Speedplacer speeds hand population of PCBs

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Edited by the Electronicstalk editorial team May 17, 2010

AWS is using V 2.04 Speedplacer software to simplify the process of populating PCBs by hand, enabling it to reduce time, eliminate errors and cut the cost of producing prototype and low-volume boards.

Speedplacer uses Gerber files, a BOM and XY coordinates to produce a sequential step-by-step visual guide for the operative, removing the need to mark up drawings, reducing time wasted on customer documentation and eliminating paperwork at the workstation.

An original CAD package-generated IPC-D-356 netlist file can be used if available to add pin and net information, speeding up inspection and fault finding.

Steve Honeybun, fast track and general manager at AWS Cemgraft, said: 'We estimate that we can cut hand-build production time by 30 to 40 per cent using the new software.

'We have also found that we are able to hand-build small-volume production runs using Speedplacer instead of clogging up our fully automated lines, which would have previously been the only cost-effective solution,' he added.

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