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Printing engineer

Terms Explanations
3S head3S stand for "Swing Singe Squeegee". Yamaha original squeegee head with variable squeegee attack angle by servo motor drive developed ahead in the industry. Attack angle can be varied in 1° increments. There are various merits such as ensuring the amount of solder filling into the aperture of mask, reduction of input solder amount and shortening of cleaning work.
Graphic alignmentThis function allows easy manual alignment of the board and mask by composite image on the monitor screen. Even when the coordinates of the fiducial marks are unknown, alignment can be performed in a short time.
Automatic solder transferA YSP10 automation feature. Temporarily collect solder from mask with maintain the rolling shape while replacing the mask and put solder back onto next replaced mask. It can be used effectively not only for automatic mask replacement but also good for manual replacement.
Automatic push-up pin replacementA YSP10 automation feature. Automatically collect and place the push-up pins to prevent misplacement of pins due to human error. Two pieces of push-up pin can be picked up and placed at the same time, thus shortening the replacement time for changing the set-up.
Mask adsorptionTo reduce the negative effect of distortion of the mask frame and elongation of the mesh part by vacuuming and fixing the mask metal part. The board and the mask are forcibly brought into close contact, and realized stabilization of the printing shape.
Automatic mask replacementA YSP10 automation feature. Automatically exchange mask for production with preset mask on the back side of machine. It will help to minimize the down time for switch over of production setting.

Mounting engineer

Terms Explanations
ALL IMAGE TRACERA function to save all image information that can be acquired by the Pick and Place machine, such as parts recognition images include side view image. The stored image can be utilized by analysis software such as N point verification with image, and the investigation of factor of defect from pick-up and placement becomes intuitive.
FM head (flexible multi-head)Five in-line heads with emphasis on adaptability to high-height and odd shape components. The FM head for YRM20 can be handled the components dimension from 03015mm up to W55×L100mm T30mm and has a load control function to ensure high usability.
HM head (high-speed multi-head)A 10-piece in-line type head that combines high speed and flexibility with the concept of a one-head solution. HM-heads for YRM20 can be placed from 0201mm to W55 x L100mm T15mm.
MACSIt is stand for "Multiple Accuracy Compensation System".
Generic term for Yamaha's proprietary Pick and Place machine placement accuracy correction method.
RM head (rotary multi-head)It is an ultra-high-speed rotary head and marking the world's fastest speed per head. (Yamaha investigation as of June 2021) In addition, it also has flexiblity to accommodate the components up to □12mm x T6.5mm.
Feeder set-up stationUsed to set the tape components to the feeder. Power is supplied from the machine body to the electric feeder.
Side View CameraA camera that captures an image of the picked-up state from the side. Abnormalities in pick-up such as reversal of the top and bottom of the lead components and standing pick-up of the chip components are detected.
Side blowA part of function of Blow station. At the time of nozzle shaft blow, shaft blow shall be applied from the head unit side, and at the same time, blow shall be applied to the tip of the nozzle from the side to remove any dirt.
Scan cameraA camera mechanism installed on the underside of the HM head that allows high-speed imaging of components being picked-up while the head moves from pick up position to the placement position. This makes it possible the placement head to travel from feeder to placement position at the shortest distance.
Scheduled TasksA system that regularly and automatically performs maintenance such as nozzle cleaning blow and vacuum pressure check according to the scheduled settings.
Alternative components settingA function to switch to an alternative feeder with substitute components and continue production when the originally programed components run out. When components is refilled to original feeder, it is possible to automatically return to the components pick-up from original feeder.
Non-stop feeder carriage exchange systemThe feeder carriage which allows to replace without stopping automatic production run.
BuffingYamaha's address term for a mechanism that reduces the load and impact onto components by equipping a spring sliding mechanism onto nozzle and nozzle shaft.
Blow stationA unit that blows away dirt and foreign matter by applying high-pressure blow to the inside of the nozzle & nozzle shaft and nozzle tip. This operation is called nozzle shaft blow.
Multi CameraA camera mounted on pick and place machine frame. Recognize the component suction condition when the head moves over it. A wide range of components from extremely small components up to large components can be recognized. An optional coplanarity checker can be added to check the lead bending of IC components and component flatness.
Non-stop feeder replacementThe function feeder replacement can be performed without stopping automatic operation. Effective operation is possible by using together with alternative component function.
One-stop coverA cover for preventing accidents caused by insertion of hand, or part of human body during production by covering a large open space without a feeder carriage when production starts without setting a feeder carriage where it should be set.

Laboratory staff

Terms Explanations
N-point verificationSMT process involves a variety of processes before complete. This is a software function for identifying in which process the defect occurred by checking the specific component images and log data handled in each process. SMT-related equipment manufacturers have similar functions, but only image verification from inspection equipment is common. Yamaha's N-point verification allows comparison of each process of printing, placement, and inspection with the list of previous and next work history.
QA-OptionM2M function that identifies and feeds back to pick and place machine which the target component is placed when the AOI detects NG and displays the cycle stop and warning forcibly. In addition to preventing continuous occurrence of the same defect, confirmation of pick-up and placed position of the target components, confirmation of the components recognition status, etc. can be performed quickly and easily from the warning screen. It is possible to eliminate over-judgement by making a secondary judgement by a person using a remote judgement function, etc., and to feed back only when an actual defect occurs.

Software relationship

Terms Explanations
IT-OptionSoftware for SMT production lines to improve productivity and quality. In terms of productivity improvement, it provides solutions such as remained components counter, automatic production program changeover. And in terms of quality improvement, set-up verification, supplied components lot trace, etc.
POT2A software that supports the creation of a placement program with advanced data creation support functions such as auto teaching. It was integrated as a function into the software "YSUP-Programing" that is released in 2021.
P-TOOLOffline software to support placement program creation. Common UI data preparation is possible for various equipment such as pick and place machine, printing presses and dispensers.
Functions such as data conversion, board editor, visual editor, database editor, line optimization, etc.
YSUP-PGA new software platform that demonstrates the performance of YAMAHA's YRM-series next-generation platform. By incorporating new functions such as ASCII data transformation and standardized CAM transformation while incorporating POT2 functions, that will provide ideal environment for all customers to create program simple, efficient, and correct data.
Intelligent factoryThe name of the system that integrates in-line and off-line support software and equipment using the IoT/M2M technologies to realize smart manufacturing at the SMT Factory. It is composed of functional packages, and can be introduced in stages according to user's production form and budget.


Terms Explanations
Modular mounterThe concept of pick and place machine that Yamaha proposed first in the world at the time of developing a full-vision mounter YV100/YVL88 released in 1996. The concept is to develop a machine with two different characters, a high-speed machine and a general-purpose machine with the same size, and to reconfigure the optimum line for the production at that time by rearranging the machine in a short time in the same space, and also to be able to efficiently increase the number of machines in modular units according to the capacity and budget required for the increase in production volume. In the 2000s, the concept of modular mounter was replaced main stream of SMT industry from conventional large size rotary turret mounter. And most SMT manufacturers in the world now adopt the modular concept.
One-head solutionA Yamaha Pick and Place machine concept that enables simultaneous realization of high speed and accept wide range of components type with one type of placement head.
In case of exclusive placement head system, such as high speed-Chip shooting head, IC-mounting, head and Odd-shaped components head, require head exchange following the type of placement program in order to keep optimum placement speed. It will generate operation time loss, investment loss for spare head, line balance loss, and also require a lot of repair parts stock.The Yamaha concept of Pick and Place machine ""One-head solution"" can realize both high efficiency and high cost performance simultaneously by eliminating those losses.

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