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SMT Tooling, a Division of PSA Systems, to Exhibit New Matrix Automatic SMT Support Tooling for the First Time at APEX

SMT Tooling, a division of PSA Systems is pleased to announce plans to exhibit at the 2022 IPC APEX EXPO, scheduled to take place Jan. 25-27, 2022 at the San Diego Convention Center in California. The company will demonstrate its new, award-winning Matrix™ Automatic SMT Support Tooling in Booth #2102.

The Matrix system installs in minutes and includes PSA Systems proprietary pneumatic connections for quick and easy product changeover utilizing “Smart Touch” operator interface with on-screen operator instructions and access to PSA downloadable process apps. Charles Moncavage, inventor and designer of the automatic pin support systems like Grid-lok and Quik-Tool, has joined forces with PSA Systems to take the most popular SMT tooling solution to the next level with numerous enhancements including feather-lite setup force and the most rigid locking force of any system in the industry.

PSA Systems recognized the need for a more evenly spaced pin pattern when designing the latest version and formed the support modules with a diamond shaped pin pattern that fills in the gaps that contribute to “soft spots” in the support. The Matrix diamond grid pattern is key to a more even support in turn yielding much lower rate of defects like bridging etc.

The new and improved Matrix SMT tooling solution installs on most screen printers and placers in about 30 minutes and offers fully automatic PCB support to each consecutive board with no negative impact on process throughput.  

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About PSA Systems

PSA is a privately owned national engineering and custom manufacturing firm founded in 1985, with two locations in Pennsylvania. We are an experienced engineering and systems integration firm, providing services for turn-key capital projects, such as robotic work cells including high-speed vision guided pick and place, case packaging & palletizing systems; as well as machine tending and custom end of arm tooling design and build. We also offer control system integration and PLC, HMIs, drives, servo systems upgrades, along with safety systems, OSHA compliance safety solutions and custom-designed machinery. For more information, visit