Design, Manufacturing & Assembly Services & Capabilities

Surface Mount Technology Centre

Marl’s SMT and LED 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