Seneca, PA — Matric recently invested in a Nordson ASYMTEK Quantum series high-productivity, large-format dispensing system. Matric will use the machine to dispense glue and/or solder paste, depending on the application. The machine compliments the fully automatic Surface Mount (SMT) process and will be placed in-line within one of the four SMT lines.
On Printed Circuit Boards (PCB’s) where larger parts require more solder paste to meet quality standards, the Quantum is used to dispense additional solder over the existing solder that was placed by the screen printer. For mixed technology PCB’s, the machine may also be used to dispense glue to parts typically on the bottom side of the board, so that parts do not wash off during wave solder processes placed during through-hole operations.
“Many of our customers require Class III assembly and the Quantum will help us streamline our current processes to improve efficiencies and costs,” says Doug Bevier, SMT Supervisor, “We currently use solder preforms that are placed by the My Data pick and place machines to build up the solder and these preforms are very expensive. The Quantum will help eliminate those costs and apply solder and adhesives much more precisely. Our current glue machine does not have the dual capabilities that the new machine does.”
The ASYMTEK Quantum features a sizable dispense area of 423 x 458 mm. The machine can easily accommodate larger substrates or dispense on more parts. Its dispense area is also excellent for dual-valve dispensing applications. The Quantum Series provides exceptional value with standard weight scale, LHS and RGB LED lighting for the vision system, and new optional features (CPJ+, Fids-on-the-Fly™ software) extend Quantum’s capabilities.
For more information, please contact your Business Development Engineer at Matric.