SMT Assembly Services

API EMS has over 20 years of SMT (surface mount technology) expertise for you to leverage. Although the equipment and processes have changed over these years, one thing has not - our commitment to your project.

Today, we utilize state-of-the-art, fully automated placement equipment to quickly and accurately assemble SMT PCB (printed circuit board) assemblies. Our three fully automated SMT lines are rated at over 180,000 parts per hour, and up to 2,500 components per PCB. Our dedicated RoHS line includes the latest Vitronics reflow oven with lead-free capability.

Our automated SMT lines are capable of placing fine pitch package sizes such as 0201 components and micro-BGAs to .010" (.25mm) diameter and .021" (.53mm) minimum pin pitch.

One of API EMS's core values is Commitment to Excellence and we live this value through continuous investment in modern processes, tools, and training of our employee family - the benefits of which you receive as our customer.

SMT Assembly Capabilities at a Glance

High Speed Automation:

  • AccuFlex Screen Printers
  • Panasonic CM402A High Speed Machines
  • Panasonic CM402C High Speed and Flexible Placement System
  • Universal Instrument GSM and Flexible Placement Systems
  • Vitronics Reflow Ovens
  • Electrovert Wave Solder Systems
  • In-line Aqueous Cleaners

Component Packages Including:

  • BGA (ceramic, metal plastic)
  • Micro-BGA
  • 0201 and larger chip-type components
  • SOIC
  • PLCC
  • QFP
  • CSP  

Fine Pitch Placement:

  • Leaded Minimums:
    • .0065" (.16mm) width
    • .010" (.25mm) pitch
  • BGA/CSP Minimums:
    • .010" (.25mm) diameter
    • .021" (.53mm) pitch

Board Sizes

  • Single and Double Sided
  • 2"x2" (50.8mm x 50.8mm) min to 20"x18" (508mm x 457.2mm) max  

Environmental Controls for Consistent Quality

We tightly control and monitor the temperature and humidity inside our production facility to eliminate the impact of these environmental variables on the manufacturing process. We also implement comprehensive ESD precautions to protect your sensitive electronics from electrostatic discharge.

Faster Throughput, Better Quality, Lower Cost

Our state-of-the-art SMT lines minimize handwork and allow us to assemble PCBs in a fraction of the time required by previous methods. Faster throughput, precision placement, and lower labor costs add up to a big competitive advantage for our customers utilizing SMT technology.

Remember: With little or no labor in the process, there's less benefit in offshore outsourcing. You can manufacture right here at low cost, with better customer service and enjoy all the advantages of having your product "Made in the USA".

For more information about API EMS's SMT assembly services, call us toll free at 1-800-295-8000 and ask for Sales or submit a request here.