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Universal Instruments Corporation | Date: 2014-12-12

An assembly machine includes a plurality of track modules, each track module including a section of track, the plurality of track modules connectable to form a continuous circuitous track, the continuous circuitous track configured to receive a dispensing head, the dispensing head configured to rotate about the continuous circuitous track and at least partially assemble an unfinished product. The machine includes a first feeder module attached to a first length of the continuous circuitous track configured to feed a component to the dispensing head, and a first placement module attached to a second length of the continuous circuitous track configured to receive the unfinished product. The dispensing head is configured to place the component on the unfinished product. The assembly machine is reconfigurable by attaching or removing one or more of the plurality of track modules, the first feeder module and the first placement module.


Patent
Universal Instruments Corporation | Date: 2014-12-12

An assembly machine includes a plurality of track modules, each track module including a section of track, the plurality of track modules connectable to form a continuous circuitous track, the continuous circuitous track configured to receive a dispensing head, the dispensing head configured to rotate about the continuous circuitous track and at least partially assemble an unfinished product. The machine includes a first feeder module attached to a first length of the continuous circuitous track configured to feed a component to the dispensing head, and a first placement module attached to a second length of the continuous circuitous track configured to receive the unfinished product. The dispensing head is configured to place the component on the unfinished product. The assembly machine is reconfigurable by attaching or removing one or more of the plurality of track modules, the first feeder module and the first placement module.


Patent
Universal Instruments Corporation | Date: 2013-08-29

Disclosed herein is a method that includes picking up a plate with a nozzle, the plate including at least one opening to allow air to flow therethrough. The method includes picking up a die with the nozzle such that the plate is located between the nozzle and the die. The method includes placing the die and the plate onto a device, substrate or another die such that the plate is located on top of the die. The method includes heating the device, substrate or another die and the die in a heat chamber while the plate remains on top of the die to permanently attach the die to the device, substrate or another die. Further disclosed herein is an assembly system configured to perform a method that utilizes the plate and die combination for attaching the die to a device, substrate or another die by heating.


Patent
Universal Instruments Corporation | Date: 2013-06-27

An assembly machine includes a plurality of track modules, each track module including a section of track, the plurality of track modules connectable to form a continuous circuitous track, the continuous circuitous track configured to receive a dispensing head, the dispensing head configured to rotate about the continuous circuitous track and at least partially assemble an unfinished product. The machine includes a first feeder module attached to a first length of the continuous circuitous track configured to feed a component to the dispensing head, and a first placement module attached to a second length of the continuous circuitous track configured to receive the unfinished product. The dispensing head is configured to place the component on the unfinished product. The assembly machine is reconfigurable by attaching or removing one or more of the plurality of track modules, the first feeder module and the first placement module.


Patent
Universal Instruments Corporation | Date: 2014-12-12

An assembly machine includes a plurality of track modules, each track module including a section of track, the plurality of track modules connectable to form a continuous circuitous track, the continuous circuitous track configured to receive a dispensing head, the dispensing head configured to rotate about the continuous circuitous track and at least partially assemble an unfinished product. The machine includes a first feeder module attached to a first length of the continuous circuitous track configured to feed a component to the dispensing head, and a first placement module attached to a second length of the continuous circuitous track configured to receive the unfinished product. The dispensing head is configured to place the component on the unfinished product. The assembly machine is reconfigurable by attaching or removing one or more of the plurality of track modules, the first feeder module and the first placement module.


Patent
Universal Instruments Corporation | Date: 2014-12-12

An assembly machine includes a plurality of track modules, each track module including a section of track, the plurality of track modules connectable to form a continuous circuitous track, the continuous circuitous track configured to receive a dispensing head, the dispensing head configured to rotate about the continuous circuitous track and at least partially assemble an unfinished product. The machine includes a first feeder module attached to a first length of the continuous circuitous track configured to feed a component to the dispensing head, and a first placement module attached to a second length of the continuous circuitous track configured to receive the unfinished product. The dispensing head is configured to place the component on the unfinished product. The assembly machine is reconfigurable by attaching or removing one or more of the plurality of track modules, the first feeder module and the first placement module.


Patent
Universal Instruments Corporation | Date: 2014-12-12

An assembly machine includes a plurality of track modules, each track module including a section of track, the plurality of track modules connectable to form a continuous circuitous track, the continuous circuitous track configured to receive a dispensing head, the dispensing head configured to rotate about the continuous circuitous track and at least partially assemble an unfinished product. The machine includes a first feeder module attached to a first length of the continuous circuitous track configured to feed a component to the dispensing head, and a first placement module attached to a second length of the continuous circuitous track configured to receive the unfinished product. The dispensing head is configured to place the component on the unfinished product. The assembly machine is reconfigurable by attaching or removing one or more of the plurality of track modules, the first feeder module and the first placement module.


Patent
Universal Instruments Corporation | Date: 2015-02-09

Disclosed herein is a dispensing head that includes a motor, an air pump operably connected to and powered by the motor, and a first spindle connected to the air pump. The air pump is configured to create airflow in the first spindle. Further disclosed is a method of creating airflow in a dispensing head, and an assembly machine system having a dispensing head.


Patent
Universal Instruments Corporation | Date: 2012-04-12

A vacuum nozzle for a pick and place machine that includes a tip having a portion that is configured to interface with a component, wherein at least the portion of the tip is made of wood. The tip may also be made of a material that is at least one of polar and porous. Further, a method of picking up and placing a light emitting diode includes providing a pick and place machine having a vacuum nozzle, wherein the vacuum nozzle includes a tip having a portion that is configured to interface with a component, wherein at least the portion of the tip is made of a material that is at least one of polar and porous. The method includes picking up the light emitting diode and placing the light emitting diode on an electronic assembly.


Patent
Universal Instruments Corporation | Date: 2011-02-24

A pick and place machine is described which uses an imprint left in a layer of fluid by a component that has been dipped in the fluid to guide a placement process. An apparatus for placing a component is disclosed, which includes a surface that receives a layer of fluid, an imprint of a component in the layer of fluid, and a camera that captures an image of the imprint in the fluid. A method of placing a component with a pick and place machine is disclosed which includes dipping a component in a layer of fluid, capturing an image of the layer of fluid, analyzing the image of the layer of fluid, and placing the component based on results of the analysis of the image of the layer of fluid. The image can be used to determine the status of the component or where to place the component.

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