The development of a collision-free routine for automatic insertion and placement.
Lim, Eddy Soo Mee.
Date of Issue1995
Gintic Institute Of Manufacturing Technology
One of the activities in the assembly of Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) is the generation of insertion/placement programs for the insertion/placement machines. This laborious and time-consuming activity can be made efficient by developing a software that can automatically generate the insertion/placement codes. Among the tasks that this software needs to address is the generation of an efficient collision-free insertion/placement sequence. The software must be able to predict the possibility of collisions by the insertion/placement head with components already on the PCB. Such prediction is based on the geometry of the insertion/placement heads and components and is dependent on the types of component insertion/placement machines.
NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY