SMTnet.com Electronics Manufacturing Forum http://www.smtnet.com/Forums/ Printed circuit board assembly, surface mount technology and electronics manufacturing forum discussions from SMTnet.com. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:10:00 GMT Conceptronic Reflow Oven help needed http://www.smtnet.com/Forums/index.cfm?fuseaction=view_thread&CFApp=1&Thread_ID=18054 Thank you for looking at my post. my problem is this. I have a Conceptronic Mark 111 Reflow oven that randomly turns off zone 4 and stops the conveyor belt. turning the heater and the conveyor off on the software and restarting them gets things back to work until it decides to do it again. As you can tell this causes a very dangerous problem if you have boards in the machine. also to make things worse we do not have the schematic for the machine so any help will be appreciated. thank you again for looking at my post. Dave Sat, 25 Apr 2015 11:37:56 GMT Philips/Assembleon Software Update http://www.smtnet.com/Forums/index.cfm?fuseaction=view_thread&CFApp=1&Thread_ID=18056 We are using a Comet chipshooter complemented by an Emerald for more complex parts. Both are old but true workhorses, for our small batches are more than enough. There is one annoying thing with the Comet and the 2 tables method when it comes to fiducial recognition. In plain words, if the fiducial is not recognized on either table we have to stop and the parts loaded on 32 nozzles dropped. The Comet has VIOS version 0.99, and the vision hex file is KG2-44D0.251. The Emerald, using VIOS 1.28 Rev. 2.00 and vision hex file KG7-44D0.266 has a nice feature: if a fiducial is not recognized, pressing F10 allows manual correction by sizing and placing a window on the fiducial's camera screen. Any idea if the Comet's software version can be upgraded or at least the vision part in order to have this manual correction option? Any comment or idea will be highly appreciated. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 10:55:01 GMT Topaz-Xii Error Code 30 http://www.smtnet.com/Forums/index.cfm?fuseaction=view_thread&CFApp=1&Thread_ID=18055 I have checked and rechecked all my dimensions on the capacitor which is a 402 size. The manual says that the center is incorrect. Need some help to figure out why it is throwing this part away seeing it passes a vision test. Any help would be grateful. Thanks Chris Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:55:09 GMT EKRA X5 Software http://www.smtnet.com/Forums/index.cfm?fuseaction=view_thread&CFApp=1&Thread_ID=18053 Does anyone have the software of EKRA x5 old model. Manufactured in 2000. The serial Number is x500005. It runs on windows 3.11 version and hard disk currupted. Can anyone help me? send me a email <a class=roll href="mailto:sandaruwanhtml@gmail.com36">sandaruwanhtml@gmail.com363</a> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:33:47 GMT X-ray equipment http://www.smtnet.com/Forums/index.cfm?fuseaction=view_thread&CFApp=1&Thread_ID=18044 Hi! We are in the market to buy a 3D X-ray inspection system. I have short listed (1) Dage (2) Nikon (3) Yxlon to begin with. Please pass on your inputs & recommendations / experiences with some of the latest 3D X-ray equipments out there. We are primarily a PCBA shop. Thanks, R Thu, 23 Apr 2015 05:53:45 GMT screen printer http://www.smtnet.com/Forums/index.cfm?fuseaction=view_thread&CFApp=1&Thread_ID=18040 Juki GL-1.... Any thoughts? I'm New to the industry and I'm trying to buy a new screen printer. I have two in mind, DEK and Juki. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 02:57:26 GMT Aluminium capacitor rotation after soldering http://www.smtnet.com/Forums/index.cfm?fuseaction=view_thread&CFApp=1&Thread_ID=18052 We'have been working on an issue regarding aluminium capacitor placement in PCB. In fact, we have twisted (shifted) capacitors. Through root causes analysis, we confirmed that this phenomenon is happening during reflow process (no issue on placement or soldering). Have you any idea what are factors in reflow process taht could move the capacitor knowing that it's the only component on the PCB presenting this issue? Wed, 22 Apr 2015 21:21:06 GMT Juki IFS http://www.smtnet.com/Forums/index.cfm?fuseaction=view_thread&CFApp=1&Thread_ID=18042 Is anyone out there using Juki IFS on a daily basis ? Please share your opinion. Thanks in advance Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:41:01 GMT Looking for UCT-31 for Universal 4785 HSP