AlternativeSMT brings more control to feeder calibration at Productronica 13-16 November 2007, Hall A5.480
The new developments concern upgraded software and a totally enclosed camera. The software now allows the user full control, including programmable zoom facility, and so has made the calibration routine more repeatable and accurate.
The upgrade is of particular interest to Siemens Siplace users for ongoing maintenance and calibration of feeders. Some electronic feeders, for example the Siemens triple 8mm feeders, need to have each lane independently calibrated. The new software allows each lane to be calibrated at a selectable speed so that the initial calibration can be carried out at a speed that suits the operator and the complete feeder can still be tested at full speed later. This facility becomes increasingly important when smaller components are placed, such as 0402 and 0201 passive case sizes. Users still have the facility to ensure that all feeders calibrated on the machine will run in a production environment.
An optional variable LED Light Ring is also available for customers working in low light conditions.
The FeederMaster® developments for electric feeders have now even gone as far as motor power monitoring during calibration. If a motor drive is running stiffly because it has become jammed with components, the input motor current will have a higher torque - so measurement and identification of this offers a form of preventive maintenance.
The FeederMaster®, which is now being sold worldwide, is one of the premier tools used in feeder calibration.
For further information and a live demonstration, please visit AlternativeSMT at Productronica in Hall A5, stand 480
For more information on the FeederMaster and AlternativeSMT visit - www.feedermaster.com or www.alternativeSMT.com
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AlternativeSMT buy and sell a number of manufacturers machines including - Fuji, Mydata, Philips, BTU, Electrovert, MPM, DEK and Universal. This range of manufacturers means that Alternative is capable providing it's customers with a choice at every level of the production line, whether it be - screen printers, placement machines or ovens. AlternativeSMT maintains an in depth engineering knowledge of the machines that they have in stock.
AlternativeSMT's Innovative New Approach for the Second User Market AlternativeSMT has also developed an innovative approach to selling second user SMT assembly equipment with the development of its made-to-order range of Fuji QP242 pick and place machines.
Typically on the second-user market, a buyer would have to accept a machine in the condition it's sold in, with only the options and configurations that are on the machine when bought. If they do not fit the customer's specification exactly, little can be done to upgrade or change the configuration without going back to the original equipment manufacturer for costly upgrades.
FeederMaster® is a registered trademark of alternativeSMT Ltd.