production and assembly
what do our production and assembly departments do
and what specialisations does the VEDS Group possess
VEDS Group also carries out production orders designed by our customers themselves. In this case, production data is created after the order is accepted, so that the customer's designs are adapted to VEDS Group's production department.
Our production staff can carry out repairs on already finished products, giving rejected PCBAs a second life. This is always done in consultation with project management.
All this in an ESD-safe environment.
we specialize in
(double-sided) SMD assembly
BGA and FPGA placement
oddshape components and chips in all shapes and sizes
assembly of very small and complex designs
assembly of (complex) flex PCB
SMD & through-hole combination
realising (final) assemblies
Performing (final) tests
programming of software
All our production employees have the internationally recognised IPC-A-610 certificate. They are trained and periodically tested by our internal IPC trainer.
SMD-production & hand placement
SMD manufacturing stands for the placement of Surface Mount Devices (SMD) on the PCB. The production department starts with applying solder paste* to the contact surfaces of the PCB, via the stencil machine and the associated project stencil. The PCB then goes to the pick & place machine, which ensures that all superficial components are placed. This machine cannot place through-hole components (contact pins that go through the PCB), these are placed manually.
Once the PCB is SMD ready, they go to the manual assembly department. This is where the SMD components are placed that the machine cannot get on for whatever reason. There is also a visual inspection to ensure that all components are assembled correctly. They are then placed in the oven to harden the solder paste, which means that the components are actually soldered together. From this moment on, we no longer call it PCB, but PCBA (Printed Circuit Board Assembled).
VEDS Group has the following SMD machines:
MyCronic SMD Pick&Place-machine MY300LX
MyCronic SMD MYTower component storage
inclusive associated MYCenter stock system
soldering & manual assembly
After the PCBAs come out of the oven, the manual soldering* takes place. Think for example of through-hole placements: literally translated, these are components that go 'through the hole' of the PCB with pins. Think of headers and connectors, but also capacitors, diodes, batteries and cables.
In addition, VEDS Group also has a selective soldering machine. This device can only solder through-hole components.
When all components have been assembled on the PCBA, the final check takes place. The PCB is (functionally) tested according to the customer's wishes. After this, the PCBAs are sent to our customers or they are taken to the assembly department for installation.
Repairs are also carried out via our soldering department, always in consultation with our project management.
VEDS Group has the following furnace and selective soldering machine:
IBL SLC609 Vapour Phase Reflow oven
Pillarhouse Jade S-200 MKII
*We only use lead-free solder paste and wire.
testing & assembly
Our employees can also realize (final) assemblies for you. This can vary from the 'simpler' products to assemble to more complicated (electronic) systems:
Put together (part of) the final product.
The installation of software on the PCBAs, which makes the products function according to the customer's wishes.
functional testing of the end result
Ensures that the customer does not have to carry out any more tests on the functioning of the PCBAs or (final) assemblies.
For the functional testing of the end result, the VEDS Group can design and develop a test device, making the tests almost 100% reliable and less or no downtime when the product is in the field.
*Failure due to production/assembly, not due to user marks.
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A hardware designer designs the electronic hardware for use in an electronic device. By first drawing a schematic diagram, they can eventually layout the PCB. Together with the software designers, they make sure that the design of the system architect is realised, so that the result works as the customer wants it to.
An (embedded) software designer designs, improves and maintains software written for electronic devices and machines, (computer) programmes and applications based on the requirements and wishes of the customer. The (embedded) software designer carries out extensive tests and checks during the development of the new software before it is used by the final users.
A mechanical designer designs technical illustrations for electronic devices and machines and takes care of the production of prototypes (and series). The designs are made according to the wishes of the customer and in consultation with the hardware and software engineers for the best result. Mechanical designers ensure that the designs are functional, efficient and safe.
We carry out our projects for and with our clients, with whom the VEDS Group wishes to create a liveable, technological world together. Are you curious about concrete examples of completed projects and products? We have listed a number of them for you.