Preventing defective pickup and placement
To keep the productivity high, factors that cause defects must be detected and eliminated through accurate recognition of the part state in a series of processes from pickup to placement.
The following introduces checks on part states for pickup and placement.
Placing parts with high accuracy
In addition to the advancement of smaller electronic parts and more complex electronic circuit designs, growing needs for finer pitch placement is making filletless soldering more popular. A small amount of solder is applied when performing fine pitch placement using very small sized chip parts, which makes it difficult to expect such parts to be applicable for self-alignment effects. Instead, producing accurate part placement to put parts in a definitive place is required.
The following introduces positioning techniques for achieving highly accurate placement.
Controlling placement load
To be able to maintain quality when placing electronic parts that are increasingly smaller, thinner, and lighter, it is necessary to have a high level of stopping accuracy as well as low load on the parts when placing them.
Low impact placement is a prerequisite for controlling the load on parts and solder.
The following introduces mechanical features of our products to deliver low impact placement and also sensing technologies for placing parts at an appropriate height while securing stable tackiness with the panel in mind.
Excluding future defects attributed to parts
Highly accurate and functional placement machines do not always result in defect free production if the part to be placed is the source of the problem. To maintain high quality, it is very important to control production so that defective parts are not used, just as it is important to ensure good pickup and placement processes.
The following introduces applications to reliably detect defective parts and incorrect parts, and eliminate their usage.
Preventing drops in machine performance
Pickup errors and contact issues may occur in association with adherence of solder paste and dust from the panels and carrier tape. To avoid any loss of production from these factors, it is necessary to keep the feeders, nozzles, and heads that are directly related to picking up and placing parts in top condition. The following introduces functions and units to cover this objective.
Create accurate production programs in a short time using the automatic part shape data generator and a powerful optimization engine.
Then, use the scheduling function to achieve production without wasted time or materials.
Picking work is made more efficient through part location management. Because the part shelf life can also be managed, parts that may have deteriorated are not used by mistake.
Setup work can be performed without error by employing a system that provides guidance for loading positions in the offline changeover area.
By connecting SMT processes through M2M communication, the machines work together so that the required actions are performed automatically. This connectivity also enables visualization of the entire production line.
Work that is performed manually such as part supply is made easier with guidance systems and automation units that enable error-free work processes.
To maintain quality production, it is necessary to keep the feeders, nozzles, and heads that are used in production and thus directly affect the outcome, in top condition.
This requires a method for automating maintenance work so that it can be performed at the same level by all operators. For this, our automated maintenance units that manage unit condition based on set values are highly effective. This is an important step in realizing a smart factory.
Performance management and analysis
Traceability data can be acquired from multiple conditions when errors occur. The cause and extent of the error's impact can be determined quickly through provision of data that includes information from external units such as the inspection image from SPI and AOI machines.
Production results that include the operation status are provided in an easy to read report.