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Schumacher Electric Corporation Installs a KE-1080LN from Juki at Its Matamoros, Mexico Plant

Aug 22, 2012

KE-1080LN High-Speed Flexible Mounter

KE-1080LN High-Speed Flexible Mounter

 Juki Automation Systems, a world-leading provider of automated assembly products and systems and part of Juki Corporation, announces that Schumacher Electric Corporation has purchased and installed a KE-1080LN High-Speed Flexible Mounter at its plant in Matamoros, Mexico. Schumacher Electric designs and produces electronics assemblies, battery chargers and transformers.

The implementation and technical support has been more than promised and exceeded our expectations, making the transition virtually flawless. The rapid changeover coupled with high precision placement has allowed our SMT Department to meet our production schedule utilizing only our KE-1080 while practically eliminating our in-process defects,” said Roger McGrath, Vice president & General Manager, Schumacher Electric.

Our KE Series line of placement machines has been the workhorse for Juki since being introduced in 1992. The modular design, reliability, ease of use and quick changeover has been very popular with our customers over the years. We are pleased to partner with Schumacher Electric and look forward to a long and lasting relationship,” commented Steve Nadeau, Juki’s National Sales Manager.

The KE-1080 has a five-nozzle head to handle larger parts and uses a tri-colored advanced vision system featuring blue, green and red LEDs for accurate placement of fine-pitch ICs, connectors and odd-shaped components. Additionally, the KE-1080 has an IPC9850 rated speed of 14,100 CPH for chips, and 3,400 CPH for IC components when using the advanced lighting system. The effective component placement range for the KE-1080 is 01005 (0402 metric) to 74mm2 or 50 x 150 mm.
For the best results in repeatability, accuracy and reliability, all Juki machines use the LNC60 optical centering laser that is built into the head to easily measure components while moving from the pick to the placement site. This eliminates the need to move to a stationary or line scan camera, creating an efficient method of component measurement centering. LNC60 is not affected by the color of a part and easily can transfer a part profile back to the database. Other important features of the LNC60 optical centering laser include the ability to detect the exact height of the nozzle tip, bent nozzle detection and a tombstone pick check. Additionally, the laser ensures that a component is present before placement and that the component has been placed successfully.  

EstablishedCreada en 1996 con fines de Distribución únicamente, inicia en 1998 sus funciones como maquiladora en Matamoros, Tamaulipas; reparando producto por reclamo de garantía.EstaE in 1947, Schumacher Electric Corporation is a leader in the manufacture and sales of battery chargers with more than 90 percent of the world market. With facilities in Illinois, Matamoros, Mexico and Wujiang, China, Schumacher Electric is a world-class organization with a reputation for reliable products and high-quality service. Additionally, the company has been certified to the ISO 9000 standard since April 1999. For more information, visit

Juki, a global leader in high-speed SMT Assembly equipment, has shipped more than 25,000 machines worldwide since 1987.  Juki has built its global image with a combination of top-quality and high-reliability machines with a reputation for world-class service and support that result in the lowest production costs for its customers.  The pioneer of the modular assembly system in 1993, Juki offers flexible solutions designed for both high-volume and high mix environments.   

Additionally, Juki Americas offers selective solder and stamp soldering machines backed by the largest field service group in the industry. The company recently introduced a complete line solution to include screen printers, reflow ovens and wave solder systems.

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