Surface Mount Assembly
CSM handles components ranging from 0201 through to micro BGA on boards up to 649mm x 406mm. Our placement machines provide a total capability of over 300,000 components per hour. All of our lines offer automated print, enabling CSM to perform 2D paste inspection. CSM has dedicated areas for prototype work, high mix batches and high volume product.
We also offer a fast turn-around service for all our customers and have dedicated machines and personnel.
Manufacturing turn-around times can range from 24 hours* for a low volume prototypes, or 3, 5, 10 or 15 working days, subject to receipt of materials and capacity.
*An additional charge is applicable for this premium service.
CSM standard turn-around time is 20 working days from receipt of full kit and purchase order.
Lead Free Manufacturing
We take our responsibility to our staff, customers, the local community and the wider environment very seriously.
By the nature of the products involved, PCB manufacture can require the use of substances which could be hazardous in the wrong situations.
We minimise the use of these substances by providing both lead-free and tin/lead manufacturing processes. Our management systems ensure we retain full control of components, including those covered by RoHs (EC Directive on Restrictions of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment).
Our processes help customers meet their obligations under WEEE (EC Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment), for both end of life and also original packaging materials.
Electrostatic Discharge Prevention
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) events can have serious detrimental effects on the manufacture and performance of microelectronic devices, the systems that contain them, and the manufacturing facilities used to produce them.
Preventing ESD is of paramount importance and we have procedures in place that focus on:
• Eliminating static charges from the workplace.
• Properly shielding components and assemblies from static fields.
At CSM, all component / PCB handling areas are ESD (Electrostatic Dishcharge) protected including workwear, work benches, flooring, storage and handling. Wrist straps or heel grounders are worn by all operators.