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Reginald Aquino

#16756

Feeder Maintenance | 16 February, 1998

Do anyone know of any feeder maintenance programs, software, etc.? We carry over 1000 Fuji feeders and would like know what the standard is to maintain these. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks, Reggie Aquino

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KME

#16758

Re: Feeder Maintenance | 17 February, 1998

| Do anyone know of any feeder maintenance programs, | software, etc.? We carry over 1000 Fuji feeders and | would like know what the standard is to maintain these. | Any suggestions would be helpful. | Thanks, | Reggie Aquino Reggie: Give Fuji America in Illinois a call. They have 2 videos, which are pretty good, that are related to feeder maintenance. One is for the CP series, one for the IP series. We have quite an extensive feeder maintenance program at our place. Our feeders go through a cleaning and calibration on a 90 day schedule (give or take depending on usage), and we have in excess of 2000 feeders. They do need some attention, even Fuji will tell you that. Post another message with a contact number or e-mail address if you would like any more details on our process.

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Steve Schwarz

#16757

Re: Feeder Maintenance | 17 February, 1998

| Do anyone know of any feeder maintenance programs, | software, etc.? We carry over 1000 Fuji feeders and | would like know what the standard is to maintain these. | Any suggestions would be helpful. | Thanks, | Reggie Aquino *** Warning Blatant Vendor Advertising Follows *** Just thought I'd let you that Panasonic offers an automated system for tracking, maintenance logging, inventory management, and automatic flagging of feeders requiring maintenance. When the operator loads/mounts the feeder onto the machine or removes it during an exhaust/new setup using the PanaCIM CVT barcode scanner they are informed that the feeder should be taken to maintenance. Maintenance can be automatically scheduled based on the number of components fed from each feeder. SPC charts of the pickup errors from each feeder can also be created and updated automatically. Each feeder is automatically tracked throughout the facility and spot inventory reports can be run at anytime. This product was announced at Nepcon West last year and is installed and operational in factories world-wide. Please visit our WEB site and/or feel free to contact me directly for more information. Thanks Steve Schwarz PanaCIM Software Development Manager p.s. Our Training Group also offers courses, manuals, video tapes and CD-ROM instruction of feeder maintenance operations for Panasert feeders.

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Reginald Aquino

#16759

Re: Feeder Maintenance | 19 February, 1998

Yes, I would like additional info on you feeder maintenance process. My e-mail address is raquino@hns.com. As for the videos from Fuji, we do have both videos and also have the calibration jig for the CP feeders and it does help out a lot. But I feel the feeder maintenance process could use some work so I would appreciate if you can provide me some feedback. We have 1 feeder tech and 4 SMT techs but we find that doing feeders all day would be quite cumbersome (tough on the fingers)and monotonous so we have the feeder tech do other items like maintaining the nozzles and spare parts for the machine. Thanks, Reggie A.

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Ben Salisbury

#16760

Re: Feeder Maintenance | 10 April, 1998

You have 4 SMT techs and 1 feeder tech? How many lines do you run? And what size is you load? These questions just came up, because I'm an SMT Technician. there is only one of me at our company,Fortunately we have only one line, but it's loaded 250,000+ units a month for each product we run on it. I currently Handle the machine and feeder maintenance, Programming the new products, And developing all the new processes that come with any new products, and soon I will be ordering the stencils for new and old products. I just want to know if that is normal or not. Ben

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