SMT Tooling, a Division of PSA Systems, Picks Up 3 Awards at SMTA Guadalajara


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SMT Tooling, a division of PSA Systems, announced that it received three 2022 Mexico Technology Awards in the categories of Automation Tools for its Matrix Automatic SMT Support Tooling, Robotic Handling Systems for its Robotic Assembly and Handling Cells, and Printers for the Marksman Solder Paste Printer. The awards were announced during a ceremony that took place Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022 during SMTA Guadalajara in Mexico.

The Matrix system installs in minutes and includes PSA Systems’ proprietary pneumatic connections for quick and easy product changeover utilizing “Smart Touch” operator interface with on-screen operator instructions and access to PSA downloadable process apps. Features include feather-lite setup force and the most rigid locking force of any system in the industry.

PSA Systems recognized the need for a more evenly spaced pin pattern when designing the latest version and formed the support modules with a diamond shaped pin pattern that fills in the gaps that contribute to "soft spots" in the support. The Matrix diamond grid pattern is key to a more even support in turn yielding much lower rate of defects like bridging etc.

The new and improved Matrix SMT tooling solution installs on most screen printers and placers in about 30 minutes and offers fully automatic PCB support to each consecutive board.

For the Robotic Handling Systems category, PSA Systems was awarded for its state-of-the-art Robotic Assembly and Handling Cells. Utilizing high-tech, industrial, or collaborative robots and powerful vision inspection tools; PSA’s Robotic Assembly and Handling Cells are far superior to manual assembly or handling as far as speed and throughput. PSA’s systems are designed to seamlessly integrate into existing process lines or standalone work stations.

Finally, SMT Tooling was awarded for the Marksman Solder Paste Printer. The benchtop configuration can satisfy small to medium PCB production runs. The well-known and widely used concept within the PCB industry has been improved with innovations like servo driven micro alignment and integrated vision systems, digital control, and data collection systems.

Marksman will allow users to produce repeatable quality like never before. Marksman has debuted at the San Diego SMTA Trade show with great reception and will currently be BETA testing at a customer facility with scheduled release for sale in September 2022.

The Mexico Technology Awards acknowledge the latest innovations available in Mexico produced by OEM manufacturing equipment and materials suppliers during the last 12 months.

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