MC400 Automatic Pick and Place

The MC400 is specially designed for startups, product development labs, and contract manufacturers that need to build prototypes or short runs in-house with high-precision and quick turn-around times. The MC400 can also be viewed as a long-term investment in pick and place capability for when volumes increase, because the feeders, software, and accessories are fully compatible with the other members of the MC family.

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DP-4:
DP-4 head-mounted dispenser + $3495.00
XD01:
XD01 Precision Dispenser - down to .3mm dot size - requires DP-4 + $9995.00
FR32K
32-Port Feeder Base for MC Series + $2995.00
KFTA3-08:
Tape Feeder for 8 mm tapes, max. 3.3 mm tape thickness + $745.00
KFTA3-08 SW:
Tape Feeder for 8mm tapes w/ small window for better performance on 0201/0402 components + $765.00
KFTA3-12:
Tape Feeder for 12 mm tapes, max. 7 mm tape thickness + $895.00
KFTA3-16:
Tape Feeder for 16 mm tapes, max. 12 mm tape thickness + $1295.00
KFTA3-24:
Tape Feeder for 24 mm tapes, max. 12 mm tape thickness + $1495.00
KFTA3-32:
Tape Feeder for 32 mm tapes, max. 12 mm tape thickness + $1695.00
KFTA3-44:
Tape Feeder for 44 mm tapes, max. 12 mm tape thickness + $1795.00
TS-CST08-10:
Cut strip holder - Ten 8 mm lanes + $595.00
TS-CST12-7:
Cut strip holder - Seven 12 mm lanes + $695.00
TS-CST16-6:
Cut strip holder - Six 16 mm lanes + $895.00
TS-CST24-4:
Cut strip holder - Four 24 mm lanes + $995.00
TS-CSTMIX:
Cut strip holder - Three 12 mm lanes - Two 16mm lanes - One 24mm lanes + $695.00
KFTB-1V:
Universal IC/Tube Feeder - 5 lanes + $2495.00
KFTB-10
Universal IC/Tube Feeder - 10 lanes + $3295.00
KFTB-20:
Universal IC/Tube Feeder - 20 lanes + $4495.00
TS-1:
Waffle Tray + $625.00
OL-SMART-PRG-K-ST:
Offline smart feeder programmer + $2495.00
INSTL&TRN:
Installation and Training + $3,500.00

Large Range & Precise Component Placement

Dual-vision systems provide efficiency and flexibility. Cognex® on-the-fly and bottom vision alignment systems ensure accurate alignment of component connection points (leads, balls, bumps) to pads, with ±0.05 mm placement accuracy and ±0.01 mm repeatability. A built-in search routine for fiducial marks identifies and corrects for PCB offset or misalignment.

The MC400 places SMDs up to 100 mm x 150 mm, including: BGAs, MBGAs, CSPs and µBGAs, micro lead frames (MLFs), flip chips, and odd-form components.

 

Move Quickly from Prototyping to Production

System software will optimize your feeder locations and placement sequences to achieve the greatest possible throughput. With placement rates of 2,500 cph (IPC 9850), up to 64 feeder slots, and quality components (such as X-Y linear encoders and smart feeders), users can move from prototyping into production on the same machine, saving programming and job setup time. 

 

Intelligent, Feature-Rich Software

Field-proven software for the MC400 features many advanced functions as standard. Programming this Windows®-based system is easy with its expandable component library, universal CAD data import, and teaching programming. The library covers all common component package types and sizes (including resistors, capacitors, diodes, SOTs, PLCCs, QFPs, SOJs, SOPs, etc.) and links to the Smart Feeder software for easy feeder setup and inventory control.

The Virtual PCB Simulator displays a preview of the assembled circuit board so that component types, placements, polarities, and orientations can be verified before production starts. Meanwhile, optimization tools analyze placement data and component mix to provide recommended feeder arrangements that minimize head travel and tool changes, allowing for the fastest production speeds.

 

Reduce Inventory Costs

For prototyping and other small jobs, this machine keeps costs down by allowing for purchasing only the quantity of components needed. Cut strip tape holders for the MC400 are available for 8 mm, 12 mm, 16 mm, and 24 mm tapes. The machine has 64 slots available for tape and stick feeders, and Semi-Automatic mode allows for pick up, orientation, and placement of loose parts from bulk component trays.

 

Grow with Manncorp

The MC400 uses the same technology, feeders, and software as our other MC-series pick and place equipment, making it simple to expand production capabilities with additional Manncorp machines as needed. Or you can easily upgrade to a larger machine for more speed and component coverage; programs are portable from machine to machine, the standard KFTA feeders are interchangeable, and operators only need to learn one equipment software system.

