Press preview for Seica SpA participation at Productronica

Following the winning philosophy which characterized its business in testing over three decades, based on the constant and rapid innovation of its testing solutions, Seica S.p.A. attends the Productronica 2017 exhibition with many novelties in preview. New products will complement some restylings of solutions presented in the past, almost completely renewing the portfolio of Seica proposals, enhancing the level of technology applied to testing of electronic boards and equipments.

In the booth 445, Hall A1, will be showcased the new Pilot V8 next > series flying prober, featuring a renovated and stylish look thanks to the premium materials of the chassis, and innovative electrical worth discovering performances, undoubtedly the most complete flying probing test platform on the market.
In its most complete configuration, the Pilot V8 next > series tester will provide up to 20 mobile test resources for an electronic board, ranging from probes which can supply today up to 2 A current each, high-resolution cameras for automatic optical inspection, barcode reading and datamatrix, LASER, capacitive probes, pyrometers, optical fiber sensors for LEDs, minifixtures for boundary scan and On Board Programming, up to high-frequency probes for measures over 1.5 GHz (an absolutely unique performance on the market).

To confirm its nature, highly oriented to medium/high volume production, the Pilot V8 next > series will be available in a fully-automated version, making its vertical architecture perfectly suitable to be combined with board loading/unloading modules, capable of hosting from 1 to 12 board racks (even of different types) or with handling and “tilting” modules, to make it perfectly compatible with any standard assembly line with horizontal architecture. All of the automation modules are available in the catalog of Seica Automation, which will be showcasing its products in Hall A3, booth No. 337. The HR version of the Pilot V8 next > series projects the system towards minimized size of objects, around 30 μm, while the XL version extends the work area from the standard 610 x 540 mm to 800 x 650 mm, providing unique solutions for testing “extra-large” boards.

In a world’s preview, the A1-445 Seica booth will showcase to the guests of Productronica the brand-new DRAGONFLY next > series, an AOI system providing optical inspection capabilities for the “standard” (THT) components of electronic boards, as well as of the conformal coating, increasingly used today to protect the products after manufacturing. Both the THT and CC versions of the DRAGONFLY feature the opportunity to inspect one or both sides of the board, which is conveyed on a standard SMEMA compliant rail conveyor, driven by an intuitive and streamlined management software which will allow commissioning and application program development in few hours. The DRAGONFLY technology will be made available to Seica customers also with possible customized solutions, to promote the best integration in the existing automated production lines, with additional conveyors dedicated to boards for repair, in-line or stand-alone repair stations, as well as the opportunity to adjust the system footprint according to the available area.

Another completely restyled solution which will be present at Productronica 2017 in booth A1-445 is the Pilot FX next > series, the innovative flying fixture system by di Seica, representing the missing link between flying probing technology and the traditional in-circuit bed of nail testing. Following the success of the first version, showcased at Productronica 2015, the system now features a restyled appearance and enhanced capabilities in electrical test, with the possibility to increase the amount of resources for parallel test (job) but also reduced footprint, to meet the requirements of customers with limited areas available in production environments. Oriented both to the in-circuit and to the functional testing, the Pilot FX next > series tester is proposed with a new look and improved performances, offering its “mechanical multiplexer” capabilities towards cost-effectiveness of testing, combining the speed of a bed of nail tester with the flexibility of a flying prober, again, addressing medium/high volume test requirements.

Yet the news does not end there: Compact Digital, the Seica tester equipped with a vacuum-type receiver with manual loading/unloading of the UUT, but ready for integration in robotized assembly lines, will be showcased at the booth A1-445, combined and fully-integrated with a COBOT, that is a collaborative robot, capable of working with a human being, multiplying productivity, with a special focus to the operator

protection. As usual, the Compact Digital can be equipped with resources for analog measurements, and powerful digital channels, extending the test capabilities from MDA/ICT up to the functional test of complex digital boards, overcoming the use of vectorless techniques. Moreover, the Compact Digital is proposed as a tester which is ready to communicate with the most common MES and traceability systems (Manufacturing Expert System), thanks to an open software architecture, and to the interface packages already developed by Seica for the most common platforms on the market

To see the last news of Seica in LASER selective soldering, the guests of Productronica 2017 should visit the booth A3-337, of our subsidiary Seica Automation, where Seica will showcase the last born product, the Firefly next > series system, a piece of jewelry in engineering, featuring an attractive, stylish and renewed appearance if compared to the Firefly version available on the market for over ten years, but capable of providing an outstanding Technological leap. Under the new shiny and bright “dress” made of steel and other prestigious materials, the Firefly next > series combines its 4 essential innovations: new high-efficiency LASER source, new spot angle on the board to be soldered, fully-programmable donut spot and perfect axial integration of the LASER generation, vision and temperature feedback of the solder joint, all to provide an outstanding throughput in terms of applicability and reliability of this solution, if compared to the past generation and current competitors

And finally…all the systems showcased in the booth A1-445 (Seica S.p.A.) and A3-337 (Seica Automation) will be remotely monitored through the Industrial Monitoring solution “4.0 ready” by Seica, to monitor current absorption, supply voltage, temperature, light indicators and other parameters useful to indicate the correct operation, to ensure predictive maintenance and make the systems compatible with the new standards of the fourth industrial revolution ongoing nowadays.

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