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December 24, 2012

$3657 High Speed Automatic Pick and Place Machine

at 8:11 pm. Filed under Insane Equipment


If you haven’t listened to the latest Amp Hour (episode #126) you may not have heard about this $269 High Speed Automatic Pick and Place Machine. I have very little information on it since I can’t read Chinese, the videos demo the system quite well though. For such a small machine it sure looks impressive, the tiny screen looks to have a ton of very usable information although most of it looks to be Chinese. I did see a language switch so there might be an English version available. The price on this system sounds to good to be true though, I would love to hear from someone that can read Chinese if there are any hidden charges that bring this price up significantly.

UPDATE: The title has been updated to reflect the actual USD price. For those who saw the original price listed, sorry about that. I did a quick Google conversion which converted it from the Japanese Yen. I didn’t realize until now that the Chinese and Japanese use the same currency symbol. Thanks to the commenters below for catching this pricing error. So the price isn’t as jaw dropping as I thought but it is still quite tempting, I can see this as a way for a basement hobbyist to start cranking out some production type quantities in no time. A solder paste station, a skillet or converted toaster oven along with this pick and place could get some boards cranking with just one person! 

 The pictures look impressive but make sure you have a look at some of the videos.

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16 Responses to “$3657 High Speed Automatic Pick and Place Machine”

  1. Adam Says:

    Not $269, $3657. Two heads, that many feeders, and that placement rate for under $300? C’mon. Even $3600 is a good deal.

  2. Matt Mets Says:

    The price is at least 22800 RMB (Chinese Yuan), which is more like USD $3650… still a really interesting piece of kit, though.

  3. mattw Says:

    22800.00 Chinese Yuan equals 3658.49 US Dollar

    Other than that, its a pretty spiffy machine.

  4. Steve Says:

    I think more like $3500
    The price is in RMB, not Yen

  5. Steve Says:

    Can’t get the videos to play, any hints?

  6. Alan Parekh Says:

    Hi Steve,

    I just tried them and thought the same thing. It did start after about a minute of buffering though.

    You can see all of the videos here directly (also very slow though).

  7. Polytech Says:

    Well, $3657 puts pick-n-place squarely within the realm of DIY! My wife uses a $8,500+ embroidery sewing machine and I would not feel any guilt getting myself a pick-n-place next Christmas! Seriously though, I haven’t been shopping for any soldering or repair/replace equipment in almost 15 years and have just recently looked at what’s available out there ’cause I feel like I’m missing some of the newer SMD tools. Here is my impression: Thank you, thank you, thank you hard working people of the People’s Republic of China!!! For less than $3000 I can now fully equip my home lab with everything (and I mean EVERYTHING) needed for building anew or repairing any piece of electronics, SMD or through-hole: soldering station, reflow oven, vacuum tools, PCB holders, IR preheaters etc. Turns out, for $3657 more I can start making small batches, too. This is mind blowing and liberating. 15 years ago I would have to pay (and I never would for personal use for sure) more than I would spend on putting my kids through college. And I would have not even matched my wife’s sewing machine budget yet! 🙂

    This is good new, Alan, thanks for posting this.
    Merry Christmas!

  8. Alan Parekh Says:

    Wow Polytech, that must be one heck of a sewing machine! Sounds like you will have a sweet setup.

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  11. jim Says:

    where can you purchase these pick and place machines

  12. Donald Says:

    Good day every one. This is the machine from our factory.If you need any information about the machine,you can send me a mail. donald@neodentech.com

  13. Donald Says:

    Hello Everyone. This is Donald from this machine factory. I will be so gald to supply any information you need about our machine.Please send me a mail if you want to know further information about the machine. donald@neodentech.com

  14. Alex Says:

    I just find out a link that can watch the video http://www.youtube.com/user/NeoDentech .The machines we have bought sevral sets from the manufacture in China,they are perfect products for SMT!!!


    Dear sir,

    Please quote the machine

  16. milton rodriguez Says:

    I need information pick and place.

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