MRC500 soldering robotic cell

MRC500 soldering platform for robotic soldering from above is a free-standing machine cell. Our design engineers purposes-built the MRC500 for soldering applications then standardized the design. We purpose-built our own platform so we would not need to compromise functionality based on the limitations of third-party equipment. Standardizing the design offers three primary advantages. It is well-proven, available faster, and costs less than-off custom designs.

Although the design is standard, it is highly flexible. We designed the mechanical structure to work with a wide range of process equipment, material handling, and guarding systems. In its basic configuration, the MRC500 is a free-standing, semi-automated machine. At the other extreme, we can outfit it with SMEMA conveyors, collaborative robots, turntables, and many other systems. Likewise, our software engineers included flexible modules in our MotionEditor software to quickly integrate a wide range of standard and special options.

We can equip the MRC500 with any of our soldering heads: soldering iron, induction, or microflame. In the case of the MLH45 laser head, we equip the MRC500 specific to laser soldering with laser-safe guarding.

Because properly designed heads are fairly heavy, we equipped the MRC500 with large DC stepper motors to provide sufficient strength to actuate the head quickly. The X, Y, and Z axis use robust ball-screw actuators for precise actuation. Repeatability of 20 microns assures the solder process is accurate and delivers consistent quality.

The main features of our MRC500 include:

  • Welded frame construction
  • 3-axis Cartesian robot with optional rotary axis at the head
  • 500x500mm working area
  • Industrial PC controller with Embedded Windows® operating system
  • Intuitive menu-driven mta MotionEditor software

6 reasons to choose the mta MRC500 soldering robotic cell

  1. You need a larger work area (500x500mm)
  2. You need the y-axis overhead (the y-axis is in the base of the TR300)
  3. Your process is semi-automated, but you need a free-standing station
  4. The production is inline and requires conveyors
  5. Your process is offline, but you need another form of material handling (turntable, collaborative robot, or etc.)
  6. The enclosure is large enough to support additional process like automatic optical inspection
MRC500 soldering platform
MRC500 soldering platform

Each machine is specifically tailored to the customer’s application, but the standard MRC500 soldering robotic cell comes well-equipped:

  • 3 axis cartesian robot
  • Complete soldering head according to the chosen technology
  • Tip cleaner depending on the chosen head
  • Safety guarding and light curtain (on semi-automated systems)
  • Air preparation system
  • Industrial PC
  • Full-size keyboard and screen
  • Signal tower


  • Rotary axis
  • Specific fixture
  • Fume extraction system depending on the chosen head
  • Conveyor integration
  • Manual double slide
  • Manual safety door
  • Monitoring camera
  • Recentering camera
  • Vision quality control
  • Second screen
  • ESD protection kit
  • Part presence sensor
  • Part height measuring sensor
  • Automated sponge humidification system
MRC500 soldering platform
  • Working area  500 x 500 x 200 mm or 300 x 300 x 200 mm (MRC300)
  • Cartesian robot  3 or 4 axes (option: axis T)
  • Shift of axes  point by point
  • Positioning repeatability  ±20 μm
  • Speed  X and Y: <300mm/s, Z <150mm/s, T <=3.8 rad/s
  • Electronic control  industrial PC
  • Operating system  WINDOWS
  • Programming  HMI Windows oriented
  • Interfaces  ethernet / USB port / serial port
  • Execution mode  standalone or slave with PLC via I/O interface
  • X, Y and Z axes actuation  Servomotors – Axis T: stepper motor
  • Power supply  400/208V – 50/60Hz
  • Power consumption 1 kVA
  • Air pressure  max. 6 bar
  • Dimensions  1’425 x 1’420 x 2’250 mm
  • Weight  ~650 kg


Selective soldering solutions

PDF - mta_selective_soldering_05.2017.pdf /8.3 mb

MRC500 soldering platform


Available heads