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New Modular Mounter from Juki – RX-6
MORRISVILLE, NC- Juki Automation Systems (JAS), Inc., a world-leading provider of automated assembly products and systems and part of Juki Corporation, introduces its new RX-6 – a new modular mounter that combines high quality, flexibility and productivity. Equipped with the new LNC120 LaserAlign® module, the machine features a maximum placement speed of up to 26,000CPH (IPC985) on a footprint of only 1.25 m and is even more accurate and reliable than all previous models. The RX-6 is extendable by the RX-7 Ultra-High-Speed Placer that reaches a maximum placement speed of 60,000CPH (IPC9850).

Replaceable heads allow configuring a production line best suited to the current requirements. The rear head can be changed between a 6-nozzle head and a 3-nozzle head, resulting in greater flexibility.

The 6-nozzle head supports components from 01005 up to 33.5 x 33.5 mm and up to 33 mm in height. The 3-nozzle head supports an even wider variety: from 01005 chips up to 100 x 100 mm or 50 ×180 mm long connectors up to 33 mm in height. These heads are designed to handle a wide variety of components from ultra-miniature resistors to large ICs or connectors. 3D or Package-on-Package (PoP) placement is possible using the optional fluxer units. Support for both, flux or solder paste, is available.

Placement Monitor (EPV) is a standard function. An ultra-miniature camera built into the head section takes images of component pick and placement in real time. An analysis is run for presence/absence and traceability information and can be saved. This unique function prevents defective PCBs and reduces the time for root cause failure analysis.

Using 8 mm electronic double tape feeders, the RX-6 handles up to 160 different components and delivers ultimate flexibility to the customer with its space saving design. Additionally, it offers the highest productivity in its class with high-speed production with just one station / 2 beams / 2 heads. High-speed placement is performed with on-the-fly vision centering (IC components: 14,000 CPH) and the high-speed Tray Server TR7D enables fast supply of tray components, all at low cost. Additionally, thanks to the dual lane conveyor and dual head design, only one RX-6 is required where two machines would typically be needed for equal speed.

The standard RX-6 can handle PCBs up to 610 x 590 mm, and with the long board option, the size can even be increased up to a 905 x 590 mm.

For more information about Juki Automation Systems, visit www.jukiamericas.com.

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