News release

  • 23. June 2020
    Yamaha reveals new connected showroom and remote support solutions in Europe
    New connected services for sharing latest technologies, technical training, and field support Yamaha Motor Europe SMT Section has setup an online demonstration room at its head office in Neuss, Germany, enabling visitors located anywhere in Europe to discover new technologies and solutions by connecting from their desktops. In addition Yamaha has launched its Cloud Service to enhance remote support for equipment in the field, helping customers maximize productivity. The online demonstrations are arranged individually on request and presented in high-quality video. The experience lets visitors virtually step live into the room, giving the opportunity to examine latest equipment features, newest developments and setups in detail and see the requested process, such as screen printing, mounting, or inspection, in close-up action. The content can be tailored to meet specific requirements and two-way interaction allows real-time Q&A with Yamaha’s product and engineering specialists. Flexible presentation formats can include sales demonstrations, new-product introductions, and tailored technical training sessions. Appointments can be made by contacting any local Yamaha representative or sales agent. “Our new connected demo room allows us to present exciting new technologies and solutions to the market as well as extending the range of support services we can offer for customers,” said Mr. Ryosuke Nakamura, Branch Manager of Yamaha Motor Europe Robotics. “These state-of-the-art online facilities will deliver tangible benefits for customers, including faster training, greater uptime and increased productivity.” Yamaha’s live demonstartions & trainings Yamaha Service Solutions Complementing the online, travel-free demonstrations and training, Yamaha Service Solutions introducing the new Yamaha Remote Support software enables Yamaha service to connect securely to customers’ equipment directly from the service desk in Neuss. The software synchronizes the user interface of the customer’s equipment with the agent’s desktop and provides special tools to help analyze machine data and resolve issues quickly while connected. The software also supports online chat during the remote session, allowing easy dialogue to enhance convenience and comfort for customers. Service desk support is delivered securely leveraging Yamaha remote support. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 15. June 2020
    Yamaha Motor Europe SMT section becomes member of 3D MID Research Association
    Yamaha Motor Europe SMT section joined the German Forschungsvereinigung 3D MID e.V. in April 2020 to contribute to the industrialization of molded interconnect device (MID) technology. Yamaha brings 36 years of experience in robotics and SMT equipment, currently built into the Yamaha S20 3D hybrid modular machine, to enhance MID process automation Since 2018 the Japanese market for 3D MID products is growing rapidly from prototype into mass production and Yamaha’s experience in manufacturing with the S20 3D MID machine has become the main standard for this production process in the Japanese market. The unique integration of a 3D robot manipulator in a standard pick&place machine makes it possible to integrate two production steps into one machine. After applying conductive adhesives and / or solder paste this machine mounts directly components in a single process step. The Yamaha S20 machine has a hybrid head with one or more dispense units next to several pick&place heads for mounting the SMT components, all in a single unit. The 3D platform allows easy programming, which simplifies and accelerates prototyping as well as mass production. In the 3D MID Research Association, Yamaha SMT will contribute to the further development of the final assembly process and the industrialization of next-generation 3D MID products. Yamaha S20 3D Hybrid Modular About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 13. March 2020
    Yamaha Motor Europe to Debut New YRM20 Mounter, Featured for Intelligent Manufacturing, at SMTconnect 2020
    Booth 319, hall 4 to showcase latest surface-mount automation and software for increased productivity Yamaha Motor Europe SMT Section will highlight the next generation machine platform with the first new machine YRM20 surface mounter for data-intensive intelligent manufacturing at SMTconnect 2020 in Nuremberg, May 5-7. The Yamaha booth, 319 hall 4, will also feature the integrated material handling with the YST15 intelligent component storage tower, software tools to boost productivity, and inline modular surface-mount equipment of the Yamaha Total Line Solution. Making its European debut, the YRM20 introduces Yamaha’s next-generation platform optimised for high-speed, high-volume communication and accelerated data sharing. In addition, the new HM inline head and RM rotary multipurpose head that interfaces efficiently with the latest high-speed feeder, increase speed and versatility. The YRM20 also introduces a new high-precision board mount, new conveyor for faster transport and board replacement, overdrive motion for increased productivity, and advanced, intuitive GUI with focused controls and easier component setup. Also ready to power smart factories to increased productivity, the YST15 intelligent component storage tower can store up to 1500 reels, load and unload up to 27 reels in one batch, and connect with surface-mount lines to coordinate replenishment automatically. The next generation software platform will feature in a dedicated display area to demonstrate the latest tools to accelerate equipment programming and setup, simplify real-time control, assist troubleshooting and traceability, and automate data analysis to inform manufacturing and business decision making. From the Yamaha Total Line Solution, the booth will feature the YSP10 fast-cycle printer with automatic stencil replacement, YSM20R high-speed modular mounter featured for high axis speeds and non-stop operation, YSi-SP 3D solder-paste inspection system, and YSi-V hybrid 2D/3D/4-direction AOI system. Yamaha technical experts and sales engineers will be available at the booth throughout the event to explain how the Company’s innovative equipment solutions and software tools support smart manufacturing and increase productivity and quality. Visit booth 319, hall 4 to find out more. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 10. February 2020
    Yamaha Motor Europe Hosts Annual Distributor Meeting at New Home in Hamamatsu
    Representatives from all Yamaha Motor Europe SMT Section distributors gathered in Hamamatsu to prepare for the year ahead Yamaha Motor Europe SMT Section invited its European distributors to experience the Company’s impressive new factory in Hamamatsu, Japan at the 2020 annual distributor meeting. Over three days, from January 28-30, delegates talked business, toured the newly opened 52,000m2 factory, and took time out at Yamaha Communication Plaza – the exhibition facility Yamaha created to share its pursuit of kando* through the exciting products of the past, present, and future. Special presentations recognized the performances of the top distributors in the previous 12 months. Mr. Ryosuke Nakamura, Branch Manager of Yamaha Motor Europe IM business, presented the Most Valuable Service Award to Zoltan Szilassi of Elas, distributor for Hungary, and the Most Valuable Distributor Award to Mancini Enterprise Group which supports customers in Italy, Greece, and Croatia. “Our distribution network is extremely strong and we look forward to even greater success in the coming years as our teams continue to grow together and benefit from the consolidation of our manufacturing at the new factory here in Japan,” he said. The new factory brings together production of all Yamaha Robotics high-speed surface mount and factory automation equipment. Unifying activities formerly distributed across three separate sites, the move further strengthens Yamaha’s commitment to its enterprise partners and to smart industry worldwide. *Kando is a Japanese word for the simultaneous feelings of deep satisfaction and intense excitement that we experience when we encounter something of exceptional value. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Mr Zoltan Szilassi received the Yamaha Motor Europe Most Valuable Service Award 2019 on behalf of his company, Elas, from Mr Ryosuke Nakamura, Yamaha Motor Europe Branch Manager. Mancini Enterprise Group received the Yamaha Motor Europe Most Valuable Distributor Award 2019 from Mr Ryosuke Nakamura, Yamaha Motor Europe Branch Manager. Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 28. January 2020
    Yamaha Motor Launches YRM20 Premium High-Efficiency Surface Mounter
    Delivering World Class-Leading Performance with New Platform and High-Speed Rotary Head The YRM20 Premium, High-Efficiency Modular Yamaha Motor Europe announces that the new YRM20 surface mounter will launch on April 1, 2020. Built on an all-new next-generation platform which embodies the intelligent factory, this high-efficiency premium modular mounter utilizes two head types: A newly-developed high-speed, multi-purpose rotary (RM) head that, when combined with the new high-speed feeder, delivers world class-leading mounting performance (under optimal conditions) of 115,000CPH, as well as a 1-head solution via the newly-designed in-line (HM) head which combines high speed and high versatility. With high mounting accuracy of ±25μm (Cpk ≧ 1.0), it supports 0201 (0.25×0.125mm) sized microchip component mounting. In addition, the newly developed conveyor can handle a maximum board width of 510mm, an optimized layout improves the transfer speed, and greatly reduces the time required for board replacement. The adoption of the overdrive motion inherited from the premium modular Σ series, which has realized high-efficiency production, reduces head entry restrictions when front and rear tables interfere, and also improves productivity. In addition, the GUI (Graphical User Interface) on the operation screen has been renewed, making intuitive operations easy. Market Background and Product Outline In recent years, miniaturization, high-densification, high functionality, and diversification as well as shortened product cycles have increasingly accelerated for a variety of products such as consumer electronics, personal computers, and mobile telephones. As a result, manufacturing sites need the flexibility and efficiency to accommodate the innovations, changes, and upgrades that production facilities require. As labor shortages and personnel expenses intensify, productivity improvement, increase in operating ratios, and reductions in labor requirements by automating factories through robotics, AI, and IoT have been promoted. Yamaha Motor has developed a completely new generation of mounter platforms for the increasing amounts of data traffic produced by future developments in automation and meet requirements in the era of high-speed, high-volume communication with accelerated data sharing. Furthermore, we have taken an approach that uses completely different head mechanisms to develop the YRM20, a new, premium, high-efficiency modular. This machine combines the two unique technologies, both represent the best of traditional Yamaha Motor technology, of the rotary head Sigma series, and the in-line head focused YSM, which achieved a 1-head solution to handle everything from ultra-small chip components to large components without head replacement. We fully utilize our strengths through a full lineup of mounting equipment such as surface mounters, printers, dispensers, and inspection equipment. These are based on being highly efficient in mounting process productivity, with a view to linking with other equipment, especially in the mounting line. We are promoting the Intelligent Factory, a system that can be realized comprehensively. Product Features 1) A new, next-generation platform that embodies the intelligent factory The YRM20 uses a new machine-control system ready to handle a new era of escalating data speed and volume requirements at production sites. Our new speedy and robust application software interacts with peripheral systems and software seamlessly, securely, and without waste. The new machine uses a unique and effective design created with our UP! (Unique and Proven) SMT (Surface Mount Technology) business concept. 2) A 2-head unit that combines a rotary head with a multi-purpose in-line head for world-leading productivity speed Next-generation, high-speed rotary (RM) head combined with Sigma technology A newly-developed rotary head tailored to the next-generation platform works with a durable new, high-speed feeder with improved tape feeding speed to achieve outstanding productivity reaching speeds of 115,000 CPH, the fastest speed in its class in the world. An in-line (HM) head with a refreshed control system delivers high speed and amazing versatility The combination of a new servo system and ever-evolving in-line head achieves a blazing fast speed of 98,000 CPH (under Yamaha Motor's optimum conditions). Tailored to the concept of a 1-head solution, this machine can deal with ultra-small components, large components, and everything in between with one type of head in a lightning-fast, versatile package. 3) High precision, high quality mounting for miniature chips The new design of the X beam reduces heat distortion for high-precision mounting at ±25μm (Cpk ≧1.0). This allows the machine to handle 0201-sized miniature chip components. Mountable component sizes range from 0201 to 12 x 12 mm for the RM head and W 55 x L 100 mm for the HM head. The new component recognition camera of the machine switches between line and area images for flexible, faster, higher-quality recognition. In addition, new ID-linked nozzles deliver high-speed, low-impact mounting via lighter tip slides. Maintenance is also more efficient than ever because nozzles work with an auto-nozzle changer. 4) Faster production speed The newly developed conveyor, which can handle a maximum board width of 510 mm, features an optimized layout and quicker transport speeds, significantly cutting print circuit board replacement time improving effective production tact. The machine also uses overdrive motion, which features Sigma technology for highly efficient production. Reducing head entry restrictions when front and rear tables interfere further enhances real productivity. 5) Operating screen GUI with improved controllability and visibility via a newly designed application The new GUI features an advanced design and an easy-to-read layout, enabling intuitive user control. The new Operator Mode enables the user to operate only the necessary controls, enhancing controllability at production sites. Furthermore, thanks to the new vision system and interface, the time required to create parts data for components with complex shapes has been reduced significantly. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 22. November 2019
    Yamaha Reveals Smart Solutions to Raise Surface-Mount Productivity at Productronica 2019
    Yamaha introduced vistors to advanced automation and transformational software tools at Productronica 2019 Innovative automation, insightful software tools, and faster robots boost product quality and manufacturing efficiency Yamaha Motor Europe SMT Section has presented advanced solutions for extending surface-mount assembly capabilities and maximising productivity at Productronica 2019, November 12-15 in Munich. This year’s booth focused visitors’ attention on new software tools for data analysis, automated component handling, innovative pick-and-place, and robotic automation, alongside the YSP printers, YSM mounters, and YSi inspection systems of the Yamaha Total Line Solution. Yamaha’s Total Line Solution tightly integrates printing, solder-paste inspection, component mounting, and AOI, enhancing data-driven process optimisation. The YSP10 screen printer, which has innovations that reduce waste cleaning paper by up to 80 percent, received the 2019 Global Technology Award for Printing Equipment, presented by Global SMT at the Productronica Forum. Three booth displays dedicated to software revealed new features of Yamaha’s Factory Tools 4.0 suite that simplify equipment programming, setup, real-time control, and data analysis. The new Dashboard lets users easily visualise performance and identify historical trends while another new utility, Image Viewer, helps store and quickly retrieve images for any inspection site on any board to support troubleshooting or traceability. Ichiro Arimoto, General Manager, explained, “This state-of-the-art software turns the data from our machines into actionable insights, empowering our customers to achieve the improvements they are seeking.” Yamaha also showed how the latest YST15 intelligent component storage tower connects with autonomous guided vehicles (AGVs) that deliver required components, pre-loaded on the feeder cart, to the right placement machine, at the right time, anywhere in the factory. Together, the YST15 and AGVs ensure components reach the point of use exactly when needed and let factory staff focus on high-value tasks. A special display presented advanced Yamaha robots for automated assembly, showing how the latest double-carriage N15D and high-thrust F14H transport modules enhance flexibility and can halve the tact time of pick-and-place component handling. The demonstration also featured the new YK400XE SCARA robot, which handles 30-percent heavier loads with increased excursion speed. Finally, continuing to drive innovations that boost placement speed and flexibility, Yamaha presented its latest high-speed Sigma machines and iPulse mounters for placing components accurately on 3D substrates. There was also a hint at what’s to come, from the prototype Next-Generation Mounter machine at the centre of the booth. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 22. November 2019
    Yamaha Wins Global Technology Award for Printing Equipment
    Advanced high-end printer, YSP10, praised for innovative high-speed, low-waste design Yamaha Motor Europe SMT Section has received Global SMT’s Global Technology Award 2019 in the printing equipment category, for the YSP10 high-end solder paste printer, presented at the Productronica Forum in Munich on November 12, 2019. The Global Technology Awards recognise innovations that improve manufacturing performance and environmental consideration. The YSP10 achieves both by introducing enhanced motion control that reduces cycle time by 20%, optional features that automate product changeovers, and an advanced head design that minimises cleaning paper usage. “This Global Technology Award recognises printing as the foundation for all downstream assembly processes and therefore critical for optimum end-of-line results,” said Ryosuke Nakamura, Branch Manager, Yamaha Motor Europe IM Business. “The YSP10 is engineered to overcome today’s manufacturing challenges, effectively reducing waste while increasing speed, efficiency, accuracy, and repeatability.” Introduced in January 2019, the YSP10 is specially designed for unprecedented high-speed tact time and fully automated product changeovers leveraging automatic push-up pin exchange, stencil replacement, and solder transfer. As the new benchmark among high-end printers, the YSP10 performs highly in any surface-mount manufacturing context and delivers the maximum when integrated inline with YSM mounters, YSi inspection systems and Factory 4.0 software tools of the Yamaha Total Line Solution. Here you will find more information about the YSP10. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 4. November 2019
    Yamaha appoints CORE-emt as sole supplier in Estonia
    Scandinavia YAMAHA SMT distributor extends territory to boost sales & support in the Baltic region Yamaha Motor Europe SMT Section is announcing that CORE-emt, the appointed distributor for Scandinavia, is extending responsibility for sales and support to also cover Estonia.The decision is based on CORE-emt’s success in Scandinavia, in recognition of their support of Yamaha customers, commitment, and ability to connect with electronics businesses throughout northern countries. “The synergy is perfect as Scandinavian and Baltic companies already collaborate extensively in electronics engineering and manufacturing,” said Steen V. Haugbølle, Managing Director of CORE-emt, which appointed Finnish Kai Koivunen as their dedicated sales representative in Finland in 2016. “This expansion is an exciting opportunity for CORE-emt. For years we have been adding on knowledge and manpower in both our sales and service department to offer the OEM and EMS businesses we serve the very best.” Steen added, “The CORE-emt team is highly motivated and ready to confirm Yamaha’s faith in us by strengthening customer support and growing our presence in the Baltic region.” “As the winner of Yamaha’s ‘Most Valuable Distributor’ award in 2017, CORE-emt is one of our best performing distributors” said Pierre Williams, Yamaha Area Sales Manager for Scandinavia, Baltic, UK, Ireland & South Africa. “To lead development in Estonia is the natural next step for this relationship. Steen and his team bring passion and the energy that is sure to deliver success.” As in Scandinavia (Denmark, Sweden, Norway & Finland), CORE-emt will represent the complete Yamaha SMT line equipment in Estonia. This include the Sigma and hybrid iPulse mounters, YS series printers, mounters, inspection machines, component towers, accessories including smart feeders and Factory Tools 4.0 software. Together, these create the unique Yamaha Full-Line Solution, which simplifies support for customers and realises technical advantages that enhance productivity, line maintenance and product traceability.For more information, visit www.core-emt.com Steen V. Haugbølle, Managing Director of CORE-emt by a selection of his displayed YAMAHA SMT machinery at CORE-emt HQ. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 16. October 2019
    Polish edition of IPC Day - RENEX Electronics Education Center
    On October 3rd, 2019, the first Polish edition of IPC Day, an event organized by the American association IPC in individual European countries, dedicated for representatives of the most significant companies in the electronics industry in a given region, took place. The Polish edition of the event was organized in cooperation with RENEX Electronics Education Center - the largest Authorized IPC Training Center in Central and Eastern Europe - an IPC partner that has been operating for over 20 years. The meeting was attended by more than 70 specialists from Poland and Europe in the field of production and repair of electronic assemblies, thus it was an opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience and find solutions for the troublesome practical problems. The main speaker of the event was Philippe Léonard, Director of IPC Europe, who discussed issues related to the development, updating and implementation of IPC standards. The event was also attended by global corporations: YAMAHA and TAGARNO, whose representatives Andreas Guenewald, Sławomir Florian and Kristoffer Tømmergaard presented in theory and practice technological solutions from the field of optical inspection allowing to adapt production to global IPC standards. There was also a Polish accent at the conference - Marcin Sudomir, Master IPC Trainer on behalf of RENEX EEC, gave a lecture on the criteria for evaluating electronic assemblies using SMT. The event took place in Włocławek in the RENEX conference spaces and in the new RENEX Technology Centre. RENEX, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, is one of the largest and longest operating Polish companies, providing the latest technologies and comprehensive support for the electronics industry. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 15. October 2019
    Automating LED BIN-Code Management to Boost Lighting Assembly Productivity
    LED-lighting manufacturers need BIN-code aware programming to streamline assembly and eliminate human error, while gaining flexibility to handle continuously varying inventory Pushed by legislation and pulled by the demands of an excited marketplace, LED lighting has quickly become dominant, serving almost every illumination need from functional to decorative. Its success has transformed production of lighting fixtures away from traditional electrical wiring challenges and now demands electronic design knowhow and manufacturing capabilities. Large OEMs have invested in new electronic surface-mount assembly equipment with long board capability, and EMS companies have responded to the new opportunities. LED boards are different from traditional circuit boards, often being larger – and especially longer – and hence calling for revised board transport and indexing systems for screen printing and pick-and-place processes. Also, many different types of nozzles have been designed to optimise vacuum picking of the LEDs, from feeder tapes or trays. Vacuum picking is complicated due to the wide variance in lens curvature between LED parts of different product families and different manufacturers. Managing LED BIN Codes However, managing the BIN (literally meaning Brightness Indicator Number) of LEDs on the production line remains perhaps the most challenging issue for manufacturers. Placing an LED of the wrong BIN in an unsuitable location could cause a discrepancy in the overall lighting effect that will be immediately apparent to the end user. Figure 1. LEDs from the same BIN ensure consistent lighting and uniformity from unit to unit. Typically, parts are sold by the reel and BINs differ from reel to reel. The BIN code is indicated on the reel label. However, when ordering, it is not possible to specify parts of one BIN only to ensure that all LEDs on the production line are closely matched: the necessary parts-screening processes are extremely expensive and in any case many suppliers do not offer the option. As a result, lighting manufacturers may hold inventory containing several reels of a given LED part number, although the parts may have two or more different BINs. There are several ways to overcome this issue, to ensure that all lighting products at the end of the line deliver acceptable performance. Homogeneous placement refers to populating any given batch of boards using only LEDs from one reel. This ensures consistent luminosity across the complete light emitting surface of the lamp (figure 1). Because mixing LEDs from different reels on the same board could give unpredictable results, it is important to be sure that the reel contains enough LEDs to build a suitable number of boards and stop production when insufficient LEDs remain to complete the next board. Alternatively the designer can correct for the differences in luminosity by placing a suitable resistance value in series to regulate the LED current. Choosing lower resistance values for lower-luminosity LEDs, and higher values for higher-luminosity parts (figure 2) can equalise the output of all parts. In this case, for any given BIN, the LED and calculated current-limiting resistor must be considered as a set. When a new reel is fitted, containing parts from a different BIN, the machine must recognise the new BIN and identify the feeder position that contains the correct accompanying resistance value. Another approach is to create combinations of LEDs from different BINs, in pairs or small groups, ensuring all groups have identical total luminosity (figure 3). This allows the use of a single resistor value with each LED while at the same time ensuring uniform light quality within each lamp and from unit to unit. Although any of these strategies can be effective, there is a complication: the numbers of available reels containing LEDs of any given BIN are subject to change over time as the factory inventory is consumed and replenished, and cannot be predicted. Hence if using homogeneous placement, the program cannot rely on the fact that another reel of the same BIN will be available when the current reel is exhausted. On the other hand, resistor-corrected or combination approaches must cater for a large number of alternative component pairings to cover any situation where LEDs of one or more BINs, are not available at any time. Figure 2. Correcting LED BIN by adjusting series resistance value. Figure 3. BIN compensation using combinations of LEDs. Correcting for BIN in Production At the product design stage, software tools help engineers calculate the various combinations of LED BINs and resistors needed to ensure consistent luminosity. Understanding that a single LED part number can have as many as 250 or more BINs associated, a huge number of alternative files can be created to cover every possible combination. Figure 4. The BIN table editor enhances flexibility to handle unpredictable and changing inventory. Managing these files becomes a major challenge when it comes to generating assembly programs for placement machines in the SMT line, and subsequently running production continuously as component reels are exhausted and replenished. To prepare programs ahead of production, the programmer must be aware of the available inventory. Moreover, in production, automating as much of the BIN-management process as possible is desirable to minimise opportunities for operator errors that can lead to mismatching of components and subsequent poor quality or failed units at end of line. To overcome these challenges, Yamaha automated BIN-code management software contains a BIN table editor (figure 4). Using this tool, a technician can import pattern names contained in the board data, avoiding time-consuming and error-prone manual data entry. The BIN-code management software detects the part numbers at feeder stations and automatically selects the appropriate target parts to generate the BIN table. In addition, the software allows the flexibility to apply BIN specifications to the board program or to one more placement machines in the SMT line. It is therefore possible to populate LEDs and their associated resistors according to a production plan or use the BIN table as a sole reference to directly specify the BINs each machine must use. In the first mode, Plan mode, the automatically generated BIN table is linked with the board data according to production lot. The operator can then control production simply selecting the lot name, without needing to examine BIN specifications. The second mode, Machine mode, allows BINs to be selected directly and gives the flexibility to change BINs if necessary while a production lot is ongoing. In each case the software oversees production, allowing for replenishment by reel replacement or splicing, and is able to detect errors such as fitting an incorrect BIN that does not support the current program requirements. Conclusion The LED-lighting revolution presents a major opportunity for lighting brands and electronic manufacturers. However, unpredictability in BIN-code inventory complicates assembly-program generation. Time pressure and the potential for human error intensify the challenge. Fast and fool-proof automated tools are needed to help manage LED BIN codes on the factory floor. The flexibility to accommodate all BIN-compensation strategies, including homogenous placement, resistor correction, and array placement, lets manufacturers decide how best to maximise productivity and deliver high-quality LED lighting that meets the expectations of today’s demanding end users. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 17. September 2019
    Yamaha to present innovations and future technologies at Productronica 2019
