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Southern machinery, We design and manufacture Odd Form component auto insertion machine,SMT equipment, and providing spare parts service. Worldwide Installation and on site support and training.

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New Release — Free CAD Files Library

Announcing -- SMTHelp.com CAD Files Library

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We are working to make it easier for you to request a CAD file at SMThelp.com. Just visit our new and growing library of CAD files for you to download or click "Request a CAD file" and we will deliver the file you are looking for. We aim to help the world elevate to a more educated level of EMS planning and production. This is our step to help you with the best product planning and development. Let our expertise guide your production to maximum efficiency and ROI.

We currently have Gerber files for free download on microcontrollers, mobile chargers, power supply controllers, and more! Don't see what you need? Just ask for it, we've got you covered!

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The First Reed Switch Auto Insertion Machine in the World Hits the Market

The First Reed Switch Auto Insertion Machine in the World Hits the Market

Reed Switches, or Herkons, are extremely useful for many electronic applications. Reed Switches work by means of magnetism in reed relays and for electrical circuit control. In the presence of a magnetic field the reed will either open or close, depending on it’s original positioning and purpose. They are extremely useful as they are hermetically sealed and can operate in almost any environment.

Made for highly reliable switching, major advantages to Reed Switches include their capability for low contact resistance, do not require a supply current, offer non-touch switching, no minimum switching current necessary for them to function, except for Tungsten contact materials. In addition, Reed Switches are highly economical, suitable for many harsh environments, and deliver billions of operations throughout their lifetime.

Common applications for Reed Switches include gear speed and direction sensing, window and door sensors for security alarms, bridge operator controls in airplane docking, safety vane sensor applications, high voltage relays in the power industry, fuel pumping stations sensors, ferrous part detection, and hibernation mode sensing when laptops are closed. There are many more growing applications for the very useful Reed Switch.

Reed Switch insertion into PCBs have historically been conducted by means of manual labor, by hand. As Auto Insertion mechanisms have advanced, there are new technologies on the market that can accommodate these highly useful switches via automated machines. Through Hole Technologies (THT) have advanced to now offer mechanized equipment to automate an assembly line that requires Reed Switch insertion. The first ever Reed Switch Machine is now available on the market for production assembly and auto insertion uses. This will make electronic products requiring Reed Switches easier to produce, faster, and more affordable for an entire manufacturing production.

Contact Southern Machinery for more information or to get a quote! info@smthelp.com

The Continual Rise in LED Manufacturing

Pick & Place for LED SMT Manufacturing

The S-320 Machine is low cost and thoroughly fulfills LED Manufacturing Requirements. We use high grade, imported parts for the S-320 that both prolong the life of the machine and also lowers costs. We make the best manufacturing decisions that save you time and costs when developing your LED Assembly Line.

The Rise in LED.

The Continual Rise in LED Manufacturing

According to Google Trends Ranking, when comparing popular lighting source search trends it is clear that LED is the powerhouse lighting source. The expansive reach and use of LEDs in today’s tech world make it almost unfair to compare it to other lighting sources but we’ve done it anyway.

Below is a graph that displays the overwhelming rise in rank of LEDs since 2004, especially compared to it’s CFL and Incandescent counterparts. Data was collected from Google Search Trends comparison of three lighting sources as a general topic i.e. LED as a general search topic and all related search terms, CFLs as a general search topic with related search terms, and incandescent lighting as a general search topic with related search terms. Click here to see what countries rank highest for the interest in LEDs.

 

Google Search Trend Rating for 3 Lighting Sources

Google Trends for LEDs

Full Line SMT Equipment for LED Production

Southern Machinery has over 20 years of experience, carefully designing your customized tailor-made SMT machines to fit your production. Investing in a customized FULL SMT line for your LED manufacturing will improve your quality, productivity, and reliability.

What we provide:
Full LED solutions tailored to your product
Core technology with our equipment
Highly skilled and professional tech service
Deep experience in LED factory setup
All Solutions to your LED Assembly for Quality and best ROI

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Free Gerber File Download

Attention PCB Design Engineers:

For a brief time, we will be giving away a FREE Gerber File.

