Component placement is arguably the most important part of the SMT assembly process. While machines get better and better every year, every SMT manufacturing factory still experiences some small errors from time to time: mispicks, not placed component, etc. Considering the high throughput of modern SMT placement machines even a small percentage of errors can add up to significant waste of time, material and money
. One way to reduce this waste is to use an SMT-specific analytics software
to identify the root cause of these problems. Is it due to the components or the machine, a specific feeder, a nozzle?