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HITACHI Upgrades Flagship Sigma G5 Mounter to G5S; Faster, More Accurate, More Capability

Oct 02, 2013

The new HITACHI's Sigma G5S offers a placement speed up to 75,000cph, high speed head accuracy down to 25µm, and multi-function head accuracy down to 15µm

The new HITACHI's Sigma G5S offers a placement speed up to 75,000cph, high speed head accuracy down to 25µm, and multi-function head accuracy down to 15µm

The Hitachi Sigma G5 modular mounter has now been upgraded and enhanced to become the G5S mounter, the company has announced. Faster, more accurate, and more capable than the world-leading G5, the new G5S boasts higher speed and greater flexibility than its predecessor, according to Masatoshi Kurosawa of Hitachi High Technologies Japan

"The new G5S offers a placement speed up to 75,000cph, high speed head accuracy down to 25µm, and multi-function head accuracy down to 15µm," Kurosawa said, in making the announcement. "This is a very powerful production machine, where we have literally doubled the accuracy of the placement heads. In addition to these enhancements, G5S also utilizes the latest Hitachi feeder technology, Overdrive functionality, and other features that have kept these systems at the head of their class."

The new G5S can also accommodate maximum board sizes of 610 x 510mm (24” x 20”), he adds, for higher throughput volume of large boards and panelized assemblies, and can be equipped with self-loading SL component feeders. All feeders can literally be changed in seconds.

HITACHI’s Sigma G5S is available in both High Speed and Flexible High Speed configurations. It features a two-head placement system that offers the most flexibility in a single high speed head and a multi-function head; two quick-change feeder bases that accommodate tape and stick feeders or quick change tray unit with tape feeders; and the industry’s first "Overdrive Control System" whereby both heads can pick from each other’s component supply and place on the same board simultaneously and without restriction.

Two other upgrades to the Sigma G5S are a maximum height for the multi-function head increase to 35mm, and an increased insertion force for the multi-function head from 50 Newtons to 100 Newtons.


Hitachi High-Tech Instruments is a subsidiary wholly owned by Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation (TOKYO: 8036). The company develops, manufactures and sells SMT and semiconductor machines For additional information, visit: http://www.hht-eu.com

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