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For the first time, Southern Machinery is giving away a FREE Gerber File! If you need help with your design process, we are gladly here to help. Let us make your manufacturing set-up easy and efficient.

We at Southern Machinery know and understand what is needed for a successful PCB Assembly. If you need guidance with design, CAD, equipment configuration, training, just ask! Southern Machinery is not just a place to buy machines, but also a place to get your technical questions answered. So ask us! We want to help you find your PCBA solutions.

This April ONLY – Free Shipping on Spare Part Orders exceeding $1000

Need to Order Spare Parts?

We Have a Deal just for YOU this April, 2017 !

April 2017 - Free Shipping on Spare Part Orders exceeding $1000

This April 2017 we are extending an extra special offer on spare part orders. Receive Free Shipping on any order that exceeds $1000.

Southern Machinery wants to see your Factory thrive! That is why we make it convenient and easy to order spare parts from us!

– Easy & Safe Online Ordering
– Fast Delivery
– Quick Turnaround Time
– Name Brand Parts
– Lower Cost
– Friendly Service

 

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THT Thriving in Specialized Music Industry

THT Thriving in the Pro-Audio Industry

NAMM Show 2017

NAMM THT Music Industry Odd-form automation machines PCB Boards

While in attendance at the 2017 National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show last month we found one thing to be true… THT Equipment is far from dead. The music industry continues to require robust and durable components for high quality and heavy duty gear. GEAR, GEAR, GEAR! And the better the gear the more likely THT was involved in the assembly. Proving that THT is not just surviving but thriving in our high-tech world.

But there are many missing links! Many of these specialty components are still placed by hand and many more are still IMPORTED. Opportunities abound for manufacturers to bring all assembly, quality control, and profits back home. Quality is the name of the game when it comes to being #1 in any product category but costs sometimes hold back some manufacturers. According to Joel Menchey, Menchey Music Service, import costs for audio manufacturers are the highest of all costs. This doesn’t have to be so.

We at Southern Machinery have the solutions to lower costs and improve your manufacturing assembly quality! Our S-600-OF Through-hole & Surface Mounting Multifunction Machine paves the way to incorporate THT with SMT technologies. We can help you design the exact machine for your needs, ordered to spec. It’s a simple conversation for a huge shift in ideology and savings.

CLICK HERE for more HELP with your THT Equipment!

THT Music Industry Odd-form automation machines PCB Boards

FEATURES:

