New Products: August 2016
Eunil presents the ECM-350 Table Coating Master
Eunil presents the ECM-350 Table Coating Master, a highly accurate offline machine for small-quantity batch production. Printed circuit boards (PCBs) are the foundation for electronics in every day products including automotive, consumer electronics, communications, and industrial and energy applications. Due to the evolution of these products, PCBs are often exposed to damaging environments ranging from moisture, dust, and harsh chemicals to extreme thermal cycling and vibration. Coating will provide protection needed. Features include highly accurate and consistent Gantry Robot (X axis) & Table Robot (Y axis), ability to fix various products at Multi JIG, exhauster to inhale odor, and an internal UV lamp. The most common uses for the coating are to inhibit leakage and short circuit due to humidity and contamination, to inhibit corrosion, to improve fatigue life of solder joints to leadless packages, and to provide mechanical support for small parts to prevent damages due to mechanical shock and vibration. The advantages are that the automated selective coating is good for consistency, producing repeatable results. It increases productivity (high throughput and reduced labor costs), improves material utilization, and improves quality with little to no masking.
Juki introduces the JX-350 LED long board machine 1.5m
Juki Automation Systems (JAS), Inc., a world-leading provider of automated assembly products and systems and part of Juki Automation Systems Corporation, is pleased to introduce the new JX-350 LED mounter. The JX-350 LED supports a wide variety of LED nozzles and can place up to six diffusing lenses over the top of the LED simultaneously for backlighting applications. The new JX-350 LED Mounter offers a flexible placement system specially designed for LED lighting products and mid- to large LCD display backlights. It can support ultra-long boards up to 1,500mm, and Juki laser centering for high-speed, high accuracy placement offers the best in the industry.
Microscan’s smallest platform for barcode reading
Microscan, a global manufacturer and pioneer of miniature barcode imagers and machine vision smart cameras for industrial automation, redefines imaging technology as a single, omni-capable platform for any automation task. With the scalability to accomplish basic to high-performance auto ID as well as simple to advanced machine vision in one, MicroHAWK offers the breadth of Microscan software and hardware options on the smallest smart camera suite ever developed. The MicroHAWK family includes a fully-integrated imaging engine and three industrial-rated miniature imagers with unrivaled flexibility, ease of use, and universal application potential. A leader in the miniaturization of industrial data acquisition technologies, Microscan founded its company and namesake with the invention of the world’s smallest and fastest laser barcode scanner in 1982 (the MS-1000). With the ability to accomplish high-performance barcode reading in the most space-restricted instruments, Microscan quickly became the leading brand of embedded barcode readers for clinical applications and has remained committed to space-efficiency in the design of its products. When the company acquired Siemens’ Machine Vision business in 2008, Microscan combined the compact form factor of its products with new and vast machine vision inspection capabilities. Microscan released the world’s smallest smart camera (Vision MINI®) on the award-winning AutoVISION® Machine Vision platform and coined the term “Auto ID+” – the first technology to go beyond barcode reading to add basic inspection tasks such as counting, measurement, OCR, and more within a single, fully-integrated device.
Austin American’s combined batch cleaner and Rose tester
Austin American Technology has introduced, the AquaRoseTM; the world’s first water based batch circuit board cleaner and ROSE cleanliness tester in one compact automated tool. In keeping with Austin American’s innovative design standards, the new AquaRoseTM cleaner is designed with a set of unique features that provide better quality control, higher throughput, lower acquisition and operating cost, and our “Earth Smart” closed loop DI and chemical wash process saving hundreds of gallons of chemistry and thousands of gallons of water per year. The AquaRose improves the quality control protocol significantly by adding a ROSE cleanliness check in addition to the standard rinse to programmed conductance. This automatic ROSE ionic cleanliness verification can eliminate the need pulling a sample and running a separate ROSE test in a secondary operation saving labor and improving testing accuracy. ROSE testing every batch significantly reduces the chances of “poor cleaning” product escapes causing in test and field failures. These new process control features provide process control limits to be set, monitored and recorded for product/process traceability. The AquaRose uses AAT’s high energy fluid dynamics cleaning design proven and field tested for over 10 years in our older AquaTherm series cleaners. Product drying times have been shortened by 50% with our new rotating head dryers. These dryers provide high volume heated circulating air in-between the circuit cards to achieve the fastest drying times and highest throughput available in the industry. From a cost saving standpoint, the AquaRose sets the bar.
Simplimatic’s solutions increase customer production speed
Simplimatic Automation recently integrated a custom robotic cell for a customer in Denmark. The system includes three FANUC robots, conveyor, and a completely customized 12-station indexing dial manufacturing system. Simplimatic’s engineering team designed the rotating dial to perform 12 individual functions to fabricate an intricate medical device product. The system is designed to preheat and form a medical-grade plastic barrier and join a preformed 2-part seal, labeling the barrier with variable size options, and punching a mounting hole into the product. After mechanical assembly, a FANUC LR Mate 200iD robot removes the completed item from the dial and places it on a conveyor for final verification and packaging. “The dial we created was a completely custom piece of equipment,” Waheed Chaudhry, VP of engineering, said. “Our customer identified a need within their facility and we designed the machine to create a solution to that problem, all while increasing their production speed.” The system also incorporates vision, utilizing a SD Sony camera and an HD IP Basler camera positioned above a custom vacuum light table. Both cameras utilize FANUC iRVision software which allows the cameras to locate the product, verify if the light table is clear, and ensure two barriers do not become stacked during production. The indexing dial, robots, conveyor, and vision systems work in tandem to satisfy exacting customer manufacturing requirements.