Global patent index - EP 1040740 A1

EP 1040740 A1 2000-10-04 - A COMPONENT PLACEMENT SYSTEM

Title (en)

A COMPONENT PLACEMENT SYSTEM

Title (de)

BAUTEILPLAZIERUNGSSYSTEM

Title (fr)

SYSTEME DE PLACEMENT DE COMPOSANTS

Publication

EP 1040740 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98961339 A

Priority

  • IE 9800109 W
  • IE 970896 A
  • IE 970898 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9931948A1] A placement system (1) has a pair of gantry beams (12) each supporting six placement heads (20) and a camera (30) on the opposite side. All are independently driven by linear motors. The six heads pick six components simultaneously according to a programmed picking configuration. Each beam (12) is coupled to fixed rails (8) by couplers (11) and the linear motors are controlled to skew the beam. This allows the heads to move two-dimensionally with respect to each other for multiple simultaneously placement.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H05K 13/04

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H05K 13/04 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H05K 13/0478 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9931948A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9931948 A1 19990624; AU 1680799 A 19990705; EP 1040740 A1 20001004; JP 2002509366 A 20020326

INPADOC legal status

2002-03-27 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18D

- Effective date: 20010918

2001-06-20 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17Q

- Effective date: 20010507

2000-10-04 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 20000523

2000-10-04 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE