New flexible pick & place from Contax
Jan 26, 2005
Independent automation production specialist, Contax Ltd, has announced the availability of the new Essemtec FLX2000 series of SMT pick and place systems.
These are said to offer the ultimate in flexibility with a wide range of feeders, high production speeds and zero downtime during changeover.
The FLX2000 series is modular and upgradeable. The basic FLX2010 can be expanded to a two module system, the FLX2020; whilst the addition of a further module will provide the largest FLX2030.
The top of the range Essemtec FLX2030 offers speeds of up to 15,000 cph, and the ability to load up to 480 different components. The system allows feeder changeover during operation and allows two different PCBs to be assembled in parallel, so maximising productivity at all times.
The FLX2030 can accommodate up to 300 feeders, and the machine's precision drive technology enables the placement of a vast range of components. These include: 0201 and 50 x 50 mm Fine-Pitch down to 12 mils (0.3 mm), BGA, MicroBGA and Flip Chips. Feeders for high or odd-shaped components are also available.
To ensure total accuracy of placement, FLX2000 series relies on a combination of both laser and vision centring systems. Dispensing systems for glue or solder paste can be integrated, with the programs automatically produced from pick and place data.