Huge Feeder Capacity & Placement Area
Configured as an inline machine standard, the MC388HS can have up to 192 feeders mounted on the front and rear while still maintaining a generous 1200 x 370 mm (47.2" x 14.6") placement area (which can be shared between PCBs and waffle trays).
Set Up to Suit Your Needs
The standard MC388HS configuration includes a 3-stage, single-lane conveyor system with SMEMA interface and auto width control. It also comes standard with a fully adjustable, three-stage, single-lane inline conveyor for PCBs up to 650 mm. For handling even longer boards, two options exist:
1. A single-stage 1.2-meter upgrade that allows the MC388HS to process boards up to four feet long —such as those used for LED lighting—in a single pass.
2. A dual-stage conveyor option that extends maximum PCB length to 1.5 meters.
Quickly and Accurately Place Just About Any SMD Component
Our standard optics package places parts as small as 01005s while still maintaining placement accuracy of 30 µm, 3 Sigma. At the other end of the spectrum, MC388HS can place SMDs as large as 100 x 150 mm.
Alignment is accomplished via a dual-vision combination of head-mounted Cognex® Flash Vision on-the-fly cameras and stationary bottom cameras. Full-vision alignment, which matches component leads, balls, or bumps directly with the pads, eliminates placement inaccuracies caused by systems that locate and align to only the component body.
Easy-to-Use, Field-Tested Software
Our MC388HS pick and place machine uses the same robust, Windows®-based software as all other MC-series machines. Customer feedback over the past ten years has created a very easy-to-use, stable, and reliable system.
- Program via CAD import and conversion, teaching or direct entry.
- Component library covers all common component package types and sizes (including resistors, capacitors, diodes, SOTs, PLCCs, QFPs, SOJs, SOPs, etc.).
- Component data links to Smart Feeder software for easy setup and inventory control.
- Virtual PCB Simulator displays a virtual assembly based on programming data.
- Fiducial mark search routines identify and correct for PCB offset or misalignment.
- Optimization tools analyze data and mix to provide feeder arrangements that minimize head travel and tool changes.
- An optional dispensing head can be installed to assign parameters to specific components.
- Remote diagnostic software allows for fast troubleshooting by Manncorp techs.
- Assemble LED boards, backplanes, and other long panels.
|Number of Placement Heads||6/8|
|Placement Rate (IPC-9850)*||18,000/20,000 CPH|
|Placement Rate (Max.)||20,000/22,000 CPH|
|Placement Accuracy||30 µm, 3 Sigma|
|Minimum Component Size||01005|
|Maximum Component Size||100 mm x 150 mm (3.94" x 5.9")|
|Maximum Component Lead Pitch||0.3 mm (0.012")|
|BGA/CSP Placement Capability||Yes - Standard|
|Alignment Method||Dual-Vision Alignment System|
|Pick Up Specifications|
|Number of Tools||15|
|Accepts Additional Tool Changers||Yes|
|PCB Loading Method||3-Stage Inline Single-Lane Conveyor standard.|
|Maximum Placement Area||350 mm x 1250 mm (13.7" x 49.2")|
|Fiducial Recognition/ Coordinate||Yes|
|Bad Mark Detection||Yes|
|Maximum Number of Feeder Ports||192|
|Operating System||Windows Based|
|PC, Keyboard, Mouse||Yes|
|Numeric Data Entry||Yes|
|Step and Repeat for Matrix Boards||Yes|
|Bar Code Reader for Feeders & Packaging||Yes|
|MIS and Optimization Functions||Yes|
|X-Y Axis Drive Mechanism||Ball Screw|
|X-Y Axis Drive Motors||AC Servo|
|X-Y Axis Encoding||Rotary|
|X-Y Axis Resolution||0.005 mm (0.0002")|
|Z Axis Drive Motor||DC Servo|
|Z Axis Encoding||Rotary|
|Z Axis Resolution||0.02 mm (0.0008")|
|θ Axis Drive Motor||DC Servo|
|θ Axis Encoding||Rotary|
|θ Axis Resolution||0.045°|
|θ Axis Range of Motion||360°|
|Overall Dimensions (Approx. L x W x H)||1900 mm L x 1570 mm W x 1486 mm H (75" x 62" x 59")|
|Overall Dimensions with Feeders (Approx. L x W x H)||2050 mm L x 1670 mm W x 1877 mm H (81" X 66" X 74")|
|Approx. Net Weight||1200 Kg (2646 lbs.)|
|Standard Voltage||220 VAC, 3 Phase, 20 Amps|
Because feeder management and control software is included as part of the MC series pick & place software, smart feeding is standard on every MC series pick & place machine. A wide range of affordable, efficient and reliable smart tape and stick feeders are available, as well as waffle tray and cut tape strip holders.
