Prodigy Dual Lane Dispenser
The Camalot Prodigy is designed and built to deliver high-speed, extremely accurate dispensing. To enable 1.5g's of acceleration, Camalot engineers resourced more than two decades of experience with linear motors and advanced motion control systems.
Dual lane conveyors enables improved optimization by allowing two identical or two different products to be processed in either lane.
NuJet™ is the latest jetting technology from Camalot that is positioned to live up to its description of “Compact, Fast and Flexible”.
Dynamic Dual Head™ (DDH) offers the unique ability to double dispense speed while maintaining the highest level of accuracy for both dispense pumps.
The advanced tilt and rotate dispensing system reduces wet out areas and improves capillary flow for underfill and provides access to dispense on side walls, underneath, or around tall components. State-of-the-art rotary actuators allow articulation of the dispense pump in sub-degree increments in both axes for total flexibility.
The Prodigy Dual Lane (DL) dispenser was developed to meet the demands of automotive and semiconductor manufacturers who are looking for ways to increase productivity. The platform is available in a compact 830mm wide 4 zone system or the larger 1270mm 6 zone system giving the ability to process a wide range of product sizes.
Check out Camalots New Option!
Camalot has released the Advanced Tilt and Rotate patented technology that enables reduced wet-out areas, improved capillary flow for underfill and access for dispensing on side walls or around tall components. PCB designs are ever more challenging for dispensing with increased component densities, reduced materials keep out zones, and a broad mix of component heights. The Prodigy's advanced Tilt and Rotate option solves all these challenges and more with its patented design and operation.
For more information see Options below under Enhanced Features.
Benefits and Features
Advanced linear-drive architecture, combined with exceptional frame stability enables greater precision at higher speeds, resulting in consistently higher yields. The Camalot Prodigy boasts a +/- 35µ 3 Sigma dot placement accuracy at full speed.
Dual lane conveyors enable improved optimization by allowing two identical or two different products to be processed in either lane. Multi-tasking functionality provides increased efficiency and flexibility, dispensing operations can be switched automatically between conveyor lanes for products that require multiple dispense passes of underfill and PCB transfer time is eliminated as the dispense process can start in the adjacent lane immediately.
Each conveyor lane can be configure with up to 3 zones and is capable of handling products up to 400mm x 254mm
Contact and non-contact heating in several configurations including heated lift chucks ensures that dispense materials are at a controlled, constant temperature for repeatable, controllable material flow rates for underfill and encapsulation.
Constantly changing needs in dispense processing require flexibility in system configuration. The Prodigy’s features are easily field upgraded, due to ‘plug and play’ compatibility and simplicity. They can be retrofitted in the field, including heat, pumps, weight scale, 2nd Z-axis, and even the conveyor system.
Independent Dual Head configurability allows dispensing of different materials within one process. Both Z-axes are independently controlled, facilitating both high positional accuracy and fast axis movement.
Synchronous Dual Head Mode operates both pumps simultaneously and reduces dispense time by approximately 50%.
The Prodigy features automatic vision for both fiducial alignment and manual teaching of programs. Fiducial images are taught and saved to an onboard library; in addition, it works as an image recognition system so that any unique feature can be used for alignment. Camalot’s edge detection vision alignment is the fastest and most accurate positioning method available. A one-snap operation finds all four edges of die up to 25mm square, and automatically adjusts needle path for variations in X,Y, and theta placement, die width, and edge parallelism.
Pipeline conveyor mode allows parallel product transfer within the machine, reducing transfer time from input buffer or preheat to dispense station in as little as 2.5 seconds, down from a standard 5 - 6 seconds. For a process that currently has a 25 second cycle time, this provides an additional 10% in UPH!
Easy to learn and use, ITW EAE’s Benchmark software is powerful yet intuitive, and offers enhanced functionality and features such as a flip chip calculator for underfill. It outputs accurate volume and weight details by allowing precise weight data to be entered into the program, reducing setup time and scrapped parts.
Patented technology that enables reduced wet-out areas, improved capillary flow for underfill and access for dispensing on side walls or around tall components.
PCB designs are ever more challenging for dispensing with increased component densities, reduced materials keep out zones, and a broad mix of component heights. The Prodigy's advanced Tilt and Rotate option solves all these challenges and more with its patented design and operation.
- DC servo control for both axes
- 0.01 degree resolution
- Material keep out zone (KOZ) <300 μm
- Up to +/- 45 degrees of Tilt and +/- 90 degrees of rotation
- Both axes programmable in sub-degree increments
- Automatic setup and calibration
- Extended fluidics and nozzles provide additional clearance for “hard to reach” applications
Click here to watch the Tilt and Rotate video
Title and Rotate - Brochure
The proprietary design of Dynamic Dual Head (DDH) provides the only fast and fully accurate solution for dual head simultaneous dispensing. The DDH option uses a unique and patented mini XY drive system on a second Z-Axis to correct “real-time” and allow synchronous dispensing of both pumps regardless of part to part rotation. This technique guarantees increased productivity whilst maintaining yields through unsurpassed accuracy.
- Independent, real time adjustment for both dispense pumps
- Dispense productivity increased by up to 100%
- No yield loss due to second head inaccuracy
- Compatible with all dispense pumps
- Automatic setup and calibration
Click here to watch the DDH video
Patent pending, closed-loop monitoring of the PCB/substrate temperature ensures dispenser process stability and yield improvements for underfill applications.
- Closed loop control of the product temperature through the entire process.
- Compact, miniature design has no impact to gantry XY travel.
- GUI displays in “real time” the product temperature in each zone
- All settings are stored in the process program and tied directly to the product
- OpenApps feature allows the data to be transferred into factory MES systems
NanoShot is the next generation of “jetting” technology. Offering high speed - Up to 600 Hz, and ultra-fine resolution, with dot sizes 300 microns, this patent pending pump features state-of-the-art motion control technology, simple maintenance, quick changeover, and a low cost of ownership.
A vacuum-based cleaning station ensures cleanliness of needle/nozzle. A detector is used to verify needle straightness and presence, compatible with 12–32 gauge needles.
NuJet eliminates use of a needle and incorporates a contact jetting technique to displace the dispense material. Controlling the piston with a pneumatic actuator and closed-loop software achieves a high degree of accuracy and repeatability for consistent process results.
- Speeds up to 300 Hz
- Auto-tune for closed-loop calibration
- Setup time reduced by 20%
- Dot sizes < 300 microns
- Extended maintenance frequency
Click here to watch NuJet video
Camalot offer 2 types of Auger pump both controlled with a precise servo drive system. The 635SD series are typically used for finer feature dots and lines of high viscosity material. The 680SD pumps delivers high flow rates and also incorporate a patented positive shutoff that eliminates dripping of lower viscosity materials. For highly abrasive materials both pump systems offer more wear resistant carbide auger screws.
SmartStream is a unique patented non-contact dispense method designed and manufactured by Camalot. A controlled stream of material is dispensed using positive displacement with a piston, which does not contact seat or nozzle. SmartStream dispenses a column of material with each cycle instead of a single sphere.
A patented closed-loop weighing process measures dispense patterns and automatically compensates for material viscosity for maximum accuracy.