QPlace & QPlace Pro
Simple SMT Tooling
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Reduce Tooling time from hours to 15 minutes
Do your SMT line operators spend hours manually editing insertion and BOM files from many sources and formats?
Do you experience expensive placement errors due to manual preparation of placement files?
QPlace (and QPlace Pro) will slash a tooling time from hours to 15 minutes.
QPlace and QPlace Pro
QPlace (and QPlace Pro) provides a simple and easy to use solution for the tooling process. Customers using QPlace report that tooling time is reduced from hours to less than 30 minutes and even less, depending on PCB complexity. Tooling errors are reduced by 70%-80%.
QPlace enables quick tooling of SMT placement machines by integrating the Bill of Materials (BOM) and Insertion (XY) files from different sources and formats; QPlace validates the data and automatically creates all the necessary inputs required for the SMT machine.
QPlace also includes the “locator” - a graphical representation of the placement plan (PCB and its components) that allows the operator to view and modify component placements.
QPlace Pro is designed for use with ASM/Siemens SIPlace Pro only, and QPlace is designed for use with other types of machines (such as ASM/Siemens SIPlace, Yamaha IPulse, Samsung, MyData, Philips/Assembleon etc).
Process Insertion files (XY) in any format
Process BOM files in any format (TXT, XLS, DOC etc)
Merging XY and BOM data while verifying data integrity
Identification of BOM components missing from Insertion data
Matching components to SMT machine’s shape library
Automatic generation of SMT machine setup files (ASM/Siemens SIPlace and SIPlace Pro, Yamaha IPulse, MyData, Samsung etc).
“Locator” – A graphical display of the placement plan based on SMT machine shape library
Locator allows for component search by catalogue number, shape and designation.
Ability to change placement angle
Ability to perform Offline tooling
Seamless file upload – upload files to the SMT machine without pausing operation of the machine (for models that have line computers).
Support for hybrid SMT lines – One tooling for all machine types
Cluster support – Generation of placement data for clustered PCBs. Qplace performs all offset calculations for the series of nested PCBs automatically based on single PCB data.
Figure 1. Locator - Graphical display of placement plan
Figure 2. Merged Insertion and BOM data
Simple XY and BOM Importing and Merging
Checking for missing Components in SMT Machine Component Library
Offline SMT Setup programming and generation
Structured as a step by step Wizard
More SMT setups preparations in less time
Lower production costs
Same tool - Different purposes:
Related software tools:
QPlace-UPD provides a simple and easy to use solution for updating the placement files in the Line computers following ECOs. It does so by combining the new Bill of Materials with the existing placement files that already exist on the line computer. QPlace UPD validates the data and automatically creates all the necessary inputs required by the SMT machine.
QPlace UPD enables:
- Application of several variation of BOMs for same PCB
- Ensuring the use of the right program version for the SMT machine