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#71752

Looking for equipment | 20 February, 2014

I'm in the market for some new (to me) pick and place equipment, and, could use some opinions.

I'm a MyData guy by experience, and have recently been working on some older Philips machines.

I'm comfortable on a MyData platform due to experience, but, I'm not locked in to the platform for this particular search.

What I need is capacity, and reliability, coupled with moderate ease of use. I need a machine that will have realized placement rates in excess of 15,000 cph. The placement mix will be 5-10 different parts, nothing smaller than an 0805/SOT-23.

Again, I need realized placement rates of 15,000 cph and up. It doesn't do me any good to get a machine that's rated to 15,000 but only gives me 8,000 in operation.

So...opinions, please. I'm looking for the best value, as we're a growing operation, and don't have a ton to spend.

thanks! ..rob

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#71753

Looking for equipment | 20 February, 2014

Universal Instruments AC30L. Rated at over 30k CPH but dependent on mix you will realize between 18k and 24k CPH REAL speeds. Very flexible with feeder cart swapping. Wide component mix. American made and the best support of any p&p company. Sounds like you are not looking for "new". Check with your UIC rep, there are often refurb machines available from UIC with factory warranty, installation, and support.

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#71756

Looking for equipment | 21 February, 2014

> I'm in the market for some new (to me) pick and > place equipment, and, could use some > opinions. > > I'm a MyData guy by experience, and > have recently been working on some older Philips > machines. > > I'm comfortable on a MyData > platform due to experience, but, I'm not locked > in to the platform for this particular > search. > > What I need is capacity, and > reliability, coupled with moderate ease of use. > I need a machine that will have realized > placement rates in excess of 15,000 cph. The > placement mix will be 5-10 different parts, > nothing smaller than an 0805/SOT-23. > > Again, I > need realized placement rates of 15,000 cph and > up. It doesn't do me any good to get a machine > that's rated to 15,000 but only gives me 8,000 in > operation. > > So...opinions, please. I'm looking > for the best value, as we're a growing operation, > and don't have a ton to spend. > > thanks! ..rob

Or, for a lot less money, you could consider a Universal GSM2 with two FlexJet heads. Speed for chip components is 20,000 cph. The GSM is very easy to program and operate. There are thousands still in operation, so parts and service is readily available.

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#71758

Looking for equipment | 21 February, 2014

Thanks, I've been glancing at Universals, too. Knowing that they do factory refurbs is a factor.

We're considering all avenues at this point. The owner likes not having debt in the company, so, cash purchases are of interest...which does lead us to the used market. There's also the consideration that we're a small start-up, and that we'll have a lot of eggs in the one basket with this customer (at least at first). We're ok with taking on that risk, but, are trying to limit it as much as we can.

On the one hand, we'd rather not be stuck on a multi-year finance note, in case the business with this customer dries up; on the other hand, to get the kind of machine capacity I'm looking for, I might not have a choice.

cheers, ..rob

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#71759

Looking for equipment | 21 February, 2014

So, 5 feeders, nothing very small, what is the largest part?

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#71760

Looking for equipment | 24 February, 2014

Jimmy,

The higher population board will actually be 7 feeders. Smallest parts are 0805 and SOT-23's.

cheers, ..rob

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#71767

Looking for equipment | 25 February, 2014

Rob,

If you're still looking, please note that we can help you with pre-production line and process set up. Everything from paste selection, stencil ordering, pick and place programming and reflow recipe.

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#71768

Looking for equipment | 25 February, 2014

Hi Rob,

If you are still looking for equipment then we may have a handful of machines suitable for your requirement, we have three second user pick and placement machines available with the capacity to place over 15,000 chips per hour.

Please drop me an email on tim@detech-europe.com if this is still a requirement of yours.

Tim Detech Europe Ltd

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#71772

Looking for equipment | 26 February, 2014

Rob,

If you want to make short work of your project and get all your questions answered, hit the website 4techusa.com and or give the guys a call. They can take you from concept to production with cost effective and guaranteed results and are a very easy to work with one stop shop.

Dan Trinka CEO 4Tech Electronics Inc. 313-532-9400

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#71774

Looking for equipment | 26 February, 2014

I am not an objective candidate for a Machine manufacturer selection, I only know Fuji's. But, it sounds like a good fit for a Fuji XP series machine. And of course, I will try to find a good one and install it for a fee. The price of a used XP varies from 50-100k, for the earlier models, near 200k for a used XPF. Any interest, let me know, I will give further details.

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