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Creation Leverages Universal's Advantis 3 Platform for Significant throughput Gains
Machinery & Machining Tools

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...

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Surface Mount Placement System handles boards up to 1,016 mm.
Machinery & Machining Tools

Surface Mount Placement System handles boards up to 1,016 mm.

Powered by VRM linear motor with closed-loop 1 Â-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,...

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Direct Die Feeders install on GenesisSC Platform.
Communication Systems & Equipment

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,...

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Reporting Software identifies production inefficiencies.
Software

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...

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Radial Insertion Machine offers expanded lead span capability.
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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...

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Shop Floor Control Software maximizes line utilization.
Software

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...

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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...

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Machinery & Machining Tools

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...

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Communication Systems & Equipment

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...

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