Press preview for Seica SpA participation at Productronica, Munich, November 12 – 15 2019, Hall B3, Booth B3-570, New Munich Trade fair
Strambino, Italy, October 2019. Standard One of a Kind: innovation is standard for Seica Spa, and visitors at Productronica 2019 will have the opportunity to see the latest unique and unusual solutions on full display at Productronica 2019.
Process automation is a common theme across all industries, and in the world of printed circuit boards there are increasingly specific themes, related to the expanding presence of electronics in a myriad of products. these include flex circuits, embedded components, ceramics and other alternative materials. Seica ’s Rapid line of flying probe test systems for pcbs addresses all of these requirements with innovative solutions on display at Booth B3-570 in Hall B3.
The Rapid H8 Next > series flying prober has 8 completely independent test probes distributed on both sides of the PCB under test. The availability of 4 probes per side and, even more importantly, of all the measurement hardware and software intrinsic to the Seica platform, means that this system can perform all types of testing: standard electrical tests, Kelvin measurements, tests of embedded active and passive components in a simple and completely integrated way. At Productronica, Seica will be highlighting the high productivity of this solution, which will include a Seica Automation automatic loading/unloading system. Flexible management software enables the user to easily set up the system to work in a completely automated mode, loading and testing even different part numbers automatically. The setup procedure is guided by means of a simple, straightforward dialog .Once completed, the system is ready to automatically adjust rail positions and run different programs for each part number, allowing continuous, automated testing day or night. The loader also includes an integrated clamping system to minimize board warpage during testing, by means of mobile side clamps which are moved automatically as the rail positions are adjusted.
Also on display will be the Rapid H4 Flex flying probe test solution: deployed in Seica’s Virtual Factory, visitors will be able to have a hands-experience with this solution in a realistic manufacturing environment. Nominated for the Productronica Innovation Award 2019, the Rapid H4 Flex addresses the needs of flexible PCB manufacturers that wish to test their circuits in a continuous reel format. The test system features 4 completely independent mobile test probes, and the ample test area is equipped with a vacuum table to hold in place the flexible circuit under test. In addition to the full range of standard test performances, Seica’s proprietary, high-resolution capacitive one-touch-per-net technique is able to measure the capacitance of each track/pad to detect short and open circuits, and the included standard, four-wire Kelvin techniques. This fully integrated solution includes the specifically designed, automated handling modules which enable a completely reel-to-reel process.
All of the solutions on display include Seica’s VIVA NEXT software platform, which is able to provide intelligent integration with all aspects of the customer’s manufacturing processes – data collection, traceability, interaction with MES, repair operations – and all of the Next> series systems have Canavisia’s Industrial Monitoring solution on board, for remote monitoring of current and voltage consumption, mains supply, temperature, light indicators and other parameters useful to indicate correct operation, provide information for predictive maintenance and, in general, to render the systems compatible with today’s Industry 4.0 standards.