MC388 High Mix High Component Count or LEDs

The MC388 features four simultaneous pick-up heads and up to 256 Smart Feeder Ports in a batch configuration (192 when used as an inline machine), providing a near-zero job changeover time. Plus, it has the huge placement area, high precision, and accuracy that users have come to expect from MC-series component placers. 

Ideal for LED strips, drivers, or other large, high-component panels.

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MC-388 3-STG-SING-PRO:
MC-388 3-stage conveyor w/single-stage processing of PCBs to 1.2 m + $1000.00
MC-388 3-STG-DUAL-PRO:
MC-388 3-stage conveyor w/dual-stage processing of PCBs to 1.5 m + $2000.00
FR40K
40-Port Feeder Base for MC Series + $3495.00
FR48K
48-Port Feeder Base for MC Series + $3495.00
DP-4:
DP-4 head-mounted dispenser + $3495.00
XD01:
XD01 Precision Dispenser - down to .3mm dot size - requires DP-4 + $9995.00
UG-CA-01005:
Camera upgrade for on-the-fly 01005 alignment + $2495.00
BV-04:
Base-mounted camera for 01005 alignment + $4995.00
HYBRID-VIS
Hybrid vision for parts down to 01005 + $4995.00
KFTA3D-8MM:
Tape Feeder for 8 mm tapes, max. 3.3 mm tape thickness + $745.00
KFTA3D-8MM SW:
Tape Feeder for 8mm tapes w/ small window for better performance on 0201/0402 components + $795.00
KFTA3D-12MM:
Tape Feeder for 12 mm tapes, max. 7 mm tape thickness + $925.00
KFTA3D-16MM:
Tape Feeder for 16 mm tapes, max. 12 mm tape thickness + $1325.00
KFTA3D-24MM:
Tape Feeder for 24 mm tapes, max. 12 mm tape thickness + $1525.00
KFTA3D-32MM:
Tape Feeder for 32 mm tapes, max. 12 mm tape thickness + $1725.00
KFTA3D-44MM:
Tape Feeder for 44 mm tapes, max. 12 mm tape thickness + $1825.00
KFTA2-8MM:
Tape Feeder for 8 mm tapes, max. 3.3 mm tape thickness + $695.00
KFTA2-8MM HS:
Tape Feeder for 8mm tapes w/ small window for better performance on 0201/0402 components + $845.00
KFTA2-12MM:
Tape Feeder for 12 mm tapes, max. 7 mm tape thickness + $895.00
KFTA2-16MM:
Tape Feeder for 16 mm tapes, max. 12 mm tape thickness + $1295.00
KFTA2-24MM:
Tape Feeder for 24 mm tapes, max. 12 mm tape thickness + $1495.00
KFTA2-32MM:
Tape Feeder for 32 mm tapes, max. 12 mm tape thickness + $1695.00
KFTA2-44MM:
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
BARCODEREADER:
Bar code reader for fast feeder programming + $295.00
OL-SMART-PRG-K-ST:
Offline smart feeder programmer + $2495.00
INSTL&TRN:
Installation and Training + $3,500.00

Huge Feeder Capacity & Placement Area

Configured as a batch/standalone machine, the MC388 accepts two additional 32-port feeder racks, bringing its total feeder capacity to 256. With that many feeder slots, job changeover time is reduced to nearly zero. Placement area when the machine is fully loaded with feeders is up to 1200 x 408 mm (47.2” x 16”).

When configured with the largest board holder, an inline MC388 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 MC388 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 MC388 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.

The MC388 is also available in batch/standalone configuration, which allows users to take advantage of the full feeder-base capacity.

Quickly and Accurately Place Just About Any SMD Component

Our standard optics package places parts as small as 0201s. An optional hybrid optics package adds the capability of placing parts down to 01005, while still maintaining placement accuracy of 30 µm, 3 Sigma. At the other end of the spectrum, MC388 can place SMDs as large as 38 x 38 mm.

Alignment is accomplished via a dual-vision combination of head-mounted Cognex® 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 MC388 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.
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")
Maximum 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)
Maximum 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 Yes
Bad Mark Detection Yes
 
Feeder Capacity
Maximum Number of Feeder Ports 192 w/inline conveyor
256 w/batch configuration
 
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 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°
 
Physical Specifications
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.)
 
Facility Requirements
Standard Voltage 200-230 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 7A
Air Pressure 80 psi, 16 CFM
 
Service and Support
Remote Diagnostics Ethernet
Warranty (Major Components) 1 Year

 

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)
32
Max. Feeder Ports (Left)
32

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

  • 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

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

 

SMART STICK FEEDERS

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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