Designation: Senior Research Officer
Surface Mount Technology is an area of electronic assembly used to mount electronic components to the surface of the printed circuit board (PCB) as oppose to inserting components through holes as with conventional assembly. SMT was developed to reduce manufacturing costs and also to make more efficient use of PCB space. As a result of the introduction of surface mount technology it is now possible to build highly complex electronic circuits into smaller and smaller assemblies with good repeatability due to the higher level of automation.
Surface mount device or SMD is the term used for the electronic components used within the surface mount assembly process. There is a wide range of SMD component packages available on the market and come in many shapes and sizes to support the design needs.
NIE’s SMT production line facility consists of two dedicated production lines with component placement speed at the rate of 30,000 components per hour. Whether it is a simple one sided assembly job or complex double sided high mix job, the team of skilled engineers and technicians are always ready to take the challenges in order to cater the needs of the customers.
Goals and Objectives
An Increase in Efficiency and Productivity
It’s a shocking statistic to read that within the electronics industry many surface mount operations, particularly within the sub-contract manufacturing sector, run as low as 20% efficient.
There are many reasons that contribute to this figure but it fundamentally means that only 20% of the capital investment is being utilized. Financially speaking, this will lead to a higher cost of ownership and a slower return on investment. For the customer, it can cause longer lead times for their product and therefore the business will not be as competitive in the market place. With all facts under consideration, SMPTPL of NIE is ready to take a strong initiative to improve efficiency while maintaining quality.
Services offered by the facility, featured as
Two months Regular SMT (coming soon)
Flow Chart for the SMT Assembly Process
Flow Chart for the SMT Encapsulation Line
SMT Production Lab
National Institute of Electronics, Plot # 17, Street # 6, H-9/1, Islamabad