Italians and Latin scholars will know that the letter ‘D’ is the Roman numeral for 500. Right now, on the Europlacer manufacturing floor in Rocheserviere in France, the production team is preparing to build the 500th iineo placement machine.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, given that machine number 500 is entering production, the iineo platform has proven to be Europlacer’s most successful placement system product. Known since its inception for its extreme flexibility, the iineo has become the pick & place machine of choice for electronics manufacturers around the world.
With an order backlog, iineo machine number 500 is being built for stock, so its allocation to signed sales contracts in the Europlacer order book has not yet been made. We don’t know whether it will end up in Europe, Asia, the US or in one of our rapidly-growing territories in India, South America or the Middle East.
“Wherever iineo-500 lands, it will mark a significant milestone for Europlacer and the world’s electronics production sector,” says Andy Jones, Business Development and UK Sales Manager at Europlacer. “The eventual owner can expect celebrations to accompany the machine delivery.”
Multi function SMT pick and place machine
Technically speaking, iineo+ is a multi function SMT Pick and Place platform, with the highest level of flexibility and feeder count in the industry. It is widely configurable without the need to compromise on feeder count, placement speed or component capability.
As you might expect from Europlacer, a single elegant structure capable of almost unlimited configurations. However, the most important aspect of this platform is the capability that comes as standard within the machine:
• PCB sizes from 60 mm x 60 mm up to 1610 mm x 460 mm;
• rotary turret heads with 8 or 12 placement nozzles;
• feeder positions – 264 x 8 mm;
• Jedec storage positions – up to 10 internal trays;
• component size – 01005 to 99 x 99 mm;
• component weight & height – 300 g and 34 mm;
• component testing capability – with independently verifiable calibration (UKAS / NIST / PTB… etc.);
• dispensing – archemedes or air/time for glue or solder paste;
• every nozzle position can place all and any; component types, for real line balancing and no limitations;
• odd form & smart nozzle banks.
…and, unlike other platforms, all this is possible without removing a single feeder from the 264 x 8mm positions available to you.
Fitted with linear motors and digital cameras, the pick and place iineo+ platform also utilises Europlacer’s unique and proven core features such as Integrated Intelligence, intelligent feeders, smart nozzles and 3D providing guaranteed closed loop control of pick and placement forces for all components.
In addition, if you need to produce very large boards and the standard configuration is not enough, iineo+ is capable of being configured to manage 1610 x 600 mm size substrates too.