SMT Tooling to Demo Automatic SMT Support Tooling at APEX

PSA Systems
Jeffrey Pulaski
(570) 520-8074

Duryea, PA ― December 2022 ― SMT Tooling, a division of PSA Systems, today announced plans to exhibit at the 2023 IPC APEX EXPO, scheduled to take place Jan. 24-26, 2023 at the San Diego Convention Center in California. The SMT Tooling team looks forward to demonstrating the award-winning Matrix™ Automatic SMT Support Tooling system in Booth #1813.

The Matrix system installs in minutes and includes SMT Tooling’s’ proprietary pneumatic connections for quick and easy product changeover utilizing “Smart Touch” operator interface with on-screen operator instructions and access to PSA downloadable process apps. Features include feather-lite setup force and the most rigid locking force of any system in the industry.

SMT Tooling recognized the need for a more evenly spaced pin pattern when designing the latest version and formed the support modules with a diamond shaped pin pattern that fills in the gaps that contribute to "soft spots" in the support. The Matrix diamond grid pattern is key to a more even support in turn yielding much lower rate of defects like bridging etc. The new and improved Matrix SMT tooling solution installs on most screen printers and placers
in about 30 minutes and offers fully automatic PCB support to each consecutive board. For more information about PSA Systems, visit