BP Microsystems introduces 3600 - An automated programming system
Dec 10, 2003
The 3600 incorporates BP Micro’s Sixth Generation Technology for the fastest programming in the industry. The 3600 is ideal for production environments where speed and flexibility are critical. This breakthrough technology programs near the theoretical limits of the device while closely following the semiconductor manufacturer’s specifications.With BP Micro’s Sixth Generation Technology, the 3600’s programming sites have become the most advanced in the industry. By incorporating on-the-fly, vision centering and Sixth Generation Technology the 3600 is unsurpassed in programming speed, accuracy and reliability.The 3600 is the first automated programming system to incorporate self-teaching and non-stop operation. It is designed to be the most convenient way to program all varieties of surface mount devices.The 3600 design is based on the experience that comes from having installed more vision-based programming systems worldwide than all other manufacturers combined. Engineered to make programming efficient and convenient, the 3600 is ideally suited for in-house programming requirements. The system also comes with device support that sets the standard. The 3600 is a powerful tool capable of accurately programming up to 700 devices per hour.Because the 3600 uses BP Micro's latest Sixth Generation Programming Technology, just four sites are required to produce an accurate and high throughput of up to 700 devices per hour. While other programmers may require the operator to stop programming to reload devices, the 3600 can use its automated tray shuttles to program non-stop.The 3600 has been designed to be the most simple and efficient programming system for medium- to high-volume production environments. Designed for easy service and maintenance, several troubleshooting features have been carefully designed to eliminate potential causes of downtime and loss of profits due to electrical problems, defective parts, or mechanical failures.The 3600 performs a continuity test on every pin before programming which produces high yields by eliminating defective devices before programming commences. The self-teaching function takes less than five minutes to set up a new job, and unlike other competitive systems, 95 percent of the electronics are contained in the e-box. Should a problem occur, a simple change of the e-box ensures high uptime.Perfect for medium to high-volume programming environments, it has the smallest footprint of any vision-based automated programmer. The 3600 will keep you on the cutting edge of technology with programming accuracy, reliability and cost efficiency well into the future. The 3600’s remarkable performance, reliability and flexibility are the result of integrating several revolutionary technologies: vision centering, self teaching, fault tolerance, concurrent programming, laser marking and labeling.The 3600’s advanced JEDEC tray shuttles allow true nonstop programming. The system can be set up to place programmed devices back into the same tray or into the other empty tray. When a full tray of programmed parts is ejected, programming can continue nonstop using the other tray.The 3600 has been designed and manufactured with features that make it easier to use and maintain, and it is flexible enough for all your automated programming needs. These include: designed in reliability, maximum flexibility, laser marker, label printer, minimal training and easy maintenance.