About Smart Factory
Panasonic is one of the world's leading companies in the area of the Smart Factory. Our combined power of being both a manufacturer and an equipment provider is highly unique and has enabled us to deliver proven technology. In the SMT area we offer turnkey solutions for your manufacturing challenges from our portfolio of best-in-class hardware such as laser marking, screen printing, SMT/THT/PTH equipment, odd form component placement as well as FATP solutions. Besides, we provide software products for overall optimization and modular solutions for production planning & analysis, design & simulation, material management, product changeover and traceability.
High-quality, reliable screen-printing technology for producing any assembly.
The printing performance of the SPG2 can be carried out in 14s with a process repeatability of ± 15μm. Larger circuit boards up to 510mm x 510mm can be handled without restrictions. A new programmable squeegee angle increases the filling pressure by up to 10%. The SPG2 can be equipped with the vacuum cleaning function, to enable a printing process without cleaning paper or cleaning agents. Additionally, it can be equipped with the optional automatic solder paste feed. The SPG2 can be linked into the Panasonic software environment, e.g. in the MES solution PanaCIM Gen2, Process Tracker and the MMS maintenance module in connection with the MFO manufacturing optimizer. Together with the integrated connection, the SPG2 is a trendsetting screen printer for Industry 4.0 applications. The SPG2 is Panasonic's latest printer for innovative high-mix manufacturing environments. The printer is equipped with additional functions and automation solutions for an even more cost-efficient SMD printing. Together with Panasonic’s software solutions, the SPG2 is a trendsetting screen printer for Industry 4.0 applications. Various features minimize the line management.
The SPV Stencil Printer offers a variety of options to suit different PCBs and production processes for consistent high quality. With its high 10s/PCB cycle time, the SPV eliminates bottlenecks and ensures quality by self-cleaning after every PCB. Three conveyors and the PCB identification function provide different automatic printing set ups for a high throughput. With the machine-to-machine-communication option the SPV Screen Printer is using APC correction data to correct positional printing errors. The SPV Stencil Printer can print multiple 350x300mm (M-size) boards simultaneously. This lowers WIP inventory and reduces changeover times by processing up to 4 unique products at once. The configuration minimizes capital expenditure by reducing printer investment by 50% and maximize the floor space utilization with new hybrid board handling concept and the multi-stage board handling conveyors.
The Stencil Printer SPV-DC enables high efficiency dual lane production in a compact design. The printer is designed for high speed production without changeovers. To reduce running costs the SPV-DC is equipped with the award-winning paperless cleaning function. Solder paste can refill automatically. Solder mask and the final printing result can be verified with an internal inspection. With the machine-to-machine-communication option the SPV-DC is using correction data to correct positional printing errors. The high-speed printer SPV-DC can print on board sizes from 50 x 50mm to 350 x 300mm. With the dual lanes the printer provides a cycle time of 13s, including transfer, positioning, recognition, high-precision printing and respective cleaning. Due to the non-stop changeover, the SPV-DC allows you to prepare the next production while running the printing process.
Mounting feed-forward function Components can be placed correctly based on the solder printing position. Placement skip data feed-forward/Block recognition data feed-forward Placement machine recognition time reduction based on feed-forward discrepancy data. Misplacement of components using a modular placement machine can be prevented based on feed-forward solder/land* printing defect block data.*When inspecting lands on which package components are placed using flux epoxy. Printing position data feedback The solder printing position misalignment is measured by the inspection machine. The positioning correction is transferred by means of feedback to the screen printer. The solder printing area is measured by the inspection equipment. The stencil cleaning direction can be compared with the reference value by means of feedback.
Best-in-class placement solutions from entry level to more complex requirements for any mix, any volume, any time smart manufacturing.
NPM-W2 / NPM-W2S
Higher productivity and quality thanks to the integration of printing, placement and inspection processes make the NPM-W2 one of the most flexible and versatile pick-and-place solutions on the market. This machine provides the user with a tool that allows him to choose between high speed or high accuracy, depending on the PCB requirements. In addition, the NPM-W2 is optimised for larger boards and larger components, such as PCBs up to 750 x 550 mm and components up to 150 x 25 x 30 mm (L,W,H). For high productivity, dual lanes can be used.Features The multifunctional NPM-W2 is equipped with a 12-nozzle head and can place 38,500 components. 120 feeders can be mounted. Additionally, the NPM-W2 can automatically inspect solder depots and components according to the production data. As a third function, the NPM can be fitted with the conventional HDF discharge mechanism, which ensures high-quality non-contact dispensing with a screw valve-dispenser. This platform is also available as a single-beam solution:NPM-W2S single beam allows various operations ranging, from NPM-series backup to multiple connection configuration.
