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THT Thriving in Specialized Music Industry

2023-02-09 17:51:23

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.

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THT Music Industry Odd-form automation machines PCB Boards


SPECIFICATIONS:Placement Specifications
Number of Placement Heads6
Maximum Placement Speed25,000 cph
Average Practical Placement Speed18,000 cph
Placement Accuracy±0.05 (0.002″)
Minimum SMD Size1.02 mm × 0.51 mm (0.04 in × 0.02 in)
Maximum SMD Size15 mm × 15 mm × 10 mm (0.59” × 0.59” × 0.39“)
Alignment MethodBottom vision standard
Capability for SMDsLEDs, Resistors, Capacitors, Inductors, Diodes, Audion,

Transistors, SOTs, SOPs, QFP,s QFNs, CSPs
Pick Up Specifications
Negative Pressure DetectionYes
Components Shortage AlarmYes
Board Handling Specifications
Board Loading MethodInline Conveyor
Maximum Board Length400 mm (31.5“) standard
Maximum Board Width360 mm (17.2“)
Minimum Board Length50 mm (1.97”)
Minimum Board Width50 mm (1.97”)
Board Thickness0.5 mm to 3.0 mm (0.02” to 0.12″)
Fiducial Recognition/Yes
Coordinate Correction
Feeder Capacity
Feeder TypePneumatic
Maximum No. of Feeder Ports30 Or 5 THT components Feeders.
Tape Feeder Sizes8, 12, 16 and 24 mm
Operating SystemWindows XP
PC, Keyboard, MouseYes
MonitorFlat LCD
Programming CameraYes
Numeric Data EntryYes
CSV ImportYes
Step and Repeat for Matrix BoardsYes
Mechanical Specifications

X Axis Drive MechanismBall Screw & Linear Guide Rail
X Axis Drive MotorAC Servo
Y Axis Drive MechanismBall Screw & Linear Guide Rail
Y Axis Drive MotorAC Servo
Conveyor Drive MechanismBall Screw & Linear Guide Rail
Conveyor Drive MotorAC Servo
Transmission Drive MechanismBelt
Transmission Drive MotorDC Stepper
Z Axis Drive MechanismBelt
Z Axis Drive MotorDC Stepper
X-Y Axis Resolution0.005 mm (0.0002“)
Z Axis Resolution0.005 mm (0.0002“)
T Axis Range of Motion360°
Physical Specifications
Overall Dimensions1300 mm x 1380 mm x 1410 mm (51.2” x 54.3” x 55.5“)

(L x W x H)
Approximate Net Weight1000 Kg
Facility Requirements
Standard Voltage220 V – Single Phase, 50Hz
Air Pressure0.6MPa (6.1kgf/cm2)
Service and Support
Remote DiagnosticsOn-line
Warranty1 Year







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