    Booth 323, Hall A3 to feature automation engineered for future-proof flexibility and productivity Yamaha Motor Europe SMT Section is to demonstrate advanced automation and software solutions at Productronica 2019, across several dedicated focus areas at booth 323 in Hall A3. An intelligent factory area will show the latest control and management software tools with the high-speed surface-mount machines of Yamaha’s True Total Line Solution including YSP10 printer, YSi-SP solder paste inspection, YSM20R mounters, and YSi-V 3D AOI. The software demonstration will highlight the new Dashboard, which provides powerful and intuitive controls, Image Viewer that lets users quickly retrieve any inspection or alignment picture from every assembly for analysis, and the latest features for controlling equipment remotely, managing AOI, and optimising setup. Within the intelligent factory area, Autonomous Guided Vehicles will feature in regular demonstrations throughout each day to show how materials can be moved efficiently and on time to wherever they are needed in the factory communicating with Intelligent SMD tower, YST15. In a separate area focusing on pick-and-place variation, the high-speed Sigma G5S II flexible multi-head placer and iPulse hybrid mounter will demonstrate flexible capabilities for taking on extreme challenges such as very high density assemblies and populating 3D substrates. Completing the working displays of advanced technology in action, the Yamaha robotic area will demonstrate robotic electronics assembly processes that maximise flexibility and repeatability.Visitors can also see a static display featuring Yamaha’s inventive Niken -- the world’s first multi-wheel production motorcycle -- engineered for extra confidence in tough conditions and supporting the future-focused theme of the booth. As always, Yamaha engineers and technical sales staff will be present throughout the event to explain the new technologies and their competitive benefits for OEMs and assemblers. It’s all to see at Stand 323, Hall A3, November 12-15, 2019. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 7. August 2019
    Yamaha builds surface-mount Solution Engineering Division in Europe to power customers’ digital transformation
    Yamaha Motor Europe SMT Section is to establish a dedicated European Solution Engineering Division to accelerate response to advanced customer requirements. The new division will be based at the Yamaha’s office in Neuss, working with SMT Section technical, sales teams and customers throughout the European region. Introducing the new division, Yamaha Motor Europe General Manager Mr. Ryosuke Nakamura said, “Increasingly, our customers are seeking Industrie 4.0 digital transformation through smart automation tailored to connect seamlessly with other automation systems and IT systems such as MES / ERP. Our Solution Engineering Division, building on the experience of our in-house development team in Japan, creates a local centre of competence to develop and introduce new functions more quickly than ever.“ The new SMT Section Solution Engineering Division will open on August 1, 2019. Customers seeking advanced SMT/IT-systems integration should contact their local Yamaha sales representative in the first instance to arrange an initial assessment. ​About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu​ Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 7. June 2019
    Yamaha Mounting and Inspection Recommendations for 0201mm SMD Chips
    The second of this pair of articles describing surface-mount assembly using the latest 0201mm chip capacitors and resistors examines improvements in placement and inspection that enable manufacturers to achieve high yields and high quality when working with today’s smallest devices. Mounting Accuracy and Correction Systems Accurate component pickup holds the key to satisfactory placement, and is dependent on correct alignment of the nozzle and feeder, as well as correct pickup height. When picking up small chip resistors or capacitors, there is minimal tolerance for any offset between the centre of the component and the centre of the nozzle. On-board automatic accuracy compensation systems correct errors due to factors such as feeder alignment, temperature change, and machine-related tolerances. Yamaha’s Multi-Accuracy Compensation System (MACS) uses machine vision to identify the centre of the component and compare its position with the centre of the nozzle to correct for deviations. This can reduce positional error from about 30µm to less than 10µm (3 sigma). It is also worth noting that the correct nozzle for picking up 0201mm components has a bore of just 0.1mm, and can easily become blocked. Because visual inspection of such small features is often impractical, automatic nozzle health checking on-board Yamaha YS series mounters visually inspects the nozzle using side-view and upward-looking cameras, and checks pickup performance. Table 1 describes elements of the nozzle health check. Variation Type of inspection Purpose Visual Tip dirt Prevention of misrecognition and mounting failure Appearance Maintain good recognition rate Eccentricity error Maintenance of pick up rate, prevention of mounting failure Performance Vacuum level Prevention of dropping and pick up / mounting failure Spring action Pick up / mounting failure, prevention of component breakage Table 1. Summary of automatic health check for small nozzles. Automatic cleaning of all nozzles simultaneously, using a cleaner such as the SAWA Nozzle Cleaning Unit with built-in ultrasonic cleaning, can be effective and efficient. After cleaning, the entire bank of nozzles is reinstalled and aligned in a single operation. Automatic pickup height teaching is also recommended to stabilize the pickup process for greater accuracy. Historically, the pickup height has been determined by calculation based on manually measuring the carrier tape thickness. To ensure stable pickup capability and prevent damage to vulnerable 0201mm chips, Yamaha’s automatic pickup-height learning system now measures the actual height of the feeder tape by bringing the nozzle into contact with the feeder tape and monitoring the change in negative pressure. Inspection: Finally, the smaller-size parts challenge today’s inline automatic optical inspection (AOI) systems to achieve adequate image resolution without reducing the field of view and consequently extending the inspection cycle time.Inline AOI systems in common use today have a camera sensor of about 5-Mpixels. These typically have a field of view that results in image resolution being about 18μm. This is not good enough to provide an image of 0201mm parts that can be analyzed easily and accurately. Without changing the camera, the only way to increase the resolution is to reduce the field of view. This means a greater number of images must be taken to complete the inspection routine, which results in longer cycle time. The latest systems, such as Yamaha’s 12Mpixel YSi-V series, feature high-Mpixel cameras allow high-speed, high-precision inspection with a large field of view and selectable resolution of 12μm or 7μm. This is adequate for inspecting 0201mm component alignment and solder-joint quality. Moreover, inspection can be boosted by also applying multi-dimensional and multi-angle inspection. Yamaha’s YSi-V series is capable of 3D and 2D visual inspection, at each of four different angles and in red, blue and green wavelengths, to give a multi-direction view of each component. Additional built-in features include laser checking for coplanarity and component-height. Users can select from various imaging and detection methods, depending on the requirements of each individual application. Figure 2 shows how high-quality inspection images can be achieved through a combination of high-resolution camera and 3D imaging. Figure 2. Reliable inspection of 0201mm chips is possible with increased camera resolution and 3D imaging. Conclusion 0201mm SMD chip components are coming, and will demand far greater precision throughout printing, placement and inspection processes. At the same time, proper provisions must be made for other, larger components that are to be mounted on the same board.A combination of process innovations such as two-stage screen printing, new materials like Type 5.5 pastes, and advanced mounter technologies including nozzle health checking, accuracy compensation, and high-Mpixel AOI with 3D imaging can make high-quality, high-throughput commercial assembly possible. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu​ Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 4. June 2019
    Yamaha Motor Europe, SMT Section appoints sole agent for Germany
    Yamaha Motor Europe SMT Section has announced that ANS-Answer Elektronik is to become the sole independent sales agent in Germany for Yamaha surface-mount equipment. ANS-Answer Elektronik serves a large customer base spanning German high-technology design and manufacturing, and so is positioned to raise the profile of the Yamaha True Total Line Solution among OEMs and electronic manufacturing services (EMS) businesses. The Agreement, also extends to northern Switzerland, where ANS-Answer Elektronik will sell only the iPulse hybrid 2D/3D mounters from Yamaha. Yamaha expects the new exclusive agreement to boost the established successful sales record through stronger and closer coordination of sales, logistics, and technical activities. “Working solely with ANS-Answer Elektronik will enable us to focus our presence in Germany and northern Switzerland, and further improve our service to the electronics community in the region,” said Ichiro Arimoto, General Manager of Yamaha Motor Europe, SMT section. Yamaha’s True Total Line Solution delivers flexibility and advanced automation for Europe’s electronic manufacturers to ensure world-class productivity. The portfolio comprises modular printers and mounters with intelligent peripherals, iPulse S10/S20 and M10/M20 hybrid configurable multi-head mounters for 2D and 3D substrates, optical and X-ray inspection systems, and automated component handling. Sharing a common software platform, they are unified by rich inter-machine communication and innovative Y.FacT factory-automation tools to aid setup, real-time diagnostics, and data analytics. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 31. May 2019
    Yamaha Unveils Solutions to Key Manufacturing Challenges at SMT Connect 2019
    New fully automated YSP10 screen printer, enhanced 3D inspection, powerful new software, upgraded intelligent storage power-up productivity and quality. At SMT Connect 2019 in Nuremberg, Yamaha Motor Europe SMT Section revealed more details of new surface-mount equipment and software tools joining the Yamaha Total Line Solution to boost productivity and quality. “Europe’s high-tech sector is extremely active right now and we met many visitors engaged in ongoing projects seeking solutions to specific challenges,” commented Mr. Ichiro Arimoto. “We introduced important innovations throughout our Total Line Solution that are designed to overcome the challenges they are facing.” Yamaha’s latest equipment line-up now adds the YSP10 screen printer with next-generation automated features. Seen for the first time in Europe at SMT Connect, the YSP10 eliminates human intervention from product changeovers by automatically changing the program, stencil, and support pins and recovering unused solder paste. Yamaha technical specialists showed how this advanced automation cuts changeover time from several minutes to about 70 seconds. 510mm x 510mm maximum board size tackles today’s toughest challenges such as large display-backlight panels and industrial boards. Alongside the YSP10, Yamaha also showcased the latest in high-speed mounting with the enhanced YSM20R. Introducing 0201-chip component-placement capability, the YSM20R also delivers a 5% speed boost leveraging faster X-Y axis speeds. Further innovations include fully automated feeder and tray exchange that cut downtime during changeovers or replenishment to the bare minimum. With the latest YSi-SP, dedicated to solder-paste inspection, Yamaha’s proven 3D-vision expertise further enhances quality assurance. Advanced features include proprietary high-speed vision algorithms and selective super-high resolution to tackle challenging areas containing small or densely-spaced pads. In addition, enhancements to the YSi-V post-placement AOI system include a full-HD LCD touch panel with enhanced navigation to maximise the combination of the YSi-V’s12Mpixel camera and exclusive image-capture technology for super-accurate inspection capability.Visitors also discovered two new features of Yamaha’s Factory Tools 4.0 software suite. The powerful new Dashboard shows current status and historical line data with depth and clarity, while the innovative Image Viewer greatly accelerates visual analysis and troubleshooting. By simply clicking on a Dashboard item, users can call up digital images from any camera onboard the printer, mounters, SPI and AOI in each line. Completing the enhancements presented at SMT Connect, upgrades to the YST15 intelligent component-storage system enhance job preparation with new automated features that assist program optimisation and reserve needed components in inventory. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 11. March 2019
    Yamaha Plans European Reveal of New YSP10 Printer Featured for Automated Changeovers at SMTconnect 2019
    YSP10 appearing at booth 4-319 with state-of-the-art mounting and inspection stations, and Factory 4.0 tools, takes Yamaha Total Line Solution to the next level. Yamaha Motor Europe SMT section will showcase the latest innovations from its Total Line Solution for high-productivity surface-mount assembly, including the richly automated new YSP10 screen printer, at 2019 SMTconnect show, Nuremberg, May 7-9. Headlining at Yamaha’s booth, 319, hall 4, the YSP10 minimizes the most time-consuming part of the screen-print process with new features for fully automated changeovers. Automatic push-up pin exchange, stencil replacement, and solder-paste gathering for direct transfer to the new stencil cut human intervention to an all-time low. Cycle time is also 20% faster, setting the world’s best tact time, and the enlarged standard maximum board size of 510mm x 510mm handles large display-backlight panels, industrial boards, and more with ease. Alongside the advanced printer, Yamaha will demonstrate precision solder-paste inspection with the YSi-SP. Proprietary high-speed algorithms accelerate the 2D and 3D inspection modes, and switchable super-high resolution gives extra accuracy where needed. YSi-SP captures the data needed for deeper insights into the print process that reveal new ways of boosting productivity, and integrates smoothly with other equipment in the Yamaha Total Line Solution to put the results of analysis into action. Next on the booth, the YSM20R high-speed modular mounter combines Yamaha’s one-head solution that minimizes reconfiguration stoppages with component recognition on the move and placement of the latest 0201 (0.25mm x 0.125mm) SMD chips to enhance capability and efficiency. Increased structural rigidity allows higher X-Y axis speeds, contributing to 5% greater throughput compared to the YSM20. Auto-Loading Feeders and the Auto Tray Sequencer for non-stop tray replacement make the most of the YSM20R’s superior mounting speed of 95,000 cph. Bringing everything together, the YSi-V post-placement inspection system demonstrates the latest features including a full-HD LCD touch panel with enhanced navigation for programming and character-recognition algorithms to boost usability. The 12-Mpixel camera combines unbeatable performance with great value, consolidating 2D, 3D, and oblique-angled inspection for coplanarity and height as a single cost-effective unit. Also featuring Yamaha’s exclusive image-capture technology, the YSi-V delivers more than double the inspection capability of ordinary inspection systems. With the Factory Tools 4.0 software suite, the most complete software solution for Industry 4.0, completing the digital connection of machines, materials, humans, and method, Yamaha will demonstrate how its True Total Line Solution fulfils production demands from entry level, through high-mix medium/high-volume up to ultra-mass production. Engineering and sales experts will be available throughout the event, at hall 4, booth 319, May 7-9, to guide visitors through all Yamaha’s solutions to power the future of high-tech manufacturing. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 21. February 2019
    Yamaha Celebrates High Achievers and Team Strengths at Annual Distributor Meeting
    Mr. Tomasz Wierzbicki (centre), Sales Department Coordinator, RENEX, received the Yamaha Motor Europe Most Valuable Distributor Award 2018 from Mr Ryosuke Nakamura (right), Yamaha Motor Europe Branch Manager, and Mr. Slawomir Florian (left), Yamaha Motor Europe Sales Manager. Yamaha Motor Europe has hosted its annual distributor meeting with agents from across Europe. Gathered at the company headquarters and demonstration centre in Neuss near Düsseldorf, the assembled group previewed upcoming innovations and discussed plans for the year ahead. Mr Ryosuke Nakamura, Yamaha Motor Europe Branch Manager presented two awards for outstanding achievement. Recognising Renex of Poland as the Most Valuable Distributor of 2018 and presenting ProSMT of Turkey with the award for Most Valuable Service 2018, he said, “We owe our success in Europe to the unfailing energy and enthusiasm of our sales network. In recognising the highest achievers, I thank all our distributors for their hard work and ingenuity that ensure Yamaha customers always enjoy truly world-class equipment and service.” ProSMT of Turkey won the Yamaha Motor Europe Most Valuable Service Award 2018. Pictured (l to r): Mr. Daisuke Ýoshihara (Yamaha Motor Corporation Overseas SMT Sales), Mr. Hüseyin Yilmaz (ProSMT General Manager ), Mr. Ryosuke Nakamura (Yamaha Motor Europe Branch Manager). About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 14. February 2019
    Yamaha Screen Printing Recommendations for 0201mm SMD Chips
    0201mm chip capacitors and resistors are entering production now, in advanced package-in-package modules, and should soon become widely used in ordinary printed circuit board designs. Measuring just 0.25mm x 0.125mm, the agreed industry standard, these tiny devices are just over half the size of the 0402 (0.4mm x 0.2mm) form factor. Their arrival on SMT assembly lines challenges printing, mounting, and inspection processes to increase accuracy and maintain speed. The first article in this series of two suggests improvements in the screen printing process. Stencil-to-Board Gap An accurate, repeatable print process is the cornerstone of high-quality surface-mount assembly. Getting the process settings absolutely correct will become more important than ever as 0201mm devices enter widespread use. Studies have shown that ensuring a reliable seal or gasket between the stencil and PCB, as well as optimising aperture fill and ensuring efficient paste release after separation, have a powerful influence over the process yield. To establish a good enough seal, the maximum acceptable stencil-to-board gap is only 0.2mm. This limit becomes more critical than ever, when printing for 0201mm. Figure 1 presents statistical analysis of paste-volume repeatability at an aperture size of 0.22mm x 0.24mm, showing how repeatability deteriorates rapidly as the stencil-to-board gap exceeds 0.2mm. Figure 1. Stencil-to-board gap greater than 0.2mm compromises printing As the stencil gap becomes more critical, small details command more attention. The stencil frame must have enough rigidity to prevent excessive distortion when vacuum clamping is applied. Also, processes such as printing legends or barcodes with ink can cause unevenness. A possible solution is to use flexible stencils treated with a compliant material on the underside to enhance sealing. Aperture Filling With extremely small stencil aperture sizes, optimum filling efficient paste transfer after separation are critical. The squeegee angle is known to influence aperture filling more heavily than squeegee pressure, and must be reduced as the paste roll diminishes. Experiment shows that the squeegee angle should change from about 60 degrees to 50 degrees before paste is replenished. Yamaha’s servo-controlled 3S (Swing Single Squeegee) head for YSP printers automatically re-adjusts the squeegee angle on each cycle. The smaller 0201mm aperture area means solder-paste particle size also becomes more critical. Currently, Type-3 and Type-4 pastes, with typical particle size of 30μm and 35μm, are used in general SMT assembly. Type-5 (20μm) pastes produce better results when printing for 0402mm chip-size parts, but are more expensive. Table 1. Paste types and major parameters. A further reduction in particle size is needed to ensure repeatable printing on 0201mm-size pads. Type 6 paste with 10μm particle size is the obvious candidate but is about three times the price of Type 5. Blending powder sizes to create a Type 5.5 paste with 15μm average particles may offer a solution. Larger particles can also reduce oxidation and prevent reflow defects such as component detachment. Stencil Thickness Stencil design has focused for many years on aspect ratio (aperture width ÷ stencil thickness) to achieve the best possible filling and transfer. A rule of thumb has specified a minimum ratio of 1.5, indicating that reducing aperture sizes demands an associated reduction in stencil thickness. More recently, the area ratio (bottom area ÷ lateral area) has become a widely used metric and experts have suggested a ratio of 0.6 or even 0.4 for the latest chip-size parts. To satisfy either of these formulas, the contact area of the pad must be greater than the total area of the aperture wall. Effectively, the stencil thickness must be reduced to ensure satisfactory paste release at smaller aperture sizes. Table 2 summarises the typical ranges of stencil thickness, in relation to SMD chip-component sizes. Table 2. Typical optimum stencil thickness for component sizes down to 0201mm. Sequential Printing A stencil thin enough to print the minute volumes of paste for the smallest-size 0201mm pads will be unable to deposit adequate volume for larger parts. Stepped stencils have delivered limited success in overcoming similar, less severe, challenges in the past. Solder preforms can be placed where large volumes are required, but are expensive and impose additional placement burden. Yamaha has proposed two-stage sequential printing as a suitable solution. The smallest deposits are printed first, using the thinnest stencil. A thicker stencil is subsequently used to deposit larger paste volumes where required. The underside is routed to prevent contact with the existing solder deposits. A dual-lane printer with sequential printing mode, such as the Yamaha YSP20, is needed. An additional benefit of sequential printing is the opportunity to reduce the solder-paste cost per board by using the more expensive type 5.5 or 6 paste for printing fine features only. A coarser particle size can be used for depositing larger volumes of paste. Figure 2 shows print deposits for 0201mm SMD devices and larger components, created using two-stage sequential printing. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Figure 2. Large-volume and ultra-small paste deposits created using two-stage printing. Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 31. January 2019
    Yamaha Motor Launches New Premium Printer YSP10
    Enabling Full Automation of Production Changeover Work and Delivering World’s Fastest Level Cycle Time. Premium Printer YSP10 Yamaha Motor Europe announces that it will launch the new premium printer YSP10 on May 1, 2019. This high-end solder paste printer is compatible with full automation of changeover work and delivers the world’s fastest level tact time. The YSP10 is the successor to the YSP, a high-end printer which featured 3S heads and stencil suction mechanism as standard equipment. The YSP10 has been newly designed and developed from the ground up in order to enable full automation of production changeover work, which occupies the most working hours in printing processes. In addition to existing automatic program changeover and Print Stability Control (PSC) systems, full automation of changeover work is achieved by including the new automatic push-up pin exchange, automatic stencil replacement, and automatic solder transfer functions (all of which are optional). In addition, the cycle time (including stencil cleaning) has been improved by 20% compared to previous models. Other enhancements include compatibility with a wider range of circuit board sizes and the new cleaner head achieving a significant reduction in cleaning paper consumption volume. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 31. January 2019
    Yamaha Motor Launches New YST15 Intelligent SMD Storage System
    Labor Saving in Device Supply to Surface Mounting Processes, Yamaha Motor Launches YST15 Intelligent SMD Storage System, Can Manage a Maximum of 1,500 and Batch Load/Unload 27 Reels. YST15 Intelligent SMD Storage System Yamaha Motor Europe SMT Section announced today that it will launch the new YST15 Intelligent SMD Storage System on October 1, 2018. The YST15 interlinks with mounting lines to automatically store and manage supply of Surface Mount Devices (SMDs). Capable of storing up to 1,500 reels (for the 7-inch 8mm format), the YST15 storage system can also load or unload a maximum of 27 reels in one batch. Through interlinking with a mounting line controlled by the Intelligent Factory IoT/M2M integration system, which enables centralized management of electronic component mounting processes, mount devices requiring supply can be extracted in advance from inventory at the optimal timing and supplied in batches. This advance enables significant reductions in staff workload and prevention of production interruptions due to delays in device supply. In addition, the optional humidity management function provides storage appropriate for electronic components which require a humidity control. A wide range of advances are being made in automation and smart technology in surface mounting processes which demand high quality and efficiency, but many aspects of supply, transport, and inventory management of mount devices are still carried out manually and require a large labor workload. In order to save labor in mounting process component supply work, Yamaha Motor has previously provided products such as the Auto Loading Feeder (which enables simple supply of mount devices without stopping an operating machine), the sATS30NS Auto Tray Sequencer (ATS) for nonstop tray replacement, and the nonstop feeder carriage exchange system. The new YST15 links with surface mounters and labor-saving devices, and in the future, through components being automatically transported by Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs), will comprehensively increase the production efficiency of the overall mounting process. The YST15 will be exhibited at “SMT Hybrid Packaging 2018,” the largest micro electronics trade fair in Europe, to be held from June 5 to 7 in Nuremberg, Germany, and also at the JISSO PROTEC 2018 specialist mounting technology trade show, to be held from June 6 to 8 at the Tokyo Big Sight (Koto-ku, Tokyo). About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 26. November 2018
    SMT Service Meeting in YMENV IM Business
    From 25th to 27th September, Yamaha Motor Europe N.V. German Branch Office, IM Business had SMT Service Meeting for European distributors. YMENV IM shared the service information, the latest models and functions about SMT business, cooperating with YMC Robotics Operation CS Division. Especially, there were keen discussions about what is necessary and how to apply for our customers in the session to operate the actual machines. We proceed to enhance our service structure to supply quick and correct service to our customers with our distributors. During this meeting, two engineers are selected as Europe Best Service 2018 among 22 distributors & more than 50 engineers. They will attend to Robotics World Technician Grand Prix 2018 in Japan which is hold in November as European representative. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu​​ Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 26. November 2018
    Robotics World Technician Grand Prix 2018
    The inaugural Robotics World Technician Grand Prix 2018 has been held in new premises of Robotics Operations on 8th and 9th November. The representative engineers on our distributors from all over the world who are doing services on SMT business get together and the No.1 Engineer is decided through this competition. In this time, 28 engineers from 11 countries (Japan, USA, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Philippines, Viet nam, Indonesia, India, Italy and Turkey) participated and the competition got excited well. The competition was composed by the practical and written tests. The practical test evaluated the troubleshooting on an actual machine and the written test examined the knowledge and experience about service. As the result, Mr. Yasuhiko Nakagawa (MASS CO., LTD.) won the 1th prize by a narrow margin and proved the high-level service in Japan. In future, we continuously strengthen engineers’ motivation and build up engineers’ skill, also supply our high-quality service to our customers, and construct the service structure which is in strong relationship with our distributors, in order to create “Kando” cycle by our service. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu ​ Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 12. October 2018
    Yamaha Motor Europe, IM Section’s cooperation in the UK
    As a consequence of the acquisition of the companies, Hitachi, and i-Pulse group, Yamaha Motor Europe IM Section have been found themselves working with multiple agencies in Europe and especially in the UK for the past years. Following discussions with all concerned parties and agencies, it has unanimously and amicably agreed, that Yamaha will continue with the Blundell group, only, to avoid product conflicts, to give a clearer market position, and in order to support the “Yamaha True Total Line Solution”. The Yamaha Corporation would like to take the opportunity to thank Altus group for their excellent support and collaboration during the tenure of their agency. Yamaha Motor Europe, IM Section Yamaha is committed to its brand values and dedicates to achieve success by always exceeding customer expectations with reliable, high-quality products and services. The continuous collaboration with its agent Blundell Production Equipment in the UK will ensure continuity to best serve its customers and to reinforce its full range portfolio in the region. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu​ Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 12. October 2018
    Yamaha Pitches Advanced M2M connectivity Concept
    The 1 STOP SOLUTION method links the company’s smart production machines and software to overcome limitation in information sharing in an advanced M2M environment. In recent years, the proliferation of high-speed communications infrastructure and the reduction of communications and storage costs have been advancing rapidly. Against this backdrop, the trend of the fourth industrial revolution, typified by Industrie 4.0, has spread explosively, and the momentum of investments in related technologies has been building globally. Yamaha Motor has taken this trend in a timely manner, and developed “Intelligent Factory,” an Internet of Things (IoT)/machine-to-machine (M2M) integration system (Fig. 1) using the latest technologies. For the introduction of Intelligent Factory, Yamaha Motor is proposing a practical four-step process (Fig. 2). First, in Steps 1 and 2, the company focuses on and actively proposes the automation and labor saving of the surface-mount technology (SMT) line based on the M2M connectivity. Fig. 1: Intelligent Factory outline In this process, Yamaha has made possible mutual cooperation, not only among Yamaha’s SMT machines, but also with other companies’ machines. In fact the company already has a track record of installing that kind of numerous production lines. As a practical problem involving M2M linkages among machines of different manufacturers with various development concepts and business scales, there is a significant amount of proprietary information that cannot be mutually disclosed. Therefore, information sharing is virtually limited to standard basic information, such as board IDs and bad marks. In addition, it is considerably difficult for manufacturers with different resources and situations to simultaneously develop software for mutual cooperation. Hence, naturally, there is a limit to the synergetic effects that can be attained through cooperation. Fig. 2: Steps to the introduction of Intelligent Factory Fig. 3: An example of 1 STOP SOLUTION Yamaha line 1 STOP SOLUTION To achieve advanced M2M connectivity that overcomes the said limits, Yamaha Motor vigorously promotes “1 STOP SOLUTION,” the company’s original concept. It solely uses Yamaha products to link intelligent SMT machines and software to maximize synergetic effects. Yamaha Motor already has a full lineup of main machines on a mounting line: surface mount device (SMD) storage systems, printers, dispensers, screen printing inspection (SPI) machines, mounters, and automated optical inspection (AOI) systems. Connecting each machine on a mounting line comprising of these Yamaha products through advanced M2M connectivity without a black box in an “Intelligent Factory” maximizes the effects of mutual cooperation of machines and software. Thus, it becomes possible to achieve a highly efficient mounting line through true total management. Photo 1: Delivery of components from the SMD storage system and transfer using AGV Figure 3 shows an example of a full Yamaha SMT line through “1 STOP SOLUTION.” Some functions through M2M connectivity between machines, include: Transfer of instructions from the production plan, or board ID information read by the machine at the start, among machines enables production switchover and automatic setup changes on the total line without requiring special skills; Upon the receipt of information on production switchover, components are delivered from the SMD storage system and transferred to arbitrary setup changeover locations specified through the linkage using the automated guided vehicle (AGV) to reduce the burden on the worker (Photo 1); Feedback of print position from SPI to solder paste printer ensures stable print position accuracy (Fig. 4); Feed-forward of bad mark from SPI to mounter reduces takt time loss (Fig. 5); Components that are needed to be supplied are notified from the mounter to the SMD storage system at the necessary timing in order of precedence to automatically deliver the necessary amounts of components and supply them at a time; Feedback of defect information and instruction of stop command from AOI to mounter prevents the mounter from continuing to produce defective PCBs (Fig. 6); SPI image of mounting defect found by AOI is instantaneously displayed, and at the same time, all related images, such as those of printer and mounter are shown to speedily determine the cause of defect (Fig. 7). Fig. 4: Feedback of print position from SPI to printer Bild 5: Weiterleitung der Badmark vom SPI an den Bestücker Fig. 6: Feedback of defect information and instruction of stop command from AOI to mounter Fig. 7: Display of SPI image found by AOI Future Efforts Based on the examples given above, advanced M2M through “1 STOP SOLUTION” enables a variety of mutual cooperation functions, and results to reductions of work time, labor and human errors and improvement of quality through speedy implementation of defect countermeasures, thereby bringing out potential capabilities of the whole mounting line and improving efficiency as a whole. Aside from the above-described examples, Yamaha Motor also provides various mutual cooperation functions unique to Yamaha machines connectivity. In addition, Yamaha is determined to develop further advanced connectivity functions in stages to improve overall efficiency of SMT factories. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 20. August 2018
    Yamaha to Present European Debut of Major New Printer, Inspection and Mounting Machines at SMT Hybrid Packaging 2018
    Booth 4-319 to showcase multiple new machines introducing advanced features for next-generation productivity, quality, and throughput Yamaha Motor Europe-SMT Section will debut advanced printing, 3D print-inspection, and mounting machines at SMT Hybrid Packaging in Nuremberg, all featuring important innovations to boost productivity and efficiency. Headlining at the booth (4-319, June 5-7), Yamaha’s new state-of-the-art printer introduces fully automated product changeovers for high-speed error-free productivity, down to the finest resolutions for 0201 passives and fine-pitch flip-chip ICs. Visitors also get the first opportunity to see the new YSi-SP inline 3D paste-print inspection machine, after its global launch in January. Feeding today’s data-centric manufacturing, YSi-SP with statistical process control (SPC) delivers greater insights into print-process performance for increased yield and continuous improvement. YSi-SP is engineered for speed and efficiency using a single inspection head, with exclusive algorithms for 2D/3D-image handling and camera-resolution control. Also newly launched and meeting European audiences for the first time, the YSM20R mounter is built for all-round speed and flexibility. Extending the performance and capabilities of the Z:LEX high-efficiency modular line-up, the YSM20R boosts mounting speed by about 5% and expands maximum component dimensions with scan camera to 12mm x 12mm for greater productivity. With options including Yamaha’s Auto-Loading Feeder (ALF), Auto Tray Sequencer (ATS) for non-stop tray replacement, and the non-stop feeder-carriage exchange system, YSM20R keeps production moving for maximum efficiency. In addition, the Σ-G5S II – the latest and highest-performing in Yamaha’s premium modular mounter family – builds on the success of the high-accuracy, direct-drive rotary head design with further innovations that raise ideal maximum mounting speed by 20% to 90,000 cph. Other new features further boost productivity, including a revised circuit-board feeding sequence, and an enlarged internal buffer for storing larger boards. Σ-G5S II retains important innovations from the Σ-G5S, including die-feature recognition for repeatable and optically-accurate LED placement. The Supporting Cast: Yamaha Intelligent Factory and Yamaha’s Factory Tools   At the same time, visitors can see the latest releases in Yamaha’s Intelligent Factory software suite, which unifies all equipment in the Yamaha True Total Line Solution, and gives manufacturers unrivalled visibility, understanding and control over SMD assembly activities on their factory floor, with help to fix problems or use predictive maintenance to maximize uptime and utilization. The latest new features of Factory Tools 4.0 include real-time performance and feeder-status monitoring, M2M capabilities that deliver production data directly to the line supervisor’s mobile anywhere in the factory, and database-driven traceability and statistical process control (SPC). The suite now comprises over 20 applications covering setup, programming, monitoring, and traceability down to component and nozzle level. They help production managers . Moreover, manufacturing managers can customize the tools to meet their needs, such as optimizing one line, coordinating with automated component towers, or streamlining changeovers. Factory Tools 4.0 can also help simplify feeder management, optimize production on multiple lines, and satisfy the quality demands of markets like automotive, medical or aerospace. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 22. February 2018
    Announcing Yamaha High-end High-efficiency Modular Z:LEX YSM20R, All-around surface mounter with enhanced “1-head solution” and achieving the world’s fastest mounting speed in its class
    Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (Tokyo: 7272) announces the April 1, 2018 release of the Z:LEX YSM20R, a new all-around surface mounter*1 that offers the versatility to accommodate a wide range of production formats with flexibility and efficiency while also boasting a mounting speed of 95,000 CPH,*2 making it the world's fastest in its class (under optimum conditions).*3 The YSM20, a leading Z:LEX Series model, offers high productivity, adaptability to various components and superior production changeover ability based on its “1-head solution” concept to accommodate a wide range of component sizes—from super small chips to large components—with a single type of head. The new YSM20R is a high-end, high-efficiency modular mounter that enhances the production capabilities of the YSM20 and joins the series lineup as a deluxe model aimed at boosting competitiveness. With the YSM20R, Yamaha focused on increasing XY-axis speeds and revising the actions involved for pick-up to placement, and successfully improved mounting speed by approximately 5% compared to the YSM20. Also, by improving the performance of the wide-scan camera on the head, the YSM20R can mount components up to 12×12 mm in size (up from 8×8 mm) at high speed, thus improving productivity. Further, the new Auto Loading Feeder (ALF) using proprietary Yamaha Motor technology, the “sATS30NS” Auto Tray Sequencer (ATS) for nonstop tray replacement and nonstop feeder carriage exchange system (all available as options) reduce costs and time loss while further improving machine operation rate.*1: Surface mounter: Manufacturing machine for mounting various electric/electronic components on the printed circuit boards (PCBs) used in electrical appliances and electronic devices.*2: CPH (Chips Per Hour): Total number of chips that can be mounted per hour (unit time). Indicates processing capacity under various conditions.*3: Components mounting speed (CPH) for a surface mounter with the 2-beam, 2-head layout under optimum conditions. Based on Yamaha Motor data as of January 2018. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu ​ Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 22. February 2018
    Release of the New Yamaha Σ-G5S II Premium Modular Mounter, Rotary head design for a “1-head solution” with both high speed and versatility Improves productivity by approx. 20% with mounting speed of 90,000 CPH
    Yamaha Motor Europe announces the April 1, 2018 release of the new Σ-G5S II, a surface mounter model that further improves upon the Σ-G5S premium modular mounter that achieved both high speed and versatility, and caters to various components with its rotary head design based on our “1-head solution” concept. The Σ-G5S II retains all the features of its predecessor, including the high-speed high-accuracy rotary direct-drive head, the overdrive motion for highly efficient production by picking up components from either the front or rear feeder on the machine, and the Super Loading (SL) feeder that facilitates splicing-less*1 component supply. It also gains new head designs, an improved PCB feeding sequence, an enlarged internal buffer size for feeding larger PCBs and more to improve productivity. Additionally, its mounting speed of 90,000 CPH*2 (under optimum conditions)*3 represents an improvement of approximately 20% compared to the Σ-G5S. Quality has also been improved by extending the detection range of components held by the mounter to immediately before placement. In addition, reliability has been further enhanced due to better balance for the beam motors to bolster stability, lower internal temperature by improving cooling performance, extending the service life of important components like the high-speed multi-purpose head and more. *1: Eliminates the need to splice new tape to the existing tape being used when feeding components into the tape feeder, the device feeding electrical components. *2: CPH (Chips Per Hour): Total number of chips that can be mounted per hour (unit time). Indicates processing capacity under various conditions. *3: Mounting capacity (CPH) under optimal conditions using a 2-beam high-speed multi-purpose head x 2 ​ Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 6. February 2018
    Yamaha ALF Auto Loading Feeder
    Revolutionizes feeding tape components by eliminating reliance on user skill. Any operator to easily supply tape components by merely inserting the tape, all without stopping the machine. Yamaha’s unique center-open system, which eliminates the need to remove the top tape, reduces pick-up errors due to static peeling charge and fuzz. Yamaha-exclusive tape setting mechanism that extends towards the operator to simplify tape setting and a mechanism that allows for two reels to be set at once on the feeder greatly improves ease of use for the operator. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 19. January 2018
    Release of the New YSi-SP High-speed 3D Solder Paste Inspection Machine
    Long-awaited SPI from Yamaha: Providing a one-stop solution from printer to AOI Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. announces the April 1, 2018 release of the YSi-SP, a high-speed 3D solder paste inspection machine that enables high-speed high-accuracy inspections based on our “1-head solution” concept for using a single type of head to handle various inspections. The YSi-SP is Yamaha Motor’s first solder paste inspection (SPI) machine. It is used to inspect the printing quality (volume, height, area, misalignment) of solder paste after it has been printed onto PCBs. The YSi-SP handles various high-speed and high-accuracy solder paste inspections with a single head, including high-precision inspections employing a Yamaha-exclusive algorithm combining 2D and 3D-based measurements, and image resolution switch-over utilizing super-high resolution technology. Tapping into our expertise as a comprehensive manufacturer of a full lineup of surface mounting machinery, the YSi-SP can swiftly coordinate with other Yamaha machines, such as performing automatic setup changes, automatically adjusting solder misalignment, and automatically converting adhesive inspection data from the dispenser. While offering Statistical Process Control (SPC) to perform a wide range of statistical processing, the YSi-SP can also be equipped with various optional features, including bonding inspection and foreign matter inspection. The launch of the YSi-SP enables us to supply all of the primary machines required for mounting processes under the Yamaha brand, from printers and dispensers to solder inspection machines, surface mounters and automated optical inspection (AOI) PCB inspection machines. With all the machinery fully coordinating with each other, clients are able to build a production line with even higher efficiency and quality. The YSi-SP is on display at the 47th Internepcon Japan electronics manufacturing and mounting technology exhibition to be held at the Tokyo Big Sight (Koto-ku, Tokyo) from January 17 to 19, 2018. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 5. December 2017
    Yamaha Celebrates Nordic Agent Core-EMT as MOST VALUABLE DISTRIBUTOR 2017
    New award acknowledges commitment to Yamaha Strategic Plan for Long-Term Strength and Success Yamaha Motor Europe IM has presented the inaugural Most Valuable Yamaha Distributor Award to Core-EMT, its agent for Denmark and the Nordic region. The award recognizes strategic focus on promoting Yamaha’s Total Line Solution, to maximize value for the manufacturer community and build strong connections between Yamaha IM, its representatives, and customers. Presenting the award at Productronica 2017, Mr Ichiro Arimoto, General Manager YME IM, said, “We warmly congratulate the team at Core-EMT for their tireless commitment to the Yamaha Total Line Solution and our overall goal, to provide the best products and services for customers and secure long-term success for all stakeholders.” Steen V. Haugbølle, Managing Director of Core-EMT, received the award, stating, “We have tremendous confidence in the Yamaha Total Line Solution, which we can recommend unhesitatingly to any customer seeking lasting competitive advantages in the electronics assembly market.” Yamaha’s Total Line Solution connects printer, mounters, hybrid 3D/SMD mounters, and high-resolution 2D/3D optical inspection, to ensure unrivalled integration and rich data-driven equipment and process-performance monitoring. Electronic product manufacturers benefit from advanced technical capabilities, outstanding stability and reliability, and powerful software utilities including real-time dashboard, Quality Assurance and long-term analysis and traceability tools, the Mobile Judgement app that keeps operators in the loop while on the move, and Industrie 4.0 connectivity for smart manufacturing. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 29. November 2017
    Yamaha Reveals Pace-Setting Innovation for Advanced Electronics Assembly at Productronica 2017
    Visitors from across the globe seek competitive strength in next-generation technologies Yamaha Motor Europe IM Division has presented advanced solutions to manufacturers’ current and future electronic-assembly challenges at Productronica 2017, witnessed by visitors from the world’s leading high-tech businesses. Yamaha, whose Total Line Solution concept streamlines and interconnects all stages of surface-mount assembly, attracted visitors from more than 40 different countries across four continents to see the latest in printing, high-speed mounting, high-resolution optical inspection, 3D assembly, and inline robotics for industry-leading quality, productivity and capability. “Productronica 2017 has been extremely positive, showing a resurgence of confidence among high-tech manufacturers,” summarized Ichiro Arimoto, General Manager, Yamaha Motor Europe N.V., European Branch Office, IM Business, “We received intense interest in solutions to future challenges, like 3D-MID assembly, and in the M2M features of our Factory Tools 4.0 software for smart manufacturing. This year, there were more visitors from more countries, with many outside Europe including the Americas and South East Asia. Clearly, Productronica continues to grow in its international stature.” Latest Technologies By demonstrating its 3D-MID solution placing SMD components on three-dimensional substrates (Molded Interconnect Devices), Yamaha showed it is ready for the coming demands of electronics manufacturers to build extremely space-constrained products. The 3D-MID is hosted on the iPulse hybrid mounter, which also performs conventional SMD placement, delivering a space-efficient solution that makes 3D assembly cost-effective even for low-volume work like prototyping or small batches. Continuing to set the pace in advanced, high-speed optical inspection, Yamaha also unveiled its new and powerful 3D camera with 7-micron resolution. Such microscopic inspection is essential for assessing solder joints of the tiniest chip components such as 01005 devices, which are now being adopted in space-constrained applications like Package-in-package assembly. At just 100-micron long and 50-micron wide, such components demand the most advanced camera resolution to verify acceptable height and slope of the solder fillets at each terminal. Tools for Smart Manufacturing Highlighting the critical role of powerful software, to assist programming, setup and management/monitoring, the latest Yamaha Factory Tools 4.0 suite provides real-time performance and feeder-status monitoring, M2M capabilities that deliver production data directly to the line supervisor’s mobile anywhere in the factory, and database-driven traceability and statistical process control (SPC). In total, Factory Tools 4.0 contains over 20 applications covering setup, programming, monitoring, and traceability down to component and nozzle level. Flexible choices allow manufacturing managers to configure software tools to meet their needs; these can range from optimizing a single line or coordinating with automated component towers, to streamlining changeovers, simplifying feeder management, managing production on multiple lines, complying with quality demands from markets like automotive or aerospace, quickly fixing causes of stoppages or inspection failures, or using predictive maintenance to maximize uptime and utilization. Solutions for Efficient, High-Speed Assembly As promised ahead of the event, Yamaha also presented the latest models in its YSM family of high-efficiency modular mounters, including the European debut of the compact single-beam YSM10 with its versatile multi-nozzle head options that deliver class-leading 46,000 cph placement speed. The 1- or 2-beam YSM20 and 2-/4-beam YSM40R with its 18-nozzle, 50,000cph Revolutionary Speed head giving world-beating speed of up to 200,000cph in a one-metre footprint, completed the YSM demonstration. Alongside these machines, the high-speed Sigma G5S mounter with advanced automation, high-speed motion controls, and die-feature recognition for optically-accurate LED placement grabbed the attention of buyers seeking fast and flexible capacity extension. In addition, the latest evolutions in robotic technologies for electronic assemblies, using programmable SCARA and Cartesian robot systems, demonstrated high-speed inline parts-picking, assembly, press-fitting, welding, and inspection processes. Leveraging Yamaha’s proven record in factory automation for the packaging, automotive and precision manufacturing sectors, these robotic solutions for electronic assembly are ready to install and fully reprogrammable hence offering flexible and cost-effective advanced automation. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 20. October 2017
    Yamaha Motor Europe IM continuing its European sales growth
    All Yamaha Motor Europe IM’s European partners attended Yamaha’s European Distributor Sales Meeting on 12th October 2017 in Yamaha’s facility in Neuss, Germany. Thanks to Yamaha Motor long and well-known history of applying intelligent technology to drive strategic success in electronic manufacturing market, Yamaha’s distributors benefited from various presentations focusing on technology, products innovations, processes, and sales and leadership initiatives that support Yamaha achieving long-term success. At this occasion, Yamaha’s new products and best in class innovations were presented, machines demonstrations were taking place and open dialogs were exchanged. All Yamaha sales partners and Yamaha team confirmed their full enthusiasm and their entire satisfaction at this event. A satisfied Mr. Ichiro Arimoto, YMEIM General Manager said in his closing statement “Yamaha Distributors Sales Meeting 2017 achieved the establishment of a solid strategy aiming a continuous future growth thanks to the general renewed strength and commitment to continuing to increase Yamaha European market share.” ​About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 22. September 2017
    Yamaha Motor launches New High-end Hybrid AOI System
    YSi-V 12M TypeHS2 Increases Inspection Speed and Precision,and Enhances Capacity and Performance for Specular Components Yamaha Motor Europe IM announces that it launched the YSi-V 12M TypeHS2 high-end hybrid automated optical inspection (AOI) system. As the successor to the YSi-V 12M TypeHS, this new very high-speed specification model features increased speed and precision, as well as enhanced specular component inspection capacity/performance. Development of the YSi-V 12M TypeHS2 aimed for faster processing through improved image processing hardware and image inspection algorithms, and has achieved a more than a 20% increase in three-dimensional inspection speed compared to the existing model. In particular, the new model delivers a significant speed increase of approximately 40% compared to the existing model in printed circuit boards (PCBs) with many component mounting points. New features include a high-precision mode, enabling capture of clear three-dimensional images. The high-precision 7 μm resolution type includes an all-new-design dedicated three-dimensional image capture projector optical system, significantly improving form reproducibility of extremely small-sized components down to 0201 (0.25 x 0.125mm), and increasing height measurement repeatability. Furthermore, the optimization of image capture parameters and the employment of newly-developed algorithms has enabled inspection capacity/performance compatible with thin, highly-integrated WLCSP and FOWLP components, whose use on the market has risen dramatically since last year. The YSi-V 12M TypeHS2 will be showcased at Productronica 2017, an electronics manufacturing and mounting technology exhibition to be held from November 14th to 17th 2017 in Munich, Germany. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 6. September 2017
    Yamaha to Spotlight at Productronica 2017 New Innovations to Maximize Line Productivity and Total Factory Efficiency with Yamaha Total Line Solutions & Yamaha Factory Tools 4.0
    Visit Yamaha at booth 323, Hall A3, Productronica, November 14-17, 2017 Yamaha Motor Europe IM Division will showcase its Total Line Solution, delivering the latest in high-accuracy, high-speed, high-quality & flexible surface-mount assembly and new Factory Tools 4.0 at a new custom-designed booth for Productronica 2017 this November. The new booth layout is designed to welcome and inform, enabling visitors to overview the Total Product Portfolio and focus on individual display areas to gain deeper insights into equipment and software of special interest. Auto Loading Feeder The biggest improvement in line productivity & efficiency is the introduction of the Yamaha Auto Loading Feeder (ZS-ALF). This feeder allows the addition of a second reel to supply in the same feeder at any time during operation. The ALF design removes any need for splicing materials or operators with good splicing skills, while reducing tape waste and paper dust particles. The ALF also reduces machine down time, increases line efficiency, and boosts placement quality. 3D MID production platform The SMT industry is at the beginning of a new era containing advanced and innovative products built with 3D printing materials and printed electronics. For this type of production Yamaha will introduce the S20- 3D MID (Molded Interconnect Device) machine. Built on a standard S20 mounter paltform, this new machine is able to dispense adhesive or solder and mount components on 3D substrates at any angle. The outperforming prining quality of the YCP10 screen printer, featuring the unique 3S head with variable-angle squeegee and easy-to-use graphical stencil alignment, is taking over the printing market. More and more customers are recgonizing Yamaha printing technology as the best printing solution ever made. The award-winning 4-beam YSM40R with unbeatable 200,000 cph placement speed will show how its 1-meter line length delivers a performance edge for space-constrained enterprises. Visitors looking for maximum speed with flexibility will find their target in the updated Sigma G5S2, which is improved to reach 90,000 cph high-speed placement. Ultra-configurable thanks to two-head type placement and the integrated Overdrive Control System, the G5S2 introduces innovations such as die-feature recognition for optically-accurate LED placement. The YSM20 90,000 cph machine from the new high-speed modular YSM family optimizes productivity with features like smart component-shape recognition, automatic accuracy compensation, time-saving 1-head placement, and advanced features for fast changeovers. European audiences will also get their first view of the new YSM10 mounter, part of the game-changing high-speed modular family. The 1-beam, 1-head YSM10 delivers best-in-class 46,000 cph placement speed, benefiting from the High-speed Multi head, versatile component feeding, multi-camera, e-Vision, and smart component recognition of the high-end YSM40R and YSM20. These machines will also be on the booth, alongside the YSM10. Special Focus on Latest Advances Yamaha’s total line solution is completed with the YSi-V high-speed 3D automatic optical inspection (AOI) system. With a further boost to inspection speed, introduced in 2017, as well as increased resolution for ultra-high accuracy inspecting components down to 0201 (metric), YSi-V now sets the highest performance standards in the industry. The YSi-V family provides versatile choices from entry-level 2D-only to dual-mode 2D/3D inspection, 5Mpixel or 12Mpixel cameras, and the high-speed camera of the HS2 type. Checking the boards immediately after placement from four angles and with multiple wavelengths including infrared ensures faultless defect capture with zero errors. Laser height checking also verifies coplanarity and perfect pin-in-paste insertion. In addition, integrated software that converts from mounter data, combined with the intuitive YSi-V graphical user interface (GUI), ensure new product introduction (NPI) achieves the fastest possible ramp-up. YSi-V can be used for post-placement, post-reflow, or in both locations - and the closed-loop data interface with the Yamaha mounters enables the unique Quality Assistence (QA) software to send data to Yamaha mounters in the line in real-time to resolve any mounting problems extremely quickly. Yamaha Factory Automation will give a glimpse of how the Yamaha Advanced Robotics Automation Platform can help electronics businesses boost assembly productivity even further. Yamaha’s robotics portfolio like orbit SCARA and cartesian robots are already setting the pace of automation in numerous industries, and visitors can now see how this technology is ready to deliver affordable, reprogrammable solutions for electronic manufacturing assembly. A dedicated software area will help visitors understand the power Yamaha Factory Tools 4.0 bring to the enterprise. This complete suite includes tools for NPI with virtual sticky tape checks, multiple grouping and efficient setup cenarios, monitoring, traceability and planning, and enables real-time status visualization at every level of the factory.  In addition, the AOI inspection database, iProDB, captures inspection results from post-mounting & post-reflow to help optimize processes and improve design for manufacture. There are also apps like Mobile Judgement, which keep supervisors informed wherever they are and minimize the time to fix stoppages. Visitors can experience these must-see innovations for themselves at the Yamaha booth, 323 Hall A3, during Productronica at Messe Munchen, November 14-17, 2017. ​About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 6. July 2017
    Let It Flow; Data Interfaces Hold the Key to Smart Surface-Mount Manufacturing
    The data structures supported by surface-mount assembly equipment can critically influence the adoption of smart manufacturing in today’s electronics-manufacturing enterprises Following mechanisation, mass production, and computerised automation, the fourth industrial revolution (Industrie 4.0) is transforming traditional automation into cyber-physical systems. These are expected to enable new ways of organising production, support the creation of new products and services, and open new opportunities for participation. Surface-mount electronics manufacturing has a leading role in the revolution: not only are the instruments of Industrie 4.0 built here – from tiny smart sensors to Internet infrastructure and high-performance Cloud servers – but also advanced inline automation is combined with powerful software applications to implement smart manufacturing that adapts continuously to optimize productivity. It’s All About the Data In today’s electronics manufacturing services (EMS) businesses, the traditional boundary between factory floor and back office is disappearing as more and more manufacturing data is harvested and analysed to reveal new insights for further enhancing efficiency, quality and productivity. The data must first be collected from the equipment in the line, analysed instantaneously to aid real-time management of the line, and then shared with back-office systems and Cloud applications to identify long-term trends and determine strategically how to improve. The production line may combine equipment such as dispenser or screen printer, mounters and optical inspection from a number of different manufacturers. Although there are industry standards that allow basic communication between the various machines, interfaces between equipment from different vendors often cannot support the rich information exchanges needed to enable smart manufacturing. Even if all the equipment is supplied by the same vendor, some brands are better suited to smart manufacturing than others. The way the data is organised is critical, and some manufacturers are able to demonstrate data structures that are well suited to making detailed information readily available to analytical software. Yamaha Motor Intelligent Machines Division has created its own specification for a machine-to-machine interface that enables rich real-time data exchanges between inline surface-mount equipment. Moreover, a complete set of software applications capture and analyse the data. These have been proven over several product generations, and are now poised to help SMT manufacturers transition their enterprises to smart manufacturing. Seamless Connection of Enterprise Assets Among these software applications, Yamaha QA Option is hosted on the line and compares post-placement inline optical inspection (AOI) data with dispenser/printer and mounter data (figure 1) to pinpoint any component-placement errors or solder-paste defects down to the level of individual mounter nozzles or stencil apertures. Notifications presented on-screen (figure 2), or pushed to the supervisor’s own device via Yamaha’s Mobile Judgement software, enable immediate remedial action, and hence improve quality control and drive-up productivity. The information gathered has also been able to drive predictive maintenance, which is also now seen as an important aspect of smart manufacturing. Figure 1. 2D AOI information captured after component mounting can be shared with printer and mounters to generate alerts through QA Option software Figure 2. The data available to QA Option enables the exact causes of defects to be identified instantly. In addition to these applications, Yamaha has developed the Y.FacT factory software suite, including setup, monitoring and traceability tools. By facilitating setup, the S-Tool utility helps manage materials that may otherwise deteriorate over time. Automatically monitoring stock age and condition helps exclude any unsuitable materials from finished products. By recording data such as the board code, solder paste type, and the identities of component feeders and reels, S-Tool can help prevent errors and improve product quality. When assembling LED-lighting products, for example, checking the LED brightness (BIN), colour temperature and illumination pattern indicated on product barcodes helps prevent building assemblies using parts that are not closely matched. It can also connect to any component tower storage system, and use parts-remaining information from machines in the line to coordinate reel and feeder changes to ensure timely replenishment and minimize stoppages. Monitoring equipment in each line and across the factory using M-Tool enables checking of status via a web-based interface to assess detailed information such as efficiency, operating ratios and pickup rates in real time. Figure 3 shows how colour-coded status enables fast and easy monitoring of line status. It is an easy next-step to consolidate this data automatically into reports for storage and analysis by higher-level applications running in the Cloud. The traceability application, T-Tool, records each individual assembly identifier with its associated board identity and component data for every placement on the board. This is one area the underlying data structure of the surface-mount equipment is critical for handling the detailed component-level information. Yamaha’s proprietary data structure can record component serial numbers as well as position data and the PCB serial number and transfer the information through a shop-floor system into a traceability database. This database can be queried for numerous purposes, such as tracking inventory and materials throughout the production flow to assist purchasing for just-in-time assembly, to help demonstrate conformity with customer requirements, or to verify the provenance of components. These software packages take advantage of the rich information-sharing capabilities between connected SMT equipment in each line and across the factory. Sophisticated communication capabilities make the equipment inherently ready to support the introduction of advanced smart-manufacturing practices that will take data-driven monitoring and control to the next level. Conclusion Businesses are making the move into smart manufacturing to deliver high-quality products to global markets at competitive prices, while at the same time meeting market demands for large numbers of product variants and options to customize or individualize. Rich inter-machine communications hold the key to extracting the data needed to analyse performance, and communicating the changes necessary to adapt quickly and efficiently. Where suitable machine interfaces are already in place, proven software tools for setup, monitoring and traceability enable close connections between manufacturing, planning and management, and can help electronic manufacturers accelerate their transition to smart manufacturing. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Figure 3. At-a-glance status indicators help manage a high product mix spread across multiple SMT lines. Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 19. June 2017
    Modern Manufacturing Demands Drive Growing Reliance on Factory Software Tools
    OEMs and contract assemblers are constantly seeking a technological edge over their competitors, investing in better, more modern machines, to win new business and grow their market share. A high level of automation is now applied at each point in the surface-mount assembly flow, from program generation through solder-paste deposition, component placement, inspection, reflow and test. On the other hand, production planning is still often regarded as a fundamentally manual affair. Although software tools are available to help assign work orders efficiently to utilize capacity and minimize changeovers, and to help manage production as it happens on the factory floor, some manufacturers are not taking full advantage of their power. Times are changing, however, and the assistance of software tools is becoming increasingly important to help assign work orders efficiently, utilize capacity, and improve productivity. Market Demands Drive Manufacturing Changes Today’s manufacturing businesses must be ultra responsive to market demands. Product lifecycles are becoming shorter, first-to-market advantage is critical, customers often demand a broad choice of product variants, and individual customisation is often expected. At the same time, manufacturers increasingly seek to build to order, and so minimise unused inventory and associated costs. As a result, lot sizes are becoming smaller and assembly activities are increasingly moving towards high-mix and mid-to-low-volume. In the past, a large site could be making a few different types of products in large volumes of several thousand or tens of thousands at a time; today, the same factories could be building hundreds of product types, in small batches, using many thousands of different component part numbers. Figure 1. Distributing jobs, grouping, and optimizing feeders are increasingly complex and best handled using automated software tools. (source: https://www.yamaha-motor-im.com/yfact/ P-Tool detail]) In this business environment, production-planning responsibilities such as assigning work orders optimally to balance the load across machines and lines, minimize changeovers by arranging feeders optimally (figure 1), and ensure that the required number of components are available for the right feeders at the right time are increasingly difficult to handle using human brainpower alone. Time pressure is an important factor here: since the plan is determined according to the current status of resources – such as capacity requirements of all upcoming projects, delivery dates for the various products, and component inventory available – the production plan must be completed and actioned quickly. Software-Assisted Planning and Management The role of high-quality offline software tools that aid with planning and line balancing is set to become more important to the assembly businesses of the future. Manufacturers may choose third-party software to help assign work orders, group products on lines to allow optimal feeder and component assignment with minimal changeovers, and balance the work to make best use of available capacity. This approach can appear sensible, particularly if the various machines in the line are from different vendors and thus require a neutral software executive capable of interacting with all machines equally. On the other hand, a unified approach based on key items of equipment and overseeing software from the same vendor can deliver advantages. Yamaha’s P-Tool, which is part of the Yamaha Factory Tools suite, is fine-tuned to exchange data efficiently with Yamaha printers, dispensers, mounters and inspection stations in the SMT line. Figure 2. Automated handling of board variants based on one set of master data relieves manual data-creation and management challenges. (source: https://www.yamaha-motor-im.com/pioneer-option-tools/) Essential processes for product preparation, such as CAD-data conversion and reverse gerber engineering, for example, produce programs that are ready to run on the machines with minimal additional manual fine-tuning. Moreover, features of the software such as the visual editor, which supports program verification, is designed using intimate knowledge of the machine features and capabilities. The programming features for optimization and balancing, also, take into account the individual features of the machines, such as the sizes and movement of placement heads or nozzles, to avoid interference and create programs that are right first time. Because software-assisted planning will take an increasingly important role in the SMT lines of the future, Yamaha continues to develop and extend the features of P-Tool and the entire Factory Tools suite, to deliver the capabilities tomorrow’s manufacturers will need. In addition, users can extend P-Tool with extra Pioneer Options utilities, which include features such as fast automated generation of precision board data from gerber data, board images or CAM files such as ODB++, GenCAD, or FABmaster. In addition, a new mounting-variation creator responds to manufacturers’ need to build multiple versions of a common base board, by automatically importing multiple bills of materials (BOMs) and managing mounting variations for up to 254 variants of one board (figure 2). Other packages with in the Factory Tools suite help to verify machine setup and manage materials and components including LED binning (S-Tool), and support traceability and reporting down to individual component level (T-Tool). Figure 3. At-a-glance status indicators help manage a high product mix spread across multiple SMT lines. Monitoring Status in Real-Time While software-assisted planning is essential for consistent on-time delivery and cost-effectiveness, managing each build as it happens on the line brings a different set of challenges. Operational efficiency and process control are critical, to complete work orders on time and maximize end-of-line yield. Coordinating the execution of large numbers of work orders, often for small batch sizes, distributed across multiple SMT lines challenges traditional production management techniques that rely on local machine monitoring and tower beacons. Production managers need quick updates on the status of individual jobs, and to be ready when feeders need replenishment or changeovers are due. Monitoring software can provide the required information at a glance, via a convenient graphical interface. Colour-coded indicators (figure 3), such as those presented by tools such as the Yamaha’s M-Tool monitoring software allow operators to quickly assess the status of each line and intervene instantly in the event of exceptions or stoppages. In addition, live timing information shows operators exactly when a current job will finish, allowing them to prepare everything that will be needed for the next changeover. Parts-remaining counters help keep all lines working continuously by giving advanced warning when feeders need to be replenished. By gathering all this data electronically, monitoring software also gives manufacturers unprecedent ed opportunities to analyse activities and organization on the factory floor. Statistical analysis can provide visibility of trends and events, identify and fix recurring errors, and set targets for continuous improvement. Closing the Loop To ensure optimum productivity and end of line yield, and minimum waste, any assembly defects arising from problems with individual machines need to be identified as soon as they occur and fixed immediately. This can be done effectively using closed-loop feedback of inspection data. Software that automatically compares inspection alerts with data showing the machine, feeder and nozzle responsible for placing each component can pinpoint in real-time the exact cause of any defect, and guide the operator to solve the problem. Yamaha’s QA Option software does this by comparing No-Go (NG) alerts generated by its YSi inspection stations with the parts list for each mounter. If a match is found, the machine concerned is stopped and QA Alert reports the location and nature of the defect. If inspection is performed immediately after components are mounted, before reflow, a problem such as a blocked nozzle or jammed feeder, or a printer problem such as incorrect stencil alignment or blocked aperture, can be rectified after only a small number of boards have been populated. Figure 4 shows how QA Option provides the information an operator needs to rectify an error that has caused a populated board to fail inspection. In this example, a polarity error has been traced back to a dual-lane mounter. The report is presented on the mounter, and shows the fault type, component, location on the board, nozzle details and the lane concerned. Using this information, the operator can quickly identify the cause of the defect with minimal further investigation needed. This allows the line to be returned to full operation very quickly. The information from the QA Option report can also be sent directly to the operator’s mobile, to help resolve exceptions as quickly as possible. Another aspect of this software permits mounters to feed information forward to the AOI station to help maximise productivity of the line. A mounter can notify AOI immediately after a tray or feeder has been changed, for example. This ensures the AOI will verify the component identity at the part location concerned, using optical character recognition, for the first few boards after the change. If the identification is satisfactory, the AOI can subsequently revert to its normal program allowing the line to return to full-speed operation. Conclusion As the challenges of modern surface-mount electronics manufacturing continue to intensify, planning, scheduling and line monitoring are becoming too complex for human brain-power to manage unaided. Software tools to help with these processes have been available for some time, and have evolved powerful features that are easy to use via graphical interfaces and guide the user to complete each task to a high standard, quickly. As more and more assemblers are required to handle larger numbers of products, smaller batch sizes, shorter turnaround times and tighter market windows, this type of software is transitioning from an optional extra to an essential for business. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Figure 4. The QA Option error report guides the operator directly to the cause of the AOI NG flag. Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 24. April 2017
    SMT Hybrid Packaging 2017; Yamaha to Display Award-Winning YSM40R Mounter Among Innovations for Faster, More Efficient Electronics Assembly
    200,000cph and only one-metre-wide, YSM40R mounter heads presentation of latest technology to maximize productivity of equipment, operators, and factory-floor space Yamaha Motor IM Europe is to showcase the award-winning YSM40R Ultra-High-Speed Modular surface mounter as part of its full line solution at SMT Hybrid Packaging 2017 in Nuremberg May 16-18, booth 321, Hall 4. The YSM40R’s 200,000 cph placement capability and area-efficient 1m-wide outline frees OEMs and contract assemblers to increase capacity and maximize use of available space. Visitors can see for themselves the technical advances in head, feeder, camera and nozzle technologies – including high-speed motion and simultaneous multi-component visual recognition – that enable such extremely high productivity per square metre. Visitors to Nuremberg can see further powerful options for configuring fast and flexible SMT lines, including the High-Efficiency Modular YSM20 2-beam mounter and iPulse S10 and M20 hybrid mounters. The YSM20 features innovations including smart component-shape recognition and accuracy compensation. With Yamaha’s efficient “1-head solution” concept and special design features for fast changeovers, YSM20 delivers market-leading productivity in the 90,000 cph class. The YSM20 family also includes the wide-body YSM20W; a flexible, efficient inline mounter for emerging opportunities in markets such as LED lighting, medical, Cloud and automotive that demand precision placement on large or heavy boards. Yamaha’s S10 and M20 hybrid mounters give the option of built-in adhesive dispensing, and have capacity for 90 or 180 feeders respectively. They can place components from tiny chips and CSPs to larger ICs and connectors on long boards such as large LED assemblies. The M20 accepts boards up to 1.48 metres long, allows multiple head choices to balance speed and precision, and can place odd-form components. Options and upgrades for the S10 3D mounter enable component placement on contoured or tilted boards, and Moulded Interconnect Device (MID) assembly. Extra Productivity, from Screen Print to Inspection In addition, Yamaha will present advanced solutions spanning high-speed high-resolution screen printing and visual inspection, and powerful software products that are affordable, easy to use, and take advantage of Yamaha’s unique inter-machine data structures. These empower operators to manage their activities for optimum efficiency, and provide deeper insights into equipment health and production status. The high-performance, compact equipment theme continues with the YCP10 screen printer. This features Yamaha’s original swing-single-squeegee head with variable angle for ultimate efficiency and perfect paste transfer. Further features that boost productivity include easy-to-use graphical alignment, automatic stencil cleaning, and options such as in-printer inspection and solder-roll measurement. Booth displays will also express how recent additions to the YSi-V AOI family greatly expand access to high-accuracy 3D optical inspection augmented by laser component-height and coplanarity checking. 5Mpixel and 12Mpixel configurations with multi-angle/multi-wavelength inspection, and the high-speed TypeHS variants that incorporate additional technologies to accelerate throughput, provide options to suit many budgets. To help customers secure the maximum performance all the way along the line, Yamaha continues to refine and extend its line-management and productivity software products. These range from simple smartphone/tablet apps that alert supervisors wherever they are in the event of an event needing attention, to powerful tools for optimizing setup, real-time monitoring and management, and traceability. iProDB stores and analyses inspection results to assess the status of Yamaha equipment such as printer and mounters in the line, and helps identify opportunities to raise quality through process optimization and improvements to product design. Yamaha’s full-line solutions portfolio comprises printers, dispensers, mounters, odd-form assemblers, optical and X-ray 3D inspection systems, advanced robotic assemblers, programming and monitoring software. Users can also benefit from a large selection of productivity boosters such as self-calibrating auto-load feeders and stacked-stick feeders, in addition to software tools and mobile apps. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 14. March 2017
    Yamaha Motor IM Europe Launches Modular Z:TA-R YSM40R Surface Mounter
    Ultra-High-Speed Rotary Head Achieves World-Leading 200,000 CPH Yamaha Motor IM Europe announces the release of the new Z:TA-R YSM40R surface mounter, which boasts the fastest production in the world at 200,000 CPH. The Z:TA-R YSM40R is an ultra-high-speed modular mounter that has been developed under the Revolutionary productivity concept. With the adoption of a 1m-wide compact platform with a 4-beam 4-head layout, and the combination of high-speed production with flexible and versatile production formats, this new model will be the successor of the current high-density modular Z:TA YSM40. While providing the functionality of a rotary head, the newly developed ultra-high-speed RS (Revolutionary Speed) head is also capable of simultaneous pickup. With the adoption of new high-speed algorithms, the synergistic effect of faster control of the servo motor and the ZS feeder allows the new model to deliver a mounting speed of 200,000 CPH – the fastest in the world – while also realizing an outstanding surface area and line length productivity. Placement accuracy and mounting reliability is also improved due to the adoption of a new high-rigidity base frame, new light-weight X beam, and a newly-developed high-speed side view camera that checks the status of components in real time immediately after pickup, and before and after mounting. All of these improvements enable the Z:TA-R YSM40R to be compatible with extremely small-sized components down to 0201 (0.25mm x 0.125mm). In addition, machine stoppage losses have significantly decreased and improved production rates achieved thanks to the adoption of new features in Nozzle Health Care that perform nozzle self-diagnosis and self-restoration without interrupting production. Enhanced precision of automatic components data generation functions such as e-Vision that help prevent pickup and recognition errors – which have been standard features since previous models – have also contributed to decreased machine stoppage losses. The Z:TA-R YSM40R has been displayed at the NEPCON China 2016, an electronics manufacturing and mounting technology exhibition held from April 26 to 28, 2016 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition And Convention Center (Shanghai Pudong New Area). About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 13. March 2017
    New Hamamatsu Yamaha IM Base Completed
    Expanding business scale and establishing a high-profitability business model Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. announces that it has completed construction of the new Hamamatsu IM Base (located in Toyooka-cho, Kita-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture) for the IM Business Unit, which undertakes the development, manufacture and sales of surface mounters and industrial robots. The building has been under construction since April 2015 with the goal of consolidating the IM Business Unit’s previous three offices and factories* throughout Hamamatsu into a single facility in order to expand business scale, and a ceremony was held today to mark its completion. The objective of the new facility is to achieve the targets laid out in the medium-term management plan of net sales of 60.0 billion Japanese yen and an operating income ratio of 20%. Yamaha Motor President and Representative Director Hiroyuki Yanagi, Managing Executive Officer and Chief General Manager of Vehicle & Solution Business Operations Toshizumi Kato, Executive General Manager of the IM Business Unit Hiroyuki Ota and some 200 guests attended the ceremony, where a traditional Shinto ritual was performed to offer prayers for the facility’s safety, followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The IM Business Unit is working to establish a high-profitability business model by leveraging Yamaha Motor’s advantages of speedy management through integrated development, manufacturing and sales operations, and expanding sales channels to include the automotive, home appliance and LED, mobile phone and electronics manufacturing services (EMS) fields.The surface mounters that are Yamaha Motor’s leading product in the industry boast the world’s fastest mounting speeds as well as compatibility with a wide range of components and circuit boards in their respective categories thanks to Yamaha’s unique “1-head solution” concept, and they hold the top share in the general-purpose surface mounter segment. Peripheral devices like solder-paste printers, dispensers and inspection systems are also available, making Yamaha a manufacturer of a full lineup of equipment for surface-mount technology and enabling us to offer higher total line efficiency and quality. In addition, Yamaha offers a comprehensive lineup of industrial robots and peripheral equipment designed for industrial automation, from single-axis, Cartesian, SCARA and articulated robots to image processing systems and our Linear Conveyor Modules. In 2016, an integrated control robot system, the “Advanced Robotics Automation Platform,” was developed to quickly clear the hurdles faced by production facilities looking to add complexity, variety and speed to their lines and maximize return on investment. *Hamamatsu IM Base (Soude-cho, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu), Miyakoda Base (Shinmiyakoda, Kita-ku, Hamamatsu), Kuramatsu Factory (Kuaramatsu, Minami-ku, Hamamatsu) Hamamatsu IM Base Summary Location 127 Toyooka-cho, Kita-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture Facility layout Steel construction, 4 above-ground floors (3 floors with mezzanine in some areas) Site area Approx. 60,000 m2 Floor space 52,317 m2 Employees Approx. 700 (as of February 2017) Products manufactured Surface mounters, industrial robots About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 10. March 2017
    ProSMT Elektronik exhibiting new Yamaha surface mounters live, at Electrotech trade show in Istanbul
    Yamaha Motor Europe Solution Partner Pro SMT Elektronik is exhibiting YSM20 and YS12F SMD pick and place systems live in Win Electrotech Eurasia trade show. The show will take place from March 16 to March 19 at the Tuyap Fair Convention and Congress Center in Istanbul. Pro SMT Electronic announced the live demonstration of Yamaha Surface mounters YS12F and Z:LEX YSM20 during the show. Visitors will be able to hear about the dazzling capabilities of the latest Japanese technology, touch the sense of quality and see the vivid visual interface of the VGOS software during the show. General Manager ProSMT Elektronik Mr Huseyin Yilmaz said, “As the majority of our customers in automotive, defense, LED and industrial electronics are aware of the facts why people choose Yamaha Mounters. During the Electrotech 2017 show, our team will demonstrate and explain live the challenges and the unique developments that maximize customer expectations in SMD mounter market.” About ProSMT Elektronik Pro SMT Elektronik provides engineering solutions and industrial know-how for electronic manufacturing lines, capital equipment, test systems and raw materials. The company is Yamaha Motor Europe N.V. sales representative and registered service provider in the regions Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. ProSMT Elektronik offers by far experienced and large technical staff consisting of 9 service engineers. The technical support team resides in three major industrialized cities of Turkey, Istanbul, Izmir and Manisa, in order to make customers feel comfortable, helping them to maintain their resource productivity and quality levels. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 22. February 2017
    Yamaha Motor Releases Compact High-Speed Modular YSM10
    Yamaha Motor Europe IM announces today the launch of its new YSM10, a surface mounter that is the world’s fastest in its class at 46,000CPH. This new addition to the line-up is a compact, high-speed model with space-saving qualities, and provides a combination of component compatibility and versatility. In addition to the high-end ultra-high-speed modular Z:TA-R YSM40R, and the upper-middle class all-round versatile high-efficiency modular Z:LEX YSM20, this new release enables the YSM series line-up to provide a range of optimum lines designed for a variety of production formats and scale sizes. The YSM10 is newly developed based on the three “Ones” concept and provides 1) a combination of a mounting speed that is number one in its class, 2) a one-head-solution that does not require replacement, and 3) an integration of three models of the YS12 type into one platform. While in pursuit of the ideal concept – a 1-head solution with versatility from small chips to large components, the world’s fastest speed in its class, and without the need for head replacement – the new model also has a high-speed general-purpose head similar to that used in the Z:LEX YSM20, and a new generation servo system etc. creating a high-class model with the latest technology. Simultaneously, the specifications of all three current models of the YS12 series have been integrated into one platform featuring the flexibility and mobility of the compact high-speed modular YS12; the partly simplified version of the compact economy-modular YS12P, and the highly-versatile compact modular YS12F. In addition, pickup and recognition errors are suppressed along with reduced loss in machine stoppage due the integration of the common functionalities of the two high level machines, the Z:TA-R YSM40R and the Z:LEX YSM20 with their e-Vision for automatically creating and tracking component data, Smart Recognition for easily creating component data from complicated shapes, and Pickup MACS system for automatic correction of the component pickup position. Yamaha Motor is set to exhibit the new YSM10 at the SMT Hybrid Packaging show 2017, to be held from 16-18 May 2017 at Nuremberg Exhibition Center, Germany. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 8. February 2017
    Yamaha Motor Europe IM extends its portfolio and expands its collaboration with its European distributors
    Yamaha Motor Europe IM is pleased to announce the extension of its products portfolio and strengthens its cooperation with its European agents in order to continue to best serve its European distributors and to reinforce its full range portfolio in the region. Per 1st January 2017, Yamaha Motor Europe has integrated its i-PULSE series into its portfolio. Thus, Yamaha continues to successfully offer Yamaha Printers, the well-established multifunctional Yamaha YS/YSM and high speed Sigma series pick and place machines and Yamaha 3D AOI and X-Ray inspection machines solutions and is delighted to announce the extension of its portfolio with Yamaha iPulse products range, the mounters models M10, M20, S10 and S20 for Hybrid-mount solution. Yamaha’s distributors representing i-PULSE series in Europe are enthusiastic of the trustworthy collaboration with Yamaha, their long term partner and welcome the extension of the products range into their sale portfolio. They are convinced that the comprehensive Yamaha portfolio allows their continuous success in the unique market field that will surely benefit the European customers with the reliable and high quality Yamaha machines. ANS, Blundell, Core-EMT consolidated with SMT Solutions, Electron Csillag, IEMME, Renex, Stepan, Universal Pribor and Zetech have extensive experience and are highly knowledgeable in the industry. Yamaha’s distributors embrace prosperous new business opportunities thanks to Yamaha state of the art solutions and best in class machines. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 3. February 2017
    Yamaha Motor Europe extends its partnership and its portfolio with Renex
    Yamaha Motor Europe IM is pleased to announce the extension of its cooperation with its distributor Renex in order to continue to best serve its customers in Poland and Romania and to reinforce its full range portfolio in the region. Renex will continue to succesfully offer Yamaha Printer YCP10, Yamaha YS/YSM series pick and place machines and Yamaha 3D AOI and X-Ray inspection machines solutions and is enthusiastic to announce the extension of its portfolio with Yamaha i-PULSE product range, the placement models M10, M20, S10 and S20 for Hybrid placement solution. Renex has extensive experience and is highly knowledgeable in the industry and thus Yamaha’s customers in Poland and Romania will continue to enjoy the benefit of Yamaha’s entire excellent product portfolio. Yamaha Motor Europe IM General Manager Ichiro Arimoto states “ We are pleased to extend our partnership with our distributor Renex that will continue to offer successfully the well established multifunctional Yamaha YS/YSM Series. Furthermore, from today Renex is also offering the Yamaha i-PULSE products. We are convinced that the first in class Yamaha Portfolio will strengthen Renex expansion in Poland and Romania and Yamaha’s total market share in the region to the benefit of the customers.” Mr. Predrag Topić, owner and director of Renex says” The comprehensive Yamaha portfolio allows us to continue to be successful in our unique market segments. We embrace prosperous new business opportunities thanks to Yamaha state of the art solutions and best in class machines. Herewith, the extension of Yamaha’s portfolio supports Renex market share’s growth in central Europe.” ​About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 20. October 2016
    Flexible Automotive Electronics Manufacturing for Mass Customisation
    Car manufacturing – the birthplace of mass production – is now at the forefront of progress towards greater individualisation, and similar changes are affecting other consumer and industrial sectors. Electronics manufacturing practices, in particular, are changing to handle an increasing number of product programs per line. The Automotive Industry and High-Volume Manufacturing Today’s sophisticated mass production techniques, many of which originated in the automotive industry, have provided the key to delivering complex products at affordable prices. Lean manufacturing has evolved from that foundation to enable higher productivity and greater cost-effectiveness by eliminating waste throughout the supply chain. The automotive industry continues to drive manufacturing innovation, as customers demand better performance and more features in an affordable package tailored to meet their desires and preferences. Moreover, pressure to deliver new and more exciting choices on a frequent basis demands extremely fast time to market and is shortening the overall product lifecycle. On-board electronic systems offer solutions for meeting many demands of today’s customers, and are at the heart of important safety features such as tyre pressure monitoring, stability control, brake assist and emergency-call. The latest innovations in connected infotainment and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) including autonomous driving modes continue to increase the value share of electronics in today’s cars. This is currently about 40% in high-end conventional vehicles, or as much as 75% in electric or hybrid vehicles. Industry analysts see this trend continuing to accelerate. A 2014/15 report by Germany Trade and Invest predicts the global automotive electronics market will exceed $300 billion by 2020. Advancing Automotive Electronics These conditions present tremendous opportunities for electronics manufacturers, including Tier-1 equipment providers, high-tech specialists, and Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) businesses. Although overall volumes are high and the product mix remains relatively low, Just In Time (JIT) lean manufacturing demands small batch sizes to keep materials flowing through the supply chain and avoid stockholding expenses. The batch sizes can range from a few units for low volume products up to about 30 or more for higher-volume items. As a result, frequent product changeovers are needed on surface-mount assembly lines to meet the car makers’ short-term build requirements. It is important for electronics assemblers to minimise the time taken to accomplish these changeovers, in order to deliver on time against tight schedules and to maintain productivity. Minimising changeover times calls for careful planning on three levels: strategy, logistics and technology. Strategy, Logistics and Technology At the strategy level, conditions for success are created by organising manufacturing resources so as to minimise the number of changeovers needed to meet overall production targets. Individual business units of a large Tier-1 supplier, for example, tend to be focused on specific types of assemblies, such as instruments and displays. Moreover, assembly lines within the factory may be dedicated to one or a small number of customers. Going further, each line may be reserved for a small number of product types and assigned only to assembling the top-side or bottom side components. In this way some manufacturers may be able to reduce the number of boards built on any one line to two or three, although there may be several variants in any one family. Ultimately, a given line may be required to assemble boards according to 20 or more programs. After minimising the number of changeovers required, the next aspect to consider is to ensure those changeovers can be accomplished in the shortest possible time. Efficient logistics on the factory floor have a key role in this, by ensuring that any new items such as the printer mask and replacement feeders required for the following program are readily to hand when required. Any tools or other consumables needed to complete changeovers are kept conveniently close to the point of use. Moreover, efficient replenishment of empty feeders is vital to ensure continuous operation. A Kanban system, managed by a dedicated logistics operator, is often used to ensure needed components are brought to the line at the right time. Kanban is just one of the aspects that can be improved upon by using the high level of automation now available to help cut changeover times to the bare minimum and ensure optimum productivity with the least possible operator intervention. Linking machines on the line directly with automated component storage towers allows the machines to alert the storage system automatically when replenishment is needed. The storage system retrieves and presents the required components at exactly the right time to be taken to the machine, with no human intervention required. In addition, individual machines such as screen printers and mounters can provide special on-board features that help guide operators through the changeover. Some examples include verification of the solder paste, squeegee and stencil fitted on the screen printer, or automatic conveyor-width change and re-positioning of support pins inside the mounter during auto-program changeover. Making the Most of Software Assistance From a higher-level perspective, assembly-management software that links all machines in the line helps coordinate and manage product-setup and changeover processes, and also enables electronic manufacturers to monitor equipment status, access diagnostic information, and collect quality and traceability data. The Yamaha Factory Tools SMT Assembly Management software is one example of a line-wide suite of tools that addresses programming, setup, line monitoring and traceability to allow lines to be managed efficiently from a remote desktop. Data programming tools provide help to accelerate New Product Introduction (NPI) and maximise efficiency. With the growing diversity of automotive electronic systems, and more and more individual variations, the number of different assembly programs used on a line is rising. Manufacturing is moving towards a higher-mix scenario than has been typical in the automotive electronics sector, and this is bringing demands for increasingly frequent NPIs. Automatic product preparation and program editing tools streamline laborious tasks such as data import, reverse-engineering of CAD files and program verification, helping to accelerate programming, eliminate errors and avoid trial runs thereby improving both NPI time and productivity. In addition, optimising and balancing tools operate from line level down to individual machine level, ensuring efficient assignment of feeder positions to minimise component placement times and automatically arrange feeders for optimal efficiency when producing multiple PCB types on the same line. During setups and changeovers, automatic navigation software such as Yamaha’s Setup Navigation package (figure 1) reduces the time spent verifying the setup and component information such as LED binning, component expiry dates and storage information for moisture-sensitive devices. While the line is operating, monitoring tools give real-time information on line and factory-floor performance, operating status, and the number of parts remaining in each feeder on each machine. Parts-remaining updates sent to the operator’s mobile indicating when replenishment is needed, helping to maintain continuous operation and avoid stoppages. The data gathered by line monitoring can also be used to drive an external display that can provide at-a-glance statistics, such as the line working ratio, to keep supervisors abreast of each line’s performance. Taking advantage of the consistent data structures and communication interfaces that are consistent across all Yamaha equipment such as the printer, mounters and inspection stations, the Factory Tools can access all of the information available and allow complete control of the operating modes and integrated features. If the line contains equipment from a single vendor, the operator may reasonably expect line-management software to be able to interact with all features of all machines in the line. In many factories, although the printer, mounters and optical inspection may come from the same supplier, specialised vendors are often chosen to supply equipment such as conveyors, stackers and the reflow oven. Yamaha includes support for these types of equipment in the Factory Tools suite, thereby enabling a true single point of control from which production managers can monitor and manage all aspects of the line (figure 2). The software is able to control board-width settings throughout the line, for example, and can automatically select the appropriate reflow-soldering profile for each new product type upon entering the line. With this capability, program changeovers can be fully automated on detection of the incoming board identity scanned directly from the board or from a production order sheet. Auto changeover encompasses selection of the correct machine programs, conveyor width adjustment, and repositioning of support pins. Setup verification automatically collects paste and setup data from the printer, and checks the correct feeders needed to supply all the required components have been fitted to the mounters. Consolidating this information in a report that the supervisor can access from a desktop across the network enhances efficiency and allows any problems to be identified and solved quickly. Conclusion Today’s automotive electronics industry is changing, driven by pressures similar to those at work in other consumer and industrial sectors. Customers are demanding higher-performing and more sophisticated products, tailored to meet their needs and preferences, at an extremely competitive price. And they want the next generation, offering more choice, more quickly than the last. A potential $300 billion market hinges on the ability to satisfy these demands. Manufacturing automotive electronics has historically been a high-volume/low-mix challenge, but things are changing. The diversity of products is increasing as car brands rely more and more on electronic systems to deliver exciting new features and comply with tougher legislation. Moreover, as Just-In-Time lean manufacturing calls for lower batch sizes, manufacturers are adopting high-mix production techniques. Success demands a combination of the right strategy, efficient logistics on the factory floor, and making best use of equipment technology such as software tools to minimise setup and changeover times. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 7. October 2016
    Yamaha received contract for a Yamaha SMT Total Line order from GPV
    GPV, Danish electronics producer decided to invest in Yamaha SMT Solution for its Danish electronics factory in Aars. This new investment will supplement the 2014-investment so that now, the factory will have available two new mutually compatible SMT lines that will ensure that GPV is able to meet both present and future quality demands.According to the company the investment will also mean rapid changeovers and shorter lead times. CEO Bo Lybæk states that “with the new SMT line to Aars, GPV has taken yet another important step to ensure Danish electronics competence and SMT capacity at top level.” Mr. Ichiro Arimoto, General Manager of Yamaha Motor Europe N.V., IM Business shares his confidence that the chosen Yamaha solutions and especially the newest mounter YSM20 and the latest inspection machine YSi-V will boost positively GPV growth plan. He says “Yamaha is delighted of the collaboration with GPV and their trust in Yamaha’s high quality and reliable SMT machines.” He adds “ The invest in Yamaha Total Line Solution will allow them to address the future high expectations and requirements for excellent quality and flexibility. We are very enthiusiastic of this cooperation and also of the successful joint work with our partner Core-emt, whose team provides superior nationwide support for all Yamaha SMT products in Denmark.” About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 6. September 2016
    Merger with Yamaha Motor Europe N.V.
    Yamaha announces that effective 1st September, 2016, Yamaha Motor IM Europe GmbH has merged with Yamaha Motor Europe N.V., the headquarters of the Yamaha Motor group in Europe based in the Netherlands. The modification of our legal structure will not affect our day-to-day operations. Yamaha SMT business will continue from 1st September, 2016 onwards in the form of a registered German branch of YME under the name: Yamaha Motor Europe N.V., Niederlassung Deutschland, Geschäftsbereich IM German Branch Office, IM Business. As a result of the merger we will be aligned with the Yamaha Motor group in Europe, enhancing our European operations. Mr. Soichiro Kamijima will continue to manage successfully the branch. He states ”Yamaha’s aim is to strengthen our SMT sales capabilities and the support to our distributors and agents in Europe. Yamaha will continue on the path of growth we have taken since the company was established in 2011.” Yamaha’s focus remains the commitment to best serve our customers and to continue to deliver our high-quality and reliable products and excellent services. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 29. June 2016
    Continuous Improvement in Surface-Mount Assembly and the Pathway to Smart Manufacturing
    Data structures and software tools developed to enable continuous improvement of surface-mount assembly productivity now create a stepping stone that can help OEms and CEMs make the transition into smart manufacturing Introduction: The Smart Imperative for Manufacturers Smart manufacturing – the fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0 – is all about leveraging advanced technologies to maximise productivity, quality and responsiveness, minimise waste, and meet market demands for rapid delivery and high levels of product individualisation. Only a smart infrastructure, with digital communications at its heart, is capable of networking and adapting continuously to meet these objectives. This revolution is coming first in territories that must depend on advanced technology to maintain competitiveness, typically where labour costs are high and customer expectations are even higher. Manufacturing businesses planning capital investment must balance their short-term needs with the certainty that they must be ready for a future that will demand higher levels of intelligence, automation, and communication capabilities at every point to make the transition from value chain to value network. The goal is to create value at all points in the network. On assembly lines, this calls for smart equipment that is capable of self-monitoring and self-analysing, and communicating status and decision-making information in real-time to supervisors and business managers. The traditional boundary between factory floor and back office is disappearing, as computing brings the power to convert manufacturing data into information that has value at multiple points throughout the organisation and among trusted partners. This industrial revolution will be the catalyst to unify all business activities into a seamless cohesive enterprise – from designing and making to marketing, selling, accounting, and directing. The move to smart manufacturing is a major force driving the decisions of today’s manufacturing managers. It is typical now that any capital investment in the current timeframe is decided with a view to how it will support the company’s roadmap into smart manufacturing. Industry 4.0 and Surface-Mount Assembly Surface-mount electronic assembly is a prime example of the type of enterprise that is ready to go smart. Advanced technology and automation is driving a resurgence of activity in areas where labour costs have traditionally been highest, such as in Western Europe, North America and Japan. Businesses need to take the next step if they are to grow their market share and sustain profitability. A typical surface-mount line may combine equipment such as dispenser or screen printer, mounters and optical inspection from a number of different manufacturers. Although the interfaces and protocols used to support communication between machines can take advantage of industry standards, the differences in the underlying data structures present a barrier to the rich information exchanges needed to support smart manufacturing. A full-line solution sourced from a single supplier, however, does not necessarily guarantee an easy solution. The way the data is organised is critical, and some manufacturers are able to demonstrate data structures that are well suited to making detailed information readily available to analytical software. Yamaha Motor Intelligent Machines Division has devoted considerable resources over several product generations, to establish a protocol for real-time data exchanges between inline surface-mount equipment, and software capable of capturing and analysing the data. These capabilities are now critical to support smart manufacturing. The Start of Smart? Historically, surface-mount lines have been unable to capture useful information about the performance of processes such as solder paste printing or component placement, because there was no communication standard capable of supporting the detailed feedback needed to allow sharing of quality information. To overcome the limitations of inline surface-mount equipment and unleash the power of data to drive continuous improvement, Yamaha developed its own machine-communication interfaces to facilitate the collection of rich data from machines in the production line, and to enable analysis and reporting or alerting in real time. This has helped manufacturers improve quality control and boost productivity by identifying defects such as missing components or incorrect alignment and taking remedial action immediately. Yamaha’s initiative also made it possible to collect information capable of driving predictive maintenance, which is also now seen as an important aspect of smart manufacturing. Figure 1 shows how feeding back optical inspection (AOI) data gathered inline immediately after component mounting enables diagnosis of any component-placement errors or solder-paste defects down to the level of individual mounter nozzles or stencil apertures. Software running on the machines is able to diagnose the exact causes of errors and send alerts to a mobile terminal such as the supervisor’s smartphone to help accelerate fault resolution and thereby minimise line stoppages. This mobile decision application is part of Yamaha’s proven Y.Fact software suite for optimising setup and performance at machine, line and factory level. Combined with the individual machine capabilities, this software provides a platform from which a smart manufacturing strategy can be launched and continuously extended and improved. The four modules that comprise Y.Fact software, known as P-Tool, M-Tool, S-Tool and T-Tool, handle Data Programming, Line Monitoring, Setup Navigation and Traceability respectively. The P-Tool for data programming carries out actions such as CAD-data conversion and reverse engineering of gerber files where necessary, to help save preparation time. Eliminating trial runs fits well with smart manufacturing ideals by saving materials and supervisor time, as well as automatically optimising and balancing the line. The line-monitoring capabilities of the M-Tool represent perhaps the most obvious area for software to support smart manufacturing. Displaying line and factory status via a web-based interface makes detailed information such as efficiency, operating ratios and pickup rates available to supervisors in real time. figure 2 shows how colour-coded status enables fast and easy monitoring of line status. It is an easy next-step to consolidate this data automatically into reports for storage and analysis by higher-level applications running in The Cloud. By facilitating setup, the S-Tool utility helps manage materials that may otherwise deteriorate over time. Automatically monitoring stock age and condition, for example by observing time limitations on moisture-sensitive devices (MSD) and checking use-by dates of components or solder paste, helps exclude any unsuitable materials from finished products. Connections to any Component Tower Storage system in cooperation with the machines’ parts-remaining counter helps minimise stoppages for reel and feeder changes and enables continuous non-stop operation if used to coordinate splicing of tapes. The tool records data such as the board code, solder paste type, and the identities of component feeders and reels, which can be collected by a handheld barcode reader. A topical example is recording barcode information such as brightness (BIN), colour temperature and illumination pattern of LEDs to block components with dissimilar characteristics from being used in the same assembly. This is a smart-ready capability that is directly applicable to one of the most important market opportunities for today’s electronics manufacturers. Taking a step beyond component checking during setup, the T-Tool supports traceability by recording each individual assembly identifier with its associated board identity and component data for every placement on the board. This is one area the underlying data structure of the surface-mount equipment is critical for handling the detailed component-level information. Yamaha’s proprietary data structure is able to record component serial numbers as well as position data and the PCB serial number and transfer the information through a shop-floor system into a traceability database (figure 3). This database can be queried for numerous purposes, such as tracking inventory and materials throughout the production flow to assist purchasing for just-in-time assembly, to help demonstrate conformity with customer requirements, or to verify the provenance of components. Comparing traceability data with production test data can help to identify recurring problems with components or machinery. Ultimately, if delivered units are found to fail in the field, the ability to trace the serial numbers of components affected can guide troubleshooting and assist with product recall. Ready for the Revolution By collecting and exchanging rich data sets, and interfacing smoothly with analytical software tools that cover end-to-end the flow of delivering components and building assemblies on the factory floor, Yamaha’s intelligent surface-mount line supports the principles of smart manufacturing, which all industries are working towards: High quality, network-centric communication between humans and systems, in the entire value network including end users Digitisation of information and communication among all value chain partners and in the production process on all levels Granular, flexible, and intelligent manufacturing technologies, adjustable on the fly to meet highly specific end-user demands Conclusion Smart manufacturing is the future, and is widely regarded as the most effective way for businesses to deliver competitive products into global markets. The foundations for smart manufacturing, including inter-machine communication protocols, real-time monitoring and analytical tools, are already well established in parts of some industries such as surface-mount electronics assembly. Here, the transition to smart manufacturing is happening now, bringing improvements across the factory-floor. Ongoing adoption, harnessing the power of The Cloud, will deliver the advantages of smart throughout the enterprise. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Figure 1. Surface-mount line with closed-loop feedback of post-mounter AOI data for real-time and historical analysis. Figure 2. The line-monitor display enables at-a-glance interpretation of complex equipment status. Figure 3. Data collected in real-time and stored in the traceability database can support activities ranging from customer relations to equipment maintenance or product design Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 28. June 2016
    Yamaha Motor IM announces ∑-F8S High-speed Mounter Increased Effective Tact
    Yamaha Motor IM Europe announces that the new premium modular Σ(Sigma)-F8S has been launched on April 1st , 2016. The Σ-F8S, a new model of premium modular “Σ” series, is an evolutionary advancement of the Σ-F8. The existing model employs a rotary direct drive head to achieve 150,000 CPH (in optimum conditions), the world’s fastest level. The Σ-F8S achieves an effective 5% tact improvement on average and greater productivity compared to the existing version, and with its improved mounting accuracy this new model is also capable of handling the extremely small-sized 0201 (0.25 x 0.125 mm) chip components. The new Σ-F8S has been displayed at the 45th INTERNEPCON JAPAN trade show for electronics manufacturing and surface mount technology (SMT) last January 13-15, 2016 in Tokyo. In recent years, miniaturization, high-densification, high functionality, and diversification as well as shortened product cycles have increasingly accelerated for a variety of products such as consumer electronics, personal computers, and mobile telephones. Along with faster speeds, flexibility in order to efficiently accommodate small-scale varied production up to mass production on the same line is required in electronic component mounting processing for the above types of products. In response to this, based on the popular high-performance existing model Σ-F8, the newly-developed Σ-F8S premium modular has achieved a new level with the addition of leading-edge technology including a lighter-weight axis drive system and new servo control technology. This new model now has an approximately 5% improved effective tact on average, as well as being capable of handling the extremely small-sized 0201 (0.25x 0.125 mm) chip components. From mass high-speed production to highly-versatile multi-product capable production comes a complete surface mounter line-up that meets the changing needs of the market. Here, Yamaha Motor takes advantage of its full line-up of surface mounters, solder paste printing equipment, dispensers, and testing systems etc. to achieve improvements in quality and efficiency for production in all types of products through total line-up solutions that build synergies between mounting line equipment. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 27. June 2016
    Change to Yamaha for Netherlands-based A1 Electronics Boosts Capacity and Competitiveness
    After more than 30 years in the electronics manufacturing business, Rudy Oude Vrielink, one of the three founders and director of A1 Electronics Netherlands bv in Almelo, has experience with a wide variety of assembly technologies and equipment; he knows when the time is right to make strategic investments. Since A1 began in 2001, the business has grown from three people to 37 and now works with major OEMs across the medical, automotive, infrastructure, industrial and communications sectors. By continuously enhancing the company’s capabilities to fulfil current projects and strengthen the company for the future, Rudy has established A1’s reputation for high-quality, state-of-the-art surface-mount assembly, box-build, test engineering, prototyping, and repair and maintenance services. In addition to holding ISO 9001 quality certification, A1 is among very few EMS businesses approved to ISO 13485, the quality management system for the medical industry. This puts the company in a particularly strong position to manufacture medical technology ranging from small devices like wearables to high-performance image-processing boards. Complementing the activities at Almelo, A1’s newly acquired subsidiary company just a few minutes’ drive from the main site employs an 85-strong workforce predominantly engaged in processes such as wiring and system assembly. A1 Chooses Yamaha In 2014 Rudy decided the time was right for A1 to invest in cutting-edge surface-mount assembly technology, both to extend capabilities and increase capacity. Unable to get the right deal with the then-current SMT partner, Rudy and his team saw Yamaha’s YS24 and YS24X mounters at Yamaha IM Europe headquarters in Neuss, and agreed terms. The machines were quickly delivered to Almelo and installed with the aid of Yamaha engineers. With combined specified placement speed of 126,000 cph, the two mounters that are now in action on A1’s production line have significantly boosted placement capacity. “Our line is running five or six times faster with the new Yamaha mounters,” explains Rudy. “With Yamaha’s support, our operators adapted quickly to the change and are now able to get the best performance from the machines.” The YS24 mounters are dual-beam twin-head machines that deliver super-high placement speed within a compact footprint, which enables assemblers to ensure maximum productivity from every metre of floor space.  The YS24 handles package types from 0402 metric (01005) chip-size devices up to 32mm x 32mm. The YS24X gives added flexibility to place large components up to 45mm x 45mm and 15mm high. This is enough for large QFPs or surface-mount electrolytic capacitors. In both machines Yamaha’s multi-camera system with side-light enables high-speed component verification and alignment, and the Multiple Accuracy Compensation System (MACS) eliminates the effects of machine variables to maintain consistent 3-sigma accuracy within ±5µm. With such a dramatic increase in placement capability, Rudy soon decided to upgrade to inline Automatic Optical Inspection (AOI) post-reflow to keep quality control in step with production throughput. Again, Yamaha had the best solution, not only in terms of inspection throughput but also delivering efficiency advantages by sharing the same software platform as the mounters. A new Yamaha YSi-12 inspection station joined the line in 2015. The YSi-12 can scan a 330mm x 250mm board in 15 seconds, and captures images at 5-Mpixels resolution from multiple angles and at multiple visible (RGB) wavelengths as well as infrared to ensure unerring defect detection. In addition, laser-based vertical displacement monitoring enhances detection of defects such as partially lifted components or leads, while horizontal alignment checking corrects for variations such as pad size or shape. The new Yamaha equipment has performed faultlessly since installation, which has helped to minimise the disruption that can be caused by introducing new and unfamiliar mounters on a working SMT line. “We needed to create new programs for our current projects, which was a considerable amount of work but worthwhile for the extra productivity we have achieved,” comments Rudy. “On the other hand, we now have the advantage of a seamless connection between the mounters and AOI.” Yamaha’s one-click AOI programming, based on data from the mounters, eliminates the burden of manually generating an inspection program for each board. Automatically generated programs require only minor fine tuning before being ready to run. Gaining Capacity, Quality and Productivity In practice, the YS24 and YS24X mounters have not only increased capacity but have also delivered visible improvements in assembly quality. “We can see that the positioning of components on the pads is more central and more consistent,” explains Rudy. “This inspires confidence in our processes and, more importantly from a productivity standpoint, results in fewer false calls after AOI.” Rudy’s intention from the start was to increase capacity over and above current requirements, to accommodate anticipated sales growth going forward. Equipped with the new mounters, A1 began winning new customers immediately, and the extra capacity has been taken up remarkably quickly. His next step has been to analyse all the processes that take support the line, to unlock the maximum potential for productivity. He has reorganised some of the staff into dedicated changeover teams, whose sole responsibility is to ensure that feeders are setup perfectly on the exchange carriages and optimise every aspect to ensure each changeover is as fast as possible and trouble-free. “Sometimes we may need to do five or six product changeovers per day, so every saving can deliver a valuable gain in overall productivity,” he says. “We also plan to introduce a separate SMT line dedicated to prototype work. This will unload some of the frequent-changeover projects and allow us to implement dual-shift working on the Yamaha line to handle more projects and higher volumes.” With a strategic plan to drive sales growth in Germany in particular, Rudy has recently appointed a sales manager for Germany, and is expecting the Yamaha mounters and AOI to help increase total turnover by 20% over the next year. “We have worked successfully with major automotive and professional video OEMs based in Germany, and we are looking to build on that and continue growing our business there,” he explains. The productivity gains already achieved by investing in the Yamaha equipment have strengthened his confidence in A1’s ability to compete with assemblers across Europe. As operating costs remain higher in Western Europe, compared to the east, companies like A1 must continue raising productivity to offer competitive prices. “With the new Yamaha equipment boosting our line, we can compete more strongly than ever with manufacturers from anywhere in Europe. This puts us in a good position to achieve our current targets and keep moving forward.” “Changing to Yamaha mounters and AOI was bold,” he concludes. “It was a significant investment, and everyone here has worked hard to adapt to the change. For A1, it was exactly the right move at the right time.” About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 6. April 2016
    Yamaha to Introduce Latest, Most Advanced Mounter and Inspection Systems at SMT Hybrid Packaging 2016
    Wide-body mounter extends High-Efficiency Modular advantages into large-board assembly; TypeHS AOI system brings 3D-inspection speed boost At SMT Hybrid Packaging 2016 in Nuremberg, April 26-28, Yamaha Motor IM Europe will debut new surface-mount placement and inspection systems that introduce advanced features for faster and more flexible assembly. High-Efficiency Modular Mounter Beefs Up for Bigger Boards The new Z:LEX YSM20W wide-body mounter populates larger, heavier boards at speeds up to 80,000 cph, with all the flexibility of the popular Z:LEX YSM20 High-Efficiency Modular system. By handling boards up to 810mm long x 742mm wide and 8mm thick, with conveyable weight up to 10kg, the new machine empowers assemblers to tackle technically ambitious projects that demand capabilities beyond the ordinary. Z:LEX YSM20W is the ideal platform for taking on the most advanced challenges coming from today’s automotive, industrial, medical, power or LED-lighting sectors. The outstanding flexibility of the new mounter also extends to handling boards up to 810mm x 356mm in dual-lane configuration. Owners can thus gain a competitive edge through the ability to build larger assemblies at throughput rates usually associated with small mobile projects. Inspection Boost for High Speed with High Confidence The new YSi-V 12M TypeHS optical inspection system raises the performance bar, with enhanced features and the fastest 3D tact time in Yamaha’s range. Its arrival enables assemblers to maximise defect detection without trading cycle time as shrinking component sizes, increasing placement density and fine-pitch interconnects demand combined 3D, 2D and multi-angle inspection for optimum confidence. Other upgrades in the YSi-V 12M TypeHS include an improved image-processing subsystem, as well as more responsive four-direction image capturing for superior shape detection. The arrival of the YSi-V 12M TypeHS strengthens manufacturers’ ability to implement all-item in-line inspection in high-volume production. With this new machine added to the line-up, customers can now choose from six different AOI system specifications to select the optimum feature set, inspection speed, and 12Mpixel or 5Mpixel resolution to suit a wide variety of budgets and manufacturing scenarios. An additional bonus comes in the form of Yamaha’s new iProDB inspection history management software, which is available on request, free of charge, to all users of YSi-V AOI systems. iProDB leverages Yamaha’s position as a full-line manufacturer of surface-mount equipment to combine inspection data with status information from mounters and printers in the same line, to help with design for manufacture, process improvement, production management, and equipment maintenance. The new machines will be displayed at the Yamaha Motor IM booth, 7-220, at SMT Hybrid Packaging 2016 in Nuremberg from April 26-28. Here, visitors can also discuss configurations, support, and Yamaha’s unique risk-free purchase facilities with technical experts and sales representatives. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 6. April 2016
    Yamaha Motor IM launches Z:LEX YSM20W with largest PCB Capability
    Yamaha Motor IM Europe announces that the high efficiency modular Z:LEX YSM20W has been launched on February 1st, 2016. The Z:LEX YSM20W, retains the flexibility and efficiency across a range of diverse production conditionsand the same high-speed capability, component handling, and scalability as the high-efficiency Z:LEX SM20 mounter. In addition, the Z:LEX YSM20W is a Z:LEX wide-body model that features significantly increased PCB adaptability, and which can handle extra-large-sized PCB’s up to L810 x W742 mm. YSM20W is the largest dual lane machine with 2 x 356 mm board width. The new Z:LEX YSM20W has been displayed at the 45th INTERNEPCON JAPAN trade show for electronics manufacturing and surface mount technology (SMT) last January 13-15, 2016 in Tokyo. In recent years, miniaturization, high-densification, high functionality, and diversification as well as shortened product cycles have increasingly accelerated for a variety of products such as consumer electronics, personal computers, and mobile telephones. Along with faster speeds, flexibility in order to efficiently accommodate small-scale varied production up to mass production on the same line is required in electronic component mounting processing for the above types of products. A new edition in the Z:LEX series, the YSM20W, provides flexibility and efficiency in various forms of production without the need for replacing the head thanks to the “1 head-solution” concept. This new model is a wide-body version of the Z:LEX YSM20 universal modular, and it provides both high-speed and versatility at a high level. It is now capable of handling extra-large-sized PCB’s for automotive products, industrial, medical, power devices, and LED lighting etc. with its significantly increased adaptability to PCB sizes and weight. In addition to this, the dual-lane specification provides benefits from mass production in dual-lane production with its ability to handle not only small mobile device type small PCB work, but also PCB’s at larger than M sizes. From mass high-speed production to highly-versatile multi-product capable production comes a complete surface mounter line-up that meets the changing needs of the market. Here, Yamaha Motor takes advantage of its full line-up of surface mounters, solder paste printing equipment, dispensers, and testing systems etc. to achieve improvements in quality and efficiency for production in all types of products through total line-up solutions that build synergies between mounting line equipment. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 5. April 2016
    Yamaha Motor IM Releases New High Speed 3D AOI
    YSi-V 12M TypeHS High-end, Hybrid Optical Automated Optical Inspection System with 25% Faster Three-dimensional Inspection Tact. Yamaha Motor Im Europe announces today that the YSi-V 12M TypeHS high-end, hybrid automated optical inspection system (AOI) will be launched on April 1st, 2016. This new model will be based on the YSi-V, which can carry out high-speed, high-resolution two-dimension inspections, height and inclined surface three-dimensional inspections, and four-directional inclined image inspections all in one machine, but will feature the addition of a faster three-dimensional inspection option. This new model will bring the total number of YSi-V three-dimension inspection system types available to six, allowing selection of the optimal specification to suit a variety of PCB type production settings. Along with the YSi-V 12M TypeHS featuring enhanced responsiveness for its high-speed projector in joint three-dimensional image capture at the height throughout its field of view, it also has improved image processing capability, and a further 25% speed increase in three-dimensional inspection tact compared to the existing high-speed type, the YSi-V 12M TypeS. In addition, Yamaha Motor has developed the iProDB inspection history management software and will provide it free of charge to customers who use the YSi-V. This software stores and analyzes information generated from the source of rejected items for use regarding design problems and process improvements. The new YSi-V 12M TypeHS has been displayed at the 45th INTERNEPCON JAPAN trade show for electronics manufacturing and surface mount technology (SMT) last January 13-15, 2016 in Tokyo. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 5. April 2016
    Yamaha’s Total Line Solution was the focus at Automaticon 2016 Show
    Yamaha Motors IM Europe and its partner Renex participated successfully at the Automaticon show in Warsaw in Poland where the visitors acknowledged the benefits of the best in class Yamaha’s machines. Yamaha Motor IM offered the opportunity to all visitors to experience live demonstration of our high quality machines and to get onsite detailed product information. The positive interaction between Yamaha and Renex management and engineers and the interested show visitors was highly perceptible. Yamaha’s visitors experienced the advantages of the Yamaha only true Total Line Solution as a supplier offering a complete line solution, founded on a common hardware platform and running on a unified software environment. Yamaha’s total Line Solution was a unique highlight featuring the YCP10 screen printer, the YSM20 mounter and the YSi-V inspection machine on the booth. Yamaha high quality equipment played a vital role in showcasing full technological solutions suitable to the customers’ needs. Enthusiastic and interested visitors appreciated the features as flexibility, performance and accuracy of Yamaha’s machines. Yamaha Motor IM Europe and Renex got advantage of a very productive and exciting exhibition that further strengthened the relationship with the existing customers and brought very valuable new contacts. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 9. March 2016
    Yamaha Motor IM Europe strengthen its AOI-AXI Support in Europe
    Yamaha Motor IM Europe announces that Mr. Andreas Grünewald started his new role as ‘Application Engineer / Inspection Solutions AOI AXI’. Thanks to Mr. Grünewald’s expertise, Yamaha strengthens its customer support in Europe. Furthermore, he will take over the training and demonstrations of our AOI systems. “I am looking forward to the new tasks and challenges at Yamaha Motor IM Europe.” commented Mr. Grünewald. Mr. Grünewald can look back on over 10 years experience in measuring- and inspection-systems. In particular, during the last five years he was concerned with AOI-machines, focusing on THT and SMT. His strong customer orientation and technical knowledge will support Yamaha IM on our way to be the industry leader. Holger Hansmann, Business Development Manager Inspection Solutions YIME, said “The support of our customers in all technical aspects around the automatic inspection is highly important for Yamaha. We look forward to constructive cooperation with Mr. Grünewald and are convinced that Yamaha Motor IM Europe will benefit from his commitment.” About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 6. February 2016
    CO-EL of Italy Sees Big Returns on Investment in Three New Yamaha SMT Lines
    CO-EL’s new Yamaha full-line surface-mount solution sets new factory speed record Ultra-low dpm rates cut quality-control workload by 70% Overall 35% boost in productivity Today’s Contract Electronic Manufacturers (CEMs) serve customers in a variety of markets, and must satisfy the highest standards applicable in each. But investing at the right time to improve and extend capabilities can demand brave decisions, especially when economic conditions are uncertain. In 2014, CO-EL S.rl, a CEM based in Mozzate north of Milan, decided the time was right to upgrade its state-of-the-art 3500 sq.m facility with three new, advanced surface-mount lines from Yamaha. It was a big decision at a time when important markets were recovering only tentatively after the recent recession. This style of bold action has served CO-EL founder and co-owner Lorenzo Colombo well over the company’s 44-year history. From modest beginnings focused on serving a small number of telecom equipment businesses, he has secured the loyalty of leading telecom OEMs and operators, and also established the company in the industrial automation, medical technology and automotive electronics sectors. “Difficult periods are the best times to invest, to be ready to move forward when conditions start to become better,” he explains. “We seized the opportunity to work with Yamaha, and this has allowed us to achieve dramatic gains in capabilities, productivity and quality.” The decision to move forward with Yamaha involved replacing all existing surface-mount automation with three complete new Yamaha lines populated by the latest YS24, YS24X and YS12 mounters and YSi-V inspection stations. The three lines are fed by two new Yamaha YSP printers, which are capable of performing 100% paste-on-pad inspection in real-time and so help verify perfect process control. The equipment was delivered and installed quickly with minimum disruption, and Yamaha provided intensive training and technical support to help get the new lines up and running as quickly as possible. “The printer is critical to the performance of the line,” comments Lorenzo. “It not only launches the entire process and delivers two-in-one flexibility, but also performs 100% paste-on-pad inspection in real-time. This allows us to be certain we have the best possible foundation for the other production processes downstream.” For Lorenzo Colombo and CO-EL, maintaining the highest quality is of paramount importance bearing in mind the markets served. The company is certified to extremely high quality standards such as ISO 9001 and ISO/TS 16949, and benefits from having specially skilled technicians trained in electro-medical assembly. When serving such demanding markets, quality control can become an obsession that consumes a high proportion of workers’ time. The new Yamaha line has significantly relieved this burden without compromising the quality experienced by customers. Lorenzo believes the time operators spend dealing with quality-control issues is about 70% lower since the new assembly lines went live. “Automatic Optical Inspection (AOI) used to be vital for spotting defects and preventing sub-standard boards escaping the factory,” he adds. “Now, our new Yamaha lines produce work to such a consistently high standard that AOI has become mostly about confirming each board is correctly assembled. We have recently produced a double-sided board with about 450 components per assembly, and achieved a defect rate of four or five per 1000 boards, or about 10ppm.” CO-EL is also taking advantage of the Yamaha optional Traceability software package, to support the component-level traceability required by customers in automotive and other industry sectors. The traceability software records all necessary production data to batch component level, and has extensive reporting features. In a recent audit by a European automotive customer, one of the biggest car brands in the world, unerring traceability was one factor that helped CO-EL achieve the extremely high score of 93 out of 100. Quality is not the only key performance indicator boosted by the switch to Yamaha’s full-line solution. Throughput has increased and productivity is also up. The YS24 and YS12 mounters operate up to 72,000 cph and 36,000 cph (IPC9850) respectively, delivering extremely high placement rates. In fact, the Yamaha lines recently set a new factory speed record when CO-EL succeeded in placing 1.97 million components in a single 15-hour working day. The unified Yamaha software platform that links the machines in each line, together with the optional Yamaha productivity-boosting software tools, help make the most of the high placement speeds. Programming is more efficient, for example, because data import is streamlined and simplified. In addition, the optional programming package, P-Tool, assists product preparation and program checking with utilities like virtual sticky tape to minimise time-consuming trial runs. P-Tool also includes easy-to-use optimising and balancing features capable of simulating mounter programs in three dimensions and helping to manage feeders, lines, and multi-PCB production. “Setup and programming are now much easier and faster, which allows the operators to use their time much more efficiently,” Lorenzo confirms. Streamlining setup and programming are extremely important at CO-EL because only about 10% of the workload involves production volumes of 30,000 units and upwards. The vast majority of jobs are for 500, 200, or less than 100 boards. In production, communication between machines uses Yamaha’s proprietary data-exchange protocol that can capture important process-performance data to allow real-time analysis and troubleshooting. CO-EL has also chosen the optional Yamaha Line Monitoring package, which provides a web interface that presents all the live data needed by operators to manage the line and maximise productivity. At-a-glance indicators mirror the beacon status for each machine, and also provide more in-depth information including the number of components remaining per reel, pickup rates and time to completion. “The components-remaining counter alerts our operators in plenty of time that a reel will soon need to be changed,” explains Lorenzo. “Because the new machines require significantly less human intervention than our previous equipment, our production operators have fewer interruptions and are able to focus on preparing new feeders or entire trolleys and have these ready in time to replace the depleted unit without stopping the machine.” The improvements brought by the Yamaha full-line solution, such as higher speed, streamlined setup, improved placement accuracy and reduced quality-control workload, have helped boost CO-EL’s productivity by as much as 35%, Lorenzo estimates. His next step is to upgrade the company’s second factory in Romania, which was opened in 2007 and has one surface-mount line. “Installing a full Yamaha line in this factory will bring the automation up to the same high standard as our main site, which will create a homogenised manufacturing environment giving ultimate flexibility and efficiency, everywhere working to the same high quality and productivity standards.” It’s an exciting view ahead for CO-EL, which began in 2014 with Lorenzo Colombo’s decision to invest in new Yamaha lines. “We made a bold move, and it was the right decision: a significant investment that has delivered far greater returns than we expected,” Lorenzo concludes. “The Yamaha full-line solution has accelerated our drive to continuously improve the capabilities, productivity and quality we deliver to our customers.” About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 25. January 2016
    Yamaha IM Expands Intelligent Factory Capability with AEGIS’ FactoryLogix®; Enhances Programming Flexibility
    Kennesaw, Georgia, USA –Through our ongoing technology agreement with AEGIS, Yamaha IM announces the completion of a software milestone: the full integration of Aegis FactoryLogix® software with Yamaha Programming PTools.  This newly enhanced interface allows Aegis Software users the ability to create programs in FactoryLogix and directly hand them over to Yamaha’s Programming Tool (PTool). In making the announcement, George Babka, Sales General Manager for the SMT Business Group of Yamaha Motor IM America, Inc., said, “The new interface with AEGIS NPI product FactoryLogix brings AEGIS and Yamaha IM’s customers a big step closer to Industry 4.0 realization goals. This product will simplify and streamline our customers’ PCB assembly processes like never before.” With FactoryLogix, CAD/CAM information is processed as needed, then merged with a Bill of Material (BOM). FactoryLogix then reads in the Yamaha PTool Part Database and automatically matches part numbers and looks up package types to speed up the part-to-database connection. When complete, FactoryLogix hands the program, in Yamaha format, to Yamaha’s PTools Software for optimization. This functionality, along with Yamaha’s state of the art Visual Editor Software, creates a board image and overlays part outlines so that a “Virtual Sticky Tape” board can be created.  Board debug and verification can be done offline without taking production time away from the line, or using any components. “In short, this new integration gives Yamaha the capability of communicating fully through NPI – giving our customers a path that can lead to full MES with lot level traceability on YAMAHA machinery, providing another solution for the truly Intelligent Factory. The customer is the ultimate beneficiary,” Babka added. About Aegis Software Founded in 1997, Aegis Software is headquartered in a state-of-the-art development and training facility in Philadelphia PA. Aegis has international sales and support offices in Germany, UK, China and Japan, and is partnered with 36 manufacturing equipment suppliers. With a global customer base of over 1700 factories across the electronics, medical, automotive, military and aerospace industries, Aegis delivers a unique level of capability, value, and time-to-value for its manufacturing customers. Learn more by visiting www.aiscorp.com. ​​About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 6. January 2016
    Yamaha Motor IM Europe launches its new website
    Yamaha is launching its new website that will provide the latest technical information and its worthful news to the customers and website viewers. Thanks to its modern layout, informative content and consistent navigation system, the viewer will find it extremely easy to navigate and to gather the information that they need. Herewith, Yamaha’s portofolio is best represented and shows Yamaha’s state-of-the-art Total Line Solutions which comprises printers, mounters, dispensers, inspections machines operated on the single unified software platform Yamaha Y-Fact, which offers major benefits for customers such as increased efficiency, accurate programming and much faster learning curve for operator due to 1 graphical user interface on all Yamaha machines. The new website is accessible through wider range of devices including mobiles and tablets. “ We are very enthiussiastic to lauch Yamaha new Website as we are convinced that this media channel will display our latest technologies and show our innovations in the best way. Our customers can thus be always up to date.“ said Mr. Ichiro Arimoto, General Manager YIME. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 6. October 2015
    Yamaha to Unveil Innovations Boosting Productivity and Quality, at Productronica 2015
    Faster loading feeders and new inspection choices, the latest connected machines, plus advanced robotics bringing the next level of automation, all together on Booth 323 in Hall A3 Yamaha Motor Intelligent Machines’ booth, 323 in hall A3 at Productronica this November, will spotlight solutions to boost surface-mount productivity and quality, including game-changing AOI, innovative new feeders, and the latest print, placement and inspection platforms in Yamaha’s connected full-line solution.In addition, Yamaha will bring technologies from its robotics division to Productronica for the first time, unleashing the power of programmable automation and Industry 4.0 in electronics assembly. Launching at the show, new 3D and 2D 5Mpixel optical inspection systems have a wide field of view and make Yamaha's class-leading AOI more affordable than ever, while delivering ease of use, high speed and accuracy. As with the successful 12Mpixel 3D YSi-V system, the new configurations feature Yamaha’s ingenious multi-angle inspection that sees details other systems can miss, as well as laser height and coplanarity measurement to pinpoint problems with leads or underside terminations. Also making its public debut is Yamaha’s latest feeder Automatic Loading Feeder, which banishes the time-consuming task of peeling back cover tape when loading a new component reel. This not only enables faster and easier reel changes, but also eliminates dust and static-electric effects thereby ensuring components remain correctly oriented in the tape. On the booth, a YCP10 compact full-featured printer, two YSM20 high-efficiency modular 90,000 CPH mounters and a YSi-V inspection system will demonstrate their individual performance credentials, while also highlighting the advantages of Yamaha’s connected full-line solution. These include rich data communication between machines, and closed-loop diagnostic feedback with the option to send updates directly to the supervisor’s mobile. Visitors will also see the high-end YSP printer, the advanced high-speed Sigma G5S mounter, the YSi-X high-speed 3D X-ray system featuring high-accuracy, low-power laminography, the YSD dispenser for solder paste or adhesive and YS12F flexible economy 20,000 CPH mounter. Bringing Industry-Leading Robotics to Electronics Assembly: In an exciting new dimension to the show, Yamaha will demonstrate a number of robotics technologies that are directly applicable to electronic assembly challenges. Drawing on the pre-eminence of its robotics division, which has one of the largest portfolios for industrial automation, Yamaha is uniquely positioned to bring the flexibility and speed of robotic technologies to the electronic production line. Yamaha’s experts will be on hand to show how forward-looking OEMs and CEMs can harness the power of robotics to drive quality and productivity to new heights. All this is waiting for Productronica visitors on booth 323 hall A3, at Messe München, November 10-13, 2015. ​ Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 6. October 2015
    Yamaha Debuts New Inspection System and Advanced Robotic Assembly Solutions at Productronica 2015
    Upgrades, innovations and new technologies arrive to take productivity to the next level Yamaha Motor Intelligent Machines has introduced new productivity-boosting innovations to the world’s electronic industry at Productronica 2015 in Munich. The new 5Mpixel YSi-V inline optical inspection system launched at the show brings sophisticated quality control within the reach of smaller manufacturers or for cost-sensitive projects. Yamaha is offering a choice of 2D-only and 2D/3D configurations with 5 or 12 MPixel camera that allow customers to choose their entry level. Each has a wide field of view and benefits from the same signal-processing control system, multiple inspection modes and dual-lane chassis as the flagship 12Mpixel system. The 5 MPixel camera with 18-micron resolution allows these new systems to deliver high-performance defect detection and capture detailed images from four different angles to guide rework. Also making its debut at Productronica, Yamaha’s new ZS Auto-Load feeders eliminate laborious splicing and end-of-tape errors maximizing line efficiency to the next level. The component reel is changed quickly and easily without withdrawing the feeder, simply by inserting the new tape at the rear. Built-in self-calibration ensures correct tape positioning for consistent picking accuracy, ensuring no components are wasted. By cutting the cover tape, instead of separating, ZS Auto-Load minimises electrostatic effects to ensure components stay correctly positioned. Emptied tape is sliced for easy disposal. The new feeders are compatible with all Yamaha YS and YSM mounters, and not only streamline high-volume assembly but also simplify small-batch or prototype builds where components are presented in short lengths of tape. In addition, Yamaha has further extended the set of mobile productivity tools that deliver critical information to operators wherever they are on the factory floor. The new Mobile Parts-Remaining counter confirms at-a-glance the number of components in any given feeder, via the Windows® 7 handheld computer supplied with all Yamaha mounters. Visitors facing high-volume/low-mix production challenges were able to see the latest Sigma mounters, which now incorporate new Yamaha engineering since the company took over the brand from Hitachi early in 2015. The Sigma machines are fully integrated within Yamaha’s total-line solution, and achieve high cph rates of up to 75,000 on the Sigma G5S that features two beams and two heads. The Sigma F8 has four beams and four heads, and delivers 150,000 cph. With their Direct Drive Heads the Sigma machines support a wide range of components from 03015 chips up to 72mm x 72mm or 150mm x 26mm and 35mm high. Support for advanced feeding solutions and options such as heads for odd-shape components maximize flexibility to satisfy diverse production needs. Robots on the Yamaha booth demonstrated real solutions to challenges facing today’s electronics manufacturers, such as high-speed dispensing of gaskets or thermal materials in complex patterns. Yamaha demonstrated its latest technologies – such as 5Mpixel entry-level AOI and ZS Auto-Load feeders – to large numbers of booth visitors and VIP guests every day during Productronica 2015. Also Introducing: Robots to Solve Real Production Challenges Leading the drive toward next-generation electronics manufacturing leveraging robotic technologies, Yamaha also unveiled programmable SCARA and Cartesian robot systems for picking bulk components, palletizing ICs, and accurately dispensing form-in-place thermal materials and gaskets at high speed. Yamaha’s IM Robot Division has extensive experience in factory automation across industries such as packaging, automotive and precision manufacturing, and is now applying its skills to solve emerging challenges in the electronics assembly arena. The systems introduced at Productronica are fully integrated and ready to install and program on the production line. “2015 has delivered our most successful Productronica ever,” said Mr. Ichiro Arimoto. “We welcomed many invited VIPs and started new conversations with visitors that we look forward to continuing and ultimately helping overcome their production challenges. With our high efficient Total Line Solutions, alongside our commitment to delivering the most advanced technologies, our controlled cost-of-ownership plan fixes maintenance costs at a low level during the economical life time of each machine to give customers the best possible peace of mind. This is a powerful proposition that is helping us expand our customer base quickly throughout Europe.” Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 29. September 2015
    European sales partners attended Yamaha Annual Sales Meeting
    Yamaha Motor IM Europe, SMT division, unique supplier of The Total-Line-Solutions, announces that it held its annual European Sales Meeting from 15 to 17 September 2015. More than 40 sales agents from across all Europe and colleagues from Yamaha participated at the three-day event at Yamaha Motor IM Europe facility in Neuss, Germany. As in the previous years, Yamaha’s event was far more than only an informative and social meeting. The 2015 meeting theme was centered on creating predictive sales through a new Yamaha sales region organization. The presentations had the focus on technology, products innovations, processes, and sales and leadership initiatives which will support Yamaha achieving long-term success. New products and innovations across Yamaha best in class full range were presented, machines demonstrations were taking place and open and frank dialogs were exchanged. Yamaha Motor has a long and well-known history of applying intelligent technology to drive strategic success in electronic manufacturing market and is very pleased that its European agents are joining Yamaha unique insight into how sales leaders can harness predictive sales intelligence to grow revenue and profit. Apart from the focus on exchanging sales strategies and sharing positive experiences, the audience of Yamaha Sales Meeting 2015 joined social programs where they have also enjoyed cheerful and lively atmosphere at dinners while savoring different culinary tastes. All Yamaha sales partners as well as the complete Yamaha team showcased their entire satisfaction and their full enthusiasm at this event. With renewed strength and commitment, they are ready to face the task of continuing to increase Yamaha European Market share. A satisfied Mr. Ichiro Arimoto, SMT Business Group Manager YIME said in his closing statement “Yamaha Sales Meeting 2015 achieved the establishment of a solid strategy aiming a continuous future growth and we very much look forward to the next European sales meeting to be held in 2016.” About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 8. September 2015
    Yamaha Plans Major Factory Move in Push to Top of SMT Market
    Bespoke new factory in Hamamatsu Japan and drive for technological advancement central to achieving top-three market position as global demand recovers Supported by strong sales growth and recent expansion of its product portfolio, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd is moving all Intelligent Machines (Yamaha Motor IM) divisions – SMT, robotics and electrical wheelchairs – to a new larger factory in Japan. From this strengthened base, the SMT division expects to secure a top-three market position by 2020. The SMT division is moving aggressively into the market for high-speed equipment following acquisition of the Hitachi High Technologies chip-mounter business. The company also continues to develop its established product ranges, and has introduced additional new mounter, inspection and printer systems. These new models have helped increases net sales in 2014 by 20% and operating income by 63.8%. Now, to enhance efficiency and accommodate further expansion, the IM Business Units are to consolidate the operations of their current three Hamamatsu sites at a new, larger, combined R&D and manufacturing facility. This new center of operations, located in the Toyooka-cho, Kita-ku area of Hamamatsu, is already under construction and will open in 2017. It has three levels plus a mezzanine, giving total floor space of 53,700m2. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 11. June 2015
    Yamaha Motor IM Japan Management showing commitment to Turkish electronics market
    Yamaha Motor IM, Group Manager Europe & America, Mr. Ichiro Arimoto, visited a number of Turkish electronics companies in the Ankara, Izmir and Istanbul regions. Yamaha Motor IM, Group Manager Europe & America, Mr. Ichiro Arimoto, visited a number of Turkish electronics companies in the Ankara, Izmir and Istanbul regions. The Turkish market is an important market for Yamaha.  Many Yamaha-produced systems are installed in Turkey; Therefore we want to pay our respect and show our appreciation to the loyal customers that have entrusted us with their business, says Mr. Arimoto. Yamaha Motor IM, together with its Turkish total solution partner YMH Teknoloji, is committed to provide the Turkish market with state of the art total line solutions. Yamaha delivers a vital performance edge for customers, combined with outstanding quality, best in class local support and reliability. Arimoto san explains that the Turkish market is of strategic importance for Yamaha. Turkey is one of the few economies in the world that is year after year showing consistent and healthy growth. After spending valuable time in your beautiful country, I have now a better understanding of the Turkish market’s potential. All companies and people that I have met are passionate, professionals who take grade pride in their country and in their jobs. It feels like your electronics industry has a mission to become the place to be in Europe. My visit to Turkey has inspired me for further joint developments. I am very pleased to announce that Yamaha and its certified sales and service partner YMH Teknoloji will now take the next step in our support to the Turkish market. The Yamaha Sigma series will be introduced in Turkey via YMH Teknoloji. Furthermore, we will provide best in class support and consultancy to existing and future customers via a dedicated application center to be opened in Istanbul. Contact details: Yamaha Motor IM EuropeHansemannstrasse 12, 41468 Neuss, DeutschlandTelefonzentrale: + 49-2131-2013520http: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu YMH TeknolojiHalil Erdogan, General ManagerTelefon: +90 (212) 347 10 23Mobil: +90 (532) 382 03 20E-Mail: halil.erdogan@YMH-Teknoloji.com Mehmet Emin Yaman, Sales DirectorTelefon: +90 (212) 347 10 23Mobil: +90 (544) 593 95 13E-Mail: mehmet.yaman@YMH-Teknoloji.comAvni Dilligil Sk., Koroglu Is Merkezi, No: 6/7, Mecidiyekoy, 34394 Istanbul, Turkiye About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu ​ Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 1. June 2015
    Yamaha Motor IM incorporates Hitachi High Tech Group
    Since 1st April 2015, Yamaha Motor IM Europe incorporated the Hitachi Sigma Mounter Platform into the Yamaha portfolio of SMT Mounters, Printers, Dispensers, Hybrid Placers and Inspection / X-Ray machines. Hitachi High-Tech Instruments has been responsible for the development, manufacture, and servicing of chip mounters and peripheral equipment. The transfer of assets from Hitachi High-Tech Group strengths Yamaha’s technical foundations in the high-speed mounter market and creates further opportunities for expanding Yamaha’s customer base and ultimately enhances their surface mounter business. Every Yamaha’s brand is completely designed and manufactured in a Yamaha facility by Yamaha personnel. Yamaha Motors IM ensures its commitment to supporting the Sigma Series Platform, and will continue with honor to provide world class support to legacy Hitachi Mounter High Tech’s customers by Yamaha Motor IM Europe. Hitachi customers can interact with Yamaha’s experts. Yamaha has a plan to add substantial technical depth and resources to the team to further enhance their engineering support. Yamaha Motor IM Europe will showcase the Sigma Series G5S Platform among Yamaha’s portfolio ranging from Screen Printing and Dispensing to Placement, AOI solutions and Factory Control Software at SMT Hybrid Packaging 2015 on stand 121 in hall 7 from 05-07 May 2015 in Nuremberg, Germany. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 31. March 2015
    Competitiveness in German electronic manufacturing with state of the art inspection technology and Industry 4.0 options
    Today’s best surface-mount production lines can deliver impressively high quality and productivity. Yet assemblers continue to seek improvement in both of these metrics. This can be achieved by taking greater advantage of the information captured by AOI. Interview of Mr. Hansmann at the EPP InnovationsForum 2015: Yamaha’s intelligent SMT machines and associated QA Option software with Mobile Judgement support closed-loop feedback of AOI NG data in real-time. In this case the line becomes capable of pinpointing errors and defects as their consequences arise. This helps to improve quality control and can serve to focus operators’ attention on maintaining consistently high production quality. The associated reduction in demand for rework, reduction in numbers of scrap units and components, and increased post-reflow AOI pass rate contribute to lowering overall per-unit assembly costs. In addition, the software’s long-term analysis capabilities enable manufacturers to schedule repairs or adjustments during routine stoppages such as product changeovers. To conclude, we can say that closed-loop feedback of post-mounting AOI results enables manufacturers to achieve measurable improvements in both quality control and productivity. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Yamaha Total Line Solution Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 17. March 2015
    Yamaha shows Total Line Solution at SMT Hybridpackaging 2015
    Yamaha is the only true total-line supplier offering a complete line solution, founded on a common hardware platform and running on a unified software environment. At the SMT show, Yamaha Motor IM is offering the opportunity to experience live demonstration of our high quality machines and to get onsite detailed product information, including our new modular mounter system YSM20, new High End mounter, the Yamaha Sigma series and our new software features like Performance Monitoring and LED Binning solutions on our booth number 121 in hall 7. Yamaha’s state-of-the-art total line solutions comprise, YCP10-YSP screen printers, YSD highspeed dispensing, Z:LEX YSM20 – Sigma G5S surface mounters, YSi-V – YSi-X inspection systems, YSH20 hybrid assembly and YC8 final assembly solutions. All Yamaha machines operate on the single unified software platform Yamaha Y-Fact, which offers major benefits for customers such as increased efficiency, accurate programming and much faster learning curve for operator due to 1 graphical user interface on all Yamaha machines. Our German partners GPS-Technologies (booth 7-331) and Europe SMT (booth 7-228) are showing the Yamaha Total Line Solution as well. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 17. March 2015
    Yamaha Motor IM Europe appoints Elas Kft. as partner for Hungary
    Yamaha Motor IM Europe and Elas Kft, a sales and service company based Budapest Hungary, are pleased to announce an equipment partnership for Hungary. Yamaha Motor IM has an extensive range of Electronics production equipment from Printing, Dispensing, through mounting to Inspection systems. Their appointment of Elas for Hungary, is part of a broader European initiative to continue to build the Yamaha brand name, and installed base throughout Europe, to the same extent, as its dominant presence in Asia. Patrick de Witt, General Manager of Yamaha Motor IM Europe GmbH stated, “We are very pleased to appoint a company with the success in capital equipment sales and after sales support, of Elas, and look forward to our mutual success, in supporting existing customers and reaching new ones. We very much believe in the strength of the Yamaha Total Line solution and want the chance to prove and develop this with prospective customers in Hungary”. István Hámornik Managing Director Elas kft, was similarly pleased saying, “We adapted the globalized technology and equipment of global manufacturers to local conditions and we offer high level support. Our goal is that Elas to be a high level total solution provider for the manufacturing and test requirements to our customers locally by transfer the knowledge of our principals. We are delighted to add the Yamaha total solution solutions to our product portfolio. The Yamaha proposition is a perfect complement to our existing product range and will enable us to offer both individual machines and complete line solutions with specifications that meet the technical and commercial needs of our customers. We always emphasise our strengths in after sales support and want to extend our after sales support programmes to prospective and current Yamaha customers”. About Yamaha’s Total-Line Solutions: Today, Yamaha is the only true total-line supplier offering a complete set of inline equipment, founded on a common hardware platform and running on a unified software environment. Other companies claiming to offer total-line solutions are using equipment from different suppliers and cannot offer true software integration. Yamaha’s state-of-the-art total line solutions comprise: Yamaha screen printers Yamaha high-speed dispensing solutions Yamaha surface mounters Yamaha inspection systems Yamaha semiconductor assembly solutions Yamaha final assembly solutions All Yamaha solutions operate on the single unified software platform Yamaha Y-Fact, which offers major benefits for customers such as: Increased efficiency Faster and more accurate programming Much faster learning curve for operators One graphical user interface on all Yamaha machines About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 17. March 2015
    Yamaha Motor IM Europe appoints Oumayma Grad as Communications Manager
    Yamaha Motor Intelligent Machines announces that Ms. Oumayma Grad has joined the company in the role of Communications Manager. Her primary focus will be the development of Yamaha’s communication channels within the Surface Mount Technology industry. An experienced marketing and communications professional, Ms. Grad will drive the creation and application of innovative tools for the exchange of information with Yamaha’s client family and channel partners. With a proven track record involving major initiatives at multinational companies and an extensive transcultural background and knowledge, Ms. Grad brings valuable insights to Yamaha’s communications initiatives. Her appointment further reinforces Yamaha’s goal of leadership in our industry by supporting best in class total line solution through outstanding customer communications and support. As she comments, “I am enthusiastic to start a new challenge with Yamaha Motor Intelligent Machines. The company is dynamic and committed to excellence, and will give me the opportunity to work with an innovative, international team. I am fortunate to be contributing to the success of the Yamaha enterprise.” About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 5. March 2015
    Yamaha Motor IM is launching Yamaha Total Line Solutions for the Turkish market in co-operation with: YMH Teknoloji Elektronik Muhendislik Makine Sanayi ve Ticaret Ltd. Sti.
    Yamaha Motor Intelligent Machinery (IM) customers can rely on an experience of over 30 years in developing and producing total line solutions in the surface mount technology industry. Being one of the global market leaders, Yamaha Intelligent Machinery delivers impressively high quality and productivity at guaranteed lowest running cost in the industry. The Yamaha total line solutions offer its unique Quality Assurance Software with Mobile Judgment. Yamaha’s intelligent SMT solutions offer a portfolio from Screen Printing and Dispensing to Placement, AOI solutions and Factory Control Software. The Turkish market is an important market for Yamaha. Many Yamaha- produced systems are installed in Turkey. YMH General Manager, Mr. Halil Erdogan and YMH Sales Director Mehmet Emin Yaman, have always been successful, to sell and support Yamaha machines in Turkey. Their in-depth understanding of the Yamaha SMT solutions combined with their tremendous experience will be a key factor contributing to Yamaha’s success in expanding the business of Yamaha’s state of the art total line solutions. The success of the total line solution concept of Yamaha is reflected in the double-digit sales growth we have experienced in 2012, 2013 and 2014 and surely will be continued in the years to come. The automotive market segment is just one of the exciting sectors where Yamaha Trusted Technology delivers a vital performance edge for customers, combined with outstanding quality, support and reliability. Contact details: Yamaha Motor IM Europe Patrick de Wit, General Manager SMT Business Group Hansemannstrasse 12, 41468 Neuss, Germany Office phone (reception): + 49-2131-2013520 Email: patrick.dewit@yamaha-motor.de www.yamaha-motor-im.eu   YMH Teknoloji Halil Erdogan, General Manager Office Phone: +90 (212) 347 10 23 Mob: +90 (532) 382 03 20 Email: halil.erdogan@YMH-Teknoloji.com Mehmet Emin Yaman, Sales Director Office Phone: +90 (212) 347 10 23 Mob: +90 (544) 593 95 13 Email: Mehmet.Yaman@YMH-Teknoloji.com Avni Dilligil Sk., Koroglu Is Merkezi, No: 6/7, Mecidiyekoy 34394 Istanbul, Turkiye About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 4. December 2014
    Yamaha Attracts Holger Hansmann to Lead Drive for Growth in Inspection Systems
    Industry leading manager excited by market-leading potential of advanced, integrated and connected AOI/AXI systems Yamaha Motor IM Europe has appointed Holger Hansmann as Business Development Manager, Inspection Systems, to drive growth in sales of the company’s hybrid optical and 3D X-ray inline inspection systems. 46-year-old Hansmann brings over 25 years’ experience in the inspection systems industry, spanning technical and commercial positions, most recently as a Global Sales Manager. “Holger is well known and respected in the inspection systems business. I am delighted that he has decided to join us, and confident that he will build a strong team to increase our presence and grow market share,” said Pierre Williams, Sales Director, Yamaha Motor IM Europe. “His arrival is an important part of our strategy to boost our sales and support infrastructure and establish a leading position in inspection systems worldwide.” Yamaha’s inspection portfolio includes the YSi-12 hybrid 2D-optical/infrared/laser system and the high-speed YSi-V 3D/4D AOI with exclusive image-capture technology, as well as the YSi-X with advanced X-ray technology for superior efficiency, accuracy and safety. As part of the Yamaha total line solution combining printing, mounting and inspection, and with the integrated software platform and closed-loop feedback with the unique QA Option tool, these are the first inspection systems in the industry to provide detailed feedback to inline mounters enabling real-time fault analysis. “Yamaha is set to become a strong player in the inspection solutions market, which makes this an exciting time to join the company,” said Holger Hansmann. “As a total line supplier with integrated software solutions ready for the agile, connected world of Industry 4.0, Yamaha offers me an exciting opportunity within a powerful organization.” About Yamaha Motor Intelligent Machines: Yamaha Motor IM is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha IM surface mounters are highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha Motor IM has created a strong business in the surface mounter industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, printed circuit board inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha Motor IM to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha Motor IM has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America, providing a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 5. September 2014
    Screen Printing Innovations to Tackle Fine-Pitch Surface-Mount Challenges
    Introduction: The Challenge of Fine-Pitch SMT The latest generations of ultra low-profile and highly miniaturised components, such as QFN ICs, LGA power devices, and 03015 (0.3mm x 0.15mm) chip resistors challenge surface mount manufacturers to control screen printing within a narrower window, particularly in respect of positional alignment and solder-paste volume. At the same time, however, manufacturers are also under pressure to minimise setup and changeover times, to maintain productivity. In high-volume scenarios, there is also pressure to sustain fast cycle times. Improving the Print Process The performance of the print process has a critical effect on end-of-line yield. It is known that around 70% of board defects detected at end of the line have their origins at the printing stage. Manufacturers cannot afford to cut corners when setting up their print processes, or sacrifice process control to boost cycle time. Yet speed is of the essence in order to meet tough cost targets and turnaround times. Something has to change. Productivity is compromised by some aspects of printing that have remained the same for many years, such as the practice of printing a number of trial boards at the start of each batch to verify correct settings such as stencil to board alignment. If a fixed squeegee angle is used, the excursion speed is typically reduced for the first few print cycles after each time the stencil is cleaned. At the same time, printing is becoming more complex, for example with increased use of dual-thickness stepped stencils to achieve the extremely low paste volumes needed for the smallest component sizes such as 03015 while also ensuring adequate paste volumes for larger conventional packages on the board. Some manufacturers are keen to use two separate stencils of different thickness to achieve this. Both practices have an impact on printing and printer settings that can be best addressed through substantial changes in the printer and squeegee. As far as stencil alignment is concerned, the large variance between the smallest and largest components on the board is now challenging conventional fiducial alignment. Best practice is moving towards prioritising correct alignment of the smallest features, relying on a greater tolerance for error in relation to larger features. Improvements to aspects of the screen printer, such as the alignment procedure, squeegee mechanism, and process-monitoring systems can meet the challenges being presented by today’s tiniest component geometries, while also enabling manufacturers to streamline setup and changeover as well as maintain fast print cycle times in order to ensure a high level of productivity. Hochkant und Querkant max. Breite 600px Figure 1. The graphical tool provides greater flexibility to optimise stencil-to-board alignment. Hochkant und Querkant max. Breite 600px Figure 3. The Rail Vacuum System significantly reduces stencil-board alignment shift in forward and reverse print directions. Hochkant und Querkant max. Breite 600px Figure 4. The 3S head has a key role in boosting print-process productivity. Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Process-in-Control, from Board One Productivity can be improved if the optimum stencil-to-board alignment can be achieved during setup without waiting for SPC analysis to calculate any necessary offsets. Yamaha’s graphical base-layer alignment function, as seen in figure 1, allows engineers to fine-tune alignment by optimising a composite image comprising images captured from the PCB and stencil recognition cameras. After making small X and Y adjustments to bring the two images into the desired alignment on the screen, the Teach function automatically calculates the offsets needed to replicate the desired alignment. This approach gives engineers the flexibility to prioritise alignment of the smallest board features, or to align according to fiducials or other features as required. To ensure optimum alignment is maintained throughout printing, after the optimum alignment has been calculated, Yamaha’s exclusive Rail Vacuum System (RVS – Figure 2) stabilises the metal area of the stencil against the conveyor rails. This significantly reduces alignment shift in the print direction as squeegee pressure is applied, which can be as much as 25µm in systems relying on conventional mechanical stencil clamps alone. Figure 3 illustrates the reduction in offset achieved using Yamaha RVS. A standard configuration for many inline screen printers incorporates two squeegees for forward and reverse print strokes. The angle of attack for each squeegee is fixed during setup and is not changed unless the machine is stopped and the squeegee angle adjusted manually. Yamaha’s Swing Single Squeegee (3S) head, shown in figure 3, allows the printer to optimise the squeegee angle automatically and in real-time to adapt to changes in process conditions. This helps to avoid poor print results immediately after initial startup or after a pause in production, which are known to have a significant effect on the overall print defect rate. Immediately after startup the paste exhibits non-Newtonian behaviour, as its viscosity changes under applied force. The first two to four boards are typically expected to show erratic variations in deposited paste volume, reported by SPC data, until the paste reaches its optimum working viscosity. Once this point is reached, inhibitors help maintain constant viscosity thereby allowing the process to stabilise. If production is paused the paste may return to its static state, and must regain its design viscosity before good print results can be expected. By optimising the squeegee angle to suit the paste viscosity, the 3S head improves aperture filling while the paste viscosity is greater than optimum. This improves aperture filling after startup or after a pause, while allowing the squeegee speed to be kept constant. Constant squeegee speed maintains the shearing effect on the paste, thereby helping the paste reach its working viscosity quickly. The 3S head is also able to re-optimise the squeegee angle immediately after stencil cleaning, which helps to prevent any cleaning solvent remaining in the stencil from inhibiting aperture filling. The swing mechanism of the head also allows a single squeegee to be used for both forward and return excursions. This enables pressure to be controlled using a single load cell thereby eliminating any variations between forward and return excursions, hence ensuring superior process control. The squeegee blade has a sharp profile, which minimises paste contamination on the upper surface of the stencil and also delivers improved performance with dual-thickness stepped stencils. Moreover, a smaller volume of paste adheres to the squeegee, which helps to maintain a consistent mass on the stencil surface and helps minimise drying. A high-durability, low-friction protective coating helps maintain the squeegee profile throughout a long service life. This coating uses the same material technology as applied to the cylinder bores of Yamaha high-performance motorcycle engines. Its low-friction property minimises wear on the squeegee blade and stencil surface, and also helps prevent paste adhering to the squeegee. Maintaining Print Stability Typically, the setup procedure must determine how frequently the solder paste on the stencil surface must be replenished to ensure consistent aperture filling. If the quantity present is excessive, or insufficient, the paste will not roll, resulting in inadequate aperture filling. Determining the optimum interval for paste replenishment normally requires printing a number of boards until post-print inspection detects insufficient paste volume. Yamaha’s Print Stability Control (PSC) option continuously monitors the size of the paste roll and automatically dispenses extra paste when the lower limit of the target range is approached. This eliminates the effects of variation on stencil aperture filling. Setup time is reduced, since PSC saves the need to print trial boards, and productivity is increased since production can continue without interruption for manual paste replenishment. The combined effect of the 3S head, graphic layer base alignment and PSC enable the print process to be in control and stable from the very first board, which enhances productivity by maximising effective machine uptime and minimising print defects. These features are common to all Yamaha printers, including the YSP, the YSP20 with dual-stage and dual-stencil capability, and the new YCP10. Dual-Lane Productivity The dual-stage YSP20 can achieve line tact time of approximately 5 seconds using both stages to print alternately with dual stencils. The dual-stage layout also allows non-stop setups and changeovers, or can be configured for a speed advantage when sequentially printing PCBs using two different stencils of different thicknesses. Non-stop operation is possible if the mounter is setup so as not to require feeder changes to change from one product to the next. If the printer is used in single-lane configuration , the unused stage can be prepared to print the next product. As soon as the current production run is completed, the mounters are reprogrammed with the next product and the printer is ready immediately for the first board of the new batch. This can significantly increase productivity when building a high mix of products in small batches. As an alternative to using a stepped stencil, sequential printing involves a first print operation using a thin stencil to deposit the smallest paste volumes for fine features such as 03015 chip passives or ultra-fine-pitch area-array devices. The board is then printed a second time, using a thicker-gauge stencil to deposit paste for the remaining board features. The underside of the second stencil is routed to avoid interfering with the paste deposits from the first print cycle. The dual-stage YSP20 occupies less floor space than would be required to install two conventional printers in series to achieve similar throughput and flexibility. Conclusion Many years of research has gone into developing stable screen-printing processes, in the context of ongoing miniaturisation of the smallest surface-mount components and IC interconnects, as well as other changes such as the switch lead-free solder pastes. This research informs not only the adjustment of process settings but also fundamental aspects of screen printer design. New features of the latest generation of printers enable manufacturing engineers to quickly optimise process settings for the ever-widening range of components from the smallest chip passives to larger components such as connectors. At the same time, the new features help to minimise the trial and error traditionally associated with setting up a new board, which increases productivity by allowing useful units to be produced from board one. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 7. August 2014
