MC400 Automatic Pick & Place

SMT Pick and Place Machine MC400 for Medium Volume PCBA from Manncorp
Front View: SMT Pick and Place Machine MC400 for Medium Volume PCBA
MC400 Placement Area
MC400 On the Fly Placement Vision Cameras
MC400 Botton Vision Camera
MC400 Feeder Base Installed
MC400 Waffle Tray

MC400 Automatic Pick & 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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Regular price $53,995.00
Chris Ellis  215-869-8374 | East Coast
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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 Heads1
Placement Rate (IPC-9850)*2,500 CPH
Placement Rate (Max.)3,000 CPH
Placement Accuracy±0.05 (0.002")
Minimum Component Size01005
Maximum Component Size100 mm x 150 mm (3.94" x 5.9")
Maximum Component Lead Pitch12 mil
BGA/CSP Placement CapabilityYes - Standard
Alignment MethodFull-Vision Alignment System
Pick Up Specifications
Tool ChangerIncluded
Number of Tools15
Accepts Additional Tool ChangersYes
Integral VacuumYes
PCB Specifications
PCB Loading MethodManual
Maximum Placement Area415 mm x 320 mm (16.3" x 12.5")
Fiducial Recognition/ Coordinate CorrectionYes
Bad Mark DetectionYes
Feeder Capacity
Maximum Number of Feeder Ports64
Maximum Number of Waffle Trays3 (Waffle trays reduce placement area)
Operating SystemWindows® Based
PC, Keyboard, MouseYes
MonitorFlat LCD
Teaching CameraYes
Numeric Data EntryYes
CAD DownloadYes
Step and Repeat for Matrix BoardsYes
Bar Code Reader for Feeders & PackagingYes
MIS and Optimization FunctionsYes
Off-Line ProgrammingYes
Dispenser Specifications
Dispensing HeadOptional
Dispense MethodTime/Pressure
Dot Size/Placement Speed

Down to 0.5 mm
Up to 6,000 dots/hr

Mechanical Specifications
X-Y Axis Drive MechanismBelt
X-Y Axis Drive MotorsAC Servo
X-Y Axis EncodingLinear
X-Y Axis Resolution0.005 mm (0.0002")
X-Y Axis Repeatability±0.01 (10 µm)
Z Axis Drive MotorDC Servo
Z Axis EncodingRotary
Z Axis Resolution0.01 mm (0.0004")
θ Axis Drive MotorDC Servo
θ Axis EncodingRotary
θ Axis Resolution0.045°
θ Axis Range of Motion0.09°/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 Weight408 kg (900 lbs.) With Stand
Facility Requirements
Standard Voltage200-230 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Air Pressure80 psi, 5 bar
Service and Support
Remote DiagnosticsEthernet
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.

  • 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.

KFTB-2 10 2 9
KFTB-4 20 4 17
  • 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.

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