At SMTA International, 29th to 30th September 2015 in Illinois, USA, Essemtec will exhibit the Parquda G2 multifunctional centre and Cubus storage system in Booth #335. The Parquda G2 is a 3-in-1 multifunctional centre that is claimed to be the world's first machine to combine three different processes within one platform: jetting of solder paste; jetting of glue; and placing of SMD components.
The multifunctional centre meets all of the requirements of a modern, highly flexible production system - quick changeover, intuitive operation and the combined usage of jet and/or needle valves. With this unique combination, the Paraquda G2 allows an unprecedented flexibility in the market. Being able to complete various processes with one machine eliminates the need of separate machines and reduces the investment costs dramatically. Set up is done directly from imported CAD data using an integrated medium library.
Cubus is a next-gen SMT storage system which innovates how SMT components are stored and provisioned for electronic manufacturing. For the first time, a storage device is fully user configurable and adapts to dynamic manufacturing needs. There are no limitations in terms of reel sizes, reel widths or JEDEC trays. With its flexible shelf configuration, foolproof operation and easy line integration, it easily adapts to the ever-changing manufacturing environments. Thanks to its small footprint and high storage capacity (up to 932 reels), Cubus can be positioned close to any SMT manufacturing line. Cubus interfaces easily with pick-and-place machines, greatly reducing kitting time and errors as well as machine interruptions due to missing or misplaced material.