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:
- Faster and more accurate programming
- Much faster learning curve for operators
- One graphical user interface on all Yamaha machine
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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.
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 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.