Essemtec has been awarded a Global Technology Award in the category of Pick and Place Equipment – Low Medium Volume for its Cobra SMT Assembler. The award was presented to the company recently at a ceremony that took place at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre in Munich, Germany during productronica 2011.
Premiering in 2005, the Global Technology Awards program is an annual celebration of product excellence in electronics surface mount assembly. Premier products based on the finest examples of creative advancement in technology are chosen by a distinguished panel of industry experts.
This is the second time within one year that Essemtec’s innovative and seminal pick-and-place machine Cobra has been awarded. In April, during IPC APEX 2011, the Cobra has been awarded an NPI Award for creative advancement in technology in the Component Placement Multifunction category.
Cobra is the second generation of assembly systems based on ePlace, the new software designed entirely by Essemtec based on the company’s eez-technology. ePlace has been fully developed in .net, uses an integrated database, and offers a modern, interactive, intelligent and intuitive tool for controlling all parameters. Additionally, Cobra is the world’s most modern SMD pick and place machine and the first SMD pick and place system to combine the advantages of a highly flexible pick and place with the throughput of a multi-axes placer.