- High-precision design
- Built-in memory modules and COM ports
- Ultra-smooth electronic actuation and tape advance
- Smart data linking optimizes setups, speeds job changes
- Prevent feeders from being loaded in the wrong ports
- Bar codes can be used for quick data entry and verification
Innovative Feeder with a Built-In Display
Information is stored directly, and constantly updated, within this new feeder. The OLED screen allows operators to review component quantities on reels, feeder slot locations, part numbers, part values, and more - all while the machine is in-use or offline. Being able to view this vital information on the feeder itself adds an extra level of insurance that the correct parts will be placed accurately from the onset, fixing problems before reaching the inspection stage.
- Component reel information is now stored/updated in the feeder.
- OLED displays allow for easy monitoring of the component consumption status.
- The feeder has an internal battery, so data will always be available in both online (connected to machine) and offline (standalone) modes.
- Vision library names are displayed (for example 0201, SOIC16, QFP44, etc.) and the feeder stores the lot & date codes of components.
Slim Design Maximizes Capacity
Manncorp MC series Smart tape feeders set a new standard for accurate, dependable and economical SMD presentation. The slim-profile design of these smart feeders maximizes the number of feeders that can be mounted in the space available on the pick and place machine.
Unique IDs Access Relevant Feeder Data When Feeder Is Plugged In
Each smart tape feeder has a DB-9 interface connector on its front end. The DB-9 plugs into any MC series smart feeder base to allow communication between the MC series control software and the memory module that's built into each feeder. The memory module stores a unique feeder ID number that, as soon as the feeder is plugged into a base, instantly links it with its relevant data: assigned feeder position (port), feeder size and type, component value, lot code, date code, starting quantity, index increment, and package type.
Automatic Index Adjustment Prevents Pick-Up Errors
MC series pick & place machines can use vision to calculate the offset of the component tape from the taught pickup position and index the tape feeder forward or backward accordingly. This feature is especially useful when reloading a feeder with a new reel where the alignment of the tape pocket position is slightly off from the position of the previous reel. If pickup errors associated with loose tolerances between components and tape pockets are a problem, this feature can be set to check and index on every pickup for the feeders with the problem tape reels.
Full Range of Feeder Sizes
Smart tape feeders are available in 8 mm to 72 mm widths with programmable tape index settings from 2 mm to 36 mm. Variable tape index settings, from 16 mm to 26 mm, can also be stored in the smart feeder memory modules. This is particularly useful for 32 mm through 72 mm tape widths when extra component length requires more than the standard 4 mm, 8 mm or 12 mm tape index. Storing these setting in the memory module ensures that the settings will be used for that feeder regardless of where it is loaded—even if it is loaded on a different machine.
Smart Tape Feeder Carts for Storage and Off-Line Kitting
Transport, store, and protect your valuable Smart Tape Feeders with the sturdy, dual-tiered Smart Tape Feeder Storage Carts. The model FR-ST64 (shown) holds as many as 64 individual 8 mm Smart Tape Feeders. This handy accessory can be wheeled easily from the kitting area to the production floor and organizes feeder handling for quick and efficient setup and changeover. The heavy-duty tubular construction holds each feeder securely and shields them from impact as they move around the assembly floor.
Tape Feeder Specifications
These tape feeders work with all Manncorp MC series pick and place machines.
