Innovative automation, insightful software tools, and faster robots boost product quality and manufacturing efficiency

Yamaha Motor Europe SMT Section has presented advanced solutions for extending surface-mount assembly capabilities and maximising productivity at Productronica 2019, November 12-15 in Munich.

This year’s booth focused visitors’ attention on new software tools for data analysis, automated component handling, innovative pick-and-place, and robotic automation, alongside the YSP printers, YSM mounters, and YSi inspection systems of the Yamaha Total Line Solution.

Yamaha’s Total Line Solution tightly integrates printing, solder-paste inspection, component mounting, and AOI, enhancing data-driven process optimisation. The YSP10 screen printer, which has innovations that reduce waste cleaning paper by up to 80 percent, received the 2019 Global Technology Award for Printing Equipment, presented by Global SMT at the Productronica Forum.

Three booth displays dedicated to software revealed new features of Yamaha’s Factory Tools 4.0 suite that simplify equipment programming, setup, real-time control, and data analysis. The new Dashboard lets users easily visualise performance and identify historical trends while another new utility, Image Viewer, helps store and quickly retrieve images for any inspection site on any board to support troubleshooting or traceability. Ichiro Arimoto, General Manager, explained, “This state-of-the-art software turns the data from our machines into actionable insights, empowering our customers to achieve the improvements they are seeking.”

Yamaha also showed how the latest YST15 intelligent component storage tower connects with autonomous guided vehicles (AGVs) that deliver required components, pre-loaded on the feeder cart, to the right placement machine, at the right time, anywhere in the factory. Together, the YST15 and AGVs ensure components reach the point of use exactly when needed and let factory staff focus on high-value tasks.

A special display presented advanced Yamaha robots for automated assembly, showing how the latest double-carriage N15D and high-thrust F14H transport modules enhance flexibility and can halve the tact time of pick-and-place component handling. The demonstration also featured the new
YK400XE SCARA robot, which handles 30-percent heavier loads with increased excursion speed.

Finally, continuing to drive innovations that boost placement speed and flexibility, Yamaha presented its latest high-speed Sigma machines and iPulse mounters for placing components accurately on 3D substrates. There was also a hint at what’s to come, from the prototype Next-Generation Mounter machine at the centre of the booth.

Yamaha introduced vistors to advanced automation and transformational software tools at Productronica 2019

ABOUT YAMAHA SMT Section
Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards.

Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers.

Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients.

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