Placement Specifications
Number of Placement Heads 1
Placement Rate (IPC-9850)* 2,500 CPH
Placement Rate (Max.) 3,000 CPH
Placement Accuracy ±0.05 (0.002")
Minimum Component Size 0201
Maximum Component Size 100 mm x 150 mm (3.94" x 5.9")
Maximum Component Lead Pitch 15 mil
BGA/CSP Placement Capability Yes - Standard
Alignment Method Full-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 Manual
Maximum Placement Area 415 mm x 320 mm (16.3" x 12.5")
Fiducial Recognition
/ Coordinate Correction
Yes
Bad Mark Detection Yes
 
Feeder Capacity
Maximum Number of Feeder Ports 64
Maximum Number of Waffle Trays 3 (Waffle trays reduce placement area)
 
Programming
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 Yes
Bar Code Reader for Feeders & Packaging Yes
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 Belt
X-Y Axis Drive Motors AC Servo
X-Y Axis Encoding Linear
X-Y Axis Resolution 0.005 mm (0.0002")
X-Y Axis Repeatability ±0.01 (10 µm)
Z Axis Drive Motor DC Servo
Z Axis Encoding Rotary
Z Axis Resolution 0.01 mm (0.0004")
θ Axis Drive Motor DC Servo
θ Axis Encoding Rotary
θ Axis Resolution 0.045°
θ Axis Range of Motion 0.09°/step°
 
Physical Specifications
Overall Dimensions
(Approx. L x W x H)
952 mm L x 977.9 mm W x 1447.8 mm H
(37 1/2" x 38 1/2" x 57")
Approximate Net Weight 408 kg (900 lbs.) With Stand
 
Facility Requirements
Standard Voltage 200-230 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Air Pressure 80 psi, 5 bar
 
Service and Support
Remote Diagnostics Ethernet
Warranty (Major Components) 1 Year

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.

SMART TAPE FEEDERS v

  • High-precision design
  • Ultra-smooth electronic actuation and tape advance
  • Prevent feeders from being loaded in the wrong ports
  • Built-in memory modules and COM ports
  • Smart data linking optimizes setups, speeds job changes
  • Bar codes can be used for quick data entry and verification

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, while the larger FR-ST96 can hold a total of 96. 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
KFTA-08HS 8 mm 2 mm 3.3 mm 1 13.3 mm
KFTA-08 8 mm 4 mm 3.3 mm 1 13.3 mm
KFTA-12E 12 mm 4 mm 7.0 mm 2 13.3 mm
KFTA-16E 16 mm 4 mm 12.0 mm 2 13.3 mm
KFTA-24E 24 mm 4 mm 12.0 mm 3 13.3 mm
KFTA-32E 32 mm 4 mm 12.0 mm 3 13.3 mm
KFTA-44E 44 mm 4 mm 12.0 mm 4 13.3 mm
KFTA-56E 56 mm 4 mm 12.0 mm 5 13.3 mm
KFTA-72E 72 mm 4 mm 12.0 mm 6 13.3 mm
KFTA3-08 SW 8 mm 2 mm 3.3 mm 1 15 mm
KFTA3-08 8 mm 2 mm 3.3 mm 1 15 mm
KFTA3-12 12 mm 4 mm 7.0 mm 1 15 mm
KFTA3-16 16 mm 4 mm 12.0 mm 2 15 mm
KFTA3-24 24 mm 4 mm 12.0 mm 3 15 mm
KFTA3-32 32 mm 4 mm 12.0 mm 3 15 mm
KFTA3-44 44 mm 4 mm 12.0 mm 4 15 mm
KFTA3-56 56 mm 4 mm 12.0 mm 5 15 mm
KFTA3-72 72 mm 4 mm 12.0 mm 6 15 mm

 

SMART STICK FEEDERS v

  • 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
KFTB-2 10 2 9
KFTB-4 20 4 17

 

SMART SOFTWARE v

  • Included as standard with all MC series pick and place machines
  • Automatic component quantity tracking
  • Feeder position verification
  • Position scanning for fast changeover
  • Quick-change feeder locations
  • 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.

 

WAFFLE TRAYS & CUT STRIP HOLDERS v

  • 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.

For equipment suggestions specific to your production needs,
email sales@manncorp.com or contact one of our Sales Managers:

Chris Ellis - EAST COAST 215.869.8374

Ed Stone - WEST COAST 215.808.6266

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