The Latest Offerings In Low And Medium Volume Pick-And-Place Machines

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Due to the ever-changing requirements of customers, the latest medium and low volume pick-and-place machines have become more accurate, flexible and automated.

Low and medium volume pick-and-place machines are required for SMT production and prototyping. They are in demand in a variety of sectors including LED lighting, defence, consumer electronics, automotive, medical electronics, aerospace and more. The functions provided by these machines are regularly enhanced to meet the changing industry needs. Buying a pick-and-place machine involves a huge investment, so buyers must keep up to date with the latest models to ensure productivity. In this article, we introduce some new models.

A few of the latest products available in the market

Model: YSM20R Type PV; Manufacturer: Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd
Yamaha has launched the YSM20R, a new surface mounter that accommodates a wide range of production formats with flexibility and efficiency, as well as a mounting speed of 95,000 cph.

The model offers high productivity, adaptability to various components and a superior production changeover ability based on its ‘one-head solution’ concept. This accommodates a wide range of component sizes—from super small chips to large components—with a single type of head. With the YSM20R, Yamaha has focused on increasing XY-axis speeds and revising the actions involved from pick-up to placement. It has successfully improved mounting speed by approximately 5 per cent compared to the YSM20. Also, by improving the performance of the wide-scan camera on the head, the YSM20R can mount components up to 12mm×12mm in size (up from 8mm×8mm) at high speed, thus improving productivity.

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Key features:

  • Mounting accuracy: ±0.035mm (±0.025mm) Cpk≥1.0 (3σ)
  • Air supply source: 0.45MPa or more, in clean, dry state
  • External dimensions (excluding projections):1,374mm (length) x 1,857mm (width) x 1,445mm (height) (main unit only)
  • Weight: Approximately 2,050kg (main unit only)

Contact details: www.global.yamaha-motor.com
Indian distributor: Leaptech Corporation

Model: NXT-III; Manufacturer: Fuji
The new NXT-III is a multi-functional modular placing machine. The model features a faster XY robot and tape feeders, as well as a new H24 head that achieves a speed of 35,000 chips per hour. The NXT III supports the smallest parts being used in mass production with good placement accuracy.

Key features:

  • Completely modular platform built for 24×7 production conditions
  • High speed placement machine with 42,000 cph throughput
  • Placement head exchange takes less than 5 minutes for machine ready state
  • Built-in auto and hybrid calibration function to ensure high placement accuracy
  • Maximum board handling capability of 534mm x 610mm
  • Placement accuracy of ±0.025mm
  • Supports traceability functions like wrong component loading, feeder maintenance alerts and parts exhausted warning

Contact details: www.fujiamerica.com
Indian distributor: NMTronics India Pvt Ltd, www.nmtronics.com, [email protected], +911204603500

Model: QL41; Manufacturer: Qihe India Pvt Ltd
Qihe Tech has launched the new QL41 which has four mounting heads that can pick four components at the same time. The model has five CCTV cameras. Four upward-looking cameras correspond to four nozzles, and are used to correct angular and positional deviation. There is also one downward-looking camera which is used to assess circuit board placement. The EX-axis is designed to lay up the circuit board. In the process of mounting, the EX axis moves, driving the circuit board to move, thus creating the shortest mount distance. The QL41 can mount 1.2m of PCB.

Key features:

  • Applicable PCB: 1200mm x 240mm
  • XY moving range: 530mm x 430mm
  • Z moving range: 15mm
  • Placement head quantity: 4
  • Mounting accuracy: 0.025mm
  • Tape width: 8mm, 12mm, 16mm, 24mm
  • Visual cameras: 5 HD CCD cameras
  • Average working power: 350W
  • Net weight: 131kg

Contact details: www.mrtechnology.in, [email protected], Ph: (+91)702221244
Indian distributor: MR Technology

Model: LS40V; Manufacturer: DDM Novastar
The LS40V offers technologically advanced features with a 330mm x 559mm work area, and 56 single feeder positions (up to 84 feeders using bank feeders) where quick setup, ease of operation and high reliability are paramount.

