I am planning on use various PCB assembly houses to get my boards PCB assembled. To minimize process costs, I am told it is best to panelize/array the PCB such that there is multiple boards per array, so the pick and place machine can populate more efficiently.
I am planning on getting my boards manufactured from Company A, and getting them assembled from Companies B, C, and D. Companies B, C, and D can assemble on individually routed boards, but obviously the cost is higher.
When I get my board fabricated from Company A, is there a standard size for the PCB Array that would be most compatible with the PCBA companies?
I've watched various YouTube videos on PCBA pick and place and it seems the conveyor belt has a certain width. What is this width, and is there a standard? Most PCBA use the MYDATA pick and place machines.
Is there also a standard or most commonly used array template showing where the fudicials and tooling holes should be?
My PCB is rectangular, size 2.5" x 6.2". Trying to see how I should create the array when I order my PCB. I am planning on using v-scoring because I don't like the rough edges and I have no components near the edges.