Unpackaged or unique electronic components can be a real pain when it comes to setting up your pick and place machine. In the prototyping PCB assembly process there are odd-shaped or odd-formed parts which require a custom matrix tray in order to get the pick and place machine to handle the components. These custom matrix trays allow for surface mount components to be picked up in a repeatable method when tape and reel is not an option.
Instead, have BEST Inc. manufacture a custom matrix tray for your SMT assembly machine so that you can have the machine pick up components from the tray and not hand solder them. We can solve this problem by quickly making a custom matrix tray. These custom matrix trays have customized pockets matched to your component specifications.
These custom matrix trays have been used on but are certainly not limited to:
Specialized RF shields
These trays are made from stainless sheets and are precision machined allowing you to pick up these components from a select , known location. Teach the first location and then have a known spacing to pick from.
BEST Inc. will design, cut out and assemble these custom matrix trays to make your programming and parts handling job much easier. Simply send along the mechanical part specifications (or even better components!) along with your overall custom matrix tray dimensional requirements to BEST Inc. After placement of your order we will send you back a check plot indicating what your custom matrix tray will look like. Within 48 hours after approval of this drawing, we will send the custom matrix tray made to your unique part. If you have specific tooling identification markings required for your custom matrix tray, please let us know those as well. There are no minimum orders and no tooling or set-up charges.
Standard pricing is for custom matrix tray s that are within the JEDEC specifications 12.4 x 5.4” (315mm x 136mm).