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PCB assembly

We assemble your prototype PCBs with SMT and/or THT components at very attractive prices for component counts of 1 or more.

We perform the preparation tasks for PCB assembly while we are producing your PCBs. Generate a convenient online price quotation and order PCB fabrication and assembly in a single operation for your prototype PCBs.

PCB assembly

The SMD assembly is done on one or both sides by a fully automatic pick and place machine, to series-production quality, for components with a
min. size of 0402.









Through-Hole Technology (THT) components are soldered by hand or by a selective soldering machine.








This is followed by visual inspection.
We use only lead-free solder compliant with DIN 32513, ISO, EN 29454 and IPC 650.







The delivery time for the assembly of your printed circuit boards depends on the number of components to be assembled. Assembly will start on the day on which all the materials that are necessary (components, including the required surplus amounts, printed circuit boards, and stencil) have arrived. Besides the standard delivery time, we also offer an express service for an amount of up to 1,000 components. Please refer to the "Technical parameters" section below for detailed information on the delivery time.





Components

We process components supplied by you as well as components purchased for you. If you wish to assemble particular components yourself, this is not a problem - simply note this in the corresponding component BOM for your project in the box "Place_YES/NO".










Any components provided by you must be supplied with adequate labelling and in dry condition (see IPC/JEDEC J-STD-020D and IPC/JEDEC J-STD-003B.1).







For components to be ordered for you, we require suitable ordering information such as the supplier and order number.

We will bill you at the currently published price (without markup) of the manufacturer selected by you for the corresponding order quantity. You will receive a detailed list of the individual items, including prices, for your approval shortly before we place the order.


BOM - Bill of Materials

EAGLE:In order to avoid errors and delays with the assembly, we need to receive the BOM file in a special format. For this reason we have put a ULP file at your disposal along with a database of the standard components which we have in stock.

If you are using the "Assembly variants" function in EAGLE, please note we require a separate order for each variation.

You can take a look at a guide to completing the BOM file for your order here.

The current database of components that we can supply to you, along with the ULP for the creation of the BOM in EAGLE format, can be found here.




With TARGET you will soon be able to output the Beta LAYOUT BOM directly. But for now please send us your TARGET layout file.

The current database of components that we can supply to you can be found here.



In order to prevent errors and delays during the assembly process, we require
your BOM in a specific format. You can find the necessary format template here.

You can find instructions on how to create the BOM file for ordering your assembly here.


In order to prevent errors and delays during assembly, we require your BOM, a Pick&Place file and a layout diagram in the correct format.

A brief guide with the appropriate demo files provides information on how to create these documents. You can see which components we currently have in stock in the current stock list (.xlsx). You can find all of the required documents here.

Note:

Assembly can start only after we have received all the necessary components.
When selecting your components, please pay attention to availability and delivery times.



Although we do not expect any major component losses, to be on the safe side we prefer to receive overdelivery of components in order to avoid delays in delivery if components are in fact lost. Please supply 20% extra for passive types with package type 0603 or larger, 100% extra for those with package type 0402.

All components must be supplied in moisture-proof and ESD compliant packaging. All unused components will be returned to you.

Suitable packaging can be ordered in our BETA-eSTORE-Shop.




Technical Parameters

PCB dimensions Prototype and small series, 1 to 50 pieces
Larger quantities available on request.
Assembly method For reasons of quality assurance, printed circuit boards ≤ 20mm x 20 mm are manufactured and delivered on a panel (printed circuit board holder).
No additional costs are involved here (Break-off pips routing charge).
Maximum: 340 mm x 240 mm
Maximum component size: SMD and THT
from size 0402 and up
SOIC, PLCC, TSOP, QFP, BGA
Solder single- and double-sided
SMD (soldered by Vapour Phase Reflow Soldering machine)
THT (soldered manually or by Selective Soldering machine)
File formats: Tape strip
Sticks
Reels
Bulk material
(please request only in exceptional cases and only when a maximum of 2 PCBs are being assembled)
Delivery time 55 mm x 55 mm x 15 mm
Fine Pitch from 0,5 mm
Minimum Pin width 0,2 mm
Solder: Leadfree and conforming to DIN 32513, ISO, EN 29454, IPC 650
File formats: At present: EAGLE, TARGET3001!,Altium Designer and Extended Gerber, please enquire about
other formats.
Delivery time: Delivery time: Subsequent to the complete provision of the printed circuit boards and components, we offer you the following delivery times:
  • Orders with < 500 components: 12 working days standard, or 8 working days express service at an additional charge of 40%
  • Orders with 500 to 1,000 components: 14 working days standard, or 10 working days express service at an additional charge of 30%
  • Orders with >1,000 components: 16 working days standard, no express service

Tip: For technical reasons, the printed circuit boards to be assembled are manufactured in panels. Identical printed circuit boards, which are not going to be assembled, are therefore also supplied in this way.

For passive 0603 components or larger, please supply us with a 20% surplus (min. 10 pcs). For 0402 components, please supply a 100% surplus (min. 20 pcs).

If a component should not fit in the planned footprint, or not be possible to assemble for some other reason, we will be obliged to continue the assembly process without this component and kindly ask for your understanding in this matter.

Unfortunately we can only accept distributors with an online ordering facility (Shopping basket) and transactions in EURO currency.