Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Essemtec’s Cobra Picks Four Components at Once
Simultaneous pickup increases speed of the multi-nozzle head
Essemtec’s Cobra is the world’s first machine that features the Double-Quattro-Pick feature, allowing it to pick four components from four different feeders simultaneously. It is therefore faster than other pick-and-place machines with multi-nozzle pickup head.
Cobra from Essemtec is quickly becoming the most popular SMD pick-and-place machine for flexible, high-variety electronics production. With a production speed of 21,000 cph and a capacity for 240 intelligent feeders, it optimally combines flexibility and performance. With the unique new Double-Quattro-Pick feature, four components from four different feeders are picked up simultaneously. This is possible only with the perfect match of pick-and-place head, feeders and software.
Cobra’s eight pickup nozzles are arranged in two parallel rows. As such, four nozzles on either the front or the back can pick a component at the same time. The Cobra Feeders are so fast and the positioning is so accurate that the nozzles in the second row can pick another four components immediately after.
The precision of the pick-and-place head and the fast, accurate feeders enable the Cobra to pick multiple components simultaneously. With a software-optimized production sequence, the Double-Quattro-Pick feature increases production speed by up to 25 percent.
Essemtec will highlight the Double-Quattro-Pick feature at the upcoming productronica exhibition in Munich, Germany. Visit Essemtec in Hall A3, booth 358.