The NPM-DX provides a greater line throughput, better quality and lower production cost featuring an autonomous line control, which guaranties a stable operation based on automatic functionality. This functionality in combination with the machine set up offers a labor-saving production with improved utilization. In combination with the Panasonic software environment and embedded into an Industry 4.0 philosophy, the user can expect a modern shop floor management system including various remote operation options, feeder setup navigation, component supply navigation etc. In total, the NPM-DX reduces downtimes and increase the line throughput. With 92 400 cph and a feeder capacity for up to 136 reels, the NPM-DX is the ideal solution to meet the expectation of an evolving electronics assembly industry. The NPM-DX can process PCB sizes of up to 510 x 590 mm and place large connectors (up to 150 x 25mm) and other components (up to 120 x 90mm). This and other features make the NPM-DX the best solution for high volume-mix manufacturing.
NPM-WX / NPM-WXS
The NPM-WX represents the next generation of Panasonic’s mounting production concept “Smart manufacturing”. The platform represents higher line throughput and improved quality at lower cost thanks to integrated automated systems. APC system and automatic recovery are integrated to provide autonomous line control. The incorporated floor-management system and remote-operation option improve utilisation combined with lower labour costs. Feeder set-up and component supply navigation systems are available, helping to reduce the work variations. The NPM-WX can handle a wide variety of components, from 0402 chip components up to large components with a max. size of 150x25x40 mm. Parts can be supplied from tape, stick or tray-feeder . Feeder-cart flexibility can be provided by selecting the existing 30-input feeder cart or inserting two 17-input feeder carts. 4 different types of placement heads are available. Max. placement speed is 86,000 cph with a placement accuracy of +/-25 μm. Thanks to NPM-WX’s integrated systems, component diversity and available options, it represents the perfect solution for automated SMT production for all kinds of product. The machine is fully compatible with other NPM-systems and can therefore also be fully integrated into existing production lines. Connection and control via Panasonics iLNB is ensured to provide full control of production and required management data. This platform is also available as a single-beam solution: NPM-WXS single beam allows various operations ranging, from NPM-series backup to multiple connection configuration.
The AM100 meets the high standards of reliability, capacity and flexibility that customers look forward to in a cost-efficient, gradationally scalable, high-mix SMT solution. It only takes one machine to start off production and extra units and/or technologies can be easily integrated according to requirements. The single-head (single beam) of Panasonic's AM100 modular placement machine is able to place an impressive component array including: 0402 mm to 120 x 90 x 2 8mm, odd-shaped components, large connectors, as well as advanced packaging types e.g.Features The single solution AM100 provides high net productivity and versatility. Equipped with a 14-nozzle head and 160 feeders the AM100 can place an impressive component range. On top the non-stop changeover allows you to prepare the next product process during running production. An off-line setup support station and a feeder set-up navigator option improves operating time and minimizes the downtime.
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Panasonic's insertion platforms for radial and axial processes with high density and high speed. PTH / THT (Pin Through Hole / Through Hole Technology) solutions.
Supplied with a 40 or 80 component feeder with optional jumper wire, the compact supply unit configuration of the AV132 can fit both ammo pack and reel. The dual partition configuration enables a fast changeover. The next job can be set up while the current one is being processed.Capable of inserting components in four directions: 0°, 90°, 180°, and 270°, the AV132 optimizes productivity by simultaneously handling 26 and 52mm taped components and providing fast, full auto-recovery. The AV132 can reduce loading times by running two PCBs simultaneously, enabling efficient production due to a speed of 0.12s/component and a transfer speed of 2s/PCB.The fixed feeder unit and the out-of-component detection feature allow to replenish components while maintaining long-term non-stop runs.Preparation in advance or equipment operation during component change-over is possible.
The RG 131 is the successor of the RHSG. By supporting 3/4 pitches, expanding the range of board sizes and increasing component insertion rate, this high-density radial component insertion machine increases productivity. High speed insertion at a rate of between 0.25s and 0.6s per component can be achieved, even for large-size components with 3-pitch (2.5mm/5.0mm/7.5mm) or 4-pitch (2.5mm/5.0mm/7.5mm/10.0mm) configurations. A comprehensive self-correction function ensures high reliability. With large numbers of component supply and dual-partitioned component supply units, long-term operation can be obtained. A total of up to 80 types of components can be mounted. With large numbers of component supply and dual-partitioned component supply units, long-term operation can be achieved easily with the RG131. A total of up to 80 types of components can be mounted, with up to 32 (16 + 16) types of large components. The two separate component supply units enable components to be exchanged and replenished during operation. Panasonic offers also the RG131-S platform version with smaller footprint. Higher productivity expanding board size range and increasing component input.
