MRC500 soldering robotic cell
The MRC500 is the larger robotic cell that supports point to point iron soldering from above. The standardized platform is based on a flexible and modular concept that can be adapted to a range of processes from fully-automated in-line to stand-alone semi-automated processes.
The MRC500 can be equipped with any of mta’s soldering heads: soldering iron, induction and microflame. There is also a variation of the MRC500 specific to laser soldering that can be equipped with the mta MLH45 laser head.
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
3 reasons to choose the mta MRC500 soldering robotic cell
- The mta MRC500 is both purposes-built and standardized. The advantage of being purpose-built is that there was no need to compromise functionality around pre-defined limitations. The advantage of standardizing the design is that it does not come with the heavy cost associated with one-off custom machines.
- The X, Y, and Z axis use ball-screw actuators for precise actuation with a repeatability of 20 microns to assure the process is accurate and delivers consistent quality.
- Properly designed heads are fairly heavy, so large DC stepper motors are used that provide the strength needed to actuate the head quickly.
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
- 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
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Classic soldering iron
The mta soldering iron is the most popular soldering technology probably because most customers are looking to upgrade from hand soldering with the iron.
The mta induction soldering head is typically used in applications with a high thermal mass that require more heat. Other heating methods must allow time for the heat to migrate from outside-in;
The mta microflame soldering head can be used in two extreme applications. It can be used in applications in high thermal mass similar to the induction system. At the other extreme, it can be used on relatively small joints that require a very quick soldering process.
Solder paste dispensing heads
The soldering market is heading towards smaller and smaller applications. Therefore, the size of the solder wire and the influence of its contact with the components become a limit for the achievable process accuracy.