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cost analysis: Manual vs. Auto insertion pick and place

Electronics Forum | Fri Aug 04 12:53:15 EDT 2006 | pemea1

Is there a cost analysis? How can a small business (4 employees) compare small lot sizes with companies who have auto insert. machines?

cost analysis: Manual vs. Auto insertion pick and place

Electronics Forum | Fri Aug 04 13:33:15 EDT 2006 | Chunks

Hi Phil, It all depends on your product. You say small lot sizes, but are your board 20 by 20 inches in size with 5K parts both top and bottom? If so then even building 3 of these could take you days to build. Then take you weeks to trouble shoot

cost analysis: Manual vs. Auto insertion pick and place

Electronics Forum | Fri Aug 04 13:47:20 EDT 2006 | pemea1

apples to apples. 20 boards 80 parts top and 10 parts bottom. these boards are done on a semi regular basis (you know the boards are coming to you from an OEM at least three times a month, just no exact schedule). All that is required is pasting..mo

cost analysis: Manual vs. Auto insertion pick and place

Electronics Forum | Mon Aug 07 04:06:36 EDT 2006 | Rob

Also company B may have far higher overheads to support - sales guys, directors, accountants etc. They may also be set up for longer runs so as Ms Chunks previously mentions, the set up & teardowns would also incur the opportunity cost of not being

cost analysis: Manual vs. Auto insertion pick and place

Electronics Forum | Fri Aug 04 15:46:08 EDT 2006 | Chunks

Two reasons company B is asking $40 instead of $15-$20; 1. The set-up of their placement equipment takes time, thus the extra labor. Parts may be hard to get or what they norm keep in stock, plus storage of parts. 2. They know they can get awa

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