The MBU-VI Multi Magazine Buffer can stock PCBs into racks temporarily and release them later back into the production line. For that purpose, the PCB belt section is equipped with two pushers; a short one, for pushing the PCB into the rack and a long one, for pushing the PCB out into the next unit. The width of the PCB belt section is adjustable by hand, electronically by push-buttons or electronically through broadcasting or whisper-down-the-line. The position of the pushers in that case will be adjusted accordingly. The operator can load up to three empty racks on the top belt section. The full racks leave the buffer on the bottom belt section. This section can stock two racks (three with the lift cage included). An optional extension on the bottom belt can bring this number up to three racks (four with the lift cage included).
An empty rack enters the lift cage that repositions itself each time a PCB is inserted. The cage moves up or down until the next empty slot in the rack is level with the transport belts. If PCBs pass through the buffer without being stocked, the lift cage will move to its most downward position and PCBs are pushed over a slide section that is fitted on top of the lift cage and into the adjoining unit.
Possible rack types are CAB703 and CAB707. The width of the roller belts (for the racks) is manually adjustable. As an option, the width of the PCB transport belts can be adjusted electronically by push-buttons or electronically through broadcasting or whisper-down-the-line.
The MBU-VI Multi Magazine Buffer integrates easily in a fully automated SMEMA-compatible test environment. The control panel with touch screen gives access to all parameters and settings.
- In-line PCB buffer with magazine changer
- Ideal for fast running lines
- LIFO Operation
- Suitable as NG stacker unit
- Pass-through on belt conveyor
- Lean design - optimized footprint
- User friendly interface - LCD touch screen
- Easy configuration
- Integrated diagnostic tool
- Welded steel frame