Seica announced that at SMT they will be showcasing their newNext>generation of solutions, which represent yet another outstanding technological leap forward in Seica’s continuous “road” to innovation. Joining the The Next> series of test systems, first previewed last year at productronica will be Viva 6 Next>, Seica’s latest evolution of its core management software platform, in a 64 bit version complete with a new graphical interface and a guided environment for creating test programs according to each specific requirement. The new platform continues to leverage its open architecture, further extending the capability of integration with third party software, such as TestStand, leaving programmers complete freedom to combine test sequences developed using various platforms in the same test program.
The other solutions on display will include the Pilot V8 Next> flying prober, the Firefly Next> laser selective soldering system,theDragonfly Next> system for optical inspectionand, for the first time, the new Compact Slim: with a width of only 300 mm, it represents an optimal solution for integration in a cobot automated line.
All of the Next> series solutions have Seica’s Industrial Monitoring Solution on board, with the potential for remote monitoring of current and voltage consumption, mains supply, temperature, light indicators and other parameters useful to indicate correct operation, to provide information enabling predictive maintenance and in general to render the systems compatible with today’s Industry 4.0 standards.
Pilot V8 Next > series, the most complete flying probe test platform on the market, provides up to 20 mobile resources for testing an electronic board, including test probes which can each apply up to 2A current, high-resolution cameras for automatic optical inspection, barcode and data matrix reading, laser sensors, capacitive probes, pyrometers, optical fibre sensors for LEDs, minifixtures for boundary scan and On Board Programming, high-frequency probes able to measure signals at frequencies over 1.5 GHz (an absolutely unique performance on the market). Engineered for medium/high volume production, the Pilot V8 Next > seriesis available in a fully-automated version, capable of hosting from one to 12 racks of boards to be tested (even of different types) or for direct connection to board loading/unloading and tilt modules, compatible with any standard assembly line. The Pilot V8 Next >can be configured to satisfy the full range of different board test requirements: the HR version extends the performance to include probing of extremely miniaturized devices (down to 30 µm), while in the XL version expands the standard work area of 610 x 540 mm to 800 x 650 mm, able to accommodate and test “extra-large” boards
The Firefly Next > series, represents a major technological advance in laser selective soldering. The result of a totally new design and engineering effort, it includes a state-of-the art high-efficiency LASER source, a new spot angle on the board to be soldered, a fully-programmable donut spot and the perfect integration on a single axis of the laser, vision system and temperature sensor, which enables simple calibration and provides continuous, closed loop feedback from the soldering process, which greatly surpasses the levels of performance available until now in terms of throughput, applicability and reliability.
Dragonfly Next > series is an AOI system providing optical inspection capabilities of conformal coating as well as THT components on electronic boards. Both the THT and CC versions of the Dragonflyinclude a SMEMA compliant rail conveyor, can be configured to inspect one or both sides of the board, and an intuitive and streamlined management software environment which enables the user to develop and deploy an application program in a few hours.
The Compact Slim is the latest addition to the Next> series. A very small (only 300 mm width) yet modular bed of nails tester especially suitable for deployment in as a series of equivalent systems, loaded either manually or via a COBOT solution. The system features a 180×300 mm test area with an automated receiver specifically conceived for robotised loading. There are 14 slots available for the ATE instrumentation, up to six user power supply units and an integrated control and management unit.
See Seica SpA at SMT, Nuremberg, June 5-7 – 17 2018, Hall 5, Booth 220, Exhibition centre, Nuremberg.