Electronics Manufacturing Forum Printed circuit board assembly, surface mount technology and electronics manufacturing forum discussions from Wed, 31 Aug 2016 14:16:40 GMT MPM up500 smema issue I have a smema conveyor connected to the downline fmi connection on my up500 but the fmi sugnals show the coneyor ready signal going ro the upline ready input (screenshot). The downline ready output is activated qhen a board is output from the printer and waiting to transfer to the conveyor. The machine doesn't transfer because it doesn't get downline ready input. Tried connecting conveyor to upline fmi port on printer but then no inputs are activated. Machine is setup for l to r flow with right initialization selected. Also after about 90% of prints the machine says "pcb did not unload" but it is at the output conveyor and is unloading. Any ideas? Wed, 31 Aug 2016 09:45:36 GMT DEK 265 motor com error, axis 1,2,3 fatal error hello, DEK wont start and im getting this error message: motor com error, axis 1,2,3 fatal error, reinitialise machine. this happens about 30 sec after BIOSes are copied to shadow ram. euro sys cards are inserted properly and on segment display is shown No 5 right before error occurs. there is a click inside machine(on monitor is displayed: Loading language) and in that moment on all 4 euro sys cards display segment shows No 8. few seconds after error message appears. o I made about 20 attempts to start machine and succseded only once. tried to run MINT load but it could not communicate with card 0. a have checked voltages, tried to change order of cards(i changed microswitch according to position), checked cables. does anyone know what could cause such problem? Wed, 31 Aug 2016 09:35:15 GMT CP45FV Neo Parts teaching We've just purchased a CP45FV Neo to replace an ancient Panasonic line. First non-Panasonic placement equipment I've worked on, so learning as I go here. So far it's been pretty straightforward. However, we use some parts that come in QFN or LCC packages with pads underneath and no external leads, but there are no Parts Groups predefined for these types of packages. What's the best way to register these types of parts in the machine? Wed, 31 Aug 2016 02:25:03 GMT Siplace X "SMART Feeders" question Are there any Siplace users out there that have any experience of the latest "smart feeders" for X series (version 3 I think, with built in handle and LED´s instead of LCD display) I am specifically interested to get input on any issues experienced with the functionality and especially any static discharge problems with components jumping out of pockets. With thanks James Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:49:19 GMT MPM Momentum Vision issue Hi, anybody facing the vision 'off' error when using MPM Momentum ?? i change the purple vision cable but still facing the same issue.. the image go black when camera moving for searching fiducial.. any ideas ?? Tue, 30 Aug 2016 07:44:39 GMT looking for any body that works on old Panasonic MV, Fuji CP642, Speedline MPM 2000 and 3000 looking for some one that works on these machine for a living, that my company can higher from time to time to do some work on them. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:34:58 GMT ENIG (thru hole ring turns black after wave soldering) Anybody see this kind of reject. The thru hole ring turns black (certain area) after wave soldering. The affected area cannot be soldered. Manual touh up is also not possible. Anybody what is the cause of this? Any lab test to prove what is the item that prevent soldering? Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:44:57 GMT Industrial engineering point of view for Rack assembly with 10 units in a bay Hi all, Currently one of our customer has ask to build server units, around 500 units in a week(mechanical assy & testing), the data we have is BOM... bay consists of 10 units. Need help on Industrial engg point of view on handling and assembling the units. i.e tools and equipment's and other requirements needed. Can any one help me on this. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 00:10:08 GMT We are approved breeder of all breed of Tortoises/turtles and we run a reptile farm Sun, 28 Aug 2016 17:43:58 GMT Tortoises/turtles for sale Sun, 28 Aug 2016 17:43:48 GMT Removing Green Masking from Component Sat, 27 Aug 2016 04:03:02 GMT Removing Green Masking from Component Sat, 27 Aug 2016 02:27:37 GMT Quad 100 specs? I am shopping around for a cheap pick and place to do a few small runs of boards, just something to hold me over until I get things lined up to buy a high quality permanent machine. I have come across a few Quad 100s that are ridiculously cheap and apparently functional, but can't seem to find any information online about their functionality. Are these things worthwhile at all anymore, or are they cheap because they aren't very usable? What are their capabilities? Where can I go to find information about them? Fri, 26 Aug 2016 22:17:17 GMT Hi anyone have recommended pcb manufacturer? Hi anyone have recommended pcb manufacturer? My require: quick delivery time; best quality; affordable price; best service; PCB Assembly provided Thu, 25 Aug 2016 23:10:55 GMT How to repair broken pads Hi folks, I hope you can help me on how to repair broken pcb pads. