What would be the average speed (an experienced) person would assemble surface mount components on to a PCB? Assuming they have desk that is correctly set up (pick and place station) and the PCB has solder paste already applied.
Reason for the question:
Pick and place machines talk about components per hour (CPM) speed, interested to know how to compare this against a person. Looking into doing small runs (100 units) of a product, need to determine if I hire staff or purchase a small scale pick and place machine instead.
I know Sparkfun say they do this sort of work by hand, but I have a part count of 90!