Sjef van Gastel
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Sjef van Gastel is manager advanced development at Assembléon Netherlands B.V. Assembléon is active in developing, building and selling pick & place systems for SMD assembly.
Sjef is responsible for technology road mapping, technology investigations leading towards new machine concepts and for competitive dynamics. Since 2008 he is also responsible for sustainability aspects in the design of SMD pick & place machines. He holds 12 international patents / patent applications in the field of SMD assembly. He is principal author of the book ‘Fundamentals of SMD assembly’ (ISBN 1 902983 14 9). Sjef has also made presentations at international conferences (IPC, APEX, CMMF, Productronica) in addition to teaching classes on SMT.
Sjef van Gastel holds a masters degree (honors) in Mechanical Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands).