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Hanwha Techwin Automation Americas, formerly Samsung C&T Automation, will be showcasing award-winning machinery for PCB assembly applications in Booth #611 at the IPC APEX EXPO, scheduled to take place Jan. 25-27, 2022 at the San Diego Convention Center in California. Demonstrations will be available on Hanwha systems, including HM, Decan and SM series pick-and-place solutions that cost-effectively address uptime availability, production efficiency and quality improvement challenges. Discussions about what's new with Hanwha's team, SMART technologies and peripheral partnerships will be available on demand in the booth.
Hanwha's pick-and-place model SM485 delivers a powerful balance of form and functionality for mixed technology applications of SMT/odd-form and select through-hole applications. Features include advanced full vision alignment, vacuum/gripper nozzles, programmable placement force, versatile feeder solutions, optional electrical test verification (LCR) and large board handling.
Also on display, the model US-2000DXH series of stencil printers offer a compact design with high precision board support and clamping systems for optimizing quality and setup/changeover time-efficiency in any mix and volume production environments. Select options available include enclosed print heads, paperless cleaning and auto pin placement for underboard support. Hanwha ESE delivers cutting-edge stencil printing technology that multiplies efficiency, productivity and uptime in significantly less floorspace than conventional SMT lines.
For mil-aerospace focused companies who require zero defect assembly of PCBs in high-mix low-volume production environments, Hanwha will demonstrate the Decan and SM series of flexible component mounters deliver the lowest cost of operation with intuitive and user-friendly operator interfaces, non-stop feeders, and intelligent setup verification systems to ensure products are built right the first-time making returns on investment that are… well, out of this world!
I-Connect007 Editorial Team
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Randy Cherry, IPC
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Barry Matties and Andy Shaughnessy, I-Connect007
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