Testing in the Electronics Industry

Automation for PCB Assembly

While you may have no difficulties adhering to quality requirements in the micron range, having more time is always 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. We have helped companies with PCB assembly right from the start through technological change and miniaturization with our efficient pick & place automation. That is why we offer axes and standards-based cylinders, fast-switching valves, vacuum generators, and other standard components, as well as complete electric drivetrains and ready-to-install industrial robots through to high-performance vision systems and intelligent Internet of Things 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 the motion and positioning of the tools, feeding the PCBs into the production line and removing them again, or securing them for processing during transport operations.

Automated PCB Testing in the Field

The Compact Planar Surface Gantry EXCM at Visatronic GmbH


Small batch sizes and prototypes make 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 path.

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

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