Design, Manufacturing & Assembly Services & Capabilities

Surface Mount Technology Centre

Marl’s UK based LED and SMT assembly facility is ideally suited to competitively support professional luminaire manufacturers who specialise in producing interior and exterior lighting, for example; sealed, linear and circular fittings utilising either COB or LOB technology.

About the SMT Centre

  • Board lengths up to 1,480mm
  • 3 high speed lines, including 1-Pulse M20 and Mydata MY9
  • Small PCBs can be multi-panelled into large quantities for economic and cost effective processing
  • Ability to process up to 90,000 components per hour
  • Hawkeye paste inspection and digital print
  • 100% test and visual inspection for every board
  • Curing oven
  • Climactic control store for LEDs and components
  • Conformal coating available in a range of options
  • Harness fitting, thermal tape, through-hole soldering available
PCBs from Marl’s SMT Centre can be used in applications including:
  • Military
  • Transport
  • Horticultural
  • Medical
  • General lighting
  • Entertainment industry
SMT Centre
SMT Centre - solder flow

The System

Line 1 - PCB Autoloader

  • Custom designed loader and conveyor systems
  • Clamping / stable handling of long boards with narrow aspect ratio
  • Enhanced dimensional capability; 1,480mm x 410mm maximum processing size for conventional FR4 and metal clad boards
  • Optimises speed and throughput whilst maintaining quality

Line 2 – High Speed SMT Placer

  • Placement accuracy
  • Stable feeding, pick-up and placement of LEDs and associated components
  • Multi-placement component heads to enable wide-ranging component handling capability, rapid application of solder pastes and adhesives and high feeder capacity
  • Stencil-less solder paste dispensing results in reduced NRE costs and reduces lead time for prototype development
  • Capability to place secondary optics
  • Laser measurement to control board warp measurement

Line 3 – Reflow Oven

  • Includes 2 Lemme Neo 20 – twenty stage reflow ovens
  • PID controlled temperature +/- 3 degree tolerance
  • 1* BTU – sixteen stage reflow oven

Final Test

  • 100% optical and electrical test
  • Climactically controlled environment, including dedicated storage and materials handling area