Material Handling System loads/unloads wide variety of parts.
October 20, 2009 -
Configurable for inline or same-side load and unload operations, MH-900 Series supports both single and dual-lane conveyors and handles variety of parts from very thin strips to large boats and carriers. Programmable transport speed and carrier staging maximize units/hr while multiple carrier sensors, active pinch wheels, and thin strip guides ensure safe handling. Elevator and shuttle operate independently with programmable speed to provide precise, high-speed movement.
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2762 Loker Ave.,, W.
Carlsbad, CA, 92008
Asymtek Introduces MH-900 Series Material Handling System
Offers scalability & Loading/Unloading of a Wide Variety of Parts
Carlsbad, CA - October 15, 2009 - Asymtek, a Nordson company and leader in dispensing, coating, and jetting technologies, introduces its MH-900 Series Material Handling System. This multifunctional system is configurable for inline or same-side load and unload operations, supports both single and dual-lane conveyors, and provides reliable loading and unloading of a wide variety of parts from very thin strips to large heavy boats and carriers.
Advanced process control is built into the handling system. Programmable transport speed and carrier staging maximize units per hour while multiple carrier sensors, active pinch wheels, and thin strip guides ensure safe handling for even the most challenging applications. Magazines are loaded from the side into adjustable spring-loaded trays and a vertical elevator moves them into loading position. A frame sensor identifies the next available frame, significantly reducing search time for partially filled magazines. During loading, frames are carefully pulled from the magazine and through the system by a soft-touch gripper and active pinch wheels.
The elevator and shuttle operate independently with programmable speed to provide precise, high-speed movement. Programmed shuttle positions simplify set-up and ensure continuous dispensing by moving frames to the next available lane. During the unload sequence, a frame sensor verifies the magazine is empty before moving a strip into the magazine. Adjustable thin strip guides ensure that strips, whether flat, warped, or bent, are properly loaded into the finished magazine. The integrated shuttle allows carrier staging that reduces load time and allows the ability to process a single magazine on multiple lanes for continuous processing with no wait time.
The system comes with Asymtek's LoaderMove(TM) Touch Software and Control System. Programs are easy to write with step-by-step instructions and a 147mm color touch screen. Frame mapping sensors eliminate time lost attempting to unload empty magazine slots and prevent double-loading in full slots. Users can program magazines to process from the bottom or top and to move frames to the next available lane or to a specific lane if traceability and lot control are required.
The MH-900 offers scalability in loading options. Capacity is flexible. The system can handle multiple magazines for reduced loading frequency. PLC control enables future expandability when process needs change. Quick changeover to different magazine and part sizes can be achieved with no investment in different pusher tips or expensive tooling. An optional second shelf increases capacity for reduced loading frequency.
The MH-900 series loaders are fully enclosed with interlocked doors and windows for operator safety and part security. Access panels are easily removed and built-in software maintenance tools make servicing easy. Robust system mechanics and a rigid enclosure ensure precise operation and reduced potential for jamming.
Loader controls can be fully integrated with the Spectrum S-900N series dispenser or operate independently with other SMEMA equipment.
AsymtekŪ, a world leader in precision automated fluid dispensing, conformal coating, and jetting technologies, designs and manufactures a full line of dispensing and coating systems, supported by a global applications and service network. Recognized for its innovative equipment and excellent service, Asymtek continues to offer advanced dispensing solutions for a range of precision assembly processes. These include semiconductor packaging, printed circuit boards, LEDs, flat panel displays, medical and biotechnical devices, and solar and photovoltaic products. Asymtek is an ISO 9001:2000 certified company and has received numerous awards for its service excellence and product innovations. For more information, visit www.asymtek.com.
Nordson Corporation is one of the world's leading producers of precision dispensing equipment that applies adhesives, sealants, and coatings to a broad range of consumer and industrial products during manufacturing operations. The company also manufactures equipment used in the testing and inspection of electronic components as well as technology-based systems for curing and surface treatment processes. Headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, Nordson has more than 4,100 employees worldwide, and direct operations and sales support offices in 32 countries. For more information, visit www.nordson.com.
For more information contact:
Asymtek, A Nordson Company
Tel: +1 760 431 1919
Headquarters: 2762 Loker Ave. West, Carlsbad CA 92010 USA. Tel: +1 760 431 1919 www.asymtek.com
China: +86 21 3866 9166 www.asymtek.com.cn
Europe: +31 43 352 4466
India: +91 44 4353 9024
Japan: +81 3 5762 2801 www.asymtek.com/jp
Korea: + 82 31 765 8337 www.asymtek.com/kr
Southeast Asia: +65 6796 9514
Taiwan: +886 2 2902 1860