  • Six pick-up heads.
  • Practical placement speed to 18,000 cph.
  • Huge Component Range: places SMDs from 0402 to 15 mm x 15 mm, including resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes/
    audion , IC, SOTs, SOPs, QFPs and CSPs, and THT components.
  • Feeder racks can accommodate a mix of tape feeders and IC tube/stick feeders or 5 THT components feeder.
  • Teaching/fiducial recognition camera for easy programming & operation
  • Customized nozzles available.
  • Bottom fixed-camera vision system for fast, accurate alignment.
  • Ball screw drive and heavy-duty, uni-body construction ensure smooth, high-speed movement and high accuracy and repeatability.
  • SMEMA-compatible inline
    conveyor.
SPECIFICATIONS:Placement Specifications
Number of Placement Heads 6
Maximum Placement Speed 25,000 cph
Average Practical Placement Speed 18,000 cph
Placement Accuracy ±0.05 (0.002″)
Minimum SMD Size 1.02 mm × 0.51 mm (0.04 in × 0.02 in)
Maximum SMD Size 15 mm × 15 mm × 10 mm (0.59” × 0.59” × 0.39“)
Alignment Method Bottom vision standard
Capability for SMDs LEDs, Resistors, Capacitors, Inductors, Diodes, Audion,
Transistors, SOTs, SOPs, QFP,s QFNs, CSPs
Pick Up Specifications
Negative Pressure Detection Yes
Components Shortage Alarm Yes
Board Handling Specifications
Board Loading Method Inline Conveyor
Maximum Board Length 400 mm (31.5“) standard
Maximum Board Width 360 mm (17.2“)
Minimum Board Length 50 mm (1.97”)
Minimum Board Width 50 mm (1.97”)
Board Thickness 0.5 mm to 3.0 mm (0.02” to 0.12″)
Fiducial Recognition/ Yes
Coordinate Correction
Feeder Capacity
Feeder Type Pneumatic
Maximum No. of Feeder Ports 30 Or 5 THT components Feeders.
Tape Feeder Sizes 8, 12, 16 and 24 mm
Programming
Operating System Windows XP
PC, Keyboard, Mouse Yes
Monitor Flat LCD
Programming Camera Yes
Numeric Data Entry Yes
CSV Import Yes
Step and Repeat for Matrix Boards Yes
Mechanical Specifications
X Axis Drive Mechanism Ball Screw & Linear Guide Rail
X Axis Drive Motor AC Servo
Y Axis Drive Mechanism Ball Screw & Linear Guide Rail
Y Axis Drive Motor AC Servo
Conveyor Drive Mechanism Ball Screw & Linear Guide Rail
Conveyor Drive Motor AC Servo
Transmission Drive Mechanism Belt
Transmission Drive Motor DC Stepper
Z Axis Drive Mechanism Belt
Z Axis Drive Motor DC Stepper
X-Y Axis Resolution 0.005 mm (0.0002“)
Z Axis Resolution 0.005 mm (0.0002“)
T Axis Range of Motion 360°
Physical Specifications
Overall Dimensions 1300 mm x 1380 mm x 1410 mm (51.2” x 54.3” x 55.5“)
(L x W x H)
Approximate Net Weight 1000 Kg
Facility Requirements
Standard Voltage 220 V – Single Phase, 50Hz
Air Pressure 0.6MPa (6.1kgf/cm2)
Service and Support
Remote Diagnostics On-line
Warranty 1 Year

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Ensuring the Best Design for Final PCB Production Stage with Testing!

Ensuring the Best Design for Final PCB Production Stage with Testing! Ensuring the Best Design for Final PCB Production Stage with Testing!

Avoiding Design Mistakes with Testing

Improve EMS Productivity by Testing Early

http://www.smthelp.com/product/high-speed-in-line-circuit-board-test-machine/

PC Board errors are a drain to EMS productivity. Through analysis and testing PCBs in the pilot stages, a smoother and more educated production set-up can be achieved. By performing automatic impedance measurements and testing of components (chip resistors and capacitors) early on, you can ensure the best design for production.

We recommend applying the best design logics when creating your PCB layout and Test, Test, Test for maximum efficiency and output. According to Circuits Assembly’s December 2016 Magazine, here is the list of 5 Most Common PCB Design Mistakes: “1. The components do not suit the production technology 2. Thermal imbalance 3. Incompatibility between fabrication and assembly technology 4. Component placement at PCB edge 5. Placing fiducials on the PCB’s edge.”

Once you have planned your PC Board with best practices, Southern Machinery’s High-Speed In-line Circuit Board Test Machine will help with testing by incorporating a visual inspection function which allows mounting status checks on each component (e.g.: typo descriptions in alphanumeric characters, orientation, size) on the operator’s monitor will serve to best analyze testing up close. As well as automatically generating test data from mounting data and component list.  

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Pneumatic stencil cleaner replaces manual cleaning step by step

SMT PCBA,Stencil cleaner

S-1688 Pneumatic Stencil Cleaner

Truly Automatic

For cleaning various stencils and misprinted PCBs, the combination of features offered by our S-1688 make it a unique, truly automatic cleaner. The threshold for usefulness of automation is allowing the operator to walk away from the process without worry. Stencil cleaners that require manual positioning and movement of stencils require attention from experienced operators to ensure consistent cleaning.

