Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Essemtec Wins a 2008 Global Technology Award for Its Multi-Flexible Production Solution
Press Release, August 20,2008
Aesch, Switzerland — Essemtec, a leading manufacturer of surface mount technology production equipment, announces that it has been awarded a 2008 Global Technology Award in the category of Best European Product for its Multi-Flexible Production Solution. The award was presented by Global SMT & Packaging Magazine’s Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Trevor Galbraith during a Tuesday, August 19, 2008 ceremony that took place during the SMTA International exhibition and conference in Orlando, FL.
Numerous systems combine into one innovative solution designed to improve the production process.
With FLX-CVU, electrical values of discrete components can be measured pre-placement. For verification of the reel content, for example after a reel or job change, a selectable amount of components are moved to a measuring station and tested through two electrical contacts.
The FLX2011 is available in a standard size, as a large model and with or without conveyor systems. It can be expanded to FLX2021 or FLX2031 for higher speeds and feeder capacities. Additionally, it has 20 percent improved speed from its predecessor, the FLX2010.
To provide quality and consistency of performance, the FLX2011 has 5X higher resolution of the measurement system than any competitor. Additionally, the FLX-MIS software is a multifunctional toolbox for maximizing productivity, minimizing changeover work and ensuring the quality of a flexible SMT assembly line.
The unique “virtual-view function” of the FLX011 allows test and correction of a program without placing a component. With the Easyplacer software, the user always has control over the machine’s status, feeders and components. The software is continuously updated and improved in cooperation with the customer. Also, the Internet-based remote maintenance system facilitates short problem solving time and saves travelling expenses for experts.
Time is money — this particularly applies to modern SMD production. Thus, the use of the CSS4050 SMD Tower, with components stored on reels, is already fast but is further enhanced with system-optimized storage. Reels used more often than others are stored where they can be accessed more quickly. As a result, the maximum access time of five seconds is still frequently reduced. Up to 500 reels can be stored in one tower. Each tower offers an electrostatic shielding and a moisture protection.
The Management Information System FLX-MIS is a machine-oriented software package for production optimization and cost reduction, which gives the customer the traceability he needs. It is easy to use with features such as a simple component counting function, an alert level than can be set per component, export of a consumption list, and a component creation requirement for storage systems.
The systems are all lead-free capable, making the solution an environmentally friendly, multifunctional package.
The Global Technology Awards program is sponsored by Global SMT & Packaging Magazine, and is an annual celebration of product excellence in semiconductor packaging and electronics assembly. Premier products based on the finest examples of creative advancement in technology in key areas are chosen by a distinguished panel of global industry experts.