Shield Clips Reduce Assembly Time
Thu, 03/04/2010 - 5:43am
Harwin Inc. launched its Maxi Clip, which handles protective cans with wall thickness between 0.7 mm and 1 mm. According to the company, the use of clips reduces assembly time and simplifies rework. Instead of hand-soldering shielding cans to a PCB as a secondary operation, cans are pressed into clips which have been placed during the main automated surface mount assembly processing, asserts Harwin. This results in reduced time, errors and scrap, and it enables sensitive components to be inspected and, if necessary, lifted and replaced much more easily, says the company.