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Panasonic's all-rounder pick-and-place machine that handles both SMT and THT components as standard or odd-form components in one placement order.

Panasonic's all-rounder pick-and-place machine that handles both SMT and THT components as standard or odd-form components in one placement order.

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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.

Key features

Double portal
Active cutting and clinching tools
High-quality pick and place results.
Compatible with common standard feeder systems for SMD components

Specifications table

Optional FeaturesComponent verification, Traceability, Automatic changeover, Host communication, iLNB line control including other company's machine
SoftwareNPM-DGS・AM-LNB・LNB、Option : PanaCIM、iLNB Note:Max. 3 NPM-VF can be connected to AM-LNB Up to 15 machines of the NPM series (including NPM-VF) or the SP series can be connected to LNB.
Mass2 590 kg (Only for main body : This differs depending on the option configuration)
Model NumberNPM-VF
Dimensions (mm)W 1 866 x D 2 332 x H 1 554 (Main body only) W 2 166 x D 2 332 x H 1 554 (When downstream extension conveyor is connected) Note: Excluding the monitor, signal tower and ceiling fan cover.
PCB dimensions (mm)Standard conveyor:L 50 x W 50 ~ L 510 x W 460 Anvil conveyor (Option): L 50 x W 50 ~ L 460 x W 400
StickS Max. component dimension : W 20 x L 80 x H 20 mm Max. stick width : 24 mm Max. component mass : 2 kg in total (including stick mass) L Max. component dimension : W 60 x L 80 x H 45 mm Max. stick width : 64 mm Max. component mass : 2 kg in total (including stick mass)
TrayMax. tray dimension : L 230 x W 335 x D 69 mm Max. pallets per feeder : Max. mass : 20 kg (magazine + pallet + tray + components
PCB exchangeStandard conveyor:4.5 s Anvil conveyor (Option):5.5 s
Electric Source3-phase AC 200, 220, 380, 400, 420, 480 V, 2.7 kVA
Pneumatic Source0.5 ~ 0.8 MPa, 200 L /min (A.N.R.)
Applicable componentsMax. dimensions : L 130 mm × W 35 mm × H 60 mm L 150 mm × W 38 mm × H 29 mm Max. component mass : 200g
Insertion direction360º (± 180º )*1 degree unit
Max. PCB MassUp to 3kg
PCB Thickness0.3 ~ 8 mm
PCB FlowLeft ← Right / Left → Right (Flow direction is selectable)
Insertion Push ForceUp to 100 N
Clinch SpecificationsAnvil conveyor (Option): Clinch angle : 60 degrees outward clinch Clinch pitch : 2.5 to 40 mm Lead bend angle : 10 ~ 40º Lead diameter : φ 0.4 mm ~ φ 1.0 mm (soft copper) φ 0.4 mm ~ φ 0.8 mm (hard copper / CP wire)
3-station headBody chuck + Nozzle + Nozzle Body chuck + Nozzle + Swing nozzle Body chuck + Nozzle + Lead chuck Body chuck + Swing nozzle + Lead chuck Tact : Max. 0.65 s / component
2-station headBody chuck + Body chuck Tact : Max. 0.9 s / component
Radial TapeMax. body dimension : Max. φ 20 x H 30 mm Lead pitch : 2.5 / 5.0 / 7.5 / 10.0 mm
BulkCustomized spec
Machine Configuration FrontMax. number of products to be loaded: Stick S 30-slot fixed supply unit: 15
Machine Configuration Rear30-slot fixed supply unit: 15 13-slot fixed supply unit + single tray feeder: 6 Twin tray feeder: - Single tray feeder + Bowl feeder x 2: - Bowl feeder x 4: -
SMT ComponentsApplicable components: Min. dimensions: L 5 mm × W 5 mm or larger (For tape, embossed tape of 12 mm or larger) Placement specs: Head: Nozzle only Placement accuracy: QFP ±0.05 mm (Cpk ≧ 1) Max. tact time: 3000 cph (per head) Supply unit (embossed tape) Tape feeder width 12/16 mm 24/32 mm 30-slot supply unit 30 15 13-slot supply unit 13 6

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