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S-1688 Pneumatic Stencil Cleaner

Economic and Environmental

No-rinse, aqueous cleaning agents for 100% closed loop process, for conformity to present and future economic and environmental operating requirements.The operator can start the cycle and walk away from the cleaning operation. Also, its compact footprint, integrated castors, and trivial connection requirements-its only connection is to a 240 volt outlet, with no water or drainage requirements-make it very flexible.

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S-1688 Pneumatic Stencil Cleaner

Frees the Operator

S-1688 frees the operator by combining a specifically shaped ultrasonic cleaning chamber, continuous filtering of the cleaning bath, automatic indication of liquid level and filter status, and an automatic loading/unloading of the stencil. Its integrated loading arm ensures that every stencil is position precisely the same way in the cleaning tank, and that it is withdrawn from the cleaning chemistry as soon as the cycle is finished. Its filtration system continuously removes soils from the cleaning liquid, often maintaining the cleaning effectiveness of the medium for a year or longer (depending on usage, of course)

S-1688 stencil cleaner

S-1688 Pneumatic Stencil Cleaner

Efficient, Fast, Safe

Pneumatic design of stencil cleaning machine adopts full pneumatic control wash, to clean the stencil type circuit board, can effectively remove the solder paste and flux residue driven by the pneumatic logic control and efficient, fast, safe is cleaning the stencil current and recommended method, using rotating efficient atomization spray arms, four heavy solution filtration cycle use, simple maintenance, all stainless steel body, guarantee the life span.Adjust the appropriate screen hanging rack, move to clean items to center position, can be carried out on the screen or circuit board cleaning.

S-1688 Pneumatic stencil cleaner

  • Complete pneumatic operation without any fire risk
  • Equipment is ergonomically in designed
  • Cleaning and drying process is a simple one-button operation
  • Patented nozzle precision design ensure high cleaning process
  • Interior special design for better effect on rinsing and drying
  • Stencil tension is not affected during the cleaning process
  • Auto liquid feeding and draining system
    our levels filtering system with precise exhaust design and control
  • Liquid can be recycled which results in lower solvent consumption
  • Internationally recognized critical components are used to ensure
    long-term quality and reliability
  • Modular design to ensure easy maintenance
  • Solder paste and glue will adhere to the stencil hole during printing process
  • Manual cleaning is not effective in removing the solder paste deposit. Solidified and hardened deposits can cause the stencil mesh to deform
  • The printing quality will be adversely affected if the stencil is used
    without proper cleaning
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What is First Article Inspection

First Article Inspection overview

Before the manufacturing course begins, business necessities require an in depth verification and comparability of product design vs. manufacturing outcomes, often called First Article Inspection (FAI). Frequently used within the aerospace, medical electronics and automotive industries, FAI studies have gotten an ordinary course of to make sure high quality and consistency of the ultimate product is in order. Although conducting FAI could be advanced, technological developments and person pleasant software programs have allowed customers to implement and execute this course of shortly and precisely.

What is First Article Inspection?

As an official authentication technique for production, FAI intention is to overview and authorize dimensional studies. FAI stories make the most of dimensional properties of a manufacturing like design specs, to make sure of consistency or uncover any deviations. This inspection ensures reliability and repeatability of the manufacturing course, in addition to making certain the producer’s capability to provide elements in accordance with specifications.

 

What is the aim of FAI?

The goal of a FAI report outlined below:

  1. The FAI report supplies a tenet for goal affirmation that every engineering design and specification is appropriately understood, accounted for, verified and documented.
  2. Ensure the manufacturing course of action is dependable, repeatable and constant
  3. Develops a transparent understanding and communication outlet between purchaser and provider.
  4. Verify the accuracy of drawings, making certain that each adjustments made to any part of the designs are accounted for.
  5. Validate all tooling used for production, guaranteeing the instruments’ capabilities to supply all required elements at defined and accepted speed.
  6. Ensure manufacturing course is succesful and might meets the entiretly of all manufacturing needs.

When is FAI report crucial?

