Essemtec, the Swiss manufacturer of production systems for electronic assembly and packaging, will highlight its dispensing solution for both the electronics and medical industries in Booth 3520 at the SMTA International Exposition on 3–4 November 2021 in Minneapolis.
“The archerfish, with its scientific abilities – speed, precision and cleverness – inspired Essemtec to develop its solder paste jetting solution,” the company explained. “The archerfish waits for its prey in the salty brackish water of the mangrove forests. Just below the water surface, it observes its prey, calculates the refraction of the water jet, calculates the distance and the environment of its target and fires a targeted water jet at its victim. Hit by the jet, the victim falls into the water, where the hunter waits and eats his prey with pleasure.
“Just like the archerfish, the integration of the VDST valve gives Essemtec’s state-of-the-art machine platforms the ability to jet solder paste with dot sizes from 200–800 μm after adjustment of the settings. The Archerfish offers freely selectable and combinable settings of jet parameters for optimal adaptation to customer requirements and characteristics of the dispensing material. The dynamic shockwave technology allows it to jet several hundred shots within just a second with high accuracy and repeatability.”
“On display will be a Puma system equipped with the Archer Fish solder jet dispensing solution and an additional second dispensing valve adaptable to many medical requirements. The system will also be set up to demonstrate its multi-function component pick-and-place capability – all on a single space-saving platform.”.
Booth 3520, SMTA International