Schumacher install a Juki KE-1080LN
News Release from:
JUKI Automation Systems AG
23 August 2012
Juki has today revealed that Schumacher Electric has purchased and installed a KE-1080LN High-Speed Flexible Mounter at its plant in Matamoros, Mexico. Schumacher Electric designs and produces electronics assemblies, battery chargers and transformers.
“The implementation and technical support has been more than promised and exceeded our expectations, making the transition virtually flawless. The rapid changeover coupled with high precision placement has allowed our SMT Department to meet our production schedule utilizing only our KE-1080 while practically eliminating our in-process defects,” said Roger McGrath, Vice president & General Manager, Schumacher Electric.
“Our KE Series line of placement machines has been the workhorse for Juki since being introduced in 1992. The modular design, reliability, ease of use and quick changeover has been very popular with our customers over the years. We are pleased to partner with Schumacher Electric and look forward to a long and lasting relationship,” commented Steve Nadeau, Juki’s National Sales Manager.
The KE-1080 has a five-nozzle head to handle larger parts and uses a tri-colored advanced vision system featuring blue, green and red LEDs for accurate placement of fine-pitch ICs, connectors and odd-shaped components. Additionally, the KE-1080 has an IPC9850 rated speed of 14,100 CPH for chips, and 3,400 CPH for IC components when using the advanced lighting system. The effective component placement range for the KE-1080 is 01005 (0402 metric) to 74mm2 or 50 x 150 mm.
For the best results in repeatability, accuracy and reliability, all Juki machines use the LNC60 optical centering laser that is built into the head to easily measure components while moving from the pick to the placement site. This eliminates the need to move to a stationary or line scan camera, creating an efficient method of component measurement centering. LNC60 is not affected by the color of a part and easily can transfer a part profile back to the database. Other important features of the LNC60 optical centering laser include the ability to detect the exact height of the nozzle tip, bent nozzle detection and a tombstone pick check. Additionally, the laser ensures that a component is present before placement and that the component has been placed successfully.