PCB assembly products showcased at Southern Manufacturing 2014

13th January 2015
Barney Scott

At Southern Manufacturing 2014, AdoptSMT will present a selection of products targeting the European PCB Assembly Industry. The supplies, services and consultancy offered by AdoptSMT Group are focussed around the aim of keeping the customers production running. The main process supported with consumables, spares, service and pre-owned equipment is an automatic PCB Assembly including stencil printing, reflow soldering and AOI.

Two related areas covered by AdoptSMT are identification and hand soldering with JBC stations and cartridges, Purex fume extraction, ESD products and de-soldering and cleaning tools from ITW - Techspray.

Additions to the AdoptSMT parts range include SIPLACE compatible nozzle magazines, which the company says feature a longer operational life than previously available nozzle magazines. These are used on the same machines as AdoptSMT's ceramic nozzles, valve plungers and cleaning sticks. The range of splicing products to join SMD tapes, stencil cleaning rolls and environmentally friendly cleaning agents was further widened to meet special requirements.

AdoptSMT recently added tools to repair broken plows of MYDATA Agilis feeders in their facility in Redhill in order to reduce the delivery time for replacing broken plows by Count On Tools plows. Feeders including Fuji NXT, SIPLACE S and X, Assembleon, Juki, Mydata and others are currently being serviced and calibrated in AdoptSMT facilities throughout Europe.

AdoptSMT will show the Hover-Davis AXIUM Media Presenter, which replaced the Hover-Davis label presenter during 2014. The Panasonic- and SIPLACE S-compatible SSF series feeders offer advantages including faster tape loading, easier cover tape handling and a reverse gear. The SSF06-08 3x8mm feeder is now the only feeder on the market which is available with a pick point location compatible to the discontinued SIPLACE ‘silver’ and ‘gold’ 3x8mm feeders.

The Nortec Laser Markable Label (LML) fills the gap between laser marking and label application: it can be placed onto small batches, in cases of bad surfaces or for re-marking and then be sent through the standard laser marking process.

Nortec is a supplier of ID solutions for harsh environments, with an approach of innovation in ID management, offering total solutions for the whole ID process. Nortec’s polyimide labels for automatic application fit with AdoptSMT’s sales and service of Hover-Davis label feeders and experience with pre-owned label applicators from manufacturers like CAB or Asys. Suitable colour ribbons for thermal transfer printers are also available.

Masking dots and masking labels are available for automatic as well as for manual application. High-temperature masking dots can be applied for wave soldering and the use of masking labels for conformal coating will produce smooth boundaries after peeling off.

Besides some of COT’s wide range of LED nozzles and standard pick and place nozzles, AdoptSMT will also show the StripFeeder.mod which can easily be adjusted to feed different size components supplied in short strips of tapes and the ezLOAD board support system.

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