NEW MG-8R joined Assembléon’s A-Series Pick & Place machines at Nepcon Shanghai

Soldering & Surface Mount Technology

ISSN: 0954-0911

Article publication date: 27 June 2008



(2008), "NEW MG-8R joined Assembléon’s A-Series Pick & Place machines at Nepcon Shanghai", Soldering & Surface Mount Technology, Vol. 20 No. 3.



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NEW MG-8R joined Assembléon’s A-Series Pick & Place machines at Nepcon Shanghai

Article Type: New products From: Soldering & Surface Mount Technology, Volume 20, Issue 3

Assembléon showed the recently upgraded MG-8R alongside its AX-501 and AX-201 Pick & Place machines at Nepcon Shanghai in April. The MG-8R uses the same intelligent tape feeders as the A-Series platform to help speed up and simplify machine setup. The A-Series itself offers best-in-class cost of manufacturing, with the highest reliability while placing upwards of a trillion components a year.

Wide component range for high-mix production

Assembléon’s M-Series brings fast, accurate and versatile placement for medium and large batches with complex component mixes. The MG-8R is an end-of-line machine for high-mix production, and places chips as well as complex and odd-form components. That enables the machine to be used in-line for industrial, consumer, automotive and other industries.

The MG-8R virtually eliminates placement defects using a 3D co-planarity camera, side view camera, and optional Force Control. All modules verify the condition of the placement nozzles, and there is a standard nozzle cleaning system. The modules constantly self-calibrate to eliminate thermal instability from changing production environments. There is also off-line setup and feeder exchange trolley verification.

A-Series brings single-digit dpm performance

Assembléon’s A-Series uses true parallel placement, having multiple heads that place up to 121,000 components/h (IPC9850 reference speed) with smooth robot movements and constant component monitoring. That translates to single-digit defects per million performance - the industry benchmark - and board quality levels of up to 99.999 per cent.

The A-Series machines bring zero defects manufacturing to automotive, medical and other quality sensitive industries. Accuracy for complex, fine-pitch and odd-form components is as good as 20 μm at 3 σ. Product changeovers take typically less than 6 min. The machines can be seamlessly integrated into logistics control infrastructures for integrated factory automation.

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