ThomasNet News Logo
Sign Up | Log In | ThomasNet Home | Promote Your Business

IPC Standard covers Surface Mount Placement Characterization.

Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
January 10, 2012 - To help determine best placement equipment setup to meet needs for speed, capability, and accuracy, IPC released IPC-9850 Rev A, Surface Mount Placement Characterization, making it easier to quantify performance of placement equipment. New method calculates Expanded Measurement Uncertainty, which combines all measurement uncertainty of system. Individual factors included in EMU are gage repeatability and reproducibility variance, non-linearity, resolution, hysteresis, and artifact uncertainty.

IPC Releases IPC-9850A, Surface Mount Placement Characterization


(Archive News Story - Products mentioned in this Archive News Story may or may not be available from the manufacturer.)

IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries
3000 Lakeside Drive
Bannockburn, IL, 60015
USA



Press release date: January 6, 2012

Revised Standard Simplifies Comparison of Placement Equipment

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA, - As EMS companies have ramped up speeds to meet the high demand for electronics, equipment manufacturers have responded by developing machines that quickly shift from handling one package style to another with fewer sacrifices in precision. To help industry determine the best equipment setup to meet needs for speed, capability and accuracy, IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries® has released revision A to IPC-9850, Surface Mount Placement Characterization, making it far simpler to quantify the performance of placement equipment.

"This standard lets you look at totally different types of machines and get a better comparison for how they will each work in your environment," said Michael Cieslinski, senior engineer with Panasonic Factory Solution Company of America, and chair of the IPC SMT Component Placement Equipment Subcommittee that updated IPC-9850.

The comparison shows how machine speeds change as accuracy requirements rise. The evaluations are performed by placement of test components on test boards that are specified in the standard. These boards have five different types of component parts with various quantities of each.

According to Kris Roberson, IPC manager of assembly technology, if a customer wants to compare two different placement equipment vendors, IPC-9850A will allow a truer comparison in placement speed and capability.

IPC-9850A now complies with common methodologies for measurement system analysis (MSA) and is compatible with the approach used by ASQ and other groups. The new method calculates the expanded measurement uncertainty (EMU) which combines all the measurement uncertainty of the system. The individual factors included in the EMU are gage repeatability and reproducibility (GR&R) variance, non-linearity, resolution, hysteresis, and artifact uncertainty. Calculating the EMU is a more stringent test of measurement capability since it adds many additional factors that were not calculated in the original IPC-9850 GRR and accuracy report, while keeping the same passing process to tolerance ratio of less than 25 percent.

IPC members may request a free single-user download of IPC-9850A by sending an e-mail to MemberTechRequests@ipc.org within 90 days of the document's publication. After that date, IPC members may purchase the standard for $55. The standard industry price is $110. For more information or to purchase a copy of IPC-9850A, visit www.ipc.org/9850.

About IPC
IPC (www.IPC.org) is a global trade association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,100 member companies which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $2.02 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Arlington, Va.; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore, India; and Shanghai, Shenzhen and Beijing, China.

Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
Contacts: View detailed contact information.


 

Post a comment about this story

Name:
E-mail:
(your e-mail address will not be posted)
Comment title:
Comment:
To submit comment, enter the security code shown below and press 'Post Comment'.
 



 See related product stories
More .....
 See more product news in:
Services
 More New Product News from this company:
Scientific RoHS Revision Decision was praised by IPC.
More ....
| Featured Manufacturing Jobs
 Other News from this company:
Congressman Mo Brooks Visits STI Electronics in Alabama
IPC Solder Products Value Council White Paper Simplifies Comparison of Lead-Free Alloys
Teresa Rowe Joins IPC as Director of Assembly and Standards Technology
New IPC Study Provides Information and Guidance on Global Operations Planning
North American PCB Orders and Book-to-Bill Ratio Show Improvement
More ....
 Tools for you
Watch Company 
View Company Profile
Company web site
More news from this company
E-mail this story to a friend
Save Story
Search for suppliers of
Trade Associations


Home  |  My ThomasNet News®  |  Industry Market Trends®  |  Submit Release  |  Advertise  |  Contact News  |  About Us
Brought to you by Thomasnet.com        Browse ThomasNet Directory

Copyright © 2014 Thomas Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms of Use - Privacy Policy



Error close

Please enter a valid email address