Surface Mount Adhesives

Surface Mount Adhesives (SMA’s) are typically used to hold SMT components in place on the bottom side of a PCB. These can range from small ‘chip’ components to large devices. The adhesive, usually in highly visible yellow or red colors, is dispensed typically in dot form and is heat-curable. Dispensing equipment must be able to dispense precise, consistent dot shapes with different volumes as required for a wide variety of device sizes. After the component is placed, the adhesive must have sufficient "green" strength to hold the component in position during the placement process until the adhesive is cured. Camalot® dispense systems will dispense SMA’s at high speed with consistent dot profiles for optimum results and a robust soldering and assembly process.