STANDARD PLATFORMS

Following are some of our standard platforms upon which we have the flexibility to design solutions that exactly meet your needs.  In most cases, only tooling for the customers product, and integration of the customers desired processes is all that is required for a complete solution.

ALM

Flexible, High speed work station.

MTS

Flexible, Low speed work station.

VISTA

Flexible, Vision Inspection stations.

ALM

    

Click here: ALM-760

 

 

Click here: ALM-LV

 

   

Click here: ALM-W

 

    

Click here: ALM-Mini

 

 

Product Description:

The ALM is a flexible high speed work station designed to process or test components individually or in batch mode. 

  • Flexible, platform:  An overhead gantry supports the high speed linear servo motor for maximum flexibility.  The powerful motor can pick & place components or transport an integrated process to the components.
  • Unlimited configurations:  Components can be input to the ALM from all four sides, on a rotary table, through the machine, or across the machine.  Other motor types, additional motors, or dual carriages can be added or replaced on the ALM to best suit the application.
  • Unlimited processes:  Input / Output examples include:  Manual load / unload, tape & reel, bulk, sort bins, vibratory feed, trays, conveyors, tube stackers.  Processes examples include: Packaging, assembly, electrical testing, vision inspection, mechanical testing, laser, and ink marking.
  • Quick change-out:  Alignment tooling is available that allows the user to snap complete input / output / process modules in with a single fastener, and one utility manifold.  The MMI comes pre-programmed for pull-down select change-over.
  • Extremely compact:   The ALM can be removed from it’s cabinet storage base (shown in photo) and placed on a table, or into an existing process.
  • Communications:  Opto-isolated serial / parallel, or Ethernet communications are available.
  • Safe:  Full-featured safety electronics, and safety enclosure are standard.
  • User friendly:  A color graphic LCD touchscreen MMI on an ergonomic arm is standard.

Typical Applications:

The flexibility of the ALM is unlimited.  Following are example applications.

  • Assembly:  Precise pick & place of multiple components.  Conveyor input / output through the machine or side-to-side.
  • Laser marking:   Placement of a component under a marking head.  Full physical and electrical integration with the optics and controls of the laser, including safety regulations.

 

  • Vision lead or mark inspection:  Integration of a vision system.  Presentation of the device to an inspection nest and integration of the cameras and lighting.
  • Packaging:   Placement of devices into tape & reel, tubes, or waffle packs.
  • Electrical test:  Precise pick & place of components to test contactor(s) and sorting to bulk grading bins.

MTS

Product Description:

The MTS is a flexible work station designed to process or test components individually or in batch mode. 

  • Simple to use:  The user places a component onto a shuttle stage and presses the footpedal.  The machine automatically clamps the component and shuttles it into a safety enclosure.
  • Multiple functions per batch:  Several operations of processing and/or testing are sequenced using a PLC for maximum flexibility.
  • Communications:  Opto-isolated interface communicates multiple Start Of Test / End Of Test signals, Abort, and other signals.
  • Extremely compact:   Designed as a table top work station.  Utilities (CDA, Electrical, Communications, Control knobs) are on a rear utility panel, Control electronics/pneumatics are in a compartment under the machine.
  • Safe:  Lexan cover encloses all motion, but is clear for viewing operation, and has a profiled opening to eliminate pinch points.
  • Cost effective:  The MTS uses proven, standard technology for simplicity and to keep machine cost minimized.
  • User friendly:  A simple LCD or a more complex PC based user interface can be integrated with the machine.

Typical Applications:

The flexibility of the MTS is unlimited.  Typical applications combine many individual operations into a batch sequence.  Following are examples of individual operations.

  • Assembly placement:  Precise insertion and placement of parts is performed using linear or rotary actuators, including servo, stepper, or pneumatics.
  • Assembly bonding:  Bonding operations such as epoxy application, UV cure, soldering, heating, and pressing.
  • Mechanical Testing:   Mechanical instruments such as micrometers, force gages, or gage pins can be integrated.
  • Electrical test contacting:  The ALM shuttle stage is large enough to accommodate an active contactor that can be de-activated for easy insertion, yet activated during processing.
  • Test cable or probe insertion:  Precision linear guides can insert probes or cables into components to provide testing or measurement capability.
  • Tester activation:  Full featured communications is facilitated by either the PLC or by Peak Automation opto-isolation circuits.  The MTS can be controlled or sequenced externally by a tester.
  • Vision Inspection:   Vision inspection can be integrated, ranging from simple sensors to sophisticated cameras an lighting

VISTA - O,     VISTA - B,    VISTA - W

Vision Inspection Stations

Product Description:

VISTA vision inspection stations are a family of standard platforms that are designed to facilitate vision inspection. 

  • Tooling:  Tooling is custom designed for the subject to be inspected, so that it is precisely and repeatably positioned for the camera.
  • Camera:  A camera mounting system will be used to optimally capture the image for inspection.
  • Lighting:  Any or several different methods of lighting can be designed into the stations.  Different stations are available for different lighting needs
  • Flexibility:  All of the above can be designed to be either changed out, or easily adjusted for different set-ups.
  • Controls:  Vision Inspection controls can be integrated including, part-in-position detectors, position sensors, or component type detectors
  • User Interface:  All vision systems can be seamlessly integrated with user interfaces for production or engineering functions, password protection, data logging, statistics, etc.
  • Additional Input / Output:  All vision systems can be with additional Inputs for external triggering, integration with other machines, and additional Outputs for printers, and network communications.
  • Extremely compact:   Designed as table top work stations.  Never significantly larger than the camera system or component requires.
  • Enclosed:  All stations have light tight enclosures available if required.

Typical Applications:

  • Individual component inspection:  Stations can be tooled for manual or automatic placement of individual components in exact and repeatable locations for vision inspection.  Tooling kits can be interchangeable and pinned to eliminate adjustment.
  • Multiple component inspection:  Stations can be tooled for trays or other multi-component fixtures.  The vision can inspect multiple components in one snapshot or the fixtures or camera can be indexed manually or automatically to inspect individual components.
  • Counting:  Large trays of components can be accommodated by the stations, and the vision can count the number and type of components in the tray.
  • Wafer inspection:   Our Wafer Inspection station can accommodate up to 8” wafers on frames, and is detent adjustable for other wafer sizes.
  • OCR - Optical Character Recognition:   Vision systems can be integrated that perform OCR on wafers, reading SEMI or other character types.
  • Bar code reading:   Bar Code reading and printing are available.
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