Assembly Machines

Machinery & Machining Tools, Robotics, Mechanical Components & Assemblies

High-Throughput Stringer solders solar cells in 2 sec cycle.

July 2, 2015

Designed to produce full and half-cell strings with up to 5 busbars, STRINGER TT1800 utilizes single track technology and offers throughput of up to 50 MWp per year. Cycle time of 2 seconds enables production of up to 27 modules/hr, and throughput of complete standardized system – 2 STRINGER TT1800 and one layup – is rated at 100 MWp. Layup's 6-axis robot consists of flexible package that allows system to be adapted to different applications or cell and glass sizes. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Test & Measuring Instruments

Configurable Control Platform improves operational efficacy.

June 26, 2015

Improving utilization of existing tools and assets, Automation Platform consists of two programmable automation control options; I/O modules for interfacing to any type of sensor, actuator, valve, etc; and Controls Workbench software for configuration, process monitoring, tuning, and data storage. Library of process routine templates and function blocks facilitates implementation, and leveraging of Umetrics analytical solutions improves automation via real-time actionable data insights. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Transportation Industry Products

Carrier Convenience System enhances automotive assembly lines.

May 27, 2015

Configurable to handle up to 4 models, PULSE uses linear synchronous motor technology to move automotive car body sections through robotic work stations along assembly lines as joining and other functions are performed. Solid state linear motors minimize component wear count and associated maintenance requirements/downtime threats, while safety is fostered via system's stopping speed capability. Design flexibility allows adaptation to physical conditions at each assembly plant. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Inserter System supports flat and letter mail processing.

April 28, 2015

Featuring high-speed, multi-format design, Producer® Series Inserter processes up to 25,000 letter mail pieces per hour with additional capability of inserting flat documents using dynamic drive system. System handles products such as light buck slips, inserts, booklets, brochures, plastic cards, and pre-folded letters with attached cards. Designed for 24/7 operation, heavy-duty inserter offers tool-less adjustments for quick format and size changes. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Assembly Cell handles performance-critical components.

April 17, 2015

Featuring machine vision guided operation, JOT V4 is suited for assembly of small, performance-critical components, including cameras, microphones, speakers, touchscreens, and vibras. Customer can choose modules needed according to requirements, allowing machine functionality to be fine-tuned for future assembly and volume needs. With numerous feeding options and minimal footprint of 0.35 m², desktop solution fits all factory layouts, and comes in both in-line and off-line versions. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage

Precision Toolholders meet automotive industry requirements.

April 14, 2015

Maintenance-free TENDO products increase tool service life and prevent chipping at tool cutting edge. TENDO E Compact uses hydraulic expansion technology and has flexible clamping range. With one-piece design manufactured from tool steel, Tendo Platinum hydraulic toolholders can be used with all clamping diameters, have multiple gage lengths, and can be directly clamped. TENDO Tech toolholders have technical features incorporated into them or are designed for niche market/application. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools

Machine Automation Controllers suit production sites using IoT.

April 10, 2015

Expanding Sysmac automation platform, Model NX701 controls up to 256 axes. Unit is based on Intel® Core™ i7 quad-core processor for fast execution of double precision floating point arithmetic instructions as well as basic instructions. Controller includes two 1 Gbps EtherNet/IP ports and 260 MB memory for variables, which enables data collection and analysis in parallel with device control. Available with 2 axes or no axis, entry Model NJ101 is intended for simpler machines. Read More

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