MIMOT Dip-Flux Feeder for flip chip fluxing, assembly at APEX
Feb 26, 2004
The new Dip-Flux Feeder from MIMOT facilitates Flip Chip assembly by accurately and precisely fluxing Flip Chips and other component types prior to placement. The unique MIMOT Dip-Flux Feeder picks up a component from either a Waffle Tray, Stick Feeder or Tape Feeder, then dips the component, leads, or BGA balls it into the rotating flux bath; it then places the component or Flip Chip onto the board or substrate. The high accuracy of the MIMOT machine enables it to place pre-flipped Flip Chips.
Component wetting occurs through precisely-controlled movement and materials control that ensures repeatability. A fixed squeegee in a rotating flux bath ensures constant flux wave height. Laser sensors detect approaching components and halt squeegee rotation for the duration of the dipping process. Flexible and easily retrofittable, the Dip-Flux Feeder is not fixed-mounted and can be easily added to or removed from any standard MIMOT Pick & Place machine. It can be located on any free feeder slot on the MIMOT placement machine and will be automatically recognized by the system.