Universal Instruments AdVantis-Lightning Chip Placement Solution on Display at NEPCON

At Nepcon 2006 Universal Instruments will be displaying the AdVantis Lightning, a high speed modular system featuring Universal's acclaimed Lightning head.

The AdVantis 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 Lightning 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.

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.

AdVantis features the company's latest windows-based UPS+ software to offer a familiar graphics-based interface. UPS+ improves localised ease-of-use worldwide thanks to its multiple language support and customisable interface screens.

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.

Universal Instruments is a global electronics productivity specialist, providing innovative circuit, semiconductor, and back-end assembly technologies and equipment, integrated system solutions, and process expertise to manufacturers in every sector of the electronics industry.

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