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Assembleon: MG-1R & MG-8R redesign improves maintenance & reliability

Feb 19, 2008

New MG-1R and MG-8R on display at the Virtual PCB trade show, February 12-13, 2008.

Design improvements in maintainability and reliability are reducing lifetime costs for Assembl�on�s established MG-1 and MG-8 Pick & Place machines. The new MG-1R and MG-8R, which are being shown at the Virtual PCB trade show (www.virtual-pcb.com, February 12-13, 2008), have been improved to allow for easier maintenance access and better maintainability for the head components.

Also, the maximum board size has been increased to 510 x 440 mm (20" x 17.2"), and the operating panel, LCD monitor and keyboard have been relocated to improve ergonomics. Prices of the equipment remain unchanged after these improvements.

Wide component range for high-mix production

The MG-1R and MG-8R machines are for high-mix production, and place a wide range of components including chips as well as complex and odd-form components. That enables the machines to be broadly used as stand-alone and in-line solutions for industrial, consumer, automotive and other industries. Placement rates are up to 24k components per hour. A 3-D co-planarity camera and a side view camera help eliminate placement defects. High resolution vision systems recognize, dip-flux, and place even the smallest balls and tightest-pitch flip-chips.

The M-Series is easy to maintain. All modules verify the correct condition of the placement nozzles and have a standard nozzle cleaning system. The modules constantly self-calibrate to eliminate thermal instability from changing production environments. There is off-line setup and feeder exchange trolley verification.

48-hour interactive web-based event Virtual PCB is a fully interactive, 48-hour web-based event. It will incorporate all the critical features of a live event while allowing PCB design, fabrication and assembly equipment and materials buyers and sellers to interact online. Registration is free. Our Assembl�on online booth is at your service 24/7 during these two days to interact one-on-one through chat, blogging and email from the convenience of your chair.

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