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Essemtec’s FLX2011-MK Places Smaller Components on Flexible Circuits

Jul 17, 2009

The FLX2011-MK, Essemtec’s production center for flexible circuits and membrane keyboards, is now equipped with a jet valve dispensing system, allowing it to place smaller SMD components and LEDs on flexible circuits. The jet valve dispenses small glue dots more accurately and faster than others, and is contactless.

The FLX2011-MK assembles complete flexible circuits. The machine dispenses glue, solder paste or conductive adhesives, and it places SMT components, LEDs and snap discs (metal domes) for membrane keyboards — all within one machine.

One of the two dispensers of the FLX2011-MK is now a jet valve dispenser, featuring contactless metering of the adhesive. It meters small dots faster and more accurately than others because it “shoots” the dots instead of “pulling them off,” which is common for needle dispensing. The higher accuracy of the dots enables the placement of smaller components such as 0603 chips or below.

The second dispenser of the FLX2011-MK may be an Archimedean screw dispenser, which satisfies the requirements of conductive adhesive or solder paste dispensing. However, this dispenser also may be a time/pressure dispenser, a Piezoflow valve or another Jet valve — the customer can choose depending on the specific application.

The assembly head of the FLX2011-MK features an optical centering system that can align SMD components, LEDs and metal domes. Therefore, all dispensing and placement required for flexible circuit production can be accomplished using one system, and the foils do not have to be moved. Production of double-sided flex boards also is possible.

During production, the foils are held in position by a vacuum table. Its working area measures 500x300 mm, with a large support area of 800x300 mm. Smaller foils can be clustered and be produced like a single foil. The integrated vision system automatically finds reference marks and corrects offset and distortion.

There are two alternatives of the vacuum table: One larger, featuring a working area of 800x600 mm, and a twin vacuum table. The twin vacuum table is double the size of the single and is movable, thus one half of it is always outside the machine where the operator can load and unload foils.

Essemtec is a worldwide leader in the manufacturer of Surface Mount Technology (SMT) production equipment. Essemtec specializes in high mix production equipment for Printed Circuit Boards (PCB) using Surface Mount Technology.

Essemtec is the only manufacturer to cover the entire production process, from Printers and/or Dispensers, to Pick-and-Place and Soldering equipment. Therefore, customers benefit from unparallel knowledge and the ability to select, from a single source, a complete process solution to meet their requirements.

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