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MC-388 High Speed High Mix Pick & Place

Huge feeder capacity—plus speed (10,500 cph) and large placement area for maximum flexibility

MC-388 features four simultaneous pick-up heads, 256 feeder slots in batch configuration, 192 when used inline, providing near-zero job changeover time, plus a huge placement area (13.8” x 49.2”/350 x 1250 mm), and the same precision and accuracy users have come to expect from MC series component placers.

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MC-388 4-head pick and place machine with enormous feeder capacity



MC-388 - Specifications
Placement Specifications
Number of Placement Heads 4
Placement Rate (IPC-9850)* 8,000 CPH
Placement Rate (Max.) 10,500 CPH
Placement Accuracy 30 µm, 3 Sigma
Minimum Component Size 0201 (01005 optional)
Maximum Component Size 100 mm x 150 mm (3.94" x 5.9")
Minimum Component Lead Pitch 0.3 mm (0.012")
BGA/CSP Placement Capability Yes - Standard
Alignment Method Dual-Vision Alignment System
Pick Up Specifications
Tool Changer Included
Number of Tools 15
Accepts Additional Tool Changers Yes
Integral Vacuum Yes
PCB Specifications
PCB Loading Method 3-Stage Inline Single-Lane Conveyor standard.
Dual lane, single stage and dual stage available as well as no conveyor (batch / standalone operation)
Max. Placement Area 350 mm x 1250 mm (13.7" x 49.2") w/conveyor
410 mm x 1100 mm (43.3" x 16") w/o conveyor
Fiducial Recognition/ Coordinate Correction Yes
Bad Mark Detection Yes
Feeder Capacity
Maximum Number of
Feeder Ports
192 w/inline conveyor
256 w/batch configuration
Operating System Windows® Based
PC, Keyboard, Mouse Yes
Monitor Flat LCD
Teaching Camera Yes
Numeric Data Entry Yes
CAD Download Yes
Step and Repeat
for Matrix Boards
Bar Code Reader
for Feeders & Packaging
MIS and Optimization Functions Yes
Off-Line Programming Yes
Dispenser Specifications
Dispensing Head Optional
Dispense Method Time/Pressure
Dot Size / Placement Speed Down to 0.5 mm / Up to 6,000 dots./hr
Mechanical Specifications
X-Y Axis Drive Mechanism Ball Screw
X-Y Axis Drive Motors AC Servo
X-Y Axis Encoding Linear
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°
Physical Specifications
Overall Dimensions
(Approx. L x W x H)
1780 mm L x 1370 mm W x 1395 mm H
(70" x 54" x 55")
Approximate Net Weight 1200 Kg (2646 lbs.)
Facility Requirements
Standard Voltage 220 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Air Pressure 75 psi, 4 CFM
Service and Support
Remote Diagnostics Ethernet
Warranty (Major Components) 1 Year


MC-388 SMT pick & place machine:

DP4 Dispenser for all Manncorp MC Series Machines

Cut strip tape holders
for short strips of components


MC-388 Dual-Gantry SMT Pick & Place Machine Features

Speed, Accuracy and Precision

  • 30 µm, 3 Sigma placement accuracy thanks to high-precision ball screw X-Y drive and closed-loop servo control system
  • Heavy-duty welded, uni-body steel frame provides stability for precision placements even at high speeds
  • Four heads for placement rates to 10,500 parts per hour (8,000 pph, IPC-9850)
  • Two-head configuration available, with placement speeds to 6,400 pph

Huge Placement Area

  • Large placement area of 350 mm x 1250 mm (13.8" x 49.2") allows plenty of room for waffle trays
  • 3-stage, single-lane SMEMA-compatible conveyor with automatic width adjustment allows machine to be used inline or connected to board loader/unloader for work cell operation
  • Adapter for extra-large LED boards (to 350 mm x 1250 mm/13.8" x 49.2") included
  • Can alternately be configured with a single-stage or dual-stage conveyor, a dual-lane conveyor, or no conveyor at all (batch/standalone operation).
  • Dual stage conveyor handles PCBs to 1500 mm long.

