Re: best value for small, slow automatic pick and place
Ißve had a chance to get hands-on the M10V. SPent half a day playing with it :) really enjoyed. Still, very new to P&P I canßt give a comparison or absolute value, but the software is quite intuitive to use. We skipped the standard parts and spent time on teaching in and placing
- 0402 and 0201 resistors and caps
- non standard parts like side mount tactile switches, mid mount USB ... reverse mount LEDs
- heavy, big parts like 90Amp Inductors (1.4x1.4cm, 8mm height), DC/DC modules and so on
finally, it handled all of this easily.
The part setup is very easy, 4 guided steps. The basic principle of the mashine is it has "on" working area. you place the board and all parts somewhere there. The automatic feeders reach just in this area and left and right side. i.e. Strip feeders are taught in by selecting first and last part and ammount in this row, done. All visual guided using camera. Bulk feeders are rectangular spaces where the parts can freely positioned within. After teaching the pattern, it will find it in this area. If the pattern allows for polarity mark to recognise, polarised parts can be used, too.
Of course, the automatic feeders are much more comfortable and quicker to set up, but, more expensive.
If I can allocate the funds, I will get one :)
Since I was so occupied using the mashine I had no time for pictures and videos, but, if you have specific questions, ask me - I asked a lot and got plenty of answers back ;)