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Two new features for the CLM 9000 SMD pick-and-place system include a dual-camera Cognex vision system and an Archimedian screw valve dispenser. The vision system provides accurate placement of fine-pitch components down to 0.016", BGAs or special components. The dispenser allows precise dispensing of solder paste for prototyping without the need for stencil printing. The placement system can have up to 190 feeder inputs (100 inputs with in-line conveyor). Standard equipment includes a universal CAD translator, modular feeders with smart interface, and off-line programming for setup and changeover. The maximum placement rate is 3,600 cph.