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experience with Quad 4C retrofit from ppm?

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#85101

experience with Quad 4C retrofit from ppm? | 26 June, 2020

Can anybody who has a PPM-retrofitted Quad IV C tell me what they think? I'm still going around in circles trying to decide what to get.

I am doing some TSSOP and QFP parts with 0.5 mm lead pitch and 0.65mm, and my current machine isn't accurate enough.

Thanks in advance for any pointers,

Jon

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#85189

experience with Quad 4C retrofit from ppm? | 10 July, 2020

Its nice to have Qsoft on a 4c, its a lot more user friendly than the old system. but..

1.It doesn't increase the machines accuracy 2.All of PPM's software is very buggy, We ended up switching all our Q machines back to Quad's windows 98 software for that reason... 3.Its very expensive for what you get. I might say go for it if it was even half the price

The 4C is a really good machine and should easily be able to place the parts you were asking about, with or without their upgrade.

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#85190

experience with Quad 4C retrofit from ppm? | 11 July, 2020

Thanks for the honest report, this will help a lot in decision making.

Jon

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