Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. announces the April 1, 2018 release of the Z:LEX YSM20R, a new all-around surface mounter*1 that offers the versatility to accommodate a wide range of production formats with flexibility and efficiency while also boasting a mounting speed of 95,000 CPH,*2 making it the world’s fastest in its class (under optimum conditions).*3

The YSM20, a leading Z:LEX Series model, offers high productivity, adaptability to various components and superior production changeover ability based on its “1-head solution” concept to accommodate a wide range of component sizes—from super small chips to large components—with a single type of head. The new YSM20R is a high-end, high-efficiency modular mounter that enhances the production capabilities of the YSM20 and joins the series lineup as a deluxe model aimed at boosting competitiveness.

With the YSM20R, Yamaha focused on increasing XY-axis speeds and revising the actions involved for pick-up to placement, and successfully improved mounting speed by approximately 5% compared to the YSM20. Also, by improving the performance of the wide-scan camera on the head, the YSM20R can mount components up to 12×12 mm in size (up from 8×8 mm) at high speed, thus improving productivity. Further, the new Auto Loading Feeder (ALF) using proprietary Yamaha Motor technology, the “sATS30NS” Auto Tray Sequencer (ATS) for nonstop tray replacement and nonstop feeder carriage exchange system (all available as options) reduce costs and time loss while further improving machine operation rate.
*1: Surface mounter: Manufacturing machine for mounting various electric/electronic components on the printed circuit boards (PCBs) used in electrical appliances and electronic devices.
*2: CPH (Chips Per Hour): Total number of chips that can be mounted per hour (unit time). Indicates processing capacity under various conditions.
*3: Components mounting speed (CPH) for a surface mounter with the 2-beam, 2-head layout under optimum conditions. Based on Yamaha Motor data as of January 2018.