Essemtec, the Swiss manufacturer of production systems for electronic assembly and packaging, today announced plans to exhibit the new FOX Compact Pick-and-Place Machine at the SMTA New England Expo & Tech Forum and the SMTA LA/Orange County Expo & Tech Forum, both on Thursday, November 3, 2016. The New England Expo will take place at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA, and the LA/Orange County Expo will take place at The Grand Event Center in Long Beach, CA. The FOX measures only 88 x 109 cm and it can accept PCBs up to 406 x 305 mm. Components with sizes from 0201 (imperial) up to 33 x 80 mm can be placed, optionally up to 80 x 80 mm.
FOX is the first machine in its class with linear motors and a mineral cast frame, providing exceptional speed, stability and accuracy, and making it perfectly suited for use in small production environments. It places 4500 cph (IPC9850A) with accuracy of 50 µm @ 3σ.
Essemtec’s FOX can be fitted with a dispense valve for SMD glue or solder paste for hassle-free manufacturing of 2.5D assemblies. FOX also features Essemtec’s award-winning software ePlace found on the Paraquda, Cobra and Scorpion platforms.