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Publication Date: 08/1/2011
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Juki: Modular Placement Systems
Versatile, hi-speed autoplacer.
Morrisville, NC — Juki Corporation's KE-1070/KE-1080 modular placement systems have greatly exceeded sales forecasts, according to the company. The machines are intended to meet the need for reliable, cost-efficient placement solutions for the mid-range market. They are built using the same topology as the popular KE-2070/KE-2080 machines that have had tremendous success in the marketplace.

The KE-1070 has a four-nozzle head with a rated IPC9850 speed of 15,500 CPH and a component placement range from 01005 (0402 metric) to 33.5mm2. The KE-1080 adds a fifth nozzle to handle larger parts and uses a tri-colored advanced vision system with blue, green and red LEDs for accurate placement of fine-pitch ICs, connectors and odd-shaped components. In addition, the machine has an IPC9850 rated speed of 14,100 CPH for chips, and 3,400 CPH for IC components when using the advanced lighting system. The effective component placement range for the KE-1080 is 01005 (0402 metric) to 74mm2 or 50 x 150mm.

For the best results in repeatability, accuracy and reliability, all Juki machines use the LNC60 optical centering laser built into the head to easily measure components while moving from the pick to the placement site. This technology eliminates the need to move to a stationary or line scan camera, thus creating an efficient method of component measurement centering. LNC60 is not affected by the color of a part and easily can transfer a part profile back to the database.

The optical centering laser also provides the ability to detect the exact height of the nozzle tip, bent nozzle detection and a tombstone pick check. In addition, the laser ensures that a component is present before placement and that the component has been placed successfully.

KE-1070 and KE-1080 are compatible with all of the company's current feeders and trolleys, resulting in seamless installations into existing Juki lines. The machines provide powerful line optimization software and rugged trolley carts that make changeover quick and easy. They also have an auto-pick correction feature that minimizes setup time and ensures accurate picking of even the smallest components, as well as a "BGA" auto-teach feature that allows the operator to automatically "learn" the ball or lead pattern on BGAs and QFPs. This method is much faster and more accurate than manual data entry.

Contact: Juki Automation Systems, Inc., 507 Airport Blvd., Morrisville, NC 27560 919-460-0111 Web:

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