Accu-Assembly Inc. received two 2021 CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY NPI Awards in the categories of Component Storage for its AccuStock™ fully automatic SMT reel component storage system and Labeling Equipment for the AccuID SMT component reel barcode decoding system. The award was announced during a special online awards ceremony on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.
In addition to its two NPI Awards, Accu-Assembly already received GLOBAL Technology and Mexico Technology Awards for both systems.” "We at Accu-Assembly Inc. are proud to receive two 2021 Circuits Assembly NPI Awards in the category of Component Storage for our AccuStock fully automatic SMT reel component storage system and in the category of Labeling Equipment for our AccuID SMT component reel barcode decoding system,” stated Michael Kou, Owner.
AccuStock™ is a fully automatic SMT reel component storage and retrieval system (ASRS) and the first TOTAL Automatic Storage and Retrieval System for different sizes of SMT component reels. Requiring minimal operator assistance, AccuStock accurately stores and retrieves up to 8,000 reels of different diameters and thicknesses, all in one machine.
Unlike other storage systems requiring user to place reels a few at a time into the storage system, users can place up to 150 reels of components into the AccuStock™ input stacking loader and just walk away. The system offers high throughput and does not require any pallets. Additionally, it can integrate with X-ray part counters and provides flexible output sorting of reels.
The new AccuID bench top system has been designed to easily produce a unique Reel ID barcode label for each SMT component reel rather than having an operator scan one label at a time using a hand scanner. The operator does not have to decide which barcode labels to scan resulting in fewer scan errors. The AccuID has a simple user interface: the operator places the reel in the system and the scan begins automatically.
Additionally, AccuID can be used for incoming inspection to verify the accuracy of the barcode labels on the reel. Applications include creating and printing a unique SMT component reel ID barcode label for: inventory systems, SMT placement equipment verification systems, and traceability.
Introduced in 2008, the NPI Awards program is an annual celebration of product excellence in electronics surface mount assembly. Premier products based on the finest examples of creative advancement in technology are chosen by a distinguished panel of industry experts.
For more information about Accu-Assembly’s automation and productivity solutions, visit www.accuassembly.com.
Founded in 1997, Accu-Assembly is an industrial automation company. The company designed the first TOTAL Automatic Storage and Retrieval System for different sizes of SMT component reels. Other products of Accu-Assembly include BarTector, HumiTel, and AccuEye. Accu-Assembly’s core competency is software development and interfacing to various types of databases. For more information, visit www.accuassembly.com.