Testing in the electronics industry

Automation for PCB assembly

While you may have no trouble adhering to quality requirements in the micrometre range, having more time is always helpful. But you’ll manage that as well. Festo offers cost-effective pick and place systems and instantly available automation solutions for the entire PCB assembly process chain, from the line loader to in-circuit testing, whether for THT or SMT.

Festo as your automation partner

Festo has established itself as a reliable partner in all areas of electronics manufacturing. Our efficient pick and place automation supports PCB manufacturing right from the start and with technological transformation and miniaturisation. That is why we offer axes and standards-based cylinders, fast-switching valves, vacuum generators and other standard components, as well as complete electric drive systems and ready-to-install handling systems through to high-performance vision systems and smart Industry 4.0 solutions.

Regardless of whether you assemble PCBs using the SMT (surface-mount technology) or THT (through-hole technology) method, we are your automation partner when it comes to moving and positioning the workpieces, feeding the PCBs into the production line and removing them again or securing them for processing during transport.

Automated PCB testing in practice

The compact planar surface gantry EXCM at Visatronic GmbH


Small batch sizes and prototypes make the economical testing of printed circuit boards a real challenge. We therefore developed a cost-effective flying probe tester specially for this task.

At Visatronic, the mini planar surface gantry EXCM quickly and accurately guides the test needle to the test position, while the electric slide EGSK then lowers it onto the workpiece being tested with a predefined force and motion.

Michael Gebauer, General Manager of Visatronic GmbH sums it up:
“The EXCM is the ideal system component for modular, compact test automation.”

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