assembled with various electrical parts and components. Resistors, IC chips, capacitors and all manner of interfaces are used in the PCB assembly, depending on the individual requirements and layout. The high number of different components, along with their diverse geometries and properties, places very high demands on the necessary vacuum technology. High cycle times and positioning accuracy are additional requirements that can be addressed with vacuum technology from Schmalz.
As in the case of PCB manufacture, Schmalz offers solutions for a number of different process steps. Schmalz distinguishes between the handling (automation) and the use of vacuum technology during a process step (process vacuum). The following table provides an overview of some of the most important process steps: