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 SectionYamaha 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.