FAI studies are crucial when any of the following occur:

  • A change in design which may probably have an effect on match, kind or operation
  • A change in manufacturing supply, course of action, inspection technique, location of producer, tooling or supplies
  • A change to a special media program that will likely have an effect on match, kind or performance
  • Production has not been executed for 2 years or more (or as specified by buyer)

FAI Benefits

Before proceeding with manufacturing elements, FAI studies will be helpful in figuring out whether or not a production course of action is able to deliver elements constantly within design parameters. Furthermore, FAI studies present construction between buyer and provider for understanding and verifying the final mission necessities. FAI additionally assists buyer and provider with communications and help to avoid future miscommunication. This course of action additionally ensures that you will be using the precise supplies and instruments, offering an efficient initiative for the anticipated outcomes for manufacturing.

Full FAI vs. Partial FAI

A full FAI requires that each field has been accounted for.  With a partial FAI report, any subject missed will affect the FAI sucess. In regards to any excellent fields, they might be crammed out at a later date or utilizing earlier knowledge, on condition that it applies to the precise traits of duplicate elements produced by the identical manufacturing course of action.

FAI Planning

Before the primary manufacturing beings to run elements, many components have to be accounted for with the intention to execute FAI planning, which generally embrace the following:

Records for the manufacturing course of action– manage actions to be executed all through FAI course of and accountable suppliers/organizations.

Ensure authorized  materials sources, laboratory and relevant manufacturing, planning, routing and buying are in accordance with the specifications.

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USA IPC APEX EXPO 2016 exhibition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to visit our booth No. :#2930 in USA IPC APEX EXPO (Mar. 15th-Mar17, 2016)

ETA and Southern will attend the USA IPC APEX EXPO 2016 exhibition to share the industry’s top feast.You are warmly welcome to visit our booth No. :#2930 in USA IPC APEX EXPO (Mar. 15th-Mar17, 2016)

As the industry’s leading manufacturers, Wewould show our latest T-series lead-free reflow oven and at the same time, we will Strongly recommended Strongly recommended our Odd Form machines

in USA IPC APEX EXPO 2016 exhibition.This is unique machine in China now. It refreshes the traditional perception of reflow oven.

We are the professional manufacturer of reflow oven and offer full SMT solutions for customers. We have more than 20 years experience and technology in SMT filed. The most professional term and the best service are waiting for you. Our goal is to provide the reliable full SMT solutions to all the customers around the world.

ETA is our good global partner. We would provide the high-value technical support to our customers together.

You are warmly welcome to visit our booth No. :#2930.

 

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Congratulation SOUTHERN MACHINERY has beed admitted as Foreign Member of ELCINA community

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Electronic Industries Association of India identifies and bringstogetherlikeminded companies to represent the voice of Indian electronics and IT hardware industry and promote manufacturing.Electronic Industries Association of India promotes hardware manufacturing through active representation in the Government as well as scientific/technical institutions and industry/trade organisations in India and abroad.Electronic Industries Association of India represents to the government, problems faced by its members, individually or as a group, to find solutions and provide relief from unreasonable acts of administrative and policy making departments.

Electronic Industries Association of India provides a bouquet of professional and value-added services to its members. These services are tailored to serve the best interest of its Members and the Electronics/IT community to empower it to face competition and prosper. These services are constantly upgraded to suit the changing demands of the environment and needs of the industry.

Electronic Industries Association of India’s E-commerce facilities and its dynamic website together attract about 3500 visitors per day and provide a platform for members.

Electronic Industries Association of India is a repository of information and research, readily available for its members and helps them in taking critical decisions based on relevant facts.

Services currently provided by Electronic Industries Association of India to its members can be found by clicking here.

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OUR NEW MACHINE S-7000 IN THAILAND

Southern Machinery just finish a new project in Thailand.

We sale a new model S-7000 to a thai customer in Samut prakan,maybe it’s the first TE square pin auto-insert machine in the world .

we send a engineer to thai for install this machine and training customer.

At last,we reach customer’s production target & quality requirements successfully

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