Universal Instruments Corp.
Binghamton, NY 13902-0825
Creation Leverages Universal's Advantis 3 Platform for Significant throughput Gains
Creation Technologies, a Global Top-50 and North American Top-10 Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider, has purchased Universal Instruments' Advantis 3(TM) Platform to improve productivity at their Markham Ontario, Canada Facility. The initial machine installation has resulted in greater than 25% throughput improvements. Advantis 3 delivers scalable performance and class-leading...Read More »
Surface Mount Placement System handles boards up to 1,016 mm.
Powered by VRM linear motor with closed-loop 1 -µm positioning, Genesis Series 2 is available 1-, 2-, and 4-beam configurations with throughputs up to 140,000 cph. Unit features 30-spindle Lightning-® head, which places passives down to 01005, CSPs, WSPs, -µBGAs, eCAPs, DPAKs, and MELFs at full speed. Vertical part sensor verifies part presence immediately prior to placement, while dual...Read More »
Direct Die Feeders install on GenesisSC Platform.
Innova and Innova + direct die feeders are portable, high-speed units that enable GenesisSC system to assemble complete module on single machine. Multiple feeders can be installed on single placement machine with minimum feeder slot consumption and feeders can alternate operation for continuous running of like part numbers. Units process wafers up to 300 mm in size and include vision processing,...Read More »
Reporting Software identifies production inefficiencies.
Designed to increase utilization rates to over 90%, Linechart(TM) multi-vendor reporting software provides complete visibility into all production lines and identifies factory inefficiencies. It helps maximize utilization by monitoring production lines and providing graphical feedback for several KPIs across Universal and non-Universal pick-and-place equipment. By displaying data down to feeder...Read More »
Radial Insertion Machine offers expanded lead span capability.
With 5.0/7.5/10.0 mm triple-span, Radial 8XT Insertion Machine optimizes PCB coverage by automating placement of components that, until now, have required manual insertion. Machine is available in both stand-alone and pass-through configurations and will benefit power supply, white goods, military, and aerospace electronics production. In addition, 15 mm dispense head tooling is available to...Read More »
Shop Floor Control Software maximizes line utilization.
Promoting production visibility, Dimensions-® Line Manager reduces downtime by up to 75% in any manufacturing environment. It enables proactive management of changeover and part replenishment during production. Additional functionality offers dynamic instructions at each machine for feeder destinations during changeover and automatically guarantees correct locations. Modular solution also...Read More »
Placement System addresses mid-tier SMT assembly needs.
Targeted at mid-tier assembly sector, AdvantisX surface mount platform features linear motor positioning system and is available in single- as well as dual-gantry models empowered by Lightning Head technology. Platform is also offered in several multifunction configurations utilizing Inline7 and Inline4 High Force flexible heads.Read More »
Universal Instruments and Valor Partner to Deliver Best-in-Class NPI Solution
Binghamton, USA and Yavne, Israel -23rd October 2007 - Universal Instruments Corporation (UIC) and Valor Computerized Systems Ltd. have established a partnership to deliver a new, best-in-class NPI solution for UIC assembly machine users, based on Valor's vPlan production planning tool. The new product will be unveiled at the Productronica tradeshow on November 13th in Munich, Germany. The new...Read More »
Universal Extends Flagship Platform Portfolio
Universal Instruments has expanded the capabilities of its Genesis platform offering by augmenting the successful dual-gantry (D-Series) configuration with a quad-gantry (Q-Series) and two single-gantry (S-Series) models. As the industry's fastest quad-gantry placement machine, the Genesis GC-120Q's superior cost-per-placement and throughput-per-square meter metrics makes it ideal for the...Read More »
Universal to Collect Industry Honor at APEX 2007
Universal Instruments has confirmed that its Genesis GC-120Q platform has been chosen as the recipient of a prestigious SMT Vision Award. Leading the competitive Pick-and-Place category, Universal will collect the award on February 19th during a ceremony being held at this year's APEX exhibition. Now in its fifteenth year, the annual awards ceremony is designed to honor new technologies...Read More »