Testing in the electronics industry

Automation for PCB assembly

You may have no trouble meeting strict quality requirements in the micrometre range, but having more time would be helpful. But you’ll manage that as well. Festo offers cost-effective pick & 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 is your automation partner

Festo has established itself as a reliable partner in all areas of electronics manufacturing. Our efficient pick & place automation supports PCB manufacturing right from the start and with technological transformation and miniaturisation. We offer axes, ISO cylinders, fast-switching valves and vacuum generators, as well as other standard components, complete electric drive trains and everything from ready-to-install handling systems to high-performance vision systems and intelligent 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 operations.

Automated PCB testing in practice

The compact planar surface gantry EXCM at Visatronic GmbH


Project:

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.

Solution:
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.”

Handling Guide Online – designing handling systems

Configure the right handling system, from a single-axis solution to a 3-dimensional gantry, quickly and easily with the Handling Guide Online. Just enter the axis definition, payload, etc. and in just 20 minutes you will have a perfect ready-to-order system. We supply it together with CAD data and commissioning files, either ready to install or partially assembled.

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