For the past couple of months the Process Preparation team have looked to make a significant jump in capability to program Juki SMT machines. Third party solutions in the market can easily process CAD/CAM/Gerber data to create placement data to tell the Juki machine where to place the components. However, the information on the part is still needed to be manually added before the Juki software can create an actual program to run on the machine. If the part data on each component has been seen before then again it is easy to link to that information and away you go. However, each board usually has new parts that have not been seen before, meaning the datasheet has to come out and the parameters are tediously transferred to the machine software. This takes time and is error prone.
With the release of Valor MSS Process Preparation 11.1 there is now a new solution. Users can now access the Valor Parts Library (VPL) to pull the manufacturer specific part data in to Process Preparation and using it’s Auto-Generation capability create the key part specific fields needed by the Juki software. This is then automatically combined with the placement data in the Juki ISS format to save significant amounts of time they would have spent manually creating these parameters. Also many types of SMT machine program and libraries can also be used to read data in to Process Preparation as an alternative to the VPL data achieve the same aim.
Check out the link below on the Valor MSS Process Preparation software or post a comment on my blog if you have questions or would like to see this in action.