Surface Mount Carriers

Surface Mount Carriers

Model Number: SMT-CARRIER

Surface mount carriers, also known as SMT carriers, are fixtures used in the electronics manufacturing industry to support, protect and transport printed circuit boards (PCBs) of different shapes and sizes including flex PCBs during the assembly process.

  • Streamline SMT process
  • Reduce setup time
  • Improve board handling
  • Reduce soldering defects
  • Reduce board warping
  • Reduce labor cost

Stencils Unlimited manufactures surface mount carriers in our state-of-the -art facility in Tualatin, Oregon. All our carriers are made with Durostone®, a heavy-duty (Electro-Static Discharge) ESD composite material. This material exhibits good machinability in addition to the following characteristics:

  • Withstand high temperatures and resist the corrosive effects of solder and flux.
  • Low heat and moisture absorption.
  • Dimensional stability for proper board alignment.
Product Pricing
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Get a Special Discount When You Order Multiple Surface Mount Carriers.

  • 5% Discount, 2-5 Units
  • 7.5% Discount, 6-10 Units
  • 10% Discount, 11+ Units
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Custom Quote

Quoting and ordering your wave solder pallets online!

You can request a custom quote or quote and order your pallets online. Please follow the next steps to quote and order online.
  1. Enter the part number and revision of your pallet. It is very important to assign a part number and a revision to any custom part for identification.
  2. Attached a zip file containing the following information:
    1. Gerber or Step files
    2. Photos of previously assembled boards (if available)
    3. Special instructions
  3. Select the material type and thickness. If you are not sure what to select, please request a custom quote.
  4. Enter the approximate pallet length and width in inches.
  5. Enter the number of hold downs. We recommend a minimum of two hold downs for individual boards. If your boards are panelized we recommend four hold downs, one for each corner of the panel.
  6. Select “Yes” if your pallet needs a top hat.
  7. Select “Yes” if you would like to add stiffener bars to your pallet.
  8. Please enter the number of shoulder bolts to be added to your pallet.
  9. Enter the number of pallets you would like to order in the “Quantity” field in the upper right corner of the screen. An automatic discount is applied depending on the quantity.


Whether you are using an automatic stencil printer or a prototype stencil, an automatic pick and place machine or a pair of tweezers, an automatic 8-zone reflow oven or a toaster oven, sometimes you just need a surface mount carrier to get the job done. These are typical instances of when you may need to use carriers.

  • PCBs that are too small for conveyor systems.
  • PCBs that too thick or too thin.
  • Odd-shape boards.
  • Flimsy boards. Flex and rigid-flex PCBs usually require support during the SMT process.
  • PCBs with SMT components are too close to the edge of boards.