Design of a fully automated flexible PCBA rework system using systematic design techniques


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Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Cukurova University, Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü, Makina Mühendisliği, Turkey

Approval Date: 2008

Thesis Language: English

Student: ÇAĞDAŞ SARIGÜL

Consultant: Necdet Geren

Abstract:

Many various electronic products having different sizes are currently produced by the use of printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs) that are assembled using surface mount IC packages and printed circuit boards. As with bigger products which are assembled with the use of PCBAs with bigger IC packages and printed circuit boards, the rework process that is carried out manually or with the use of semi-automated devices can be successful. Smaller electronic products such as mobile phones, computers, watch modules, smart cards, etc which involve PCBA with miniaturized advanced type surface mount components (SMCs) and high density boards, the rework process is not easily carried out manually or with the use of semi-automated devices and is prone to unsuccess. The rework of such SMCs can only be possible with fully automated flexible rework system. The design of such a system must be achieved by the systematic design methods or tools, taking into account all phases of a design process.Development of such a fully automated flexible PCBA rework system using systematic design techniques was found to be technically and economically possible.