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Sue Kim

#46409

rating smt machine | 28 December, 2006

Hi all, I am doing some research on SMT machines. I would like as many people as possible to rate the following machines 1-6. The number 1 would be the best, number 6, the least desirable of the 6. I realize that there are dozens of factors to consider when choosing a machine. If you can, please limit your evaluation to the cost, ease of use, tech support, reliability. here are the 6 I would like ranked:

Yamaha, Juki, samsung techwin, panasonic, fuji, siemens I know this isn't a scientific study...I am just looking for industry preferences.

Thanks!!!!

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Pete

#46415

rating smt machine | 29 December, 2006

No experience with 5 of the 6, but have owned Juki for 3 years, after an extensive review of competitive units. Now have a 2010, 2020, 2050 and 2060, all EXCELLENT machines!

OUTSTANDING Service organization, No charge for software upgrades, LOW cost of ownership and easy to program ...

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buckeyefan

#46454

rating smt machine | 3 January, 2007

I would have to agree with Pete. I have worked with Panasonic, Create, Mydata and Juki. Juki has been the easiest to work with. They actually installed and had the machines running production within a day.

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John S.

#46457

rating smt machine | 3 January, 2007

I've worked with Juki and Panasonic/Create. Both have been good machines, but we've found Juki to be superior in cost, performance, and service.

Our 750's are 8 years old and still run great. We've just gotten a 2060R this last year, and we've really liked the improvements over the older machines.

Best of luck with your choice. John S.

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Steve

#46459

rating smt machine | 3 January, 2007

Hi Sue!

I've worked with Fuji, Assembleon, Amistar, Mydata, and Juki over my 20-years in the industry...working with Fuji now, and I will agree that Juki machines are simplest to program, operate, and maintain. Support has always been good...I wish I could get the kind of support I get from Juki with all my equipment, but one can only wish I guess.

-Steve-

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John Burris

#46505

rating smt machine | 5 January, 2007

I would concur with the above comments. We have used Juki/Zevatech from the 570L model on and run a full complement of 700 series machines. I have a 10 year old 730 machine that still cranks out product every day over two shifts without problems.

You find the Juki machines have lower maintence requirements, but you sould suggest accellerating the schedule to your maintenance personnel - we find even in a tightly controlled environment, the filters need replacing sooner than listed and lubrication needs to increased.

Programming is easy, especially on the 2000 series of machines. You will be very happy with Juki. Support is knowledgeable, parts are readily available, and training at the factory is free.

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#46508

rating smt machine | 5 January, 2007

Well this sure turned into a Juki lovefest. When do the Quad fanatics start coming out?

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#46510

rating smt machine | 5 January, 2007

I think they are both busy.

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#46522

rating smt machine | 6 January, 2007

PANASONIC

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#46526

rating smt machine | 8 January, 2007

hi i have wrked with mydata machines. currently wrking on IPULSE machines.good features are >integrates the speed of a chip shooter & the multi function of an ic mounter in one unit. >very less vibration as compared to other machines. > easy operating system with WIN-XP

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C.fox

#46533

rating smt machine | 8 January, 2007

i feel that all the response are from one person only.

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C.fox

#46534

rating smt machine | 8 January, 2007

i feel that all the response related to ratings are from one person only.

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#46540

rating smt machine | 8 January, 2007

Of that list, I've only worked with Panasonic. Complex, fast chipshooters but noisy, a little clunky on the operator interface but the MSH's were vintage 1997 or so. The MPAV2B wasn't as accurate as I think it should have been but it got the job done.

I won't rate it because I'm not familiar with the rest, but given that many of them are in completely different markets, how can you compare them? Bottom line is everyone's favorite is the last one they really liked.

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