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ESSEMTEC to Exhibit Flexible Swiss-Made Solutions at SMTAI 2012

Oct 09, 2012

 Essemtec, a leading manufacturer of surface mount technology (SMT) production equipment, announces that it will highlight Paraquda, its industry-leading, flexible, Swiss-made pick-and-place solution in Booth #520 at the upcoming SMTA International Conference & Exhibition, scheduled to take place October 16-17, 2012 at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel in Orlando, FL.

The Paraquda pick-and-place system combines a large feeder capacity, fast programming and changeover while the machine is running, with the ability to quickly place any component from 01005 up to 40x40 mm including fine-pitch, BGA, CSP or flip chips. At only $79,000 installed, the Paraquda series automatic pick-and-place machines are designed to fulfill the requirements of a high-mix SMT production. All SMD components are placed quickly, and are reproducible and reliable using modern placement technologies.

The system features a three-stage conveyor with manual rail adjustment, and a tool changer with 1x36 positions and 14 nozzles. The high-resolution fly-by vision system is equipped with the latest Cognex SMD image processing technology, thus can detect any kind of component – even odd-shaped parts. The Paraquda is the first machine generation worldwide that is operated by ePlace – the new standard in pick-and-place software.

ePlace, the new software designed entirely by Essemtec, is based on the company’s eez-technology. It has been fully developed in .net, uses an integrated database and offers a modern, interactive, intelligent and intuitive tool for controlling all parameters.

For more information about Essemtec’s flexible production equipment, visit the company in Booth #520 at the show or on the Web at www.essemtec.com.


Essemtec is a worldwide leader in the manufacture of Surface Mount Technology (SMT) production equipment. Essemtec specializes in high mix production equipment for printed circuit boards (PCB) using Surface Mount Technology.

Essemtec is the only manufacturer to cover the entire production process, from printers and/or dispensers, to pick-and-place and soldering equipment. Therefore, customers benefit from unparalleled knowledge and the ability to select, from a single source, a complete process solution to meet their requirements.

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