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Macrotron Systems, Inc. Expands It's SMT Lines With A JUKI KE-2070M

The JUKI KE-2070M chip shooter brings improvements to the speed and productivity of PCB assemblies.

FREMONT, CA -- March 25, 2013 Macrotron Systems, Inc. a Silicon Valley based electronic contract manufacturer, expanded its SMT production with the recent acquisition of a Juki KE-2070M. The KE-2070M will be part of Macrotron's lineup of fast high-speed mounters for small components, which already include six other Juki placement machines for PCB assembly.

The KE-2070M provides an upgrade in component placement speeds up to 23,300 cph, delivering improved and cost-effective assembly of high-volume electronic builds.

Since its first day of operation at Macrotron, the KE-2070M machine has served a number of jobs that primarily require 0201 components. The KE-2070M features high accuracy technology for chip placement, ranging from the ultra-small 01005 (0402 metric) to 33.5mm square components. The six high-speed assembly heads each support six nozzles. Each head is driven by an overhead X-Y dual gantry positioning system with closed-loop independent linear AC motors and magnetic linear encoders. Each nozzle is controlled with independent Z and Theta AC servomotors featuring new encoders that have a resolution of 260,000 pulses per revolution and that contribute to extremely high precision, reliability, and accuracy. Precise control of each nozzle is possible without affecting other nozzles. This helps improve machine uptime as well as time between repairs. The design offers highly efficient operation, resulting in a placement rate of 18,300 components per hour (cph), according to the IPC9850 standard.

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About Macrotron Systems, Inc.

Since 1984, Macrotron Systems has helped industry leading companies build their award winning brands. Macrotron is a full-service EMS manufacturer located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Services include high-precision/high-volume electronics production, assembly, and test for industrial, medical, automotive, consumer and telecom products.

Contact Information:

Mark Hayfield
Vice President, Sales

Macrotron Systems, Inc.
44235 Nobel Drive.
Fremont CA 94538
Tel: 510-683-9600
Fax: 510-651-6922