Planning the kitting

  • P. J. W. Noble
Part of the Open University Press Robotics Series book series (OUPRS)


One of the most critical aspects of controlling the assembly of printed circuit boards from the point of view of the investment, is to minimize the time that components are in store. The longer they are in store the more it costs for the total investment in the stock, and the interest on the money tied up. Equally, very careful control over goods inwards means that the components when they arrive at the machine, will not only be a complete kit, but also a complete kit of usable components, capable of giving a high reliability of insertion. So often one sees, even in established assembly operations, damaged components, damaged bandoliers and damaged delivery systems, all of which detract substantially from the automatic component assembly operation and have a financial knock-on effect throughout the assembly process.


Cash Flow Print Circuit Board Axial Component Assembly Operation Loose Component 


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