Understand SMD size code
Imperial code VS metric code - SMD size difference? Find answers below & get a free SMD size chart guide
The two different ways to specify the component sizes can be a challenge even for buyers of components
- we have made a free size chart to download - and explain you the difference.
Metric or Imperial components
- what is the difference in SMD sizes?
It can cause some confusion, but it's actually very simple, as the number code on the component is the component size. This is the case both with Imperial or metric code:
- Imperial code is in inches
Example: 0201 imperial component.
This means that the component is 0,02 x 0,01 inches.
- Metric code is in millimeter
Example; 0201 metric component.
This means that the component is 0,2 x 0,1 mm in size.
Component size compare: 008004" imperial = 0201 metric code
— Imperial code VS Metric code - SMD size code chart —
To help you understand the difference in size between Imperial components & Metric component
- we have made this visual SMD components size chart.
Also check out the YAMAHA SMT software
SMD component sizes translation Metric VS Imperial
This overview shows you a selection of components that is the same size, but have different names depending on if it's named in Metric code or in Imperial code.
Metric code component
Imperial code component
0201 Imperial compared to 0201 Metric component size
As a SMT machine supplier we understand how crucial it is that you know the difference. We take pride in giving our customers the correct guidance to make their basis for decision the best possible.
So when we tell you that YAMAHA YRM20 pick & place supports 008004" / 0201 component in metric code - do you know how tiny 0201 SMD component in metric is?
How small components do
YAMAHA Pick & Place machines support?
YAMAHA Pick & place supports the tiniest components
With the right configuration of mounting head and nozzle for component pick-up the the Yamaha pick & place machines supports:
- 008004" (0201 mm) components.
Pick & place range
We invite you to explore our range of Pick & Place machines - feel free to take a closer look.
Do you have questions or need guidance about component sizes or SMT lines - pls get in touch.