Automating 0201 Rework

Czaplicki, Brian
April 2003
Circuits Assembly;Apr2003, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p30
Trade Publication
The article illustrates how to automate 0201 rework process. Next-generation designs for products in the consumer, medical and automotive markets will proliferate the growth of 0201 components due to their small size, low cost, low current and limited power dissipation. In addition, the emergence of 01005 components by 2005 will further assist in the design and manufacture of even smaller assemblies and products. Tooling design is one of the most critical aspects of 0201 rework. The most critical design considerations include vacuum pickup, adjacent clearance and thermal transfer, all of which are complicated by the extremely small component size. Typically, 0201 are supplied on tape and reel. Component pickup should be done directly from the tape to avoid tedious and time-consuming manual handling with micro-tweezers.


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