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Chris May

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Contact 3AV Utilisation | 23 September, 1999

Is any one else out there running a Contact3AV machine in a small batch size (4 offs to 20 offs)environment ?

Obviously you cannot expect a high utilisation figure running small batches, setup etc; but has anyone achieved an optimum ?

I have run an Access program which shows me the top 50 most used SM components and I might put these on feeders permanently, but 50 feeders @ �476.00 each ???

If anyone has any solutions, share them, but maybe in a small batch environment I am stuck with low utilisation.

Regards,

Chris May (Senior Manufacturing Engineer)

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Dan Lambert

#9394

Re: Contact 3AV Utilisation | 23 September, 1999

| Is any one else out there running a Contact3AV machine in a small batch size (4 offs to 20 offs)environment ? | | Obviously you cannot expect a high utilisation figure running small batches, setup etc; but has anyone achieved an optimum ? | | I have run an Access program which shows me the top 50 most used SM components and I might put these on feeders permanently, but 50 feeders @ �476.00 each ??? | | If anyone has any solutions, share them, but maybe in a small batch environment I am stuck with low utilisation. | | Regards, | | Chris May (Senior Manufacturing Engineer) |

Chris,

Look at CircuitCAM to optimize feeder changeover on the CS-3AV. It's the best solution.

Feel free to call or email me directly for more information.

Dan Lambert dlambert@aiscorp.com 215-646-5535

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