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A Dynamic Programming Approach to PCB Assembly Optimization for Surface Mounters

Tae-Hyoung Park and Nam Kim
International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems, vol. 5, no. 2, pp.192-199, 2007

Abstract : This paper proposes a new printed circuit board (PCB) assembly planning method for multi-head surface mounters. We present an integer programming formulation for the optimization problem, and propose a heuristic method to solve the large NP-complete problem within a reasonable time. A dynamic programming technique is then applied to the feeder arrangement optimization and placement sequence optimization to reduce the overall assembly time. Comparative simulation results are finally presented to verify the usefulness of the proposed method.

Keyword : Dynamic programming, optimization, PCB assembly, surface mounters.

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