|Model #||Tape Size||Minimum Index Step||Maximum Tape Thickness||Feeder Base Port Positions Occupied||Feeder Slot Pitch|
|KFTA2-8MM HS||8 mm||2 mm||3.3 mm||1||13.3 mm|
|KFTA2-8MM||8 mm||4 mm||3.3 mm||1||13.3 mm|
|KFTA2-12MM||12 mm||4 mm||7.0 mm||2||13.3 mm|
|KFTA2-16MM||16 mm||4 mm||12.0 mm||2||13.3 mm|
|KFTA2-24MM||24 mm||4 mm||12.0 mm||3||13.3 mm|
|KFTA2-32MM||32 mm||4 mm||12.0 mm||3||13.3 mm|
|KFTA2-44MM||44 mm||4 mm||12.0 mm||4||13.3 mm|
|KFTA2-56MM||56 mm||4 mm||12.0 mm||5||13.3 mm|
|KFTA2-72MM||72 mm||4 mm||12.0 mm||6||13.3 mm|
|KFTA3D-8MM SW||8 mm||2 mm||3.3 mm||1||15 mm|
|KFTA3D-8MM||8 mm||2 mm||3.3 mm||1||15 mm|
|KFTA3D-12MM||12 mm||4 mm||7.0 mm||1||15 mm|
|KFTA3D-16MM||16 mm||4 mm||12.0 mm||2||15 mm|
|KFTA3D-24MM||24 mm||4 mm||12.0 mm||3||15 mm|
|KFTA3D-32MM||32 mm||4 mm||12.0 mm||3||15 mm|
|KFTA3D-44MM||44 mm||4 mm||12.0 mm||4||15 mm|
|KFTA3D-56MM||56 mm||4 mm||12.0 mm||5||15 mm|
|KFTA3D-72MM||72 mm||4 mm||12.0 mm||6||15 mm|
- Universal design adjust to virtually any SMD length, width, or tube packaging dimensions
- Available with 10 or 20 lanes
- Mount directly on MC series smart feeder bases, alongside smart tape feeders
- Memory modules link feeder lanes to specific component data
Universal Stick Feeders for Flexibility
Manncorp smart stick feeders can be positioned directly adjacent to Manncorp smart tape feeders and, like the tape feeders, are able to communicate with the MC series software via DB-9 interface connectors that plug into the smart feeder base. The memory modules store unique ID numbers that link the individual lanes in the feeder hardware with relevant feeder data, including assigned feeder position, component data, belt indexing increments, and on/off time control settings for the vibratory/gravity feed portion of the feeder.
Tape Feeder Specifications
These tape feeders work with all Manncorp MC series pick and place machines.
|MODEL #||MAX. NUMBER OF STICKS/TUBES||VIBRATORY/GRAVITY FEED ZONES||FEEDER BASE PORT POSITIONS OCCUPIED|
- Included as standard with all MC series pick and place machines
- Position scanning for fast changeover
- Automatic component quantity tracking
- Quick-change feeder locations
- Feeder position verification
- Cut out manual data entry
Automatic Component Quantity Tracking
The software also tracks the number of components used, updating each feeder's memory module at the end of the production run with the quantity remaining on the reel (based on the number of pickups). This value, like the feeder ID, is retained with the feeder even after the feeder has been removed from the feeder base. When that feeder is loaded for new—or even a different—production run, the component quantity will be read from the smart feeder back into the assembly program so that an accurate component count can continue.
Feeder Position Verification
When using optimized feeder positions (a feature included in the MC series software), smart feeder IDs can be verified against feeder position data to ensure that the correct feeders are in the correct connector ports.
Position Scanning for Fast Changeover
When optimized feeder positions are not used, the system can automatically scan the loaded feeders for their IDs and inform the assembly program of each pick-up's feeder location.
Quick-Change Feeder Locations
If the operator, for whatever reason, has to position the smart feeders in a different arrangement on the machine or doesn't want to reposition smart feeders that are used in consecutive production runs, the Change Feeder Location Function can be used to import the new feeder ID data into the pick and place file.
Cut Out Manual Data Entry
An optional bar code reader can make quick work of reading and entering component data, including value, lot code, date code and starting quantity, directly from the reel or other packaging.
- MC series pick and place machines feature large, open work areas that accept a variety of holders for trays and cut tape strips
TS-1 Tray Holder
TS-1 tray holder occupies approximately 13" x 5.5" (330 mm x 140 mm) of work area and is designed to hold a standard 12.4" x 5.35" (316 mm x 136 mm) JEDEC Matrix Tray or up to two cut strip tape holders. The TS-1 provides adjustability for a wide variety of smaller matrix tray and waffle pack combinations and can easily be modified for custom tray configurations.
CST Cut Strip Tape Holders for Short Lengths of Taped Components
CST Cut Strip Tape Holders are a handy accessory for presenting components that are supplied in short lengths of tape due to their low quantity of usage or to prevent the waste of components in sections of tape that are too short to be loaded into tape feeders. This photo shows standard holders for 8 mm, 12 mm, 16 mm and 24 mm tapes. Other sizes are available upon special request.