Key features:

  • Accuracy: ± 0.025mm (.001”)
  • Placement rates up to 4800 cph
  • Servo driven, position feedback from 2 micron linear scales coupled with a precision placement head
  • Tape feeders: 8mm, 12mm, 16mm, 24mm, 32mm, 44mm (electrical)
  • Integrated on-the-fly component centering using machine vision (Cognex), laser technology (Cyberoptics— optional) or mechanical fingers
  • Dispenser option: Up to 10,000 dots/hour

Contact details:www.ddmnovastar.com
Indian distributor: Drive Technologies

Model: AIMEX-III; Manufacturer: Fuji
The newly launched AIMEX III can support large panels up to 774mm x 710mm in size. Simultaneous production of two different products is possible using the dual conveyor configuration machine. The AIMEX III also enables various production methods and supports a wide range of panel sizes.

Key features:

  • Supports high productivity of 40,000 cph with one robot and 80,000 cph with the two-robot configuration
  • Intuitive on-machine editing function to ramp up production with the NPI tool
  • Supports a wide range of part sizes from 0402 to 74mm x 74mm with a single machine using dynaHead (AIMEX III/IIIC supports 03015mm parts using the H24 placement head)
  • Maximum board handling capability up to 924mm x 710mm
  • LTW2 tray unit that can handle 48 tray types

Contact details: www.fujiamerica.com
Indian distributor: NMTronics India Pvt Ltd, www.nmtronics.com, [email protected], +911204603500

Model: AdvantisV1-07; Manufacturer: Universal Instruments Corporation
AdvantisV1-07 leverages high-end base technologies and easily integrated premium options to deliver cost-effective, value-driven productivity in low-margin environments. The machine incorporates closed-loop controls for superior yields. It also generates consistent output across a range of environments, from new product introduction to volume production.

Key features:

  • 1 and 2-beam variants utilising its flagship Fuzion base architecture
  • Throughput of up to 66,500 cph per module
  • Complementary high-speed and multifunction models
  • Minimal entry price and initial investment
  • Simplified base configurations, easily integrated options
  • Premium options, including advanced NPI toolbox
  • Broadest component range and board size capabilities
  • Class-leading performance and technologies for long usable life
  • Low cost of ownership with minimal maintenance requirements

Contact details: www.uic.com
Indian distributor: ACD Renaissance LLP

Model: RS-1R; Manufacturer: Juki
This machine can operate as a chip mounter and a flexible mounter, and has a speed of up to 47,000 cph. Other features include a wide component range, optimum line balance, high throughput, and a new head design that automatically adjusts the centering height based on the components placed. Juki’s laser centering technology is fast, accurate and reliable for placing a wide range of components.

Key features:

  • Placement speed (optimum): 47,000 cph
  • PWB dimensions: 50mm x 50mm ~ 1200mm x 370mm
  • Component size: 0201 ~ 74mm x 150mm x 50mm
  • Component height: 25mm
  • Feeder input: 112 (8mm type) + 30 trays

Contact details: www.juki.co.jp, www.smtjukiindia.com, [email protected]
Indian distributor: Juki India Pvt Ltd

Model: Atom3; Manufacturer: Europlacer
The Atom3 machine hosts a pair of pioneering Pulsar pipette heads for high speed placement, matched with a single eight-nozzle turret head for agile flexible mounting. Each head occupies its own independent gantry. In Atom3, intelligent software control ensures optimum throughput at placement speeds up to 65,000 cph. The model handles a broad range of components with ease, from 01005 profiles to odd-form parts up to 100mm in size.

Key features:

  • Component range: 01005 to 50mm x 50mm
  • Standard feeders: 8mm to 104mm tapes
  • Internal feeders: Matrix trays
  • Maximum PCB size: 2059mm x 715mm
  • Maximum placement rate: 65,000 cph
  • IPC placement rate: 49,800 cph

Contact details: www.europlacer.com
Indian distributor: Bergen Associates Pvt Ltd

Model: FuzionOF; Manufacturer: Universal Instruments Corporation
The new FuzionOF, which is a versatile IC placement platform, offers an economical, flexible and high performance solution for manufacturers. The model can be integrated as a powerful pre- and post-reflow enabler to eliminate bottlenecks and boost productivity with its capabilities in demanding production environments.

Key features:

  • 1, 2 and 4-beam variants
  • Extra-capacity (XC) models with up to 272 feeder inputs
  • Versatile multi-task odd-form (OF) model
  • Throughput up to 140,000 cph per module
  • Industry-leading cost per placement, flexibility and accuracy
  • Largest board size capability
  • Closed-loop processes to ensure the highest yields
  • Maximum performance and utilisation for any volume/product mix
  • Comprehensive toolset to accelerate NPI and achieve 100 per cent first-pass yield
  • Ability to prototype on a single module

Contact details: www.uic.com
Indian distributor: ACD Renaissance LLP

 

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