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#44058

SMT glue dispensers | 20 September, 2006

We recently upgraded our SMT placement equipment and are quite happy with them. One of our old SMT machines however had a glue head attached to it and we are now in the market for a standalone glue station. Our SMT placement rate is roughly 12k CPH so a blazingly fast gluer isn't needed. Our budget of 50k limits my options when looking for new equipment to suit our needs.

I've gotten quotes for a couple systems from Camalot as well as Essemtec... are there any other companies to look for... or look out for? :)

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#44061

SMT glue dispensers | 20 September, 2006

Asymtek (Nordson), Precision Valve, Creative Automation, GPD, IJ Fisnar, Janome

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#44063

SMT glue dispensers | 20 September, 2006

Can you change your process to screen printing?

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#44066

SMT glue dispensers | 20 September, 2006

no, we can't go to screening as the majority of the products being glued are already stuffed with through-hole that has been bent and clipped. (boards weren't laid out in a fashion that allows for double sided SMT then through hole insertion)

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#44073

SMT glue dispensers | 21 September, 2006

Just a thought. You could always move your thru-hole process if your product permits.

"Bend and clip"... I haven't heard that term in years. Are you using bend and clip guns for your thru-hole?

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#44079

SMT glue dispensers | 21 September, 2006

We 'bend and clip' with good old fashioned needle nose pliers and side cutters. A typical size for a run would be 20-30 boards. Many of our designs are over a decade old and are fully TSO'd (FAA standard) and we can't change anything in the design. (not to mention that we have new products rolling out of R&D constantly and they don't have time to re-visit/re-design older boards) We currently have over 500 different products and many of those have ten's of derivitives each.

A glue dispenser is pretty much our only option. (preferably non-contact)

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#44081

SMT glue dispensers | 21 September, 2006

Gotcha, I used to be in charge of a pneumatic gun that clipped and bent the leads. Hand held units that worked rather well. The operators where very good at aiming the clipped lead too!

Anyway, you may want to visit Panasonic, they have/had a dispenser that we used to use. Small and fast.

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#44094

SMT glue dispensers | 22 September, 2006

Hello North East Machines Ltd have a Camalot 5000 and a Asymtek A-600c for sale.

www.northeastmachines.com

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EFD

#44259

SMT glue dispensers | 2 October, 2006

EFD, Inc. manufactures adhesive dispensing equipment and may be able to offer assistance with your application. Check out our product information at http://www.efd-inc.com. We manufacture dispensing equipment ranging from manual dispensers to XYZ benchtop automated systems[http://www.efd-inc.com/xyz/index.html] for all types of fluids. In the meantime, I can send you product information or have an application specialist talk to you about your SMT application. Please provide your mailing address.

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Richard Robins-Bird

#44787

Screen Printing SMT Adhesives | 31 October, 2006

mike white

#44947

SMT glue dispensers | 7 November, 2006

Panasonics HD range of glue dispensers are good for this kind of job. I suppose the placement machines you have may also determine the dispenser machine. If you have Panasonic placement machines for example a Panasonic HD machine may fit into the foot print. It would be easy to program because it uses the same system as the placement machines

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#44957

SMT glue dispensers | 8 November, 2006

Check out Camalot. They have a new machine, the FX-D that can do both glue and solderpaste dispensing and underfill for the future

http://www.speedlinetech.com/camalot/index.aspx

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#45332

SMT glue dispensers | 21 November, 2006

Asymtech glue machine would do the job..different heads are available. Fuji GL series machines are also good but require a offline controller Even with PTH components Screen printing glue is still possible,some call it pump printing? what type of placement equipment do you use?

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#45333

SMT glue dispensers | 21 November, 2006

We have 2 Assembleon Opal X II machines, each with 8 head upgrades placing up to 14k CPH.

We have got quote back from Essemtec, Asymtek and Camalot. The thing that is holding us back the most is our realatively small budget of $50k US.

Screen printing is completely out of the question as we have through hole components already placed and clinched in place in the PTH's.

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#45338

SMT glue dispensers | 21 November, 2006

Look USED, but be very very careful with dispensers. I would suggest getting one from a reputable used broker that is willing to do a demo on your baord with your material, and video it for you. there are only a few that will do this, most want your money and will ship "as is / where is" and tell you later "it was running fine".

Check out: www.jmw-inc.com www.ibesmt.com

I've worked with both of these groups, and they are very techy.

We are always willing to work with you on any other used equipment you may need.

www.ietechnology.net

Or new wave or reflow..

Good Luck.

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