Flexible THT Component Placement

Weibels' pilot project is in cooperation with Technicon Aps. Danish Technological Institute and The Manufacturing Technology Centre are ROBOTT-NET partners on the project. This project aims to design, build and test a highly flexible robot system that can present a variety of the most common THT components, accurately grasp them, and insert them in the right place in PCBs.

Automating low-volume would have several benefits including: reduced worker fatigue and eye strain, reduced repetitive strain injuries, exact repeat-ability of the THT mounting process and the ability to standardize the placement process – leading to higher PCB quality, higher throughput and productivity, reduced costs, and greater worker safety.