Juki Selects Microscan's Machine Vision Solution for Its JX Series Placement Systems

RENTON, WA, May 2010 - Microscan, a global technology leader for precision data acquisition and control solutions, announces that Juki Automation Systems has integrated a Microscan Visionscape® machine vision solution into the JX-100 placement systems.

Microscan's machine vision solution, including Visionscape® software, application-specific software for part placement, NERLITE® lighting, and custom electronics and mechanics, allows the JX-100 to place BGAs, microBGAs, fine-pitch QFPs and other leaded devices down to 15 mil pitch. This, in turn, allows Juki customers to purchase a high-performance, cost effective pick-and-place product with the quality and performance that Juki customers have come to expect and appreciate from Juki globally.

"When the JX-100 was first released, we realized what a great machine this was going to be, but to make it a perfect fit for the mid-range SMT placement market we needed to add vision capability to it. We immediately contacted Microscan to help us with this project. Microscan offered the technical expertise, experience and willingness to help us develop the vision technology needed to make the JX-100 a breakthrough machine for us. We are pleased to have used Microscan and its partners to provide us with that technology," said Bob Black, President and CEO of Juki.

For more information regarding the advantages of electronics manufacturing solutions, traceability and cost savings, view a recent interview with Bob Black, Microscan President Jeff Timms, and Global SMT & Packaging Magazine at www.microscan.com/en-us/TrainingAndResources/Videos/ApexExpo2010JeffTimmsInterview.aspx.

About Juki
Juki entered the SMT Electronic assembly market in 1987, and by 1992 was the pioneer of the modular assembly line. Since then, Juki has delivered over 22,000 machines worldwide making it the industry leader for SMT placement machines. Earning a reputation for quality and reliability unsurpassed in the market, Juki delivers a range of products capable of providing high-speed and quick change-over, offering the flexibility and uptime guaranteed for success. Combining a high resolution optical centering system for chip placement with a multi-colored vision system for use with ICs, connectors and odd-shaped components, Juki offers the flexibility, repeatability and lowest cost of ownership in the industry. Backed by world class service and support, and offering a 3 year parts warranty on machines sold in the Americas and Europe, Juki is a partner that is committed to the success of it customers.

About Microscan
Microscan is a global leader in technology for precision data acquisition and control solutions serving a wide range of automation and OEM applications. Founded in 1982, Microscan has a strong history of technology innovation that includes the invention of the first laser diode barcode scanner and the 2D symbology, Data Matrix. Today, Microscan remains a technology leader in automatic identification and machine vision with extensive solutions for ID tracking, traceability and inspection ranging from basic barcode reading up to complex machine vision inspection, identification, and measurement.

As an ISO 9001:2008 certified company recognized for quality leadership in the U.S., Microscan is known and trusted by customers worldwide as a provider of quality, high precision products. Microscan is a Spectris company. For more information, visit www.microscan.com.


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