Most production line chip mounting have restrictions because of the speed of their mechanised pick and place system. Using traditional pneumatic actuators results in a short life-span, a high failure rate and can suffer from a lack of precision in force and placement.
SMAC LAL-90 actuator operates at 10 parts per second, with the up or down stroke, stop to stop, made in 30 milliseconds. The actuator is capable of high force and high acceleration, leading to high-speed and high-accuracy in a production environment. To place a chip, the actuator rod moves down, compressing a spring-loaded nozzle, placing the chip accurately in place and in force. The solution operates with high g-force, fast setting tome and a 20 micron overshoot/undershoot. The separately programmable PID servo parameters for down stroke and for up stroke.
SMAC’s patented SoftLand system ensures that delicate parts are placed accurately, therefore causing zero part damage.