Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Essemtec publishes new software for pick & place machines
Press release, November 26, 2008
The release 9.0 of the controlling software offers a lot of new functions, more comfort and still more safety to the users of Essemtec pick & place machines. The innovations concern the main module PLACER, the preparation software BOX, the library of the components LIB, the management of overriding importance information software MIS and new available options.
BOX-Tool at Placer 9.0
The heart of the software the module PLACER 9.0 enables the placement of 01005-components at the appropriate equipped machines and supports the option FLX-CVU for the measurement of discrete components before placement. The new function of optimizing is able to optimize the placing sequence to speed or precision and even considers the height of the component.
Many requests of the users have been integrated, e.g. the automatically learning of pick-up heights, direct links to the library of the components and feeder setup program. Additionally you move the camera by mouse click directly on a position on the board.
The programming of the feeders and the preparation gets simplified with the new software and the safety of preparation increases. New is, that fully preparation plans of recurring jobs can be saved, copied and changed together with the feeders.
Additional, the new version of the preparation software recognizes the trace of the band feeder too as well as the configuration of feeder cassettes. Therefore, the feeders can be programmed directly now by reading the bar codes of the feeder and the component, provided that the band width is compatible. At cassettes null-tracks are added automatically and the pick-up position will be calculated precise.
The bar codes for feeders and components can be produced at the touch of a button out of the software directly.
The new management information software MIS 5.4 had been fitted with additional functionality also. The function for optimizing for a minimal changeover had been extended and shows furthermore the no longer needed components at the machine, additional to the outstanding components for the next order. By the MIS software preparation optimizing and line balancing can be calculated considering various points of view. Likewise, the software manages the stock of the components, ensures the quality and saves all data of placement for the purpose of documentation and traceability.
The new software versions can be back fitted at all Essemtec placing machines of the CLM, CSM, FLX and Pantera series. The upgrade has no influence to the current placing programmes, preparations lists and libraries of the components, these data can be used furthermore unproblematic.