We are at the APEX Expo looking for additional pick and place machines, we are checking out the Panasonic AM100 : Modular Placement Machine.
The AM100 was designed to evolve with fluctuating market needs while remaining a cost-effective solution to produce the necessary products with the necessary quality and within the necessary timing. In order to respond to these market needs, the AM100 can place from 0402 micro chips to large components such as long connectors with the newly-developed super multi-14-nozzle head on a single machine with high productivity of 35,800cph. In addition, numerous line configurations and supply variations can be combined to process an array of EMS production needs from mobile phones to industrial equipment, and more.
The combination of a newly developed super multi-14-nozzle head and a new recognition unit enables component mounting up to 14 mm at high speed with no tact time reduction due to component size. The super multi-14-nozzle head can place components from 0402 micro chips to 120 x 90 mm or 150 x 25 mm. It also reduces the number of nozzle changeovers, and achieves high performance and flexibility by incorporating mechanical chucks for odd-shape components.
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