http://www.smtnet.com/Forums/index.cfm?fuseaction=view_thread&CFApp=1&Thread_ID=18049 Hello. I'm new to the forum & I apologize in advance if I'm out of bounds with this question, but I am out of options. Due to a computer crash, we have lost our only running copy of UCT-31 to program our Universal 4785 HSP machines. The original install media is unavailable and Universal's helpline people don't even have the software anymore. Does anybody here know where I can find it? If not, is there any alternative software that can perform the same functions? Thanks so much in advance! Michael Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:46:35 GMT conformal coating http://www.smtnet.com/Forums/index.cfm?fuseaction=view_thread&CFApp=1&Thread_ID=18046 Anyone aware of an acrylic conformal coating that is UV curable? Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:08:00 GMT Samsung CP45 SSA Import http://www.smtnet.com/Forums/index.cfm?fuseaction=view_thread&CFApp=1&Thread_ID=18026 Hello, I have a question/request for information on the Samsung .SSA format. I have written a utility that automatically takes our board information (from our MRP) and generates an .SSA file. It works well except for the fact that I cannot get our CP45 to import 3 board fiducials. It will import 2 fiducials no problem, but not 3. At one time, I did have this working but I seem to recal the .SSA format changing between the Cp40/45 perhaps. I would just run with two fiducials (and often do), but I have seen that some boards really need that third fiducial to be spot on. For those we just do it manually, but it seems silly not to have our automated tools just do this for us. I have tried setting up three fiducials on the machine and exporting to see the format, but the CP45 only exports two. I'm sure there is something simple I'm overlooking and ANY help would be greatly appreciated. Can someone please email me one of their .SSA files that has three fiducials in it? Or for that matter, email any .SSA file so I can look at it's format in general and compare to mine. Once I figure out the problem, I'll be sure and post the results back to the group for anyone else coming along in the future. Also feel free to post any knowledgeable tips about importing .SSA files to this thread so we can get a discussion going. Thanks in advance. <a class=roll href="mailto:lenny@rcalproducts.com">lenny@rcalproducts.com </a> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:15:01 GMT Looking For Platform Set-up Validation (PSV) for UPS 4.5e (OS/2) Software http://www.smtnet.com/Forums/index.cfm?fuseaction=view_thread&CFApp=1&Thread_ID=18050 Hello All, I am in need for "Platform Set-up Validation" (PSV) for my Universal GSM2 with UPS version 4.5. My installation disk for PSV is bad and can not reinstall after hard drive crash.My machine is not register with Universal because some serial number problem. If any one have a copy and would share with me at <a class=roll href="mailto:PATELTN@HOTMAIL.COM">PATELTN@HOTMAIL.COM </a> Thanks, Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:09:21 GMT EMS Marketing http://www.smtnet.com/Forums/index.cfm?fuseaction=view_thread&CFApp=1&Thread_ID=18047 I would like to know good ways to market for production projects. We have updated our two lines, and have almost double our manufacturing capabilities. We have tried Thomas.net and Kelly before and think it is over priced. Have already updated website and created social media pages. Again, any suggestion on marketing and/or being competitive in the larger production runs would help. Thank you. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:28:23 GMT Anyone know where can I find SF-820-LF reflow Hood (Electric Actuator cylinder)? Specs: Name: Controller Power Supple Input Volt http://www.smtnet.com/Forums/index.cfm?fuseaction=view_thread&CFApp=1&Thread_ID=18045 Anyone know where can I find SF-820-LF reflow Hood (Electric Actuator cylinder)? Name: Controller Power Supple Input Voltage: 110V-220VAC Output Voltage:24VDC 50VA Type of Daty: 10%-50% We urgently need this part. Thank you for reply. