“This machine has raised the bar significantly for mid-volume pick-and-place systems,” claims CEO Henry Mann. “An IPC-rated speed of up to 5,500 cph, plus expandability and compatibility features allow the MC-385 to be called on for almost any high-mix, mid-volume assembly application – from product development to full manufacturing.”
The machine’s increased speed is attributed to its latest Cognex® flying vision which replaces stationary bottom vision and provides instantaneous imaging of the undersides of balled components. These devices were previously detoured to a fixed bottom camera, necessitating extra travel for processing CSPs, BGAs and µBGAs, QFPs to 12 mils and flip chips. Traditional bottom vision is used for oversized components to 100mm x 50mm, as well as round or odd form devices and connectors. Chip placement capability includes 0201s and flip chips, while AC motor, linear encoders combined with vision ensure a placement accuracy of ± .03mm. (± .001”).
In its inline configuration, 64 smart tape feeders can be accommodated, while up to 128 feeders are installable in the batch mode. The system features high-precision ball-screw X-Y drive and closed-loop servo control with linear encoding, The MC-385 is introductory-priced at $49,995. For details, visit Manncorp, Booth #600, SMTAI, or access http://www.manncorp.com/pick-and-place/mc385. Manncorp offers pick-and-place machines, stencil printers, reflow ovens, rework systems, wave solder machines, board cleaners, desiccant cabinets, nitrogen generators and more. Access http://www.manncorp.com or firstname.lastname@example.org