Yamaha Motor Intelligent Machinery (IM) unveiled advanced solutions to current and future assembly challenges at productronica 2017, and will again do so in February at IPC Apex 2018.
The company’s total line solution concept streamlines and interconnects all stages of SMT PCB assembly; including the latest in printing, high-speed mounting, high-resolution optical inspection, 3D assembly, and inline robotics. The company has solutions to future challenges, including 3D-MID assembly, and machine to machine (M2M) communications features of Factory Tools 4.0.
The company’s 3D-MID (Molded Interconnect Devices) solution places SMD components on three-dimensional substrates. This addresses the developing industry demands to build high-density products. The company demonstrated the 3D-MID function on the iPulse M20 hybrid mounter, which also performs conventional SMT placement. This feature delivers a space-efficient solution that makes 3D assembly cost-effective even for low-volume work like prototyping or small batches.
The 3D AOI camera with 7-micron resolution has also been recently unveiled. Microscopic inspection is essential for assessing solder joints of the tiniest chip components such as 01005 devices, which are now being adopted in high-density applications including Package-in-Package assembly.
The company’s Factory Tools 4.0 suite provides real-time performance and feeder-status monitoring. These M2M capabilities deliver production data directly to the line supervisor’s desktop monitor or mobile device anywhere in the factory, along with database-driven traceability and statistical process control (SPC). In total, Factory Tools 4.0 contains over 20 applications covering setup, programming, monitoring, and traceability down to component and nozzle level.
The latest models of the company’s modular mounters have also recently been introduced. Which include the compact single-beam YSM10, with its versatile multi-nozzle head options that deliver 46,000 cph placement speed. The 1– or 2-beam YSM20 and 2-/4-beam YSM40R with its 18-nozzle, 50,000 cph head provide exceptional speed of up to 200,000 cph in a one-meter footprint. Alongside these machines, the high-speed Sigma G5S mounter with advanced automation, high-speed motion controls, and die-feature recognition for optically-accurate LED placement, is specifically suited for those that are seeking fast and flexible capacity extension.
Apex, Booth 2333