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Mycronic is announcing new capabilities to address customers' future needs. At the IPC APEX EXPO 2017 event, which will be held from February 14-16 at the San Diego Convention Center, the company will demonstrate the latest capabilities of its high-productivity Mycronic 4.0 production concept, including a fully automated high-mix line, new fine-pitch jet printing capabilities, improvements to the Agilis material handling solution, and a range of new dispensing and conformal coating equipment.
Fully automated just-in-time production
On display at APEX 2017 will be a completely automated high-mix production line optimized to ensure maximum productivity down to batch size one. The line comprises a versatile software-driven MY600JX jet printer and jet dispenser, together with two MY200DX pick-and-place machines. The production line will benefit from a range of enhanced automation capabilities to enable complete traceability down to individual PCB ID level, proactive monitoring of component retrieval and other software features designed to streamline operators’ daily workflows.
Fine-pitch jet printing of solder paste
The 100% software-driven MY600 platform is already renowned for its ability to apply high-precision solder paste or adhesive fluid deposits at over one million dots per hour. Now, the MY600JP and MY600JX will add a new fine-pitch solder paste printing capability. Capable of printing solder paste droplets down to 215 micrometers in diameter and 2 nanoliters in volume. This enhancement makes it possible to utilize the industry-changing jet printing technology for even finer pitch and smaller components.
New portfolio of dispensing and conformal coating equipment
With its recent acquisition of the equipment manufacturer Axxon, Mycronic has significantly extended its dispensing capabilities to cover a broad range of applications. Axxon develops, manufactures, and sells dispensing equipment for the electronics industry and has obtained a leading position in the SMT market in China in a short time. APEX 2017 will see the introduction of several products from this portfolio, including a selection of versatile tabletop dispensing systems with a small form factor as well as flexible conformal coating systems for a range of applications.
Automated material handling with powerful software integration
Always at the forefront of the latest developments in intelligent productivity, Mycronic will demonstrate broader possibilities for integration with third-party automated material handling systems. With an emphasis on software interfaces and open architecture systems, visitors will learn how the Mycronic 4.0 architecture is prepared for integration with future high-productivity systems such as robotic reel picking and stacking.
Visitors to booth 3133 at IPC APEX will be invited to view demonstrations of Mycronic’s automated high-mix production line and new material handling and fluid dispensing products, and to discuss how the Mycronic 4.0 production concept can boost factory-wide productivity in specific applications.
About Mycronic AB
Mycronic AB is a Swedish high-tech company engaged in the development, manufacture and marketing of production equipment with high precision and flexibility requirements for the electronics industry. Mycronic headquarters are located in Täby, north of Stockholm and the Group has subsidiaries in China, France, Germany, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, the Netherlands, Taiwan, United Kingdom and the United States. For more information, click here.