Assembly Machines

Machinery & Machining Tools, Electronic Components & Devices, Services

PCB Manufacturing Service meets MIL-PRF-31032 specification.

March 18, 2015

Under qualification of Military Performance Specification MIL-PRF-31032, CAGE Code 66766, PNC provides capabilities for Conductor Width/Spacing, Finish System, and Aspect ratio. Etch department can now etch minimum conductor width of .003 in./.003 in. ENIG offers RoHS alternative to HASL, which is non-RoHS. In addition, Drilling/Plating department capabilities now include 10:1 aspect ratio. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Tool Tray Shuttles utilize electric actuators.

February 26, 2015

Utilizing electric actuators and absolute encoders, Tool Tray Shuttles provide optimal repeatability. Carriage plates are machined to customer hole patterns and feature precision homing/lockout pins. Hard-plumbed manifold is available for easy access lubrication. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Material Handling & Storage, Machinery & Machining Tools

3D Inkjet System offers solder mask and legend deposition.

February 24, 2015

Offered as 3D functional inkjet technology system for both solder mask and legend deposition by 3D inkjet technology, Gryphon SL replaces traditional solder mask and legend deposition processes in manufacture of PCBs. Functionality and operation promotes process accuracy, reliability, and yield while reducing manpower as well as need to treat waste products from process. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Machinery & Machining Tools, Optics & Photonics

Single Fiber Splicer features active V-groove mechanism. .

February 9, 2015

Featuring moveable V-groove mechanism for active alignment and consistent splicing results, Model 21S is developed for FTTX, data center, LAN, and access network applications. Typical splice time is 9 seconds and tube-heating time is 30 seconds. Measuring 120 x 189 x 71.3 mm, splicer has 4.7 in. TFT color LCD monitor and built-in battery, which enables 200 cycles. Other features include accurate splice loss estimation and real-time arc calibration functions. Read More

Welding Equipment & Supplies, Machinery & Machining Tools

Component Feeding System handles small and SMT parts.

January 27, 2015

With 134 x 152 mm footprint that maximizes lane capacity, StripFeeder System Mini loads short (2–4 in.) strips of tape-and-reel components onto compact modules for prototyping and high-mix, low-volume applications. Removable rails can be mounted to accommodate array of tape sizes in same feeder, and design holds components securely in machined tracks to prevent parts from being miss-picked, flipped in pocket, or lost. Rails can be removed to accommodate components up to 120 mm tape width. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Machinery & Machining Tools, Mechanical Power Transmission

Drop-in Replacement Actuators meet machine builders' requirements.

November 26, 2014

Offered in 6 bore sizes with 10 stroke lengths, field-repairable Optimax® Series OCG Round Body Pneumatic Cylinders feature drop-in imperial mounting to match global standard. Cushions reduce end of travel impact. Offered in 5 bore sizes with up to 7 travel lengths, Optimax Series OSX Light Duty Pneumatic Thruster Slides have drop-in metric mounting to match global standard. Shock pads reduce end of travel impact.  Both actuators comes standard with magnets for switch sensing capability. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Customizable HTCI Machine offers plug-and-play operation.

November 13, 2014

Along with structural steel tubing frame, Trinetics Model 4500 HOT TOOL-COLD INSERT (HTCI) machine features 7 in. touchscreen TFT display. XYZ adjustment for insert placement is pre-programmed into HMI touch panel, which interfaces with servo-controlled positioning table and servo linear slide. Insert placement accuracy is programmable to ±0.0015 in.; max travel is 27 x 27 in. travel, with up to 10 in. vertical window for high-depth parts; and insert to insert cycle time is ~ 3 to 6 sec. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Robotics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Force Sensing Package suits precision assembly applications.

September 10, 2014

With 6-axis force sensor that can detect 3 translational forces and 3 axial moments, MotoFit™ alters robot's position based on force encountered to align/assemble parts. Touching, fitting, and inserting are combined to provide automatic precision fits of mating surfaces of 10–100 µm. High-speed fits up to 20 mm deep with h7/H7 tolerance can be done in 5 sec. Additional components include communication board, power supply box, robot mounting flange adapter, and Engineering Support Tool software. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Robotics, Fasteners & Hardware

Robotic Screw Fastening System reduces labor and improves QC.

September 9, 2014

Screw fastening system is built around Janome desktop, 3- or 4-axis robot that comes in 5 models with working areas from 200 x 200 mm to 510 x 600 mm and repeatable accuracy of ±0.01 mm. In addition to accommodating choice of drivers, system is available with several screw feeder options. Programming of screw tightening conditions is facilitated via remote teaching pendant with 7-line screen, and robot can store up to 255 programs in resident memory card. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools, Robotics

Material Handling Robots offer 700 or 900 mm reach.

September 8, 2014

Designed with no offset in axis two, IRB 1200 Series delivers long stroke that allows robot to be placed close to work piece and still be functional. Standard variants include 700 mm reach model with payload up to 7 kg, and 900 mm model with payload up to 5 kg. Both can be mounted at any angle and come with IP 40 protection as standard, with IP 67 protection optional. With Ethernet port, 4 air ducts, and 10 customer signals, robots can be integrated with other equipment. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Automation System increases assembly accuracy and efficiency.

