Automated placement of electronic components on to a printed circuit board using placement equipment is the primary method of populating a circuit board in electronics manufacturing. Successful component placement depends on knowledge of the component types and characteristics as they affect placement, process steps including machine set up and repair cycle, equipment parts like nozzles and vision systems, and the ability to identify basic defects.
Tom Foley from ASM Assembly Systems, LLC will guide you through this informative online course providing a basic understanding of the component placement process.
Who Should Take This Course? This course will be useful for companies who want to train their equipment operators and technicians to understand more about the overall process and who have a basic familiarity with the equipment referenced in each section.
The types of components that are used
The characteristics of the components
Component packaging and feeding options
Board requirements for placement
Types of machines that are used
Vision systems used
Process sequence of component placement
Initial placement machine setup
Defects encountered during placement
Rejected components and machine repair cycle
Important considerations during placement
After taking the online course, the trainee should be capable to accomplish the following tasks:
Understand component types and characteristics as they affect placement
Understand baseline process parameters including machine set up and repair cycle
Identify process defects
Perform basic defect troubleshooting
Note: some prior familiarity with the specific equipment is expected.
Course Length and Format
Approximately 122 minutes of recorded material
Content is sectioned into short video clips ranging from seven to 25 minutes per topic
You can download the 104 page PDF to follow along with the recordings
It will take you an estimated 1-3 hours (cumulative) to complete the course
A 17 question quiz will test your knowledge retention of the course material
A certificate of completion can be emailed to you once a satisfactory score is achieved on the quiz