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Mascot Clinch

Mascot Clinch – Apex 2020

Do you have problems with the hand assembled content of your production?

Do you use ‘Contact Systems CS-400’ machines for your THT PCB assembly that are failing you and you can’t get support any more?

Robotas Technologies offers a swap-out replacement system called Mascot Clinch that uses state-of-the-art technology and software that runs on the Windows 10 software platform.

With the Mascot Clinch system, once the component has been placed, an automated mechanism under the PCB will then clinch the component legs in any 360-degree direction. The finished lead profile can be set to either 45 degrees or flat to the board.

Mascot systems provide the operator with on screen work instructions and deliver the correct component to the operator at the correct time via intelligent motorized carousels or pick-to-light indication on storage arrays.

Three key Mascot features help to eliminate errors and drive productivity:

Computerized step-by-step work instructions are displayed to the operator.

Motorized carousels automatically present the correct component.

A laser highlights the exact location on the board.

Mascot offers an assured process that makes PCB hand assembly fast, consistent and easy. Mascot also provides images of components, parts or subassemblies for improved process clarity, as well as videos to walk the operator through assembly procedures. Each Mascot station can accommodate up to 370 different components – enough capacity for the largest of boards, or for several different boards with no set up or changeover delays.

To learn more, contact Robotas.


Industry 4.0.

Industry 4.0 is driving the direction of integration of machinery on production floors around the world.

Sophisticated ERP systems provide great benefits in the management of complex production issues. The huge volumes of data generated could not be handled without these systems.

But what happens to those efficiency gains and processes when your product falls outside the machine parameters or robots handling ability?

Currently, manual production bridges the gap between automated processes and will do so for the immediate future. Many companies miss the opportunity to examine this element of their production process with the same thoroughness as their automated processes; and there are good reasons why: People are hugely flexible in their capabilities, but they can be difficult to manage and can also give a huge variation in the quality of work.

Robotas has spent the last 30 years looking at and optimising manual assembly process and we want to share our thoughts with you over the next few weeks and show you how Manual assembly can be brought in line with the requirements for Industry 4.0.

Industry 4.0 Presentation
How to optimise your hand assembly in line with Industry 4.0 Read the full presentation.