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New Advantis raises entry-level performance, reduces cost-per-placement
New Advantis™ raises entry-level performance, reduces cost-per-placement
Keywords: Universal Instruments, Placement
The new Universal Instruments AdVantis™ placement machine builds on the value and versatility of the Vantis platform to improve performance and further reduce cost per placement in the mid-range market segment. It was seen for the very first time at Productronica held in Munich on 11-14 November (Plate 3).
Plate 3 The new Universal Instruments Advantis™ placement machine
AdVantis is designed to reduce the cost of entry for manufacturers needing high mix capability, increased speed and greater accuracy. The machine leverages Universals platform concept to deliver a very low priced, but highly scalable solution ideal for low-margin assembly applications. AdVantis also has a smaller footprint to occupy less shop floor space.
Like its predecessor, the new machine features a single-beam positioning system. To reduce the machine entry price further, AdVantis is more basic in its standard format, while an extensive list of options makes the machine readily configurable. This allows AdVantis to be personalised and means customers pay only for the features required to meet specific production criteria.
"Vantis introduced the time-honoured strengths of Universal – robust equipment, expertise, service and support – to customers in the entry-level and mid-range markets," said Aaron Saxton, Business Development Manager for Mid Range Products at Universal Instruments. "Now, we have taken a step further by offering higher performance at a price thats lower still. It sets new standards for speed, accuracy and cost-per-square-meter in its market," Saxton claimed.
AdVantis will be especially attractive to high- mix and high-volume manufacturers whose markets demand the utmost cost-per-placement efficiency to sustain narrow margins. Saxton believes that these customers know exactly what they want in a placement machine: "They need no more than it takes to perform the task, but want an option to scale up later if necessary. The up-front configurability and easy future scalability of AdVantis allows us to meet their individual needs more precisely and cost-effectively than ever before."