Taking the LED Pick and Place Challenge


September 25, 2014


Joshua J. Markle.


For the past few years there has been a shift in the Lighting Industry that has carried over to the surface mount technology assembly line. What is this shift you may ask? Well it is the LED revolution. This revolution or change in lighting has some very promising results already in practice and many more companies looking to implement the LED technology into their product portfolio's. With a number of companies looking to expand their portfolio to include LED fixtures there has been an increase in the number of companies that have started their own SMT lines, as well as a significant number of contract manufacturers to meet this new industries demands (...)

This presentation will discuss some issues in the pick and place process for LEDs and presents a method to troubleshoot and resolve these issues....

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October 14, 2014

If I can add a suggestion. Increasing the machines "blow off" helps with the release of component and disabling any type of auto pickup location teach. Great article.

March 2, 2017

I have cooled the LED's before placing, like in a refrigerator. I also have the polyurethane tips on my nozzles. Would suggest getting the "castellated" tip though.

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Cree, Inc.

Cree is a market leader in LED chips, power LEDs, LED backlighting, power switching and wireless communications devices.

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