Picking the right pick & place machine @rocketscream
Rocket Scream discusses their initial choice of pick and place machine with their first set of requirements.
Back in August 2018, we got ourselves a desktop pick and place machine from China (there’s a reason why we didn’t talk about this earlier, read on). We wanted to speed up our in-house production that was only equipped with a mighty tweezers. Limited by a small budget and space constraint (plus a door width of 80 cm), we went on to look for one.
Their choice was the Smallsmt VP-2500D desktop pick and place machine.
We were so excited when we first received the machine and to play around with it. After tinkering around with the machine for few weeks, we are pretty much familiar with the software and process involved. But, this is when we started to run into many issues on the machine.
They spent so much time fiddling with it they eventually gave up and sold it.
When we decided it was time for us to look for a second pick and place machine, we narrowed down our list to a few machine sub USD10K prices (we decided not to be fully limited by our budget). We have since tweaked our initial requirements for our machine (which included widely used by factories and not some Youtuber).
They narrowed the list and took advantage of inexpensive trips to China.
See how they narrowed their needs down with requirements and reviewing units in their post here.
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