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Optimizer software for different brand of Pick and place equipme

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#51473

Optimizer software for different brand of Pick and place equipme | 20 August, 2007

We are low volume high mix, when we program the pick and place equipment we like to program and optimize several different PCB on the same set-up. We used to work with Panapro form Panasonic. I have and MSR, MPA 3F and Universal Advantis AX-72. Looking for a program that will be able to optimize and program all of those brands. Best regards

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#51474

Optimizer software for different brand of Pick and place equipme | 20 August, 2007

I use Unicam but I hear Valor is better. www.valor.com

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#51476

Optimizer software for different brand of Pick and place equipme | 20 August, 2007

#51598

Optimizer software for different brand of Pick and place equipme | 29 August, 2007

Panasonic Flexi-Cam is supposed to support different types of equipment (including third party). Not sure if it will support AX-72, if they don't, you could ask. I know they support a range of Universal Equipment.

Back in the day, when PanaPRO wouldn't support third party equipment, I would place a "similar" type machine in PanaPRO to generate the mix split. I then would use the machine software to import that feeder mix for that machine and optimize using the offline Universal software. (I did this for the Universal GSM machines) It was a little bit of a pain, but it worked. I actually got pretty good at it and got down to a fairly quick process.

One thing I have noticed about third party software for generating Panasonic programs is that it necessarly doesn't generate all the required files. (At least this is the way it used to be)

About a decade ago, I evaluated CircuitCam for generating programs for the above mentioned line. When I went down to the nuts and bolts of the thing, I found that it didn't generate Pattern/Repeat programs, for multi-up panels. It would create a one-up mix. (Some people like this, I personally don't) It also wouldn't create the Parts Library information. Let me say it again, this was a decade ago I am sure improvements have been made. But, it is something you should look at if your looking at a third party software.

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#51600

Optimizer software for different brand of Pick and place equipme | 29 August, 2007

Unicraft Scanprogrammer can do the job better, view at http://www.avipre.com, click process control software, click Unicraft scanEYE, click ScanProgrammer. It can do alot more, tks, fm Ronnie

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