Surface mount carriers

Surface Mount Carriers

24 Hour - 5 Days Service

We offer prototype and production Surface Mount Carriers (also known as SMT carriers). Our production carriers are made with the traditional Durostone® material however, our prototype carriers are made with stainless steel or FR4 (PCB material) to reduce cost and shorten the lead time. SMT carriers are very versatile, they can be used to support, protect and transport PCBs of different sizes and shapes including flex PCBs through the entire SMT process.

  • Streamline SMT process
  • Reduce setup time
  • Improve board handling
  • Reduce soldering defects
  • Reduce board warping
  • Reduce labor costs

Prototype

Material: Stainless Steel
Starting at: $125
Lead Time: 24 hours

Smt carriers

Prototype & Short Run

Material: FR4 Tg180
Starting at: $175
Lead Time: 24-48 hours

Flexible tabs

Short Run & Production

Material: Durostone®
Starting at: $295
Lead Time: 2-5 days

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USING SURFACE MOUNT CARRIERS DURING THE SMT PROCESS

Whether you are using an automated or a manual stencil printer, an automated pick and place machine or if you are hand placing components, a 8-zone or a batch reflow oven, sometimes you just need a surface mount carrier to get the job done.

  • Process multiple PCBs at the same time.
  • Provide support and accuracy improve handling for assemblies with odd shape boards.
  • Provide support and accuracy for assemblies with small boards that do not meet the conveyor system requirements of your equipment.
  • Provide support to for assemblies with flimsy boards. Flex PCBs usually require support during the SMT process and even rigid boards that are too thin or too large.
  • Manage components with special alignment requirements.
STAINLESS STEEL FR4 Tg180 DUROSTONE®
Printing Yes Yes Yes
Placing Yes Yes Yes
Reflowing No Yes Yes