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[time-freq] 0603 Parts Pick-up

Steven Bible n7hpr at tapr.org
Fri May 5 15:04:31 UTC 2006


Shane,

There are hand vacuum pumps for picking up and placing large flat IC
packages.  I have not seen any vacuum type tools for smaller SMT parts.

73,

- Steve, N7HPR
 (n7hpr at tapr.org)




> -----Original Message-----
> From: time-freq-bounces at lists.tapr.org
> [mailto:time-freq-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of
> tom_holmes at agilent.com
> Sent: Friday, May 05, 2006 7:02 AM
> To: time-freq at lists.tapr.org
> Subject: RE: [time-freq] 0603 Parts Pick-up
>
>
> Shane...
>
> The production placement machines I have seen do just that. A
> small dab of glue, then plop the part in it to hold it through
> the solder process. A vacuum cleaner would be a huge amount of
> air flow, and noise. I think you could go to an auto parts store
> and find a small electric pump, or even a hand pump that would be
> a much better, and more lovable, solution.
>
> I'm a bit surprised that only one of the messages in this thread
> talked about using glue to hold parts when hand placing. Maybe I
> just missed the obvious assumption.
>
> Regards,
>
> Tom.
>
> Tom Holmes, N8ZM
> -----Original Message-----
> From: time-freq-bounces at lists.tapr.org
> [mailto:time-freq-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Shane Justice
> Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2006 12:37 AM
> To: time-freq at lists.tapr.org
> Subject: [time-freq] 0603 Parts Pick-up
>
> Folks,
> Is there such a thing as a vacuum pickup for picking up parts? I was
> thinking of rigging something up to my vacuum cleaner (say some
> automotive vacuum hose) and attach it to a piece of glass, like a
> pipette, with a hole in the side of it, that could be used to pick up
> the small parts, and place them on the board in position. The part
> could be soldered in place, and the vacuum reduced enough that the
> vacuum tip releases the part. I'd use glass, as it won't melt at the
> solder temperature, and the glass tubing is easy to work with a
> propane torch.
>
> Anyone experimented with a tool such as this? I think it would keep
> parts from flying away, as with tweezers/ forceps.
>
> 73,
> Shane
> KE7TR
>
>
>
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