AdVantis Platforms at SMT Nuremberg

Universal Instruments is showing two AdVantis(TM) placement platform models at SMT Nuremberg on Booth #7-449. The company's platform product portfolio now includes a broad range of AdVantis models specifically configured to address a variety of assembly tasks while still offering maximum flexibility, modularity and excellent value.

On display at SMT Nuremberg are the AdVantis AC-30L model, a high speed modular system featuring Universal's award winning Lightning head, and the AX-72 model, a modular multi-function system featuring a choice of placement and dispense head options along with odd-form placement capability.

The AC-30L (Lightning) Platform combines the throughput of Universal's revolutionary rotary Lightning head with the flexibility and value driven performance of the acclaimed AdVantis platform. With its ability to deliver high utilization for both top and bottom side applications along with high speed placement of large parts, the AdVantis AC-30L blurs the distinction between Flexible Fine Pitch and Chip Shooters. The Lightning head itself features a radial array of 30 modular, individually controlled spindles - a configuration that delivers productivity-enhancing features by driving placement rates up to 30,000cph on AdVantis.

Universal's AdVantis AC-30L addresses an unsurpassed range of components from 0201 to 30mm x 30mm and places devices such as CSP, WSP, uBGA, and Melfs at full speed.

The Multi-Function AX-72 Platform is one of the most flexible and modular AdVantis models with a configuration that deploys up to two heads on a single beam, offering combination head capability. Component range is from 0201s to 55mm x 55mm devices (in a single field-of-view) at placement rates up to 16,500cph. As well as a selection of camera systems and a wide range of feeder types including tape, tray, tube, component strips, bulk, odd-form, wafer, waffle and gel pack, the AX-72 can also deliver material dispensing capabilities.

Universal's entire AdVantis platform range now incorporates a number of design enhancements, many of which - such as feeders, vision, heads and software - maintain commonality with other Universal Instruments platform equipment. Improved feeder interfaces feature robust three-point mountings.

Equally as important as cycle times for maximised productivity is idle time. Again, Universal's platform products deliver more functionality to reduce idle time through new software tools to improve calibration and diagnostics, and NPI tools to facilitate fast product changeover. AdVantis Platforms also incorporate a complete family of spliceable feeders, new feeder bank change carts, and dual-track tape feeders that effectively double the on-machine inventory for 8mm components.

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