Last modified 01/21/2015
The surface mount (SMT) station is used for manually adding surface mount parts to a printed circuit board (PCB). It uses an attached air compressor to pickup and place your parts.
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An air compressor is attached through a hose to the side of the SMT station. Before using, make sure it is properly connected, and turn the compressor on.
The SMT station needs 85 psi, so adjust the nozzle accordingly. Flip the red switch on the side of the SMT station to turn it on, and adjust the station's own air gauge to read 85 psi as well. The compressor will turn on and off automatically to keep the psi level stable.
The official SMT Station manual.