JUKI has launched its new High-speed Smart Modular Mounter, model RS-1. Equipped with a newly developed parallel 8 nozzle head, the RS-1 is capable of mounting a wide variety of parts and improving the mounting speed by up to 70%. The RS-1 will be available world-wide starting January 5, 2017
The RS-1 is robotic assembly machine for mounting electronic components on a "PCB" in the printed board mounting process. In addition to increasing the number of components mounted per cycle from six to eight, the RS-1 also includes a new mechanism to improve the mounting speed by automatically changing the recognition sensor height.
The RS-1 uses new high-speed component feeders to bring its maximum placement rate to 40,000 CPH (optimum). This is the highest plaecment rate in the single head mounter class.
Components from 0.2 mm × 0.1 mm to 74 mm square, 50 mm × 150 mm, with height up to 25 mm can be mounted by the RS-1. In addition to providing an enhanced motor on the θ (theta) axis of the nozzle, component range and speed have been improved by changing component centering to handle four parts simultaneously.
In recent years, with the diversification of needs for electronic products and the shortening of the life cycle, there has been an increased requirement for smaller production runs and higher flexibility. number of "production of various kinds of small quantities" and "variant variable production" which flexibly responds to market movements have increased, There is also a demand for mounting a wider variety of components. equipment that can flexibly deal with diverse items. It is often necessary to reconfigure production lines or make changes to machine configuration to accommodate these production requirements.
This machine combines high speed with high flexibility and fast change over without costly downtime or line re-arrangement. The RS-1 and all of Juki’s factory control software provide the speed and flexibility required by modern electronics manufacturing.