Board support is critical within any printer, dispenser and pick and place machine for runnning a repeatable process. A custom dedicated machined tooling plate is the ideal solution.
But it must be planned well ahead, have the plate designed and then manufactured. Even then it is only a custom fit for that version of the board. Magnetic tooling pin posts and auto pin tooling do offer a flexible solution. But such a tool is limited to its pitch, and the area it supports can cause stress and dam- age to components when the pins exert pressure on a device leg or body. Vacunest combines the benefits of a custom tooling plate with the versatility of pins. An antistatic membrane covers a foam former surrounded by polymer granules. Simply place a golden board onto the modules, press down, pull a vacuum, and the memory of the board shape profile is held.
Simple, secure and a custom board support within seconds. Release the vacuum and the modules return to their original form awaiting set up for your next version of a board.
EPP EUROPE 424