New SMT Products – March 2018
Yamaha’s new Z:LEX YSM20R modular mounter
Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. announces the April 1, 2018 release of the Z:LEX YSM20R, a new all-around surface mounter that offers the versatility to accommodate a wide range of production formats with flexibility and efficiency while also boasting a mounting speed of 95,000 CPH,making it the world’s fastest in its class (under optimum conditions).The YSM20, a leading Z:LEX Series model, offers high productivity, adaptability to various components and superior production changeover ability based on its “1-head solution” concept to accommodate a wide range of component sizes—from super small chips to large components—with a single type of head. The new YSM20R is a high-end, high-efficiency modular mounter that enhances the production capabilities of the YSM20 and joins the series lineup as a deluxe model aimed at boosting competitiveness. With the YSM20R, Yamaha focused on increasing XY-axis speeds and revising the actions involved for pick-up to placement, and successfully improved mounting speed by approximately 5% compared to the YSM20. Also, by improving the performance of the wide-scan camera on the head, the YSM20R can mount components up to 12×12 mm in size (up from 8×8 mm) at high speed, thus improving productivity.
Electrolube’s UV cure coating guarantees full cure in 24 hours
Electrolube has launched an innovative new two-part, UV cure conformal coating, the 2K850, in response to demand for an extremely fast-drying UV cure coating, that’s solvent-free, VOC-free and offers unsurpassed performance in harsh environments, including resistance to cracking during thermal shock cycling. Designed to allow rapid board calibration, the 2K850 UV Cure coating enables boards to be handled immediately, with full cure guaranteed within just 24 hours due to the chemical secondary cure mechanism. Compared to UV cure systems on the market that require minimum moisture secondary cure times of 7-8 days, 2K850 enables tremendous reductions in the amount of Work In Progress. In addition, for many sensitive designs, as the changes in material properties during the secondary curing process can cause difficulties with board calibration. The 2K850 coating has been developed for selective coating systems and was recently announced as ‘SMT Technology Product of the Year’ in India.
Nordson ASYMTEK Select Spray applicator
Nordson ASYMTEK introduces the new Select Coat SC-350 Select Spray applicator for conformal coating applications. The SC-350 delivers superior edge definition and uniform coating thickness at high speeds while accommodating a wide range of fluid viscosities. The exceptional edge definition and control of the spray maintain tight keep-out zones and enable thin film builds, which are critical in automotive and mobile electronics device manufacturing and assembly. The SC-350 is ideal for applications that require precise edge definition and uniform passes for 100% solids as well as solvent-based materials. An innovative airflow extension optimizes atomization of high-viscosity materials, such as silicones, acrylics, and urethanes, and reduces the “cobwebbing effect” that occurs when coating materials cure in air. Viscosities ranging from 30 cps to more than 3500 cps can be handled efficiently while reducing solvent use. The SC-350 applicator is designed for use with the Nordson ASYMTEK SL-940 conformal coating system.