High-Speed Dedicated Pick & Place Machine Assembles LED PCBs Up to 1.2 Meters Long in a Single Pass
Assemble LED lighting products, including long tube boards and flexible strips, at rates reaching 15,000 LEDs per hour with the high-speed, dedicated MC-LEDV4 placer, available with 600 mm (23.6") or 1200 mm (47.3") max board length.
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Assemble long LED boards[cap]Assemble LED boards up to nearly four feet long in a single pass [cap]
Assemble flexible PCBs
Assemble circular and odd-shaped LED light boards
Four heads for rates to 15,000 pph[cap]Four-head gantry with simultaneous pickup provides high-speed placement[cap]
Each head has its own camera[cap]Four vision on the fly alignment cameras provide fast, precise alignment of three parts at once[cap]
Real-time production monitoring[cap]Real-time monitoring shows at a glance the production progress of the current assembly, the placement rate, and the quantity assembled.[cap]
Easy programming[cap]UCAD® universal CAD import and conversion creates placement data from ASCII, AutoCAD and Excel data, or use the teach-in camera to set up placement data[cap]
Quality construction[cap]Heavy-duty welded uni-body steel frame provides stability for precision placements even at high speeds[cap]
The four pick-and-place heads mounted on the MC-LEDV4's high precision, ball-screw-driven gantry perform simultaneous pick-up to achieve rates to 15,000 LEDs per hour (per IPC-9850 standard). True "vision on the fly" alignment, with upward-looking cameras located on the placement heads, aligns components while the head is in motion, saving time over fixed-camera systems where the component has to brought over the camera for alignment before it can move to the placement area. Thanks to the included software, feeder locations are also optimized prior to placement to minimize head travel and tool changes.
Specifically designed for LED assembly
Unlike standard pick and place machines that have been adapted to LED assembly, the MC-LEDV4 is purpose built, allowing it to do its one thing—building LED boards—really well.
The MC-LEDV4 places LED components from 0201 to 8 x 8 mm, including both standard and irregularly shaped LEDs. Bottom vision is available to expand the component range to 20 x 20 mm.
Each of the MC-LEDV4's four placement heads features positive air pressure to release 'sticky' LED components. Non-stick, Teflon®-coated nozzles—including custom nozzle designs—are also available. Domed LEDs can be safely placed using placement nozzles designed to not come in contact with the optical lens during pick-up and placement, protecting the component's overall light performance and reliability.
Suitable for all LED lighting products
Flexible PCB strips, circular LED light bulb boards and even irregularly shaped boards can also be assembled quickly, accurately and reliably on all models in the MC-LEDV4 series. For long LED tubes, model MC-LEDV-12 features a max board size of 47.3" (1200 mm). (Model MC-LEDV-6 offers a max board size of 23.6" (600 mm).) With all models, the full length of the board is assembled in a single pass for top efficiency and throughput.
MC-LEDV4 comes standard with a worktable and magnetic board fixture or can be configured at time of purchase with a SMEMA-compatible inline conveyor for line automation.
The MC-LEDV4 offers nonstop production. Its ability to automatically switch to a different feeder when an in-use feeder runs out of components allows the operator to refill and replace the empty feeder without taking production offline at all.
MC-LEDV4 holds up to 16 tape feeders. These special servo-driven feeders use brushless motors for longer feeder life under around-the-clock production conditions. With these feeders, it is also possible to splice a new reel onto an old one to minimize production interruption.
Software simplifies production
Several powerful software tools are included with the MC-LEDV4 system, including the UCAD® universal CAD import and conversion utility to simplify placement programming, a feeder arrangement optimizer to minimize head travel and tool changes, and real-time monitoring of production, which displays a virtual view of the progress of current product under assembly along with placement rate, placement time and production count.
Companies that already have one or more MC series SMT pick and place machines in their facility will find the MC-LEDV4's software interface immediately familiar, which means a zero learning curve when it comes to programming and operating this machine.
Four pick-up heads with on-the-fly vision
Each of the MC-LEDV4's four simultaneous pick-up heads is equipped with an on-the-fly vision alignment camera.
Assemble LED boards up to 1.2 m (nearly 4') long
MC-LEDV4 can assemble LED tube boards up to 1200 mm (47.2") long in a single pass (with board length upgrade; 600 mm (23.6") is standard).
Specially designed LED feeders
Servo-driven tape feeders have been specially designed for the demands of continuous LED assembly.
Real-time production monitoring
Monitor production in real-time with MC-LEDV4's powerful, user-friendly software.
Side view of MC-LEDV4 with magnetic work table and 1200 mm (47.2") board length upgrade.