Pick & Place File for SMT Assembly

The Pick & Place File / Component Placement List(CPL) is necessary for the proper utilization of pick and place machines. We require Pick & Place data to accurately place the surface mount parts on circuit boards. Pick & Place data is the machine file in ASCII text format which comprises reference designator, X/Y locations, rotation, top or bottom side of the board.

The Pick & Place File must contain the information below:

  • Designator - Component Reference Designator (e.g. C1, L2, R3)
  • Mid X/Mid Y - The X/Y coordinate of the component centroid. Recommended units: Metric(mm). 
  • Layer - Top / Bottom, the board side where the component should be placed. 
  • Rotation - The rotation of the component given in degrees. Positive values are counter clockwise.

Recommended File Format: .csv, .xls and .xlsx.

Below is a Sample Pick & Place File.

Download JLCSMT Sample P&P File.

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