August 1, 2014

Outfitted with Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity via smart sensors, actuators, and cameras, scalable Universal Box Build (UBB) system assembles large format products such as servers, switches, and storage systems. Full automation promotes productivity and efficiency on factory floor, shortens time-to-manufacturing, and increases output yield quality. Real-time video and data streaming lets engineers and customers remotely analyze data for improvement and predictability. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Machinery & Machining Tools

Single-Beam PCB Mounter offers speeds up to 9,000 cph.

June 25, 2014

Implementing Hitachi's Overdrive technology, SIGMA G5JS enables full utilization of both front and rear resources via single placement head. Head can be either high-speed for up to 44 mm square single shot recognition, or multifunction for handling variety of both SMT and through-hole components. High-speed head is rated at 37,500 cph, while multi-function head is rated at 7,000–9,000 cph for chip components, excluding PCB transition time of approximately 2 sec. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Machinery & Machining Tools

Storage Management System supports 32 and 44 mm reels.

June 2, 2014

Designed to manage large dimension reels, ISM2000 Fortress supports combination of 7 in. reels from 8–16 mm in height, 13 in./15 in. reels up to 44 mm in height, and JEDEC trays. Intelligent Storage Management System uses multiple outlet system that allows simultaneous extraction and insertion of up to 27 reels. Additional features include ESD package certification and humidity control module that makes it possible to control and maintain internal environment with humidity of less than 5%. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Tabletop Screw Presenter optimizes assembly efficiency.

May 19, 2014

Mechanically presenting screw to fixed pick up point, MSP Series automates work areas and production cells. Fasteners are poured into hopper of screw presenter and automatically line up for dispensing, eliminating jammed or stuck screws. Once bit of power assembly tool engages with screw head and fastener is removed, another screw automatically dispenses to bit guide and is ready for pick-up. When using MSP screw presenters in fastening process, typical pick-up rate is 2 screws/sec. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Robotics, Mechanical Power Transmission

Spindle Motor offers alternative to automatic tool changer.

May 15, 2014

Replacing labor-intensive manual tool change or need for automatic tool changer, HF103 Solidfix® Spindle Motor accelerates tool changes via adapters that hold various tools. Modular quick-change system lets user preset tools for precise, repeatable cuts and change tools in 10–20 sec. Operated with one hand, unit incorporates 180° clamp lock and ejection features and has no screws. Spindle can be programmed to move to home position where operator can change tools and resume routine. Read More

Thermal & Heating Equipment, Machinery & Machining Tools

Air and Nitrogen Reflow Ovens feature 6-zone design.

May 8, 2014

In addition to 4-way air recycling system in each zone, Series RS-600 features top and bottom Independent Air Velocity Controlling System that allows for flexible processing control to handle complicated lead-free soldering requirements. KIC Auto-Focus Power gives Best First Guess when setting up product. To set up oven for new PCB, technician inputs PCB length, width, and weight and AFP software will take it from there by using built in library of profiles and oven specifications. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Automation System has space conserving design.

April 29, 2014

Designed for usability and flexibility within production shop, ECO Compact 20 is suited for use with VMCs and houses 20 pallets in 2 x 2 m footprint. Unit ships as pre-adjusted, ready-to-use unit and functions on only 2 M-codes, which facilitates and accelerates installation. Adjustable system can be configured with loading door on front or side and features loading arm with travel capability up to 1,200 mm. Linear guides and rails are available to ensure accessibility. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Machinery & Machining Tools, Robotics

Bench-Top Robots provide automated precision fluid dispensing.

April 23, 2014

Compatible with all valve types and controllers, TSR2000 Series is designed specifically for fluid dispensing applications. Three models are available with working areas of 200 x 200 mm, 300 x 300 mm, and 400 x 400 mm. Bench-top robots provide total control over fluid placement from beads, arcs, and circles to repeated timed dots. Programmed via teach pendant, units are suited for dispense dots of solder paste, form-in-place gaskets, filling, potting, encapsulation, and bonding applications. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Robotics

Pick-and-Place System supports small batch assembly.

April 22, 2014

Running under Windows 8, Pantera X features enhanced X-vision system that optimizes image processing for small chip components and complements on-the-fly laser centering feature. Digital image top camera enables image recording of fiducials, optimizing detection of PCB alignment. In addition to intelligent and motorized individual feeders, configurations with FLX/CLM cartridge feeders are available which will extend number of feeders from 115 to 190 for each machine. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Drives are available with fourth rolling ring bearing.

April 16, 2014

Amacoil-Uhing Model RG3 linear drives with 3 rolling ring bearings can be fitted with 4th, adding 2 more bearing-to-shaft contact points and doubling thrust of units. Products come in range of sizes with side thrust ranging from 7-800 lb. Travel speed and direction are mechanically controlled, suiting drives for use in equipment needing reciprocating linear motion component. They also suit material handling systems, spraying assemblies, converting equipment, and metrology/inspection machines. Read More