Pixel Pump – Pick-and-Place Machine for Manual SMT Assembly

Description

Pixel Pump is an open source vacuum pump for manual SMT assembly. It comes with a comfortable pen, a foot pedal, RGB LED buttons, and a variety of features that make hand assembly a lot more fun. It’s the perfect companion for manual SMT soldering applications, from individual prototypes to small production runs.

Thoughtful, High-Quality Design

Pixel Pump ships with a set of five stainless-steel nozzles in each of five different sizes, with outer diameters ranging from 0.3 mm all the way up to 1.8 mm. With this set, you should be able to pick and place most SMD components, including small 0402 passives, larger parts like inductors and ICs, and just about everything in between. The nozzles are held in place by a Luer lock slip fitting that facilitates quick nozzle changes and broad compatibility with third-party nozzles. The pen itself features a barbed connection for the air hose and incorporates four M8 steel nuts to give it some heft and to enable magnetic attachment to Pixel Pump.

Tactile silicone buttons with RGB backlighting offer full control over the unit. You can change operation modes, switch between high- and low-power settings, or activate reverse mode to clean your nozzle. The buttons also allow you to configure things like vacuum power and LED brightness.

Pixel Pump has a pressure-relief valve that dumps vacuum to ensure that your part gets released quickly when you release the foot pedal. Optionally, you can configure that valve to switch from suction mode to pressure mode, which quickly and easily cleans the nozzle in case you have accidentally sucked in debris like solder paste.

A sintered air filter protects the vacuum pump and valves from debris that might otherwise be sucked into the system. It is accessible from the outside and can easily be cleaned and reused.

A Perfect Companion For Prototype Boards & Small-Scale Manufacturing

Pixel Pump was designed primarily for individuals and organizations that manufacture one-off prototypes, but it’s also well suited for small production runs. It’s super easy to use and is actually faster than an automated pick-and-place machine for smaller batch sizes, especially when combined with SMD Magazines. Pixel Pump is the perfect companion for hobbyists and professionals who love making their own PCBs.

Features

  • Comfortable pen that accommodates various vacuum nozzles
  • Small, flexible, heat-resistant silicone hose that connects the pen to Pixel Pump
  • Magnetic base for the pen
  • Strong, adjustable vacuum, perfect for picking small and large components alike
  • Tactile, silicone RGB-button interface
  • Foot pedal for triggering the pump
  • Adjustable high/low power settings
  • Adjustable LED brightness
  • Reverse mode, which creates pressure instead of suction to clean nozzles
  • Vacuum relief valve for quick depressurization to drop parts more quickly
  • Easy software updates via USB Type-C
  • Compact design that respects the limited surface area of your workbench

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    SKU: 20575
    EAN: 4270003171601

    Description

    Pixel Pump is an open source vacuum pump for manual SMT assembly. It comes with a comfortable pen, a foot pedal, RGB LED buttons, and a variety of features that make hand assembly a lot more fun. It’s the perfect companion for manual SMT soldering applications, from individual prototypes to small production runs.

    Thoughtful, High-Quality Design

    Pixel Pump ships with a set of five stainless-steel nozzles in each of five different sizes, with outer diameters ranging from 0.3 mm all the way up to 1.8 mm. With this set, you should be able to pick and place most SMD components, including small 0402 passives, larger parts like inductors and ICs, and just about everything in between. The nozzles are held in place by a Luer lock slip fitting that facilitates quick nozzle changes and broad compatibility with third-party nozzles. The pen itself features a barbed connection for the air hose and incorporates four M8 steel nuts to give it some heft and to enable magnetic attachment to Pixel Pump.

    Tactile silicone buttons with RGB backlighting offer full control over the unit. You can change operation modes, switch between high- and low-power settings, or activate reverse mode to clean your nozzle. The buttons also allow you to configure things like vacuum power and LED brightness.

    Pixel Pump has a pressure-relief valve that dumps vacuum to ensure that your part gets released quickly when you release the foot pedal. Optionally, you can configure that valve to switch from suction mode to pressure mode, which quickly and easily cleans the nozzle in case you have accidentally sucked in debris like solder paste.

    A sintered air filter protects the vacuum pump and valves from debris that might otherwise be sucked into the system. It is accessible from the outside and can easily be cleaned and reused.

    A Perfect Companion For Prototype Boards & Small-Scale Manufacturing

    Pixel Pump was designed primarily for individuals and organizations that manufacture one-off prototypes, but it’s also well suited for small production runs. It’s super easy to use and is actually faster than an automated pick-and-place machine for smaller batch sizes, especially when combined with SMD Magazines. Pixel Pump is the perfect companion for hobbyists and professionals who love making their own PCBs.

    Features

    • Comfortable pen that accommodates various vacuum nozzles
    • Small, flexible, heat-resistant silicone hose that connects the pen to Pixel Pump
    • Magnetic base for the pen
    • Strong, adjustable vacuum, perfect for picking small and large components alike
    • Tactile, silicone RGB-button interface
    • Foot pedal for triggering the pump
    • Adjustable high/low power settings
    • Adjustable LED brightness
    • Reverse mode, which creates pressure instead of suction to clean nozzles
    • Vacuum relief valve for quick depressurization to drop parts more quickly
    • Easy software updates via USB Type-C
    • Compact design that respects the limited surface area of your workbench

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