Altus add new intelligent storage system to portfolio
Altus, a leading distributor of capital equipment for the electronics assembly industry in the UK and Ireland, is adding to its SMT equipment line with the introduction of the new YST15 Intelligent SMD Storage System from Yamaha Motor Europe.
Launching in October this year, YST15 interlinks with mounting lines to automatically store and manage supply of Surface Mount Devices (SMDs). Altus will be attending the SMT Hybrid and Packaging Show in Nuremberg from 5 – 7 June where they will be introducing customers to this new advanced system.
In readiness for the SMART manufacturing revolution, YST15 interlinks with a mounting line controlled by the Intelligent Factory IoT/M2M integration system, which enables centralised management of electronic component mounting processes. Mount devices requiring supply can be extracted in advance from inventory at the optimal timing and supplied in batches. This advance enables significant reductions in staff workload and prevention of production interruptions due to delays in device supply.
Capable of storing up to 1,500 reels (for the 7-inch 8mm format), the YST15 storage system can also load or unload a maximum of 27 reels in one batch, and features many other advancements including an optional humidity management function, an important element within the electronics’ industry providing storage appropriate for electronic components which require a humidity control.
Altus’ team of experts will be in attendance at the SMT Hybrid and Packaging Show where they will be introducing customers to their principles’ latest equipment, offering advice and guidance on the best solutions to specific requirements.