|Fact||Both the UIC Radial 8 and Panasonic RH III and RHS feature auto recovery capability; the TDK VC7C does not. The TDK VC-21S does have auto recovery, but its full capability is still unknown.|
|Fact||The Panasonic RH III auto recovery is faster than the Radial 8 auto recovery because the RH III is a shuttle based machine with random access capability, while the Radial 8 has pre-sequenced components that must be left on the sequencer chain.
The Panasonic RHS is a sequencer. However, the sequencer moves in either direction and more quickly when auto recovery is invoked. The RHS auto recovery is possible in 8 –10 seconds for an 80 station machine.
|Fact||The UIC Radial 8 with a machine speed of 16,000 CPH is 9% faster than an RHS with a machine speed of 14,400 CPH.|
|Fact||The Radial 8 and RHS both offer reliable insertions and low PPM levels.|
|Fact||The Radial 8 offers 3 modes of Auto Recovery:
¨ Auto Recovery Disabled
¨ Active Auto Recovery: Upon a misinsertion, the chain will cycle for a new component, stop at the head, and wait for the operator to clear the board and push Repair.
¨ Passive Auto Recovery: Upon a misinsertion, the machine will stop, wait for the operator to clear the board and push Repair before cycling the chain to retrieve a new component.
|Conclusion||Universal Radial 8’s Auto recovery is not advantageous on a Manual Load machine. However, in an Automatic Board Handling environment, Universal’s 3 modes of Auto Recovery provide the flexibility that manufacturers need to maintain their production flow and level of quality.|