(January 7, 2016)
At the end of 2015, GMS added a brand spanking new high speed Samsung Pick and Place machine capable of placing components (think LEDs) on long boards. The machine is nearly as fast as a speeding bullet and far more accurate. The boards get pulled into the machine, pausing at the "chamber of heads" just long enough for the multitude of heads to pick and place 294 parts in the time the operators heart beats just 56 times. Out pops the fully assembled boards and then they go on into the reflow oven for soldering. I must say, this is a far cry from the leisurely pace of the original Zevatech Place Mat 360 that we purchased new in 1990.