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 22:31:51 GMT WE OFFER REGISTERED TOEIC AND IELTS CERTIFICATES Thu, 25 Aug 2016 22:26:16 GMT MPM spare parts Hello, I have now an old MPM with severely scratched Platens that need to be changed. From Speedline told me that this product is discontinued and the Platens are no longer offered. Do you guys know any other source, where I can buy them? Thu, 25 Aug 2016 18:56:51 GMT Flexible Circuit Board Finish ENIG or Hard Gold? I have a 1oz Flex PCB (FPC) that has 2 0.4mm pitch connectors that need to be SMTd and 9 4.5x1.0mm pads that have conductive rubber contacts that are press fitted onto the FPC. The FPC has a one time bend radius of 15.5mm. Image is attached that shows the rubber Contact over the FPC Pad. Right now, the finish is ENIG: Nickel thickness is 2-4um (78-156uin) and gold thickness is 0.03-0.05um (1.18-2uin). There is potential for salt water to enter the device and create a 'pool' of salt water around the rubber contact / pad which causes corrosion of the pad. There is potential for 36V to be on one of the contact with a very low current (a couple of milliamps). I am looking to improve on corrosion and am wondering what type of finish would be best. Would going from a 2uin thick layer with ENIG Finish to a 8uin thick ENIG Finish, will that give us a large improvement and help against our corrosion issue? Or, do we move to a Hard Gold finish that is a little thicker (i.e. 12uin) and not have issues with soldering the 0.40mm pitch connector? If I move to a Hard Gold finish, are there any layout things I need to consider? Thu, 25 Aug 2016 18:14:10 GMT CP6 Fuji Feeders Hello, I am curious if anyone knows of an easier way to straighten Fuji feeder baskets for CP6 machines. Are there maybe any specific jigs out there that would help with this? Has anyone ever ran into having baskets tweaked on these feeders and found a better solution for reforming them? Thank you in advance for your input. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:39:40 GMT MV-3L programming for Through hole solder I was wondering how I would program the Mirtec MV-3L for through hole solder? Do I need to bring in the solder mask file? or can I do manually? Thanks Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:14:34 GMT Quad 4C pickup limit error We have been having a recurring error on one of our Quad 4Cs. When it picks up the first of 8 47uF SMT capacitor it stops with a limit error. If we do 2 consecutive function 30s, the problem goes away until the next board. The first function 30 results in height 1 and center 12438, second function 30 (normal value) function 30 is height 204 and center 12440. MOD code 15, soft home for z is 25. The extent for the cap 211 by 207 both at 25% tolerence, z height 170, alighn 4, delay 16. Any ideas on how to fix this problem? Thanks Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:22:41 GMT Panasonic vs Siplace which one better? Hi,going to buy a new pick and place,any advise? AM100 (Panasonic) vs e series (siplace). I think both spec is quite similar. Thanks in advance. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 06:02:28 GMT FUJI CP3 WILL NOT ENGAGE Hello, I am having trouble getting our old CP3 to start up. When the machine starts to run, or when we try to center the nozzles, the CAM moves to 300 degrees and stops. The station 5 rotor just turns and turns with out ever centering the nozzles. At first I assumed that there was some grease or gunk on the sensor, but I cleaned it up. I verified that the sensor is working by going into the I/O. You can see it turn on and off when the rotor is turned by hand and the zero setting dog reaches the sensor. Does anyone know what might cause this? Thanks for any help. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:25:06 GMT SMT Inline Label Applicator Hi Folks, I'm looking for suggestions for a label applicator to go in line with our SMT equipment to place both 2d & std bar code labels onto panels. The equipment needs to be easy to set up and flexible as we are a CEM so have a range of products in sizes and positions of the labels. thanks John Wed, 24 Aug 2016 03:52:48 GMT Moisture Sensitive shelf life I have a MS level 3 component that has been on the shelf for 7 years. Should it be baked before usage. The HIC card reads ok- and it was stored with desiccant. History of the part is unknown, was purchased from franchised distribution. Mon, 22 Aug 2016 18:25:54 GMT