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PCB Assembly

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For more than 32 years, Schaffner GmbH in Gelterkinden in the canton of Basel-Landschaft has been manufacturing electronic systems using printed circuit board assembly. Thanks to our flexible, competent and efficient team of employees, we implement individual customer requirements precisely and efficiently. If you would also like to benefit from our extensive technical know-how and our many years of experience in electronics production, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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What is printed circuit board assembly?

PCB assembly involves the soldering of electronic components onto unpopulated PCBs. There are basically two different processes, SMD and THT PCB assembly. At Schaffner GmbH, we specialize in both manufacturing processes and will be happy to advise you on the advantages and disadvantages of the individual options. On request, we can make an individual recommendation for your project.

Printed circuit board assembly: SMD production

SMD production (surface-mounted device) is a term for the assembly of a printed circuit board with surface-mounted components. These are soldered directly onto the PCB using solderable contact surfaces. We assemble SMD components using our six automatic placement machines in previously applied solder paste before the assembly is soldered as a whole. This makes PCB assembly quick and flexible. SMD assembly has now largely replaced THT production, as it offers numerous advantages. Direct soldering on the board eliminates the need for soldering on the back. As PCB assembly is much denser and takes place on both sides, the production of devices is more efficient and significantly more cost-effective. In addition, the weight of this PCB assembly is lower as smaller components can be used. The high-frequency properties are improved by the small distances between the components and the shortening of the conductor paths in SMD production. Thanks to our modern placement machines, PCB assembly using SMD is faster than using THT, which reduces overall production costs.

PCB assembly: THT production

THT PCB assembly stands for 'Through-Hole Technology' and is an assembly method for electronic components with wires. In contrast to SMD production, THT assembly is a through-hole assembly. The components have wire connections and are inserted through the contact holes of the PCB during production and then connected to the conductor track using hand soldering, wave soldering or selective soldering. Simple and inexpensive electronic devices are still manufactured partially or completely using THT production, but in most cases using SMD assembly. Possible areas of application also include power electronics and handmade devices - for example by hobby electronics enthusiasts or craftsmen.

PCB assembly and more: Your Schaffner GmbH

Are you interested in PCB assembly and electronics production? We are not only your ideal contact when it comes to PCB assembly, but also provide you with comprehensive advice on production issues and order all the necessary materials for you at the start of the project. As a customer, you benefit from our reliable and extensive network of suppliers. Whether it's a single prototype or an entire series - don't hesitate to contact us directly. We will find a solution for practically any challenge. In our state-of-the-art laboratory, you will find automatic inspection systems such as the AOI system and the Ersascop, which guarantee the quality of our work. Even after PCB assembly is complete, we are at your side for functional tests, repairs, conversions or assembly changes. Have we piqued your interest? Then feel free to call us at any time or send us an e-mail.

Contact details

Schaffner GmbH
Rickenbacherstrasse 29
CH - 4460 Gelterkinden

  061 985 94 94
  061 985 94 98

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