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Kurt Waskow

#13458

Entry Level Placement Machine | 17 November, 1998

I am interseted in an entry level placement machine and looking for opinions and advice on manufacturers. My present line, an MPI-580 just became obsolete due to a bankruptcy situation! I need to place BGA and 20 mil fine pitch, speed is not too critical but price is; need to stay around $150K with feeders. Most critical is stability and viabilitiy of the manufacturer.

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Dave F

#13459

Re: Entry Level Placement Machine | 17 November, 1998

| I am interseted in an entry level placement machine and looking for opinions and advice on manufacturers. My present line, an MPI-580 just became obsolete due to a bankruptcy situation! I need to place BGA and 20 mil fine pitch, speed is not too critical but price is; need to stay around $150K with feeders. Most critical is stability and viabilitiy of the manufacturer. | Kurt: Stability of many low end P&P suppliers and their reps has to become more of a concern as more European government subsidized and off-brand far east suppiers enter markets that are for a large part cost per placement driven. You might consider rebuilt, used machines from:

1 A refurbisher, rather than a broker. 2 A machine OEM.

TTYL

Dave F 2

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Earl Moon

#13460

Re: Entry Level Placement Machine | 17 November, 1998

| I am interseted in an entry level placement machine and looking for opinions and advice on manufacturers. My present line, an MPI-580 just became obsolete due to a bankruptcy situation! I need to place BGA and 20 mil fine pitch, speed is not too critical but price is; need to stay around $150K with feeders. Most critical is stability and viabilitiy of the manufacturer. | Just coming at you from another viewpoint. Consider a progammable repair machine to place fine pitch and BGA types. They can be had at a comparatively low cost and will get you into the ball game as long as you can print paste to match accuracy.

Earl Moon

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Wayne Bracy

#13461

Re: Entry Level Placement Machine | 18 November, 1998

| I am interseted in an entry level placement machine and looking for opinions and advice on manufacturers. My present line, an MPI-580 just became obsolete due to a bankruptcy situation! I need to place BGA and 20 mil fine pitch, speed is not too critical but price is; need to stay around $150K with feeders. Most critical is stability and viabilitiy of the manufacturer. | Kurt:

I agree with Dave and feel you should seek out a good refurb machine. There are several companies dealing with this type of equipment and will have the manuals, feeders, and limited support for the equipment.

You can also find demonstration equipment available from leading equipment OEM's that will fit the budget you are seeking. Just be careful.

Just my two cents.

Wayne

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Chuck Footit

#13462

Re: Entry Level Placement Machine | 18 November, 1998

| I am interseted in an entry level placement machine and looking for opinions and advice on manufacturers. My present line, an MPI-580 just became obsolete due to a bankruptcy situation! I need to place BGA and 20 mil fine pitch, speed is not too critical but price is; need to stay around $150K with feeders. Most critical is stability and viabilitiy of the manufacturer. |

Kurt,

Philips now has a refurbishment center. We refurbish machines that have been traded in for the newer models. You may wish to check out our web site (www.philips-ia.com/certified) for specific machine information. I'm sure we can meet all your needs. If interested, please contact us.

Chuck Footit Manager, Philips Certified Refurbishment Center

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Robert Horowitz

#13463

Re: Entry Level Placement Machine | 19 November, 1998

| | I am interseted in an entry level placement machine and looking for opinions and advice on manufacturers. My present line, an MPI-580 just became obsolete due to a bankruptcy situation! I need to place BGA and 20 mil fine pitch, speed is not too critical but price is; need to stay around $150K with feeders. Most critical is stability and viabilitiy of the manufacturer. | | |Kurt, You should consider looking at Contact Systems, for either new or refurbished equipment. We could certainly out together a configuration thet would be within the 150K budget your requesting. Please feel free to look us up at our website at www.contactsystems.com or me directly.

Regards,

Robert Horowitz (203) 743-3837

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Lance Smalley

#13464

Re: Entry Level Placement Machine | 22 November, 1998

| I am interseted in an entry level placement machine and looking for opinions and advice on manufacturers. My present line, an MPI-580 just became obsolete due to a bankruptcy situation! I need to place BGA and 20 mil fine pitch, speed is not too critical but price is; need to stay around $150K with feeders. Most critical is stability and viabilitiy of the manufacturer. | I tried to send you email to avoid clutter (and advertising) on SMTnet but your email was returned. Please use valid email addresses in postings.

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Alden lewis

#13465

Re: Entry Level Placement Machine | 15 December, 1998

| I am interseted in an entry level placement machine and looking for opinions and advice on manufacturers. My present line, an MPI-580 just became obsolete due to a bankruptcy situation! I need to place BGA and 20 mil fine pitch, speed is not too critical but price is; need to stay around $150K with feeders. Most critical is stability and viabilitiy of the manufacturer. | Dear Kurt, If you would like to send me your address by E-Mail, I will be happy to send you information about Europlacer placement machines and contact you to discuss your requirements.

Thank you, Alden Lewis 603-772-0011

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Alden lewis

#13466

Re: Entry Level Placement Machine | 15 December, 1998

| I am interseted in an entry level placement machine and looking for opinions and advice on manufacturers. My present line, an MPI-580 just became obsolete due to a bankruptcy situation! I need to place BGA and 20 mil fine pitch, speed is not too critical but price is; need to stay around $150K with feeders. Most critical is stability and viabilitiy of the manufacturer. | Dear Kurt, If you would like to send me your address by E-Mail, I will be happy to send you information about Europlacer placement machines and contact you to discuss your requirements.

Thank you, Alden Lewis 603-772-0011

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Ted Shoneck

#13467

Re: Entry Level Placement Machine | 15 January, 1999

| I am interseted in an entry level placement machine and looking for opinions and advice on manufacturers. My present line, an MPI-580 just became obsolete due to a bankruptcy situation! I need to place BGA and 20 mil fine pitch, speed is not too critical but price is; need to stay around $150K with feeders. Most critical is stability and viabilitiy of the manufacturer. | Hello, Kurt-- I'm the President of Quad. SMTnet.com is a great place to get alot of advice. One point for you to consider is contrasting both new and factory refurbished entry level assemblers. Quad has long been known to have reliable, entry level assemblers. We have both new and refurbished available. If you'd like more information, contact me at 215-657-6202.

Ted Shoneck

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