Placement Equipment

Fiber Placement System handles wind energy and aerospace parts.
Placement Equipment

Fiber Placement System handles wind energy and aerospace parts.

Featuring vertical gantry design, VIPER® 7000 lays 32 tows of carbon or glass-fiber prepreg tape, utilizing tow widths of 0.125, 0.25, or 0.5 in. to create total band width up to 16 in. Machine accommodates fixed floor-mounted or rotation tooling in OML or IML configurations. With segmented compaction roller, backing film removal, and individual cut-clamp-restart head, system can change ply...

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Essemtec's Cobra Wins Global Technology Award 2011
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Essemtec's Cobra Wins Global Technology Award 2011

Essemtec, a leading manufacturer of surface mount technology production equipment, announces that it has been awarded a Global Technology Award in the category of Pick-and-Place Equipment - Low-Medium Volume for its Cobra SMT Assembler. The award was presented to the company during a Tuesday, November 15, 2011 ceremony that took place at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre in Munich, Germany during...

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Miscellaneous Liners

Liner Hanger System facilitates drilling of difficult well formations.

Installed and released prior to cement job, TORXS(TM) Expandable Liner Hanger System eliminates risk of running tools becoming fixed in place during cementing, requiring fishing or well abandonment. System enables seamless 1-trip, 2-stage hanger and packer setting for cemented liner applications. Advanced torsion capability allows casing to be worked to depth in challenging zones, and there is no...

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Placement Equipment

Essemtec to Expand Product Range

New Product Launches at productronica 2011 On booth A3.358 at the upcoming productronica 2011 exhibition in Munich, Essemtec will highlight a new 3D SMD placement machine, the Scorpion dispensing machine and new Cobra Feeders. The company also launches eMIS, the integrated production management software. Essemtec will premier a new 12 mm high speed Cobra Feeder in addition to the 2x8 mm feeders....

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High-Speed Fiber Placement on Large Complex Structures
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High-Speed Fiber Placement on Large Complex Structures

Reducing aircraft weight is essential to boosting fuel efficiency. Not only is it very important in terms of cost, but also given the ever-increasing distances that airplanes of the future are expected to travel more capacity is essential. Carbon fiber's high strength to weight ratio is one of the main innovations today, but the need for high production rates requires extremely complex machines....

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Universal Demonstrates Newest Platforms at NEPCON China
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Universal Demonstrates Newest Platforms at NEPCON China

Universal Instruments will showcase its newest surface mount and through-hole platforms together with China/Hong Kong-area sales representative Gentron International Limited on booth 1A03 at the 2011 NEPCON China tradeshow in Shanghai, China on May 11-13. The flagship Genesis Series 2 Platform, delivering the ultimate in modular performance for standard-to-extreme surface mount applications, will...

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Parts Feeders

SMT Component Feeder handles chips from 01005 to 1206.

Requiring 20 mm of space on feeder rack, double 8 mm Cobra Feeder handles paper and blister tapes and allows tape splicing. High-precision indexing wheel moves component tape forward, enabling 4 mm indexing in 60 ms. Position of wheel and tape is measured directly on indexing finger, and tolerances of indexing wheel are registered and electronically compensated. To ensure continuous, jam-free...

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SMT Hautes Boosts Productivity with Universal's Genesis Series 2

SMT Hautes Technologies, a leading-edge EMS provider, has purchased Universal Instruments' Genesis Series 2 Platforms to comprise a flexible production line at their Montreal, Canada facility. The new Series 2 line is achieving a 20% greater throughput than the company's previous surface mount lines, while also enabling SMT Hautes to perform advanced processes on the same line. Genesis Series 2...

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Universal Bolsters Complete Solutions Portfolio at APEX 2011
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Universal Bolsters Complete Solutions Portfolio at APEX 2011

Universal Instruments offers complete process, manufacturing and support solutions for a full range of electronics assembly applications. Universal will highlight two new additions to its complete solutions portfolio on booth #1635 at the 2011 IPC APEX show located at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, April 12-14. The Advantis 3(TM) Platform brings scalable performance and class-leading technology for...

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Creation Leverages Universal's Advantis 3 Platform for Significant throughput Gains
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Creation Leverages Universal's Advantis 3 Platform for Significant throughput Gains

Creation Technologies, a Global Top-50 and North American Top-10 Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider, has purchased Universal Instruments' Advantis 3(TM) Platform to improve productivity at their Markham Ontario, Canada Facility. The initial machine installation has resulted in greater than 25% throughput improvements. Advantis 3 delivers scalable performance and class-leading...

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