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 06:42:01 GMT pcb manufacturing http://www.smtnet.com/Forums/index.cfm?fuseaction=view_thread&CFApp=1&Thread_ID=17997 I am looking for a high quality PCB manufacturing who can deliver high quality circuit board in fast manner and with reasonable cost. Can anyone help? Thank you, Maxim Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:20:46 GMT Looking for UCT-31 for Universal 4785 HSP http://www.smtnet.com/Forums/index.cfm?fuseaction=view_thread&CFApp=1&Thread_ID=18048 Hello. I'm new to the forum & I apologize in advance if I'm out of bounds with this question, but I am out of options. Due to a computer crash, we have lost our only running copy of UCT-31 to program our Universal 4785 HSP machines. The original install media is unavailable and Universal's helpline people don't even have the software anymore. Does anybody here know where I can find it? If not, is there any alternative software that can perform the same functions? Thanks so much in advance! Michael Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:20:11 GMT SMT Reflow temp http://www.smtnet.com/Forums/index.cfm?fuseaction=view_thread&CFApp=1&Thread_ID=17968 I'm new in this industry and need a little direction. I have a wide verity of SM parts on a board, top and bottom. The larger components have a very nice reflow, good shine. The 0402/0201's has a dull almost cold solder look. The boards function and work properly but I am not satisfied with is look. I have a Heller 7 zone oven that allows me to make a profile to match the kester solder reflow profile. where should I go for more information to insure a good product. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:11:51 GMT SMT Tape Tolerance http://www.smtnet.com/Forums/index.cfm?fuseaction=view_thread&CFApp=1&Thread_ID=18043 We have a product which is supplied on 8mm tape. One customer recently commented that their SMT equipment couldn't handle the part as the tape was measuring 8.5 mm. Our actual measurements of this tape were 8.33 and 8.36 mm. I believe the max dimension should be 8.3 mm but would 0.03 to 0.036 mm be enough to make the part unusable? Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:40:01 GMT Gold Finger Edge Connector Bevelling after process http://www.smtnet.com/Forums/index.cfm?fuseaction=view_thread&CFApp=1&Thread_ID=18041 I have a small PCB which has gold finger edge connector along one side. This limits the PCB fabricator panelization due to the bevel required on the edge connector Does anyone know of a simple process to add the bevel AFTER the boards are assembled and separated from their panel? Sun, 12 Apr 2015 18:16:28 GMT Solder Re-Tinning http://www.smtnet.com/Forums/index.cfm?fuseaction=view_thread&CFApp=1&Thread_ID=18039 Does anyone have a clue as to why lead times are running 4-6 weeks on re-tinning of components? Is there a new spec (besides the JSTD-001F) that is causing for this rush towards re-tinning of components? Fri, 10 Apr 2015 12:44:58 GMT Alpha tetra bond stencils vs Vigon SC200 http://www.smtnet.com/Forums/index.cfm?fuseaction=view_thread&CFApp=1&Thread_ID=18030 After washing a tetra bond stencil at PBT machine (Vigon SC200, 50 deg Celsius by 20 minutes) some signs of glue degradation were seen. Does anybody have an experience washing tetra bond in Vigon? What temperature regime is preferable? Thanks Fri, 10 Apr 2015 12:23:27 GMT Cutting reeled terminals http://www.smtnet.com/Forums/index.cfm?fuseaction=view_thread&CFApp=1&Thread_ID=18038 Hello, I am looking for a machine that can cut terminals on a reel efficiently. We buy some of our terminals on reel because it is significantly less expensive than buying them in bulk packs even with the added labor of clipping them off one by one. I have had no luck finding a machine to do this online and was hoping if anybody could point me in the right direction. I would even go with a hand crank machine at this point. thanks, Fri, 10 Apr 2015 11:01:44 GMT FUJI CP7 & CP7 & FLEXA http://www.smtnet.com/Forums/index.cfm?fuseaction=view_thread&CFApp=1&Thread_ID=18004 I am setting Fuji Flexa to communicate with CP8 machine. When I create a new machine, I has to fill out the following value Machine Communication Server: ? Get Production Data : (yes/no) GEM Host Name: ? Disable GEM : (Yes/no) TCP/IP Port #: ? I can not find these information in the flexa reference manual. Could someone help me? Thanks, -Michael Thu, 09 Apr 2015 20:50:26 GMT DEK vs JUKI http://www.smtnet.com/Forums/index.cfm?fuseaction=view_thread&CFApp=1&Thread_ID=18037 DEK Horizon 8 w/hawkeye vs JUKI GL-1 ? Thu, 09 Apr 2015 11:56:25 GMT CP-743 Feeder Blocks http://www.smtnet.com/Forums/index.cfm?fuseaction=view_thread&CFApp=1&Thread_ID=18036 Does anyone know where to find more places to price feeder blocks for the Fuji CP-743. To change reels and fix feeders. Thanks for any help. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 10:58:16 GMT