A new replacement for the widely sold MC384 pick and place has been announced by Manncorp. Aside from the many technological and mechanical breakthroughs permitting improved flexibility, accuracy and speed (5,000 cph), the new MC385V1V, according to CEO Henry Mann, “is totally compatible with its predecessor, allowing the 1,000+ MC384 owners worldwide to use existing feeders and programs in the new machine without concern.”
Another bit of good news is the pricing, which at $49,995, remains identical to the discontinued MC384. A dual-head version, the MC385V2V with a speed of 8,000 cph, is also available for $59,995.
The new machines feature exceptional placement accuracy of 30 µm, 3 sigma, enhanced by vibration-free, rigid unibody steel frame, ball screw X-Y drive and linear encoders with high-speed servo motors. Cognex® on-the-fly and upward-looking vision is standard for a placement range of 01005s to 150 x 100mm devices. Quick changeovers are the norm with the 128 smart feeder capacity. Large boards of up to 435mm x 340mm (17.1” x 13.8”) can be accommodated.
The CEO reported that his optimism for the sales potential of the new machines is bolstered by feedback from customers who early ordered and received first deliveries. “They are excited about having an advanced pick and place with improved mechanics, vision and more intuitive software. They also like the fact that there was no increase in price for the new models.”
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