Electronics Forum | Thu Feb 02 17:35:03 EST 2017 | dilogic
You can register your machine with Universal Instruments for very reasonable fee (I paid ~500$) and get access to their web-based support. Well worth the money. Also, you will be able to order spares, which you will certainly need...
Electronics Forum | Thu Apr 18 23:15:26 EDT 2002 | fastek
If Universal for example decides they want to implement a registration fee to pursade customers from buying used then why have they dropped their shorts from $20,000 to register a GSM in 2000 to $2,000 recently? Guess they were tired of losing custom
Electronics Forum | Tue Jun 28 12:04:07 EDT 2011 | esoderberg
I would agree up until 2005 - 2006. Universal did not have a good SMT solution. Their GSM's were limited and combined with the sanyo chip shooter - software was a nightmare. What years did you have universal?
Electronics Forum | Fri Oct 03 10:52:32 EDT 2014 | rgduval
Thanks for the suggestion, Arifa. However, it doesn't look like any of these are for the Universal Instruments GSM2 pick and place machine. The Keller-Druck link is for a GPRS Modem with a datalogger. The Sparkfun and Cybrotech sites seem to be
Electronics Forum | Thu Jun 08 20:02:24 EDT 2000 | Dreamsniper
We have GSM1 model 1995. It's very stable. About their chip shooters, Robert Bosch here in Australia just bought 2 more chip shooters from Universal Instruments. And they already have 8 of those. Looks like it's quite okay. I just read that news abt
Electronics Forum | Thu Jun 08 18:51:05 EDT 2000 | JAX
I haven't tried their chip shooters but I haven't found anything(SMT) that couldn't be placed by a GSM. They are very user friendly and come with good support. If you need specific answers to questions, feel free to ask.
Electronics Forum | Wed Jun 16 16:54:13 EDT 2004 | Vince Cook
Greg, Just to cover the formalities, I work for Universal, and specifically with the GSM Platform. The GSM with a 4 spindle head can place 0201s, however, there are a number of things you'll want to have, chief among them a 1 mil/pixel upward lo
Electronics Forum | Fri Jun 16 17:30:04 EDT 2000 | Eutectic state
Go with Universal. We had Fuji equipment for years. That is all but phased out now and we only are buying Universal. You cannot beat their service. The chip shooters are great. The only cons that I have dealt with is the learning curve on the n