New Product

May 9, 2013
Panasonic Factory Solutions Co., Ltd.

Achievement of max. speed 0.12s/component* in the industry

Introducing the Panasonic AM100 : Modular Placement Machine

Single-head, single-beam solution for any-mix manufacturing

*As of July 31,2013. For axial component insertion machine. Our investigation.

Model ID

Modular placement machine
AM100

Model No.

NM-EJM4D

Productivity

35,800cph*1

Head

Super multi-14-nozzle head x 1

Applicable components

0402 to 120 x 90 mm or 150 x 25 mm

Applicable PCB

50 x 50 to 510 x 460 mm

Feeder

Compatible with NPM and CM series

Month of introduction

May 2013

Panasonic Factory Solutions Co., Ltd., a business unit of Panasonic Corporation, introduced a new modular placement machine, the AM100 (Model No.:NM-EJM4D) in May, 2013, for use in the SMT process of mounting components on PCBs.

The AM100 was designed to evolve with fluctuating market needs while remaining a cost-effective solution to produce the necessary products with the necessary quality and within the necessary timing. In order to respond to these market needs, the AM100 can place from 0402 micro chips to large components such as long connectors with the newly-developed super multi-14-nozzle head on a single machine with high productivity of 35,800cph. In addition, numerous line configurations and supply variations can be combined to process an array of EMS production needs from mobile phones to industrial equipment, and more.

Panasonic will continue to provide customers with solutions such as the AM100 for the SMT process and contribute to reduce TCO*2.

Features

1. Simultaneous achievement of productivity and versatility
2. Flexible wide-range of production from mobile phones to industrial equipment
3. Functionality innovations for placement quality, model changeover and operation ratio

Media Contact

Masahiro Sakata
Corporate Planning Group
Panasonic Factory Solutions Co., Ltd.
TEL : 055-275-6786 FAX : 055-275-6071
Homepage URL http://www.panasonic.com/jp/company/pfsc.html

Detail of features

1. Simultaneous achievement of productivity and versatility
  • The combination of a newly developed super multi-14-nozzle head and a new recognition unit enables component mounting up to 14 mm at high speed with no tact time reduction due to component size.
  • The super multi-14-nozzle head can place components from 0402 micro chips to 120 x 90 mm or 150 x 25 mm. It also reduces the number of nozzle changeovers, and achieves high performance and flexibility by incorporating mechanical chucks for odd-shape components.
2. Innovative flexibility
  • To accommodate nearly any production style, diverse component supply units and configurations are available such as fixed feeders, feeder carts, tray feeders, and manual trays.
  • Up to 160 component types can be loaded and thin, single feeders will also be available soon to minimize tape changeover time.
3. Functionality innovations for placement quality, model changeover and operation ratio
  • Area of occupation reduced through compact component supply unit. (AV132 80-type is 92% vs AV131 120-type and AV132 40-type is 90% vs AV131 60-type)
  • Floor space saved and line of traffic minimized to achieve highly efficient production.

*1 cph : Chip Per Hour
   Number of chips that can be placed per hour
*2 TCO : Total cost of Ownership
   Total cost to purchase, maintain and manage equipment etc
*3 Optional specification
*4 Individual specification

Modular placement machine AM100

The AM100 modular placement machine