Huge Component Range

  • Dual vision alignment combines Cognex® on-the-fly with bottom stationary systems for fast, efficient placement of 0201s through 100 x 150 mm SMDs
  • 01005 placement capability available as option
  • Full ball inspection and missing ball detection, with nonstandard ball patterns programmable and inspectable
  • 15-position automatic tool holder/changer

Feeder Capacity and Flexibility

  • Total feeder capacity: 192 ports w/inline conveyor; 256 w/batch configuration
  • With inline conveyor, MC-388 holds four 48-port feeder racks
  • Batch configuration allows two 32-port feeder racks to be added
  • Feeder racks accommodate a mix of tape feeders and IC tube/stick feeders
  • Waffle trays and cut strip feeder holders can be used in placement area (one waffle tray included with machine)

Easy Programming & Operation

  • UCAD® universal CAD import and conversion for direct transfer of PCB data from ASCII, AutoCAD and Excel data formats
  • Teaching/fiducial recognition camera
  • Virtual PCB Simulator offers assembly preview for component, coordinates and orientation verification prior to running production
  • Smart tape and IC tube/stick feeders for fast set-up and changeover and feeder placement optimization

Additional Touches

  • Computer controller with flat-screen LCD display, keyboard and mouse included
  • Included vision inspection capability allows camera to be used to selectively check solder paste printing or component placement accuracy
  • Optional bar code reader scans component value, lot code, date and component quantities directly from component packaging for inventory management
  • Optional offline Smart feeder programmer allows Smart tape and stick feeders to be programmed offline while the machine runs other jobs
  • Optional temperature-controlled ATP digital dispensing system for solder paste and adhesive dispensing

Fully Supported by Manncorp

  • 1-year parts warranty
  • Multi-language support in English, Spanish, German, French, Chinese, Italian and Turkish
  • Remote service support software & network adapter for fast troubleshooting by Manncorp techs
  • Installation and on-site training available



Optics Packages

MC-388 - Optics Specifications
On-the-Fly Alignment (standard)
Minimum Component Size 0.6 mm x 0.3 mm (0201)
Maximum Component Size 16 mm x 14 mm (0.63" x 0.55")
On-the-Fly 01005 Alignment (UG-CA-01005)*
Minimum Component Size 0.4 mm x 0.2 mm (01005)
Maximum Component Size 7 mm x 7 mm (0.27" x 0.27")
Stationary Base-Mounted Camera (BV-38; standard)
Minimum Component Size 0.6 mm x 0.3 mm (0201)
Maximum Component Size 38 mm x 38 mm (1.5" x 1.5")
100 mm x 150 mm (3.94" x 5.9") by 4-corner check
Stationary Base-Mounted Camera (BV-04; optional, can be used with BV-38)
Minimum Component Size 0.4 mm x 0.2 mm (01005)
Maximum Component Size 4 mm x 4 mm (0.16" x 0.16")

*Note: Replaces standard on-the-fly-alignment system. When using the UG-CA-01005 optics for on-the-fly alignment of 01005 components, all components over 7 mm x 7 mm must be aligned using the standard BV-38 base-mounted camera.

PCB Handling

MC-388 PCB Handling Specifications
Inline Configuration (Standard)
Max. Placement Area 350 mm x 1250 mm
(13.8" x 49.2")
Maximum Number of Feeder Ports 192
Max. Feeder Ports (Front) 96
Max. Feeder Ports (Rear) 96
Max. Feeder Ports (Right) 0
Max. Feeder Ports (Left) 0
Batch/Stand-Alone Configuration (Optional)
Max. Placement Area 410mm x 1100mm
(16" x 43.3")
Maximum Number of Feeder Ports 256
Max. Feeder Ports (Front) 96
Max. Feeder Ports (Rear) 96
Max. Feeder Ports (Right) 0
Max. Feeder Ports (Left) 0


Included with the MC-388 SMT pick and place machine

  • MC-388 pick and place machine with welded steel frame construction
  • Four pick-and-place heads
  • Standard optics package with Cognex® on-the-fly vision alignment cameras mounted on heads and stationary, upward-looking vision alignment cameras, covering component range from 0201s to 100 x 150 mm. (01005 capability available as option.)
  • High-precision ball screw X-Y drive
  • Closed-loop AC servo motor control
  • High-resolution linear encoded X-Y drive mechanism 
  • One 48-lane smart feeder base 
  • 15-position tool holder
  • Vacuum generator
  • 3-stage, single-lane conveyor system with SMEMA interface and auto width control
  • Adapter for extra-large boards up to 1250 mm x 350 mm (49.2" x 13.8")
  • Reference camera for fiducial recognition and teaching
  • Windows®-based advanced pick and place control software with standard component library, universal CAD conversion, Virtual PCB Simulator, Smart Feeder Optimization and more
  • Offline programming capability
  • Computer controller with flat-screen LCD display, keyboard and mouse
  • Network adapter
  • Remote service support software
  • 1-Year Warranty

Shipping Information
Crated Dimensions: Approx. 77” L x 61” W x 64” H (1960mm L x 1550mm W x 1630mm H)
Gross Weight: Approx. 3,219 lbs. (1460 kgs) 

Dimensions and weight subject to slight change

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