Minimization of human-dependent work (NPM-DX)

Modular Placement Machine NPM-DX (NM-EJM8D)

Remote operation option

Recovery by remote operation is available for the error of which recovery can be made based on human judgment alone.
This enables concentrated on-the-floor monitoring, eliminating the time lost for the operator to detect error and take appropriate action, reducing the error recovery time, and thus achieving labor saving and improved operating rate.

Pickup position error : Recover after teaching the pickup position by remote operation / Component placement error : Recover after checking whether or not components are placed by remote operation

Navigation - Feeder setup navigator option

It is a support tool to navigate efficient setup procedure. The tool factors in the amount of time it takes to perform and complete setup operations when estimating the time required for production and providing the operator with setup instructions.
This will visualize and streamline setup operations during setup for a production line.

Navigation - Component supply navigator option

A component supply support tool that navigates efficient component supply priorities. It considers the time left until component run-out and efficient path of operator movement to send component supply instructions to each operator. This achieves more efficient component supply.

1.Wireless scanner indication of supply priorities
2.Visualization of supply statuses
3.Cut down of redundant work and waiting times

*PanaCIM is required to have operators in charge of supplying components to multiple production lines.


Placement head maintenance

Good use is made of the machine's self-diagnosis function to automatically detect the maintenance timing of the placement head. In addition, the maintenance unit can be used to keep the placement head in working condition without requiring skills.

Feeder maintenance

Independent of operator skill, the feeder maintenance unit automatically performs feeder performance inspections and calibrations. Its combined use with the PanaCIM maintenance module can automatically prevent the inclusion of non-conforming feeders into production.

Load checker
(Under development)

Measures the“indentation load" imposed by the placement head, and, as the amount of change from the reference value, displays the measured result on the machine's monitor or LNB.

Head maintenance unit

To automate the inspection and maintenance of the placement head.

Feeder maintenance unit

Automates the inspection of major parts which affect the feeder performance and the calibration of the pickup position.

Usage count / Error occurrence history

Head diagnosis function (Under development)

Inspects the pneumatic circuit condition

Blow error detection *1

Checks the placement blow status

*1:This function comes standard with the machine

Interlock function

  • Monitors the error status during production, and applies Interlock to defective feeders
  • Interlock for feeders judged non-conforming by IFMU

Thin-type single feeder attachment *2 (option)

*2:The "Thin type single tape feeder" and "Autoload feeder (Under development) "require the "Master jig for thin type single feeder" and "Attachment for thin type single feeder".

PanaCIM maintenance

Manages the assets of mounting floor, such as machines, heads and feeders, notifies the assets nearing their maintenance dates, and records maintenance histories.