Are you looking for someone to build a JEDEC tray for your project? JEDEC trays are now being used for a wide range of devices, components, and modules. There are also many custom matrix trays that deviate from JEDEC standards. They may be designed to work with other types of equipment or fixtures or they may be optimized for a particular process or part count.

Before we build a JEDEC tray or custom matrix tray, we need to get some details from you.

Step 1 – Tell us about your part – More information is better!

  • What type of device, component, or module is it? Each type has its own special requirements. Leaded IC chips are different than BGA packages. Connectors are different than batteries. Optical components are different than plastic chip carriers.
  • What is its size? Give us a drawing, a CAD model, or a sample (or all three). We need enough detail to know how it will fit in a tray and tolerances are important. We prefer to have actual measurements or dimensions with tolerances no larger than ±.005”/0.13mm. CAD models are best provided as STEP (.stp) files.

Step 2 – Tell us about your application

  • What will you be doing with the trays? Will you be using them for shipping, storage, processing, or all of these?
  • Do you need high temperature compatibility and, if so, what is the maximum temperature and how long will the exposure be?
  • Will the trays be used over and over in a closed process or pass through only once?
  • Do you want the trays to be compatible with a special machine, process or specific tooling?
  • Is this this a prototype effort, a low volume product, or a high volume, series production program?

Step 3 – Tell us about your business needs

  • How many parts do you need to put into trays? To start? Over the life of your program?
  • How many trays do you think you want?
  • What is your anticipated timing?

Here is a checklist we use to build a JEDEC tray for you:

  1. Drawing, CAD model, or sample of the module or part with accurate dimensions
  2. Quantity of trays, or parts for which you will need trays
  3. Temperature requirements – Do you need bakeable trays (rated up to 180°C) or non-bakeable (rated up to 60°C)
  4. How tray will be used – shipping, storage, processing, automated or manual handling
  5. Any special requirements for your process