Solutions in electronics manufacture
Labeling, separation, transport
Karlsruhe, Germany | October 25, 2021
- cab an excibitor at Productronica 2021
- Showcases include PCB separators, PCB magazines, label printers, label applicators
- Hall A3, booth 305 / hall B4, booth 203 (cable labeling only)
cab solutions related to unique labeling
Electronic components in general and PCB in particular are widely identified on the basis of very small labels, with automatic machines detecting codes. Labeled cables assure data streams, network and voice communication. Covered by labeled shrink tubes, cables or wires are not only electrically insulated, but also classified. Spaces to apply a label are limited, low-tolerance systems required. cab HERMES devices are capable of this with labels as small as 3 x 4 mm. In addition, they are highly flexible. Various applicators can be added to a print unit to transfer the printed labels on products. In case of operations changing, the applicator can be replaced in few steps.
When printing data specific to products on labels, all cab thermal transfer printers enable maximum print resolutions and contrast and sharp-edge print images even in marginal areas. Even tiny fonts can be verified with the eye and micro codes by scanners. A right combination of consumables provided, labels adhere to surfaces and print images remain legible even in extreme conditions.
cab solutions related to precise separation
MAESTRO PCB separators are in use in many modern electronics facilities. At these, separating assembled PCB from multiple panels is a standard discipline. cab provides helpful solutions.
MAESTRO 2 and 3E models require little footprint. On a MAESTRO 4S, milled grooves on PCB made of FR4 or aluminum are traversed several times by the circular blade. Components assembled along the groove are subject to minimum stress. Defects are avoided. Operators benefit from separations of perfect quality. A maximum of 15 PCB arranged in multiple panels can be separated simultaneously by MAESTRO 5L. Separated PCB are conveyed by an integral belt. MAESTRO 6 models provide three blades next to one another for single-traverse separation. Units are offered in various construction widths, separating even extra-long materials up to 1,500 mm.
cab solutions related to reliable transport
The latest assembly plants are adapted individually several times a day. To transport PCB of different sizes, magazines must adjust consecutively to widths. Depending on the magazine, widths are set using screws or a toothed belt, the latter been adjusted by hand or by a motor.
cab series 800 magazines provide a coupling. When inserting a magazine onto a loader in an assembly plant, the flange on the servo motor of the loader connects to the coupling. The flexible side wall of the magazine moves on threaded spindles with uniform precision to a reference spot. Parallelism is provided. Then the magazine automatically adjusts to the width of the assembled PCB as specified by the plant control. There is no need for providing magazines pre-adjusted on stock.
Productronica, Munich: November 16-19, 2021
See further information on cab devices on www.cab.de/en
cab is Europe’s biggest manufacturer of label printing systems. The range of devices includes solutions for marking individual components, units, products or packaging. Healthy global growth, pioneering technologies, products designed according to the needs of operators and the competent support of all customers are prior goals of the company. Employees at locations in seven countries and more than 800 distribution and service partners around the globe are there to meet the targets.