Europlacer premier Integrated Intelligenceā¢ Concept at NEPCON South China today
Aug 28, 2007
Blakell Europlacer Ltd., announces its Integrated Intelligence Concept in booth 2G31 at NEPCON South China 2007 today.
The strength of Europlacer lies in its capability to provide innovative solutions without degrading the extraordinary flexibility that made its success, thereby providing a truly Adaptable Business PlatformTM. The Integrated Intelligence™ concept is based on Intelligent feeder and Intelligent machine.
The Intelligent Feeder was developed in 1990 by Europlacer and is now adopted by most manufacturers. The feeder records the component identity, inventory count and pickup correction so the machine can confirm that it picks the correct component reliably.
As the creator of intelligent feeders, Europlacer has designed its machines specifically to be integrated with the feeders rather than treating them as "bolt on." To benefit from intelligent feeders, the machine must be able to enable high throughput when feeders are not in optimized positions. The Europlacer turret head and machine architecture are critical to enabling this potential to be released.
This technology is used across the whole range of Europlacer's SMT placers, which have been designed to optimize placement performance when feeder positioning is sub-optimized. Central to this is the rotary turret technology that (because it does not depend on the multi-picking required by "pipette" heads to achieve speed) can cope with feeders in any position with limited reduction in placement rate.
Whether using quick-load single feeders or full feeder trolley changeover, every feeder is fully programmable with component and inventory data. Once the feeders are loaded, this information is automatically recognized by the machine, which helps make setup and changeover a very fast and simple process.