Fuji Machine Manufacturing Corporation (headquarters: Chiryu, Aichi; president & CEO: Mr. Nobuyuki Soga; hereafter called as "Fuji") has developed and added a new product, an electrical component placement machine (mounter) "AIMEX IIIc", in the product line. This machine is going to be displayed at the Fuji Mount Technology Show 2015 that will be held at Fuji headquarters on November 26th and 27th.
The internet of things (IoT), makes any kinds of products, not just digital devices, ready to be connected to networks. Electronic circuit boards are an essential part of this IoT concept, and surface mount technology has been widely used for assembling these boards, in which electronic assembly machines (mounters) play the main role. For placement processes of electronic circuit boards, there are growing calls for the high level of area productivity as well as for high/variable-mix and variable-volume production in order to keep up with changes in the market demand.
As a response, the AIMEX IIIc has been developed, which inherits concepts from the AIMEX IIS that was introduced to the market in December 2012, and this machine has greater area productivity and usability as well as flexibility and expandability.
- Compact design
This machine only takes up an area of 1,280 (W) x 2,346 (L) mm, which is extremely compact in size and makes it easier to introduce into your factory.
- Optimal for high-mix production
It has an industry top class in loadable number of parts with up to 130 part supply positions. AIMEX IIIc also enables you to increase the loadable number approximately 1.5 times more by using HexaFeeders, offering flexible responses to variations in the quantity of supplied parts. Furthermore, using a DynaHead (DX) makes it possible for a single machine to support a wide range of part sizes from 0402 (01005") parts* to 74 x 74 mm parts.
*0402 (01005") parts: Electronic components 0.4 x 0.2 mm in size
- Support for variable-mix, variable-volume production
This machine can be set with a coplanarity check function which detects defects on parts before placement as well as the LCR check function. This enables users to build quality in the production process even for variable-mix variable-volume production. Flexibility appears also in its wide production panel size range from 48 x 48 mm to 506 x 400 mm, and in its support of various panel types.
- Easy-to-use, on-machine editing function
12-inch touch screens improve usability on AIMEX IIIc. Ramping up production for new products and responding to errors can now be handled faster than ever with on-machine editing.
- Improved productivity
Productivity is better with the high speed head H24, providing a throughput of 37,000 cph* in high productivity mode with a placing accuracy of ±38 μm. This allows the AIMEX IIIc to have a high area productivity of 24,643 cph/m squared. In addition, panels can be conveyed in 2.6 seconds with the buffer mechanism.
*Cph: Chips per hour, the quantity of parts possible to be placed per hour
AIMEX IIIc will be available to order beginning from December 2015, with a target of shipping 150 units in 2016.
Fuji – as a leading robot maker and vital contributor to world manufacturing – continues to develop products toward further automation in production and smart factories.