Electronic Parts, PCB Assembly, SMT & Through Hole

Eicon (Vic) Pty Ltd.

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Unit 3,
80-82 Rodeo Drive
Dandenong South
Victoria 3175
Australia

Telephone: +61 3 9792 5885
Fax: +61 3 9792 3885

PCB Assembly

Eicon is a wholly Australian owned company with an extensively experienced team in the design and assembly of printed circuit boards and electronic equipment offering the capability to do all types of PCBs, from single sided rigid thru multilayer, including flexible PCBs. Our wave soldering machine has the capacity to accommodate extra large PCBs such as double width EURO cards.

As well as assembling your PCBs, we have the facility to assemble your finished product, provide cable assembly service, and undertake hand soldering where required. Manufacture can be quoted as a labour only cost where you provide all necessary parts, or as a labour plus components cost where we will purchase some or all of the parts on your behalf, and supply all labour.

We also have broad production engineering and project management capabilities.

SMT PCBA

Suzuki SMT Loading Machines

Surface mount technology allows us to compact designs and utilise PCB space more efficiently. Power handling circuits still need larger components but signal circuitry can seriously shrink in good design.

Our SMT line consists of two pick and place machines, an MPM paste printer and a panasert reflow oven with capacity to load many thousands of parts per 8 hour shift.

... SMT PCBA

Through Hole PCBA

Hand loading rail set up with small boards in panels.Through hole parts come in radial, axial and multiple lead in many configurations. Before surface mount technology became popular in the 1980s through hole (often spelt thru-hole) was the primary method of PCB assembly for some decades. Usually mass loaded and wave soldered we hand solder through hole components when necessary.

Although generally considered the simplest form of soldering, through hole soldering is best performed by appropriately trained and skilled staff.

... Through Hole PCBA

Wave Soldering

Turbulent wave soldering machine whilst cold.Our wave soldering machine is fairly standard. PCBs go into special carriers and traverse the conveyor through the flux applicator into pre-heating and finally onto the wave itself. We use non-corrosive flux where possible and the wave soldering machine usually has fairly standard 63/37 solder in it. We offer PCB cleaning, for conformal coating or similar process, but if corrosive flux is used the PCBs must be cleaned anyway.

Considerations to thermal shock, heat sinks (actual and large ground planes with direct connections), thermal sensitivity of some parts and potential contaminants are very important in the wave soldering process.

... Wave Soldering

Manual Soldering

Hand Soldering a right angle headerSome parts or circumstances call for manual placement and soldering of parts. A part may have thermal profile requirements that preclude it from wave soldering. PCBs with double sided SMT load, where glue was not acceptible, usually have very few through hole parts but they will have to be manually placed and soldered in most cases.

Some (though not many) SMT parts cannot withstand the minimum thermal profile necessary in the reflow oven for the rest of the PCB in question.

... Manual Soldering