Printed circuit board assembly in electronics manufacturing is largely automated. Robots of various designs undertake steps such as SMD placement, soldering and automated optical inspection (AOI). The exception has been the through-hole mounting of so-called wired components such as capacitors, power coils and connectors. This is still mostly done by manual assembly, as it is a complex process that cannot be easily automated. Until now. Read how Glaub Automation and Engineering GmbH created a highly unusual solution to this problem using Cognex technologies.