PCB Magazine Handlers feature graphical operation console.

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Available in loader, unloader, and combined module, Models BHL-04 and BHU-04 replace pneumatic piston with electric telescope push-in, cutting overall length by ½ m. Loaders and unloaders can be integrated into any production line via SMEMA interface, while combined module is suitable for fully automatic batch solutions such as independent printing cells that serve multiple assembly lines. For programming, units include graphical touchscreen console where all parameters can be set and saved.

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Essemtec's New Handling Modules Save Space and Energy

PCB Loader/Unloader becomes more compact and flexible

Essemtec, the Swiss manufacturer of production systems for electronics, introduces advanced BHL-04 and BHU-04 PCB magazine handlers. A new electric telescope push-in replaces the pneumatic piston, reducing the loaders' overall length by half a meter. The higher efficiency of the drive system reduces energy consumption by 50 percent. The handlers also feature a new graphical operation console.

Numerous customer requests and field experiences have influenced the further development of the new BHx-04 magazine handlers. For example, the length of the BHL-04 PCB loader module has been reduced by half a meter by replacing the pneumatic push-in piston with an electric telescopic feed. The latter has other advantages, too: The system does not require compressed air for operation and the PCB push-in now can be precisely controlled.

The lift table for PCB magazines has been reconstructed. For the same speed and maximum load specifications, driving motors now only require 50 percent of electric power. Exchanging magazines has become easier and faster, and the lift can be flexibly adapted for different magazine and PCB dimensions.

For programming, a new graphical console with touch screen is integrated. All parameters can be set and saved using the user-friendly interface. The software design is based on eez-technology, the modern graphical user interface introduced by Essemtec.

The new magazine handlers from Essemtec are available in three base versions: Loader, unloader and combined module. Loaders and unloaders can be integrated into any production line by means of the SMEMA interface. The combined module is suitable for fully automatic batch solutions such as an independent printing cell that serves multiple assembly lines.

The new modules will debut at the upcoming productronica 2011 exhibition in Munich, Germany. Visit Essemtec in Hall A3, booth 358.

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, semi-automatic and fully automatic systems are available. The range of products also includes transportation and storage systems, as well as software solutions for planning, simulation optimisation and documentation of manufacturing. All Essemtec systems are optimized for maximum flexibility. The user can switch from one product to another in no time, thus making maximum use of the available production capacity. Essemtec - Be more flexible.

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