Comparative Matrix of Universal Radial 8XT & the Panasonic RHS2 and RHS

Feature

Universal

Radial 8XT

Panasonic

RHS2

Panasonic

RHS

Insertion Rate 20,000 CPH 18,000 CPH 14,400 Maximum

 

Tact Time 0.18 sec Constant Speed 0.2 sec Maximum (0.25 sec for the component with 12mm diameter and 18mm height or bigger) 0.25 sec Maximum (More time may be required for components with 12mm diameter and 18mm height or larger)
4 Axis Insertion Yes, the insertion head can rotate in four directions: 0,  -90, +90, and 180 degrees. Yes, the insertion head can rotate in four directions: 0,     -90, +90, and 180 degrees. Yes, the insertion head can rotate in four directions; 0, -90, +90, and 180 degrees.
Rotary Table Yes, 90 and 180 Degree Increments No – Head Rotates 3600  No – Head Rotates 3600 
Insertion Span 2.5/5.0mm Dual Span

2.5/5.0/7.5 Triple Span

2.5/5.0mm 2.5/5.0mm
Maximum Body Diameter/Height (Height measured from center of feedhole to top of component.) 13.0mm/38.5mm 13mm/39mm 13mm/38mm
Board Handling Transfer Time (from “pins up” to “pins down”  2.5 seconds 4 to 5 seconds “About 3 seconds”
Maximum Board Size 559 x 470mm (NPT) 

483 x 406mm (PT)

508mm x 381mm 508mm x 381mm
Insertion Area 508 x 470mm (NPT) 

483 x 406mm (PT)

508mm x 371mm 508mm x 381mm 
Allowable PCB Thickness 0.79mm to 2.36mm 1.6 +/- 0.15mm standard  

The RHS II can accommodate a range of 0.8 to 2.0mm, however the PCB transfer rails must be changed for PCBs with nonstandard thickness.

This is an option.   Even when using the standard 1.6mm thick PCB, there are chances of lead length/angle variation which causes PCB transfer error depending on the shapes of boards and/or insertion holes.

1.6 +/- 0.15mm standard  

The RHS can accommodate a range of 0.8 to 2.0mm, however the PCB transfer rails must be changed for PCBs with nonstandard thickness.

This is an option.   Even when using the standard 1.6mm thick PCB, there are chances of lead length/angle variation which causes PCB transfer error depending on the shapes of boards and/or insertion holes.

PCB Warpage Maximum of 3.17mm downward and 1.6mm upward Maximum of 1.2mm downward and 0.5mm upward Maximum of 1.2mm downward and 0.5mm upward
Part Transfer Method Sequencer Sequencer Sequencer
Number of Input Stations 20, 40, 60, 80, 100 80 80
Component Supply Reels or ammo packs on any input. Reels or ammo packs.  Reels can only be used on the lower input bank  Reels or ammo packs.  Reels can only be used on the lower input bank.
Component Taping Pitch 12.7/15/25.4**/30mm** 12.7/15.0mm 12.7/15.0mm
Odd Form Component Insertion Yes, at a constant rate of speed Yes, but at a derated insertion speed, dependent on component shape/size. Yes, but at a derated insertion speed, dependent on component shape/size.
Verification Yes, value polarity. No No
Board Error Correction Yes, Standard Yes Yes
Low Part Warning Yes, Standard No No
Insertion Density Tooling effects footprint. Tooling effects footprint. Tooling effects footprint.
Auto Recovery Yes – Semi-Automatic Yes – Interrupt Recovery Enabled (Automatic supply recovery function) Yes – Interrupt Recovery Enabled (Automatic supply recovery function)
Component Replenishment  Any disp.head location can be spliced w/o stopping the machine.    Although this is a sequencer based machine, when a feeder is low on components, that feeder and the two adjacent feeders must be turned off before reloading or splicing additional components.  If during the reloading process the machine requires components from those three feeders, the machine stops until the reloading process is completed by the operator.  
Uninterrupted Power Supply  Standard.  When the UPS detects a power interruption, its fully-charged battery can run the machine for up to 10 minutes. No No
Language English is the main language, however Chinese, French, Hungarian, Polish, and Spanish are available for event messages. Japanese/English  Japanese/Chinese
Machine Dimensions 80 Stations (In-line):

W = 5428mm

D = 3226mm

H = 1746mm

 

80 Stations (Straight Back):

W = 1800mm

D = 6397mm

H = 1746mm

80 Stations:

W = 3125mm

D = 2210mm

H = 1560mm

80 Input Stations:

W =Inches (3125mm)

D = Inches (2210mm)

H = Inches (1560mm)

Marketing Evaluation 3 years with more than 350 installed Radial 8 A  machines worldwide, good public support.  The Radial 8 XT is built on the same platform. Brand new machine without marketing evaluation Initial evaluations indicated that the machine was fragile, and required significant repairs.  This led to the introduction of the RHS II within 1.5 years.

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