I am interested to see what kind of preferences pop up in regards to SMT
PnP machines that fit our production model. Currently we have an old Contact 3Z machine that is giving us nothing but problems in regards to support, spare parts, feeder issues, and an abundance of other issues over the years. Our MFG model is low mix/low to medium volume with a few special builds thrown in. I am looking for something that is relatively reliable, easy to program (preferably through circuit cam), good support/parts availability, and most importantly inexpensive. Throughput is important, but not a driving factor considering our volume. If we were to get another machine it would most likely come from the used market.
Any input would be greatly appreciated.