IPTE to Exhibit at IPC APEX EXPO 2018


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IPTE Factory Automation will exhibit in Booth #3917 at IPC APEX EXPO 2018, which will be held February 27 to March 1, in San Diego, California. IPTE will focus on two main categories during the exhibition: depaneler (PCB) and board handling, specifically, the EasyRouter with cobot loading/unloading (off-line low-cost PCB) and MFT 19" board handler for in-circuit or functional test, as well as programming processes.

The IPTE EasyRouter is equipped with a productive milling tool featuring a speed of up to 60 mm/s for the fast routing of circuit boards from above. The loading and unloading of the depaneler takes place manually during the separating process via a rotating table on which non-complex and highly functional work-piece holders are mounted. The loading of the rotating table is operated by a cobot. The X and Y drive mechanisms for the milling operation during the separating process are equipped with modern, fast and precise linear-motor axes. For the easy programming of the depaneling process, the EasyRouter comes with the camera-based CATS (Camera-Aided Teaching System). Moreover, the programming can be carried out by using standard dxf files or with G-data codes. Both capabilities are available for off-line or on-line operation respectively.

In-circuit or functional test, as well as programming processes, can be inline automated with IPTE's MFT Board Handler. The MFT is practical for the use with single-circuit boards, multiple boards or corresponding carriers for circuit boards. Both, one- or double-sided fixtures can be realized. The fixtures can be changed quickly and easily. For optional parallel use of more than one Board Handler, the Board Handler can be equipped with a bypass-segment. This allows a constant production process, which is not interrupted by the testing process. Moreover, the Bypass can be used to optimize the cycle time.

IPTE's booth on the upcoming APEX show is part of the company's strong presence in North America. Since 1997, IPTE has been active in the United States with its subsidiary, which is located in Atlanta, Georgia.

About IPTE

IPTE FA was founded 1992 in Belgium. IPTE is a worldwide supplier for individual, flexible and high-technology automated product equipment. The company designs standard machinery and turnkey-automation systems of all kinds for production, test and further processing of printed-circuit boards, as well as of board assemblies and final products. IPTE runs eleven sites in Europe, America and Asia with currently more than 800 employees. The IPTE Group's client list includes considerable manufacturers of the telecommunications industry, the consumer electronics branch, the industrial and motor vehicle electronics as well as producers from the assembly technology and the manufacturing sector. The headquarters of the IPTE are located in Genk, Belgium. Other important sites are located in Germany and France.

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