Managed through a Smart Feeder Database, each SMTrue Smart Feeder is assigned an Unique Feeder ID. The Smart Feeder Database manages all important component information including address, position, component dimensions, count and even tape index and vibratory control. The Smart Feeder Software has the ability to recognize the presence or absence of a feeder, including a checklist of previously programmed information, creating error-free programming and changeover environment. SMTrue Smart Feeders also provide interactive feedback on when component count becomes low or a feeder runs out of a component.
SMTrue Smart Feeders increase the PCB assembly efficiency and accuracy of APS Novastar's vision-based automated pick and place machines. Pick and place machine models that support the new SMTrue Smart Feeders include the free-standing LS60V, LS60V-LED, LS40V, and LE40V benchtop model.
"Our new SMTrue Smart Feeders are designed to provide our customers with an additional level of reliability and performance,"
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About APS Novastar
APS Novastar, LLC, established in 1982, recipient of a 2009 Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award, is the global leader in the design, development and manufacture of OEM equipment for the short to medium run surface mount technology (SMT) and printed circuit board (PCB) markets. APS Novastar's products include stencil printers, automated pick and place robots, reflow ovens, wave and selective solder equipment, component counters and lead forming equipment. APS Novastar has installed over 20,000 product solutions in the telecom, defense and aerospace, security, transportation, automotive, medical device and diagnostics, personal computer, display and academic markets. For more information, visit http://www.apsgold.com or call +1.215.938.1000.