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New Modular Mounter from Juki – RX-6

Jan 23, 2014

Juki Automation Systems (JAS), Inc., a world-leading provider of automated assembly products and systems and part of Juki Corporation, introduces its new RX-6 – a new modular mounter that combines high quality, flexibility and productivity. Equipped with the new LNC120 LaserAlign® module, the machine features a maximum placement speed of up to 26,000CPH (IPC985) on a footprint of only 1.25 m and is even more accurate and reliable than all previous models. The RX-6 is extendable by the RX-7 Ultra-High-Speed Placer that reaches a maximum placement speed of 60,000CPH (IPC9850).

Replaceable heads allow configuring a production line best suited to the current requirements. The rear head can be changed between a 6-nozzle head and a 3-nozzle head, resulting in greater flexibility.

The 6-nozzle head supports components from 01005 up to 33.5 x 33.5 mm and up to 33 mm in height. The 3-nozzle head supports an even wider variety: from 01005 chips up to 100 x 100 mm or 50 ×180 mm long connectors up to 33 mm in height. These heads are designed to handle a wide variety of components from ultra-miniature resistors to large ICs or connectors. 3D or Package-on-Package (PoP) placement is possible using the optional fluxer units. Support for both, flux or solder paste, is available.

Placement Monitor (EPV) is a standard function. An ultra-miniature camera built into the head section takes images of component pick and placement in real time. An analysis is run for presence/absence and traceability information and can be saved. This unique function prevents defective PCBs and reduces the time for root cause failure analysis.

Using 8 mm electronic double tape feeders, the RX-6 handles up to 160 different components and delivers ultimate flexibility to the customer with its space saving design. Additionally, it offers the highest productivity in its class with high-speed production with just one station / 2 beams / 2 heads. High-speed placement is performed with on-the-fly vision centering (IC components: 14,000 CPH) and the high-speed Tray Server TR7D enables fast supply of tray components, all at low cost. Additionally, thanks to the dual lane conveyor and dual head design, only one RX-6 is required where two machines would typically be needed for equal speed.

The standard RX-6 can handle PCBs up to 610 x 590 mm, and with the long board option, the size can even be increased up to a 905 x 590 mm.

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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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