We automated pin-based support for PCBs

When boards are very large or very thin, you use support pins to protect them against flexing during the placement process. In the past, this had to be done manually – an error-prone and time-consuming procedure.

With SIPLACE Smart Pin Support we are revolutionizing this process:

You define the support pin positions in SIPLACE Pro and make them a permanent part of the placement program. Software wizards guide you through the process and issue warnings if the selected pin positions cause conflicts, for example in dual-sided placement applications.

The pin picker places the support pins in the locations defined in SIPLACE Pro, which are then checked via the SIPLACE Vision System.

The result is a fully automated process that:

  • minimizes positioning errors
  • speeds up the process considerably
  • supports no-stop setup changeovers