Pick-and-place system has linear motors and mineral cast frame

1st September 2016
Posted By : Peter Smith

Essemtec will demonstrate the new FOX pick-and-place machine, Spider jet dispenser and Cubus storage system at SMTAI. The FOX is said to be the first machine in its class with linear motors and a mineral cast frame, providing speed, stability, and accuracy, and making it suited for use in small production environments.

FOX measures  88cm x 109cm and it can accept PCBs up to 406mm x 305mm. Components with sizes from 0201 (imperial) up to 33x80mm can be placed, optionally up to 80x80mm. 4500 cph (IPC9850A) with 50 µm @ 3σ.

It can be fitted with a dispense valve for SMD glue or solder paste for hassle-free manufacturing of 2.5D assemblies. Fox also features our award winning software ePlace found on the Paraquda, Cobra and Scorpion platforms.

The new Spider features a dispensing capability of up to 150,000 dots/hr (with Piezo Jet Valve) and accommodates boards up to 406x305 mm. With advanced laser height mapping, Spider offers compensation for substrate warp/3D applications. Spider offers the same benefits as the Scorpion system, but in a much more compact footprint and with only two valves. Spider’s sleek design requires only 1 m² of production floor space.

Not only can it work quickly but it is accurate, placing dots within 50 µm @ 3σ at full speed, resulting in improved throughput. With three jet speed options (basic, standard and high speed), the Spider is optimized for short, ultra-fast moves. The dispenser features high maximum dispensing speeds: Jet Valve: 150,000 dots/hr; Pneumatic Jet Valve: 80,000 dots/hr; Time/Pressure Valve: 28,000 dots/hr; Archimedean Screw: 24,000 dots/hr.


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