Project Description

Pick and Place Machine ZM-400

Large, precise component placement range

Dual vision systems provide efficiency and flexibility.

ZM-400 places SMDs from 0201 to 100 mm x 150 mm, including BGAs, MBGAs, CSPs and µBGAs, micro lead frames (MLFs), flip chips, ultra-fine pitch to 15 mil and odd-form components.

Cognex® on-the-fly and bottom vision alignment systems ensure accurate alignment of component connection points (leads, balls, bumps) to pads, with ±0.05 mm placement accuracy and ±0.01 mm repeatability.

Move quickly from prototyping to production

Generous placement area leaves room for waffle trays and/or cut tape strips.

With placement rates of 2,500 cph (IPC 9850), up to 64 feeder slots, and quality components such as X-Y linear encoders and smart feeders, users can move from prototype into production on the same machine, saving programming and job setup time. System software will optimize your feeder locations and placement sequences to achieve the greatest possible throughput. Learn more about MC series feeders.

Mistake-proof process thanks to intelligent, feature-rich software

Field-proven software features many advanced functions as standard

Programming this Windows®-based system is easy with its expandable component library, universal CAD data import, and teaching programming. The component library not only covers all common component package types and sizes, including resistors, capacitors, diodes, SOTs, PLCCs, QFPs, SOJs, SOPs, etc., but also links to the Smart Feeder software for easy feeder setup and inventory control.

Virtual PCB Simulator displays a preview of the assembled circuit board so that component types, placements, polarity and orientations can be verified before production starts while optimization tools analyze placement data and component mix to provide recommended feeder arrangement that minimizes head travel and tool changes, allowing for fastest production speeds.

Built-in fiducially mark search routines identify and correct for PCB offset or misalignment.

Visual Inspector verifies solder paste application and/or component placement on first article assembly.

Automatic, vision-assisted pick-up position adjustment can be activated to prevent pick-up errors from tapes with loose tolerances.

Reduce inventory costs

For prototyping and other small jobs, keep costs down by purchasing only the quantity of components needed. Cut strip tape holders for the ZM-400 are available for 8 mm, 12 mm, 16 mm and 24 mm tapes. The machine holds up to 40 (8 mm) cut strips, in addition to up to 32 slots available for tape and stick feeders.

Semi-automatic mode allows for pick up, orientation and placement of loose parts from bulk component trays. Watch a video of loose parts placement in action.

Component feeding options are also very flexible.

Grow with seamark

ZM-400 uses the same technology, feeders and software as all other MC series pick and place equipment, making it easy to expand production capabilities with additional MC machines as needed, or to upgrade to a larger machine for more speed and component coverage. Programs are portable from machine to machine, feeders interchangeable, and operators only need to learn one equipment software system.

Please note: Specification are subject to change without notice!

Technical Parameters

Placement Specifications
Number of Placement Heads1
Placement Rate (IPC-9850)*2,500 CPH
Placement Rate (Max.)3,000 CPH
Placement Accuracy±0.05 (0.002")
Minimum Component Size201
Maximum Component Size100 mm x 150 mm (3.94" x 5.9")
Minimum Component Lead Pitch15 mil
BGA/CSP Placement CapabilityYes - Standard
Alignment MethodFull-Vision Alignment System
Pick Up Specifications
Tool ChangerIncluded
Number of Tools15
Accepts Additional Tool ChangersYes
Integral VacuumYes
PCB Specifications
PCB Loading MethodManual
Max. Placement Area415 mm x 320 mm (16.3" x 12.5")
Fiducial Recognition/ Coordinate CorrectionYes
Bad Mark DetectionYes
Feeder Capacity
Maximum Number of Feeder Ports64
Maximum Number of Waffle Trays3 (Waffle trays reduce placement area)
Operating SystemWindows® Based
PC, Keyboard, MouseYes
MonitorFlat LCD
Teaching CameraYes
Numeric Data EntryYes
CAD DownloadYes
Step and Repeat for Matrix BoardsYes
Bar Code Reader for Feeders & PackagingYes
MIS and Optimization FunctionsYes
Off-Line ProgrammingYes
Dispenser Specifications
Dispensing HeadOptional
Dispense MethodTime/Pressure
Dot Size / Placement SpeedDown to 0.5 mm / Up to 6,000 dots./hr
Mechanical Specifications
X-Y Axis Drive MechanismBelt
X-Y Axis Drive MotorsAC Servo
X-Y Axis EncodingLinear
X-Y Axis Resolution0.005 mm (0.0002")
X-Y Axis Repeatability±0.01 (10 µm)
Z Axis Drive MotorDC Servo
Z Axis EncodingRotary
Z Axis Resolution0.01 mm (0.0004")
Θ Axis Drive MotorDC Servo
Θ Axis EncodingRotary
Θ Axis Resolution0.045°
Θ Axis Range of Motion0.09˚/step°
Physical Specifications
Overall Dimensions
(Approx. L x W x H)825 mm L x 1060 mm W x 1390 mm H
(33" x 42" x 54.7")
Approximate Net Weight408 Kg (900 lbs.) With Stand
Facility Requirements
Standard Voltage120/220 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Air Pressure75 psi, 5 bar
Service and Support
Remote DiagnosticsEthernet
Warranty (Major Components)1 Year
ZM-400 - Optics Specifications
Standard Optics Package
On-the-Fly Alignment
Minimum Component Size0.6 mm x 0.3 mm (0201)
Maximum Component Size16 mm x 14 mm (0.63" x 0.55")
Stationary Base-Mounted Camera BV-38
Minimum Component Size0.6 mm x 0.3 mm (0201)
Maximum Component Size100 mm x 150 mm (3.94" x 5.9")
Tape Feeder Specifications
ModelTape SizeMinimum Index StepMaximum Tape ThicknessFeeder Base Port Positions Occupied
KFTA-08HS8 mm2 mm3.3 mm1
KFTA-088 mm4 mm3.3 mm1
KFTA-12E12 mm4 mm7.0 mm2
KFTA-16E16 mm4 mm14.0 mm2
KFTA-24E24 mm4 mm14 mm3
KFTA-32E32 mm4 mm14.0 mm3
KFTA-44E44 mm4 mm14.0 mm4
KFTA-56E56 mm4 mm14.0 mm5
KFTA-72E72 mm4 mm14.0 mm6

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