Essemtec Benelux to Exhibit Paraquda High-Speed Pick-and-Place with New Dispensing Option in Utrecht

Essemtec will highlight Paraquda, its industry-leading, flexible, Swiss-made pick-and-place solution in Booth 8D035 at the upcoming Electronics Automation, scheduled to take place May 28-30, 2013 at the Royal Dutch Jaarbeurs Exhibition Center, Utrecht.

The Electronics & Automation in Utrecht is the most important exhibition in the Benelux for the electronics industry. Essemtec, the Swiss manufacturer of production systems, will exhibit Paraquda, one of the most modern SMD pick-and-place systems, that is now available with a fully featured dispensing option. Additionally, the new hyQ-feeder range will be introduced.

Essemtec’s Paraquda is a highly flexible, fast SMD pick-and-place machine that combines a large feeder capacity (up to 240 intelligent feeder), fast programming and changeover while the machine is running, with the ability to quickly place any component from 01005 up to 80x70 mm including fine-pitch, BGA, CSP or flip chips. The Paraquda high-speed pick-and-place machine is designed to fulfill the requirements of a high-mix SMT production. The placement head is equipped with four axes, each one of them with its own vertical and rotation drive system and each can be controlled individually. All SMD components are placed quickly, are reproducible and are reliable using most modern placement technologies. The Paraquda is operated and programmed using ePlace, Essemtec’s intuitive and graphical software.

Essemtec also offers a fully featured dispensing option for its Paraquda. The new option extends the placement machine’s application range: In addition to placing 15,000 components per hour, the Paraquda now can dispense up to 20,000 glue or paste dots per hour. The new dispensing option provides the Paraquda pick-and-place with all the features of a modern dispensing machine, including a needle height calibration station and a fully automatic needle cleaning system.

Also on display will be Essemtec’s new PC-TF16, PC-TF16-24 & PC-TF32-44 hyQ-feeders for the pick-and-place machines Cobra and Paraquda. With an indexing time of only 60 ms, they increase the machine’s placement speed by more than 25 percent and allow for four components to be picked up simultaneously. The new feeders can be used for 16, 16-24 and 32-44 mm tape widths, thereby maximizing the usage of every feeder.

Visit Essemtec free of charge at booth 8D035 at Electronics & Automation in Utrecht. The link for free registration is available on Essemtec's website (

About the company:

The Swiss machine manufacturer Essemtec is a market leader in manufacturing flexible production systems for industrial users. Essemtec has been developing, manufacturing and marketing equipment and machines for all processes in the electronics industry since 1991: printers, dispensers, pick-and-place and soldering systems. Manual, semiautomatic and fully automatic systems are available. The range of products also includes transportation and storage systems, as well as software solutions for planning, simulation optimization and documentation of manufacturing. All Essemtec systems are optimized for maximum flexibility. Users can switch from one product to another quickly, making maximum use of available production capacity. Essemtec - Be more flexible.

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