Essemtec’s FOX picks up its first industry award at SMTAI
Essemtec, the Swiss manufacturer of production systems for electronic assembly and packaging, announced that it was awarded a 2016 Global Technology Award in the category of Pick-and-Place Multi-function for its FOX Compact Pick-and-Place Machine. The award was presented to the company during a Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 ceremony that took place at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL during SMTA International.
The new FOX by Essemtec is the first machine in its class with linear motors and a mineral cast frame, providing exceptional speed, stability and accuracy, and making it perfectly suited for use in small production environments. FOX measures only 88cm x 109cm and it can accept PCBs up to 406mm x 305mm. Components with sizes from 0201 (imperial) up to 33x80mm can be placed, optionally up to 80x80mm. It places 4500 cph (IPC9850A) with accuracy of 50 µm @ 3σ.
Essemtec’s FOX can be fitted with a dispense valve for SMD glue or solder paste for hassle-free manufacturing of 2.5D assemblies. FOX also features Essemtec’s award-winning software ePlace found on the Paraquda, Cobra and Scorpion platforms.
Premiering in 2005, the Global Technology Awards program is an annual celebration of product excellence in electronics surface mount assembly. Premier products based on the finest examples of creative advancement in technology are chosen by a distinguished panel of industry experts.