    Yamaha motor IM Europe appoints Altus Group Ltd as partner for UK and Ireland
    Yamaha Motor IM Europe and Altus Group Ltd, a sales and support company based near Birmingham UK, are pleased to announce an equipment distribution partnership for the UK and Ireland Yamaha IM have an extensive range of Electronics production equipment from Printing and Dispensing, through Component “Pick & Place” to inspection and In-line X-Ray. Their appointment of Altus for the UK and Irish market, is part of a broader European initiative to continue to build the Yamaha brand name, and installed base throughout Europe, to the same extent, as its dominant presence in Asia. Patrick de Witt, General Manager of Yamaha Motor IM Europe GmbH stated, “We are very pleased to appoint a company with the success in capital equipment sales and after sales support, of the Altus Group, and look forward to our mutual success, in supporting existing customers and reaching new ones. We very much believe in the strength of the Yamaha offering, and want the chance to prove and develop this with prospective customers in the UK and Ireland”. Richard Booth, General Manager of Altus Group, was similarly pleased saying, “We are delighted to add the Yamaha range to our product portfolio. We have always wished to have a strong and powerful Pick and Place brand in our product portfolio, but until now, we could not find one which fits with our company, so well as Yamaha. The Yamaha proposition is a perfect complement to our existing range and will enable us to offer both individual machines and complete line solutions with specifications that meet the technical and commercial needs of our customers. Yamaha is already one of the best established Pick & Place suppliers in the UK and Irish market. Our challenge is to help them to develop the actual brand name Yamaha in our market. We always emphasise our strengths in after sales support and want to extend our after sales support programmes to prospective and current Yamaha customers”. Both companies will begin joint travel and visits throughout the region, and will be presenting products and services at the “Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2015” Show at FIVE in Farnborough from 10th to 12th February next year. Visit www.industrysouth.co.uk for more information and to register for tickets in advance. Also please revisit our web site from time to time for more “News” on the equipment which will be demonstrated on our stand. We look forward to seeing you there. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 12. May 2014
    Carel Industries selects Yamaha as global partner
    Yamaha Motor Intelligent Machines has secured a global agreement with Carel Industries to supply high-speed surface-mount systems. The agreement was finalised after Carel management visited Yamaha global headquarters in Hamamatsu to review facilities for design, production and customer support. Inspired by Yamaha’s advanced capabilities, processes, and the capacity to build high volumes of equipment to exacting quality standards. At the meeting in Dusseldorf, the Carel team drew further inspiration from seeing the latest Yamaha YC8 final-assembly machine in action. Following this demonstration, the two companies are now co-operating to automate processes currently performed manually, such as through-hole and odd-form placement, taking advantage of the YC8’s advanced on-board vision, robot-derived motion controls, and flexible feeding and handling systems. The Yamaha YS series is a complete, intelligent SMT assembly system comprising the YSP precision printer, modular high-speed, general-purpose and wide-range component mounters offering placement capability up to 72k-50k cph (IPC9850), and the YSi-12 and YSi-S high-speed precision hybrid inspectors for inline or standalone AOI. Key features of the YS series include advanced print capabilities with print stability control, vision inspection and 3S head for optimum process control, compact mounter dimensions for superb area productivity and large feeder capacity, and Yamaha’s advanced Multiple Accuracy Compensation System for consistent precision. As a complete, intelligent system, the YS SMT line benefits from productivity-boosting features such as one-click AOI program creation. Yamaha’s control and monitoring software unifies the YS line, promoting seamless interactions, helping minimise setup and changeover times, and supporting traceability and continuous improvement. Carel will use the equipment to build computerised controllers, electronic compressor drives, and networking and sensing modules used in its advanced air-conditioning and refrigeration systems for industrial, data-centre, and consumer markets. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Ing. Luca Buia (Carel), Ing. Nalini Luigi (Carel), Presidente Luigi Rossi Luciani (Carel), Luigi Mancini (Mancini Enterprise) Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 28. April 2014
    New Yamaha High-end Hybrid 4D – AOI YSi-V
    Yamaha Motor IM Europe announced that it has developed the new high-end hybrid automated optical inspection (AOI) system “YSi-V” Yamaha Motor IM Europe announced that it has developed the new high-end hybrid automated optical inspection (AOI) system “YSi-V” employing newly developed high-speed, high-resolution image processing technology and exclusive image capture technology, to make a single unit capable of being equipped for the three functions of high-speed, high-resolution 2D inspection, height and tilt angle 3D inspection and diagonal angle image inspection via a 4-direction angled camera. The new YSi-V model has been developed as a high-end model of the high-speed, high-precision, in-line type “YSi-12” AOI system equipped with optical, infrared and laser inspection functions and the same highly rigid frame as Yamaha surface mounters. To achieve higher levels of YSIVoperating speed, the YSi-V features a newly developed 12 megapixel high-resolution camera, high-speed image processing technology, a new 3D inspection function that checks component height and tilt angle simultaneously, and a 4-direction angled camera*1 employing exclusive image capture technology, giving the YSi-V more than twice*2 the inspection capacity/performance of the YSi-12. At the same time, other new features such as a full-HD LCD touch panel, “programming navigation” and new character recognition algorithms improve operability. The new YSi-V will be on display at the SMT Hybrid Packaging 2014 trade show for electronics manufacturing and surface mount technology (SMT) held from May 6 to 8 at Exhibition Centre in Nuremberg – Germany. *1 Includes some options. *2 YSi-12: approx. 5 megapixels; YSi-V: approx. 12 megapixels Market Background and Product Overview The reliability of printed circuit boards (PCBs) is directly linked to the market value of the final product, and in the surface mounting industry where increasingly small components are being mounted with increasing density on today’s PCBs, manufacturers are seeking to ensure the reliability of the PCBs they produce by using automated inspection systems rather than depending on human inspection skills. These inspection systems must be capable of speedy and precise inspection of mounting precision and solder connections for quality control in the SMT production line. The new YSi-V has been developed as an in-line type AOI system with high-speed inspection performance compatible with use in dual-lane production and other forms of mass production lines, and with the reliability for detecting defective mounts with certainty and with an extremely low number of false defect reports.* Furthermore, the YSi-V offers new value for SMT production lines as it shares the same high-rigidity frames, control technology, image processing technology and SMT application concepts as our surfaces mounters, solder printers and inspection systems. As these products complement each other in use, the YSi-V fully employs the advantage of our position as a manufacturer of a full line of SMT equipment. One example of this advantage is integration of the communications systems of the surface mounter and the inspection system to enable realtime feedback of inspection results, thereby minimizing the occurrence of defective products, increasing the overall performance of the production line, and achieving smoother operation. Product Features 1) Greatly enhanced 2D inspection capability with the adoption of newly developed high-speed, high-resolution image processing technology For the 2D external inspection that is the basic function of an AOI system, Yamaha leads the industry with the adoption of a 12 megapixel industrial-use camera and a newly designed telecentric lens to accommodate the higher number of pixels. In addition, the new model mounts a 64-bit high-speed image processing control system and more for increased computing capacity, and enables both a larger field of vision and greater detail and faster processing to achieve more than twice the inspection capacity/performance of the current YSi-12 model. 2) New 3D inspection function* that inspects component height and tilt angle in the field of vision simultaneously The heights of components in the field of vision are measured simultaneously at high speed. With this, components above the proper height and defects that are difficult to detect with 2D image processing, such as when the coloring of the circuit board and the components are similar or when interference by silk screening or land patterns make foreign objects indiscernible, are quickly and precisely detected. In addition to component height, it is possible to inspect the degree of tilt, the direction the component faces, and accurately identify proper and improper forms. 3) Four-direction angle camera* supporting the visual inspection process to reduce human error and time loss In addition to the camera angle from directly above the circuit board for 2D inspection, a camera using exclusive Yamaha image capture technology not only detects isolated defects but also inspects all of the components in the entire field of vision at once from four diagonal angles. This form of image inspection is equivalent to taking the PCB in hand and turning it to inspect it from four different directions, and means that a full visual (optical) inspection is possible without removing the PCB from the production line. It also helps prevent human errors from handling the PCB manually and reduces the number of operations on the line. * Available as an option. 4) Accommodates larger PCB sizes and Dual Lane In order to save space on the production line and heighten productivity, the YSi-V comes in a choice of two specifications: a single lane production spec capable of handling large PCBs up to L610 mm×W560 mm, and a dual lane spec handling PCBs up to L610 mm×W280 mm in dual lane use, and L610 mm×W510 mm in single lane use. Both of these specs can be equipped with optional equipment to handle long type PCBs of up to L750 mm. 5) Improved operability Operability has been improved with the adoption of a number of new features and functions. These include a full-HD LCD touch panel that functions similar to a tablet device with motions like pinch-to-zoom and flick-to-scroll, etc., a “programming navigation” function that enables even beginners to create inspection data simply by following the directions provided by the navigation program and new character recognition algorithms that employ exclusively developed optical character verification (OCV) technology, and represent a further development of Yamaha’s well-received character recognition function. Model Name: YSi-V Applicable PCB: L 50 mm × W 50 mm (min.) to L 610 mm × W 560 mm (max.) (in single-lane spec) * L 750 mm long type PCB compatible (option) Resolution: Optical light (RGB) & infrared light: 12 μm / 7 μm (selectable) Target items: Condition of components after mounting Condition of solder and components after hardening Power supply: 3-phase AC200/208/220/230/240/400/416 V ±10 % 50/60 Hz Air supply source: 0.4 MPa or higher in clean, dry states External dimensions: L 1,252 × W 1,497 × H 1,550 mm (excluding protrusions) Weight: Approx. 1,300 kg About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 22. January 2014
    Yamaha Smart Recognition
    Yamaha’s New Trusted Technology for Even Better Surface-Mount Productivity Introducing Smart Recognition, Yamaha’s New Trusted Technology for Even Better Surface-Mount Productivity Smart Recognition, the latest Trusted Technology from Yamaha, enables electronic assemblers to boost productivity by using the emerging generation of surface-mount card holders, external connectors and even EMI shields compatible with high-speed inline assembly. Use Smart Recognition, a Yamaha Trusted Technology, to: Model complex, non-standard surface-mount components for high-speed inline placement Use the latest surface-mount versions of parts such as SIM holders, connectors, EMI shields Place the parts at high cph rates using Yamaha YS- mounters Introduction: More Surface Mount = More Productivity Yamaha’s YS modular mounters provide a clear example of just how fast and efficient today’s inline surface-mount equipment can be, achieving maximum placement rates of up to 50,000 cph. On the other hand, some components such as external sockets, SIM or memory card holders and EMI shields, not suited to automated placement are assembled and soldered offline using manual techniques and equipment. Of course, this is much slower than the cph rates achieved with surface-mount components. The manual processes are also labour intensive, adding appreciably to the overall cost per assembly. To help speed up production and enable further cost savings, some suppliers are beginning to offer surface-mountable versions of these types of components. These are designed to be placed using high-speed inline equipment, and reflowed at the same time as other surface-mount components on the board, thereby eliminating traditional barriers to productivity. Some challenges remain, however. The new surface-mount versions are not well standardised. There are thousands of slightly different product types and also a large number of proprietary variations. Moreover, there can be appreciable differences between original or high-quality parts and alternative, lower-cost, equivalents. An EMI screen, on the other hand, is likely to be a product-specific component not conforming to any industry standard. Building Component Libraries Most inline placement machines typically have large on-board component libraries enabling them to recognise standard packages. Accurate recognition is essential for correct positioning and alignment of each component on the board. Yamaha’s mounters and chip shooters are able to recognise standard package outlines ranging from 0402 to 20 mm 2. Users can also add custom components to the library by using the machine’s vision recognition system to create and store a model for future reference. However, enhanced image-recognition algorithms are needed to allow the equipment to recognise components such as surface-mount card receptacles, external connectors or custom EMI shields, since these tend to span a wider range of sizes and have more complex shapes than typical ICs or passives. Smart Recognition Responding to this challenge, Yamaha has created a new Trusted Technology that maximises flexibility for customers to place these new types of large and complex surface-mount components efficiently inline, at high speed, using one of the YS series machines. This new Trusted Technology from Yamaha – Smart Recognition – introduces advanced vision algorithms that are capable of recognising complex shapes and fine details, enabling users to capture components such as connectors or custom shields accurately. Using Smart Recognition to add a custom part to the machine’s library is straightforward. The user first selects the option for ‘Basic Settings’ from the Parts menu of the Yamaha mounter. The Alignment Group is then set to Special, and the Alignment Type to Smart Recognition. Then parameters can be set as appropriate for the body size, search area and lighting level needed to recognise the parts that are about to be created. The user then presses the button to open the Parts Adjust screen, and selects the option to Create Model. The Create Model screen, as shown in figure 1, provides user controls and a Vision window to manage the process of capturing the required images of the part and its edges. In this screen, the Operation window allows the user to manage the process of optimising settings, directing the machine to pick-up the component, acquiring images, and generating the model. Each step is annotated with guide messages to help accomplish the task. The Vision window allows the user to view either the part image or the detected edge as captured by the machine. The Create Model screen provides all the tools the user will need to complete the process of creating the model data, following the logical sequence outlined in figure 2. Figure 2. logical sequence of actions to create a model of the target component. At this stage the user is able to optimise the image, rotate it for best recognition (figure 3), set the detection area by cropping the captured image as closely as possible, and set the number of edges (figure 4). The edge settings require the user to select a suitable number of edges for the machine-vision system to distinguish the target component from similar parts of a slightly different size or shape. It is recommended to set no more than 499 edges, since the greater the number of edges the longer the machine will take to recognise the component. Yamaha’s new Smart Recognition provides controls that enable the user to optimise edge settings by changing the edge threshold, compressing an edge, or erasing the edge manually. The edge threshold can be adjusted by typing values or dragging a slide bar. If edges have to be adjusted, as in step 6 of the sequence shown in figure 2, the user may need to reset the centre of the image. This can be done either automatically or manually using up/down or left/right buttons in the Create Model screen. To complete the component-programming procedure, switching to the Vision Test screen allows the user make final adjustments to vision settings and execute a recognition test. Upon successful recognition the model is then saved. A comprehensive set of error codes guides the user in the event that a model cannot be successfully created. In all, there are eight error codes that help the user pinpoint any possible causes of failure such as data-read or system-initialisation errors or part-related errors like sub-optimal edge settings or incorrect data. The error codes point to troubleshooting guidance that helps the user quickly remedy the problem and repeat the process to model the component successfully. When the process is completed, the new component model is added to the library, allowing yet another time-consuming manual process to be automated and performed reliably at high-speed on the Yamaha surface-mount line. Conclusion The latest surface-mount versions of components traditionally assembled manually offline, such as SIM card holders, connectors and EMI shields, allow inline placement at high speed yielding significantly increased productivity and quality. Smart Recognition – Trusted Technology from Yamaha – gives manufacturers the power to take full advantage of the opportunities, by providing a fast, easy-to-use and accurate means of importing larger and more complex into their component libraries. Smart Recognition is available on all YS series mounters. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu   Figure 1. The user captures all package details from the Create Model screen. Figure 3. Rotation control in the Smart Recognition Create Model screen. Figure 4. The component image, rotated, cropped and centred using Smart Recognition. Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 2. September 2013
    Yamaha Spotlight: Automobile Engines
    It began with a sports car With a limited worldwide production of only 500, sales of the Lexus LFA supercar began in 2009. Yamaha Motor cooperated in the development of this model’s V10 engine (1LR-GUE/cover photo) and then manufactured it in a special, state-of-the-art facility with the most stringent quality control standards and employing a cell manufacturing process in which a single expert technician assembles the entire engine. This month we trace the roots of Yamaha’s automobile engine technology in world-class supercars and the more than five decades behind our automobile-related business. Despair and hope in Europe In 1959, two Yamaha Motor engineers departed for Europe with a single command from the company’s founding president, Genichi Kawakami: “Tour the advanced industrial nations in search of the next product to follow our motorcycles.” Europe would prove to be a rude awakening for the engineers. As they visited countless industrial equipment and automobile makers, they were overwhelmed at every turn by the technological advancement and manufacturing facilities of European companies.“At times, we even felt despair seeing how far behind the Japanese industry was,” they would later say. However, they also found seeds of hope on their journey when they saw the skilled craftsmen at work in the factories of companies like Pininfarina in Italy and Porsche in Germany. “While we can’t match these large mass-production manufacturing facilities,” they thought, “if it’s a sports car produced in smaller lots by skilled raftsmen, we could make it work.” “These sports car brands excel at engineering and design technology. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu
  • 26. March 2012
    Yamaha Motor IM Announces Co-Operation to Boost Support for Customers in Spain
    Trusted Technology Spain, a new representative run by an experienced management team, sees exciting opportunities for Yamaha total-line solutions. Yamaha Motor IM Europe is strengthening its support for Spain’s electronic manufacturers by entering into a co-operation with Trusted Technology Spain. This new partner will support the complete Yamaha portfolio of SMT equipment, and is setting up a dedicated demonstration and application facility at its headquarters in Barcelona. Yamaha already has a large installed base in Spain, and is keen to power new growth in the country’s high-tech sector with its unique total-line capability and unified software environment that seamlessly connects all machines in the line. Worldwide, this total-line solution has achieved double-digit sales growth for the last three years. The owner of Trusted Technology Spain, Luigi Mancini, also owns Mancini Enterprise, Yamaha’s representative in Italy since 2011. With a record of more than 20 years selling and supporting Yamaha equipment, he has helped Yamaha become the market leader in Italy in both SMT mounters and printing solutions. Javier Pascual joins Trusted Technology Spain as sales director, bringing many years of experience to the Spanish team. “Yamaha Trusted Technology Spain takes pre- and post-sales support to a new level by introducing an experienced, local source for equipment backup, process assistance, and commercial services,” said Javier Pascual. “The timing is perfect, as the new and advanced products now joining Yamaha’s line-up empower customers to address exciting opportunities which are emerging in sectors such as automotive, communications and smart energy.” About Yamaha’s Total-Line Solutions: Today, Yamaha is the only true total-line supplier offering a complete set of inline equipment, founded on a common hardware platform and running on a unified software environment. Other companies claiming to offer total-line solutions are using equipment from different suppliers and cannot offer true software integration.Yamaha’s state-of-the-art total line solutions comprise: Yamaha screen printers Yamaha high-speed dispensing solutions Yamaha surface mounters Yamaha inspection systems Yamaha semiconductor assembly solutions Yamaha semiconductor assembly solutions Yamaha final assembly solutions   All Yamaha solutions operate on the single unified software platform Yamaha Y-Fact, which offers major benefits for customers such as: Increased efficiency Faster and more accurate programming Much faster learning curve for operators One graphical user interface on all Yamaha machine Further Information for Editors: Yamaha Inspection Solutions Yamaha’s successful Inspection portfolio includes YSi-X AOXI – YSi-V 3D AOI and dual-lane AOI machines. The YSi-V features a newly developed 12 megapixel high-resolution camera, high-speed image processing technology, a new 3D inspection function that checks component height and tilt angle simultaneously, plus a 4-direction angled camera employing exclusive image capture technology. The YSi-X is a multi-function 3D X-ray hybrid-type inspection system capable of complete in-line inspection of all facets of printed circuit boards. This system implements 2D/3D X-ray inspection using innovative and patented high-speed X-ray laminography imaging technology, and integrates multiple additional inspection modes utilizing optics and lasers. Because this hybrid capability eliminates the need for a separate optical inspection unit, the new YSi-X also reduces overall investment for an SMT production line. Yamaha Dispensing Solutions Building on the success of its total-line solutions combining YS-series and YSM-series mounters, the YSP printer, YCP-10 compact printer and YSi inspection systems, Yamaha introduced the next level of line integration with its new YSD high-speed dispenser. The Yamaha dispensing systems have been Japan’s No. 1 dispensing solution since 1987, and entered the European market in 2013. The YSD dispenser is built on the proven hardware and software platform common to other Yamaha SMT equipment. Using the YSD together with Yamaha’s high-speed modular type surface mounters enables customers to configure a high-performance SMT line that not only has a high level of productivity, but is also very efficient in its use of floor space. The YSD is also an ideal cost-efficient machine for prototype production lines, delivering advantages such as eliminating stencil costs and lead-times, and the ability to adapt quickly to design changes. Yamaha Final Assembly solutions These days, many enquiries relate to inline assembly of odd-form components, particularly from automotive companies seeking automated placement of large connectors. To satisfy these requirements Yamaha introduced the YC8. Yamaha introduced new feeding solutions for the YC8, including an advanced radial tape feeder and stack stick feeder for heavy or large components. Yamaha Printing Solutions The high performance of the YCP-10 and YSP screen printers from Yamaha has made this family one of the top printing solutions in the world. The combined advantages of high-performance printing, ease of use, and software commonality with other machines in the line have propelled the YCP-10/YSP to this position. Yamaha’s printer portfolio also offers a dual-lane/dual-stencil printer. With the unique possibility for sequential printing working with two different stencil thicknesses, the YSP20 can print 120 micron for micro-BGAs with 0.3mm ball diameter, and 40 micron solder paste for 03015mm components with minimal interspacing. This ultra-advanced process innovation can be accomplished only with the YSP20. Mounting solutions In recent years, various products from home electronics, personal computers, to mobile phones have become miniaturized, high-density, multi-functional, and diversified. In addition, their product cycle is becoming shorter. In line with these trends, the electronic component mounting process of these products requires efficiency and flexibility to allow both various product types in small quantities as well as mass production to be carried out using the same production line, instead of simply mass-producing one product over an extended period. With even further miniaturization and diversification of electronic components, a recent trend has been to have multiple heads (such as a head that mounts only small components at high speeds, or a head designed for mounting components that are large and odd shaped). And in order to handle a wide range of components while maintaining productivity, these heads were replaced according to the component characteristics and production quantity. However, there have been various issues associated with employing interchangeable heads. For example, head replacement may cause production time loss, as well as poor ROI because of the underutilized expensive spare heads cost. Furthermore, if there is even a single large component that needs to be mounted on a PCB, a general-purpose low speed head may have to be used, which does not allow high-speed mounting of smaller components. The result can be a loss in efficiency due to lower throughput and/or bottlenecking. In order to solve these issues, Yamaha Motor has been developing and marketing its YS Series with “one-head solution” as the ideal concept, where a single type of head can provide compatibility from small chips to large components.The new Z:LEX YSM20 is developed as “the ultimate” high-efficiency modular mounter that pursues the “one-head solution” ideal further: it flexibly and efficiently caters to a variety of production processes without the loss caused by head replacement, while achieving the world’s fastest mounting speed in its class. In addition, the unique Yamaha advantage of offering a full lineup of surface mount equipment, including printers, dispensers, surface mounters, and inspection systems, allows an in-line mounting system to be set up seamlessly. Thus Yamaha Motor has achieved an improvement in production efficiency and quality for the entire mounting line. About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards. Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers. Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients. www.yamaha-motor-im.eu Contact info Oumayma Grad Marketing Communications Manager Hansemannstraße 12 41468 Neuss Germany Office: +49 2131 2013 538 Mobile: +49 1517 0233 297 Fax: +49 2131 2013 550 Email: oumayma.grad@yamaha-motor.de Web: www.yamaha-motor-im.eu