The RL132 combines functionality and speed with an insertion rate up to 25,700cph (.14s/component), a board processing sizes up to 650 x 381mm, a 33% reduction in PCB transfer time, up to 18% reduction in electrical and air consumption per insertion and an improved parts lifespan for a very low cost of ownership. This through-hole machine features a 4-pitch span and is configurable with 40 or 80 components inputs. Meanwhile, its dual split carriage enables machine function at exchange mode and parts replenishment during production. The RL132 was designed for a non-stop productivity. The Lead V cut method enables the RL132 to insert radial lead components at a speed of 0.14s/component. Either a 2-pitch (2.5mm/5.0mm), 3-pitch (2.5mm/5.0mm/7.5mm) or 4-pitch (2.5mm/5.0mm/7.5mm/10.0mm) option can be selected. The fixed feeder unit method and an out-of-component detection function allow ongoing component replenishment and long-term runs. PCB of 650mm x 381mm can be processed.
The NPM-VF is equipped with a double portal. The SMD and THT components are placed by one placement head per portal. A wide variety of vacuum pipettes and grippers are available. The pick and place machine can be used in single or dual lane mode. The NPM-VF reaches a speed of up to 4,500cph and can process component sizes from 5x5mm up to 130x35mm and 60mm height. Active cutting and clinching tools are integrated which detach THT components from the radial and axial feeders. Clinching directions as well as pin lengths per THT component can be defined via the assembly program. Beside the radial and axial feeders, the NPM-VF can be equipped with all common standard feeder systems for SMD components. The flexible NPM-VF is an ideal machine for cycle-optimized production, especially for companies that must process both types of components due to the increased demand from power electronics for THT assemblies. This efficient pick and place machine contributes to reduce manpower requirements and to consistent production with high productivity, flexibility and high-quality pick and place results.
FATP & UA3P
Ultrahigh accurate 3-D profilometer (UA3P)
The Panasonic UA3P profilometer series is designed to measure aspherical lenses & molds, semiconductor wafers, and any other precision component requiring nanometer level accuracy ranging up to 200mm x 200mm. Different machine models are available to meet your optical & high aspect ratio metrology needs. The UA3P-300, UA3P-4 and UA3P-5 all offer users the accuracy of AFM technology with the measurement range of a CMM. Our unique approach uses atomic force probe technology in the stylus and HeNe laser-based interferometric XYZ axis positioning. Couple this technology with a solid granite-base and you have a robust metrology system that can be used on the factory floor and still deliver 0.1um level total uncertainty.
PanaCIM-EE: line management system
Featuressmart-factory-solutions software panacim-logo-02In order to make electronics manufacturing more efficient, digital planning tools and reliable data management are becoming increasingly important. This applies not only to individual systems, but to entire production lines, in which the data of each individual machine is included in the analysis. To achieve this, Panasonic developed the line management system PanaCIM-EE. With PanaCIM-EE, higher production rates and reduced cycle times can be achieved to make electronics production even more efficient and reliable. The PanaCIM-EE provides an integrated management of an entire SMT floor and achieves enhanced quality, reduced costs and increased floor productivity. This includes 8 functions, like traceability, production analysis plus monitoring and dispatching, material control and verification, maintenance management and the handling of production changeovers, linked to the customer system. Application examplessmart-factory-solutions software_panacim application-01PREDICTIVE MANAGEMENT OF PARTS EXHAUST AND AUTOMATIC PARTS OUTPUT(Material Verification + Material Control) No waiting for parts to be supplied due to“No Parts"! Realize Reduce labor resources and Productivity improvement ! smart-factory-solutions software panacim application-02COMPONENT SUPPLY NAVIGATOR(Production Monitoring and Dispatch / Component Supply Navigator option) Reduction of the duration of machine downtime caused by parts exhaust by 73.1%*As a result of (1), the operating ratio increased by 10%**May vary depending on your operating environment. System configuration examplessmart-factory-solutions software panacim system-configuration-01CM SERIES LINEPanaCIM-EE server (app server + controller server)PanaCIM maintenance serverPT interface (communication with PT200)*System configuration differs depending on applied machine. For details, contact your local distributor or sales representative.
PanaCIM-EE Gen2: line management system
Featuressmart-factory-solutions software panacim-logo-02PanaCIM-EE Gen2 is the next generation of PanaCIM-EE, which allows for more efficient electronics manufacturing. This digital planning tool is necessary to enable reliable data management. This applies not only to individual systems, but to entire production lines, in which the data of each individual machine is included in the analysis. In addition, data from reports and management are included in the planning. This allows higher production rates and shorter cycle times to be achieved to make electronics production even more efficient and reliable. The PanaCIM-EE Gen2 is the next generation of a smart factory solution, connecting the shop floor with overall the management system. This includes precise inventory management, maximized factory performance based on a continuous production, total traceability, real time monitoring and optimization and an accurate in-time material supply. Material verificationMaterial controlTraceabilityProduction monitoring/dispatchProduction analysisMaintenanceEnterprise link
NPM-DGS: line management system
The NPM-DGS data creation system is the integral solution for creating, editing and simulating production and library data for high productivity.
News & Events
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