T-320 Positioner System

T-320 Process Summary

The operator places a stack of trays onto the input station. Upon receipt of a “start” signal from the user, the bottom tray in the stack is automatically un-stacked. A set of transport belts immediately move the tray onto a positioner station where it is clamped accurately in place in both x and y axis.

The handler then signals the user to begin processing the tray, i.e., inspecting, dispensing, etc.

When the tray has been completely processed, the user signals the handler, and the tray automatically travels to the output station, where it is stacked.

While the finished tray is being stacked, the next tray is being un-stacked and advanced onto the positioner station, and the process repeats.

Feeding trays from the bottom of the input stack allows the operator to add new trays to the system at any time without halting the process. Likewise, adding trays to the bottom of the output stack allows finished trays to be removed at any time without process interruption.

T-320 Photos (click to enlarge)


T-320 System - Tray Presentation at End

The T-320 is a modular system that may be configured to have the processing module located either in the center (video #2), or at the end (video #1).

Also, the T-320 may be configured with more than one processing module (video #2).

Typical Applications

Test Handling
IC Programming
Die Handling

Laser Marking
Vision Inspection
Media Transfer

T-320 Video

Video #1 - T-320 Fixed Positioning System
with two positioner modules:

Video #2 - T-320 with processing at
the end of the system:

T-320 Features

  • Handles thick and thin JEDEC trays, and also vacuum or thermal formed custom trays.
  • Automatic sensing of tray presence/absence in stack.
  • Smooth start/stop motion via micro-stepper prevents component shift or upset in tray.
  • Low stack sensing at input and full stack sensing at output, with operator alerts.
  • Auto-check routine at start of each new production run.
  • Internal controller monitors the system and alerts the operator if a fault condition is detected.
  • Trays are accurately clamped in position, in both x and y axis, for processing.
  • On-board controller directs all motions and interfaces with the user’s PC/PLC via simple signal exchange. No special user software is required for integration.
  • Top side loading and un-loading provides easy access so trays may be added or removed at any time without process interruption.
  • Diagnostics mode allows manual checking of all sensors and actuators for proper operation.
  • Solid design details and rugged construction assure reliable performance and long operating life.

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