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Which pick and place machine is a best for startup company?Thks

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Kathy-Sunnyvale

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Which pick and place machine is a best for startup company?Thks | 13 December, 2005

Dear All, Our star-up company will be operated in soon, but I still have many questions and concerns about SMT pick&place machine (being good for 0402 and BGA componens)since there have too many kind of machine with various grand name such as Amistar Pro (5630,5720ZV, M1, M2..), Fuji, Panasonic MV2, Juki and MyData...etc on equipment marketing. I couldn't figure out which once is a best for start-up company-Low-Mid volumm. Hope someone can shine light on to help me out. In additional, someone is recommended me to purchase the MyData MY9-2U. But I really don't even know how it is work perfermance..?? I am also concerned with parts and/or service package(support). I would appreciate if there is any info or directions to the correct place would be very helpful. Thanks in advance. Warm Regards, Kathy L. thanhnhi888@yahoo.com

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Which pick and place machine is a best for startup company?Thks | 13 December, 2005

Kathy-Sunnyvale

We've talked about Mydata machines quite abit here on SMTnet. Search the fine Archives for background discussion.

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Which pick and place machine is a best for startup company?Thks | 14 December, 2005

Hi,

A second hand TP9-2U MYDATA could be picked up very low cost, however it will only load a single component at a time, which could be ok for your jobs. However if your running 0402, I am not sure if that model will do it accurately.

Your machine purchases are going to be totally based on the work you want to do. If your doing larger complex boards with fine pitch, and you must have reliability, then stick to machines that will give you speed and accuracy.

In that case use a lease or something to get the best.

However if your doing simple products, then something like the TP9 would do well, and you could even use some kind of batch oven, and manual pinter, and you would be good to go.

We started the same way, and went from there. Incidentally, if your looking at the MYDATA angle, try and go for a MY series machine if you can afford it, because if your volume increases, and you have more passible components on the boards your doing, the MY series is more upgradable to HYDRA heads etc, which allow multiple picks of passives and are much faster. The TP is a very low cost way to get started, but your stock with quite slow load times.

Good luck. Making things sure is fun!

Regards,

Grant

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