Hanwha Techwin Automation Americas, formerly Samsung C&T Automation, received a 2021 CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY NPI Award in the category of Component Placement – High-Speed for its new Decan S1. The award was announced during a special online awards ceremony on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.

With the highest performance among mounters in its class, the Decan S1 next-generation chip mounter accommodates PCBs up to 510 x 510mm (standard) / 1500 x 460mm (option), with the ability to produce PCBs up to 1,500mm(L) x 460mm(W) in size. It provides the optimal productivity for batch production, while improving actual productivity and placement quality, and reducing loss rates.

With a placement speed of 47,000 Cph and accuracy of ±28μm microns, the Decan S1 improves the placement speed of odd-shape components by 25 percent. Additionally, the system improves the simultaneous pick-up rate by arranging pocket positions automatically through communication between the machine and feeder.

The competitively priced Decan S1 features a closed-loop process that makes the system the industry’s most competitive price-to-performance mid-speed mounter for NPI and volume production applications.  The system maintains placement accuracy by performing automatic calibration during production. Nozzle center recognition improves pick-and-place reliability of smaller parts such as 03015s.

Introduced in 2008, the NPI Awards program is an annual celebration of product excellence in electronics surface mount assembly. Premier products based on the finest examples of creative advancement in technology are chosen by a distinguished panel of industry experts.

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