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Matrix USA sees installations of AE Automation in N.A.
Matrix has installed an AE mylar peeler and plans to introduce the Servant 650R panel loader/unloader, plus installation of the AE CDTA automation system compatible with the latest Orbotech Nuvogo DI Imager.
Actual in-plant demonstrations will begin in 2020 at their facility in the Toronto, Ontario area, a company press release said. AE’s approach to PCB panel automation uses the same basic components on all devices (loaders, unloaders, mylar peelers, and DI/AOI automation units). The systems approach also focuses on small unit footprints, very low unit power consumption, and its collaborative and safe robot technology. There are currently over 1200 AE systems installed world-wide. Most notably, there are over 10 automation installations in Europe compatible with Orbotech and other DI/AOI system manufacturers. Matrix will be the N.A. source for AE sales, installation, training, warranty service, after warranty service, and spare parts.