Pick & Place System:
MC-30, designed for Excellon Automation
Precision Research contracted to design all aspects of Styling and Mechanical Design.
The project was started from zero and the first unit was exhibited at Nepcon in 5 1/2 months.
The MC-30 quickly became the worlds leading
SMT Pick and Place machine.
Initially the client specified a system that would be dedicated to SMT input by one method, i.e. The use of vibratory feeder trays.
Precision Research felt it was not clear that using trays was the only preference for the majority of users and proposed to the client that if a system was designed that could employ all forms of input that the entire market could be potential customers.
The client approved. Precision Research then developed the entire system in record time including an array of totally new input mechanisms: Vibratory Trays, Tape Feed, Pick from plastic grid moldings, Vertical Tubes, Air alignment etc. To speed the development, Precision Research also produced the outer packaging tooling and all enclosure components.
Milo Cripps is a named Inventor of the Chip Feeding System Patent number: 4564326
Vacuum Pick & Place Tip