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Welcome to the newly acquired PSA Pittsburgh location!

On October 25, 2021 Production Systems Automation acquired Kaier Engineering and now operates under the PSA - Community of Businesses, as our 3rd location in PA. The PSA - Pittsburgh location was originally founded as Kaier Engineering in May of 1991 specializing in custom industrial automation projects. Over the years, they developed into an experienced turnkey robotic solutions provider for the world’s top OEM robot manufacturers, including Kawasaki, ABB, Fanuc and Yaskawa/Motoman. They have been at the current 12,000 sq. ft. facility since 2005.

Matrix SMT tool kit
Kit Components
  • Support Modules (12", 15", or 18")
  • Electro-Pneumatic Controller
  • Connection Manifold
  • Accessory Kit (hoses, fittings, etc.)

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MATRIX Automatic SMT Support Tooling

More than twenty years ago, our founder Charles Moncavage introduced the first automatic SMT tooling solution in the industry and since then has advanced the technology multiple times with Grid-lok Tooling, and more recently Quik-tool, each time raising the bar based upon feedback from the global customer base.

Here we are again, new and improved with tighter pin support density in a diamond pattern, elminating soft spots and providing unparalleled support compared with any system on the planet. All finally at a much more affordable cost!

Learn More

Matrix Automatic SMT Support Tooling Data Sheet (PDF)
SMT Tool Diamond Support Pattern (PDF)

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Why Matrix

  • Installs on the Screenprinter and Chip Shooters in minutes
  • Sets up any PCB automatically
  • Provides more PCB support than any other method available
  • Lowest cost in the industry

Got Defects?

  • More than 50% of all PCB assembly defects are related to the solder paste printing process
  • Most solder paste printing defects are related to inadequate PCB support


  • ESD Safe
  • More support per PCB area than any other system
  • Softest setup force
  • Best pin locking force
  • Three standard lengths available. Inquire about custom sizes.
  • 304 Stainless Steel support pins
  • No O-ring seals to dry out or leak
  • Easy and clean maintenance
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