The Neoden 4 is a highly-configurable precision SMT pick and place machine that will reliably place a wide variety of components on a single board – or thousands of boards. No more expensive, frustrating and risky outsourcing of SMT production – the Neoden 4 gives you control of the process and of your time and money. For the cost of running a few versions of a single printed circuit board, the Neoden 4 will take a design through multiple prototype iterations straight into production. The renaissance of American manufacturing is here.
The Neoden 4 pick and place has existed in several versions for years, and is a proven workhorse at small startups, big labs and universities. Now, NeodenUSA has refined the user interface for use in America and combined Neoden’s latest advancements in cameras, software and feeder technology into the best version of the machine yet. And with full US-based support, and available parts for expansion, you can buy with confidence.
The Neoden4 comes in two basic versions. The base model uses magnetic fixtures to hold the PCB in place, and the rail version features an automatic feed system that will advance a board to the proper position and eject the assembled PCB back to the user or out of the back of the machine straight into the reflow oven.
The single head holds four independently-controllable nozzles. Eight different nozzle types are available, and can be combined in any combination to suit your BOM. Each nozzle has 12mm of travel in the Z axis (for a maximum component height of 5mm) with 360 degrees of rotation. And each nozzle is precisely aligned in relation to a high resolution CCD camera, so you can identify both pick and place coordinates for all nozzles with a single image. The nozzles are not cheap molded plastic, but are precision machined in the Neoden factory from a proprietary design and powered by four independent internal vacuum pumps.
Unlike the small amateur machines, the Neoden 4 can accommodate a large number of different components with ease. When you order the machine from NeodenUSA, we send it preconfigured with your choice of feeder sizes and quantities – up to 48 8mm microprocessor-controlled tape feeders and companion peelers. In addition to tape feeders, the Neoden 4 pick & place machine can handle tube-packaged components with five vibration feeders. And if that’s not enough, any area of the table not needed by the size of your PCB can be software-configured to use tray feeders or short tapes.
The Neoden 4 isn’t only flexible, it’s precise. A selectable upward looking camera scans each part to ensure it is properly held to the nozzle, and automatically corrects any misalignment in the X-Y and rotational axes before placement on the PCB. All this is controlled by a windows-based application running on an internal PC that gives you access to every parameter of the operation in an intuitive user interface.
It’s hard to overstate the significance of a precision-built, affordable machine that takes the place of the SMT assembly services of a large PCB house. With the Neoden 4 pick & place, your business keeps the money once spent on these expensive services and puts you in complete control.
- Vision System – Upwards and Downwards Cameras
- Gantry with four nozzles (±180° rotation)
- Automatic Electric Feeders
- Automatic Rail Feed System
- Conveyor Port for easily production line setup
- Supports remote software updates
- Inbuilt Industrial PC – 32GB Solid State Drive