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CAT90-SA Semi Automatic Pick and Place System

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Manufacturer of a BGA / QFN / SMT rework stations, reflow soldering equipment, reflow ovens, and smt pick and place machines.

Warminster, Pennsylvania, USA


  • Phone 215-364-5588

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CAT90-SA Semi Automatic Pick and Place System

CAT90-SA Semi Automatic Pick and Place System


CAT90-SA Semi Automatic Pick and Place System


Pick & Place

Offered by:

Advanced Techniques US Inc. (ATCO)


CAT90-SA Semi Automatic Pick and Place System Description:

The CAT90-SA pick and place systems are semi-automatic machines featuring software guidance and the latest high resolution vision technology. Systems are designed for placement of various SMT components such as capacitors, resistors, SOIC’s, fine-pitch QFP’s, and many other SMD’s. Software control ensures error free pick and place sequences on the assembly. This is a critical feature that greatly reduces debugging of prototype assemblies. High productivity is achieved by eliminating the need to refer to a PCB layout / schematic diagram as with manual machines.

Software guides the operator to pick up an appropriate component from a specific bin (handles loose parts) or feeders and then displays the corresponding placement location on a virtual PCB. The operator simply moves the placement arm along X and Y axis’ while as necessary, referring to the camera monitor for a magnified view. To place fine pitch components, the camera may be rotated to view all 4 sides of a component. With the placement arm automatically locked in place, X and Y micrometers of a positioning stage, along with Theta rotation are used to provide necessary fine adjustments for component positioning. The software also allows an unlimited number of feeders and carousels that may be programmed for each assembly. Both feeders and the carousel are interchangeable in mid assembly within a matter of seconds.

In comparison to manual pick and place systems, CAT90-SA delivers higher productivity (up to 1,000 CPH), eliminates placement errors, and greatly reduces operator fatigue. On the flip side, fully automatic pick and place systems require expensive feeders, are time consuming to program, and are unable to place loose parts. The overall cost of owning and operating an automatic system is typically not efficient for prototype and low volume assembly requirements. This makes the CAT90-SA a very attractive and cost effective solution for prototype and small volume assembly requiring, precise error proof placements.

Key Features:

  • Software Guided Assembly with Error Free pickup and placement
  • High Magnification Vision System with 19” LCD monitor
  • Easily programmable via Teach Mode or CAD data transfer (available offline)
  • Automatic Placement Release over target
  • Automatic Brake (adjustable) at the placement position
  • Motorized Carousel with 45 antistatic bins is software driven
  • Operates in both Manual and Semi- Automatic assembly modes
  • Expandable component library containing package type, value, size, and orientation
  • X- Y Positioning Stage and Theta rotation adjustment
  • Comprehensive and user-friendly software designed for Windows XP / Vista / 7 Pro
  • Unlimited programs storage capacity
  • Unlimited number of Feeders and Carousels per assembly
  • Password protected Access modes
  • Armrest and Parts Tray
  • Maintenance Free
  • Designed and Manufactured in USA

Options / Accessories

  • Carousel with 45 bins (Part: C45-CAT)
  • Notebook PC with Pre-Installed Software (Part: NPC-CAT)
  • Paste / Adhesive Dispenser (Part: AD-CAT)
  • Tape Feeder: 8mm, 12mm, 16mm, and 24mm wide (Part: TF_-CAT)
  • Stick Feeder (Part: SF_-CAT)
  • Feeder Bracket: holds up to 10 feeders (Part: FBCAT)




PCB Handling:

up to 14" x 16" (355mm x 406mm)

up to 14" x 16" (355mm x 406mm)

Placement Coverage:

up to 12" x 14" (305mm x 355mm)

up to 12" x 14" (305mm x 355mm)

Component Handling:

down to 0402 

down to 0201 and 15 mil pitch

Vision System:


CCD color camera with 19" LCD monitor

Placement Accuracy:

 +/- 0.004" (100 microns)

 +/- 0.004" (100 microns)

Placement Rate:

1,000 CPH

1,000 CPH

Air Requirements:

80 - 100 PSI @ 1 CFM

80 - 100 PSI @ 1 CFM

Power Requirements:

120 - 240 VAC, 1 Amp, 50/60 Hz

120 - 240 VAC, 1 Amp, 50/60 Hz


Five (5) years parts and labor

Five (5) years parts and labor


55 lbs / 25 Kg 

84 lbs / 38 Kg

Dimensions with Feeders:

34"L x 42"W x 17"H / 864mm x 1067mm x 432mm

34"L x 42"W x 17"H / 864mm x 1067mm x 432mm

CAT90-SA Semi Automatic Pick and Place System was added in Jul 2009

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