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Assembling the Next Electronic Equipment Generations

Assembling the Next Electronic Equipment Generations

Total pick and place process controlProduct roadmaps can look like largely theoretical constructs, but assembly requirements five or ten years down the line have very practical importance. Pick & place machines have a life of seven years or more, so they should be working up to 2017 or beyond.

Assemblers looking to upgrade their production lines now need to look not only at today's equipment requirements but those of their next equipment generations. What will mobile phones, computers and other equipment look like in five years? That will determine their assembly requirements.

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