Director Product ManagementPlacement Solutions
SMT topics in focus
Electronics manufacturers in the automotive industry must comply with particularly high quality standards. Setup verification and vision systems on the SMT line ensure that the right reels get set up and the components visually match their description. But what happens if the components’ electric properties are incorrect?
Typical causes of faulty placements include incorrectly marked component reels or reels that were installed or spliced on the wrong feeder. Reels that were loaded with components from different batches or from different suppliers as a result of supply chain problems can also lead to errors. And even visually perfect components can have the wrong electrical properties or even be counterfeits. The SIPLACE Measuring Feeder X provides effective protection against faulty placement.
Since electric verification systems for placement machines must be quick and easy to add to the line, the SIPLACE Measuring Feeder X from ASMPT fits into a standard 8-mm Smart Feeder housing. With the help of special nozzles on the placement head, components are placed onto a gold-plated contact surface at the top of the feeder so that their electrical properties can be verified. The contact location varies automatically so that the components being measured do not always touch the same spot, which extends the contact surface's life. The device is capable of measuring components with dimensions ranging from 0.6 mm × 0.3 mm to 6.0 mm × 3.2 mm.
We support our customers on their journey to the integrated smart factory. The SIPLACE Measuring Feeder X is also a good example of our Open Automation concept. We have designed our entire product range in such a way that users can add more automation steps at any time. This allows them to proceed step by step, and they can decide at all times which products they want to deploy. The goal is not to have a ‘lights-out factory’, but an individually adapted production system that operates with maximum effectiveness.
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