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Robotic Soldering
Robotic Soldering

Reduce Risk and Increase Productivity with Robotic Soldering

Robotic soldering is becoming more commonplace as manufacturers look to reduce risk and increase productivity. Metcal’s new Robotic Soldering System addresses these needs by combining our patented Connection Validation (CV) technology and Smart Interface System. CV mitigates solder joint defects by validating the intermetallic compound (IMC) formation in a soldered joint, and reduces unnecessary dwell time by signaling to the system to move to the next solder joint in the program after a good joint is detected.

Powerful and Simple
The Smart Interface System combines dual cameras, a touchscreen interface and powerful software, enabling easy programming and reduced turnover time. Importing your Gerber or DXF file capturing the image of your printed circuit board starts the programming process. Control of the system is integrated through the touchscreen interface, enabling users to select the solder joints, control the integrated solder feeder or manage process parameters through a graphical user interface. The Connection Validation Robotic Soldering System is the newest example of Metcal’s Industrial Ingenuity.

Robotic Soldering System Configurations

System Part Number Description
RSS-1000-CVSI Robotic Soldering System with Cover
RSS-1000-CVSI-NC Robotic Soldering System, No Cover
System with No Cover Includes: Five-axis Robot (four motorized) with 400mm x 400mm active soldering area
CV-PS5200R CV Soldering System Power Supply
CV-H8-AV CV Advanced Soldering Iron
AC-RSS-SWFKIT Ø 0.8mm Solder Wire Feeder
SPR-RSS-COMPVCAM RSS, Computer Vision Camera
SPR-RSS-PROCAM RSS, Process Camera
SPR-RSS-MONITOR RSS, Process Camera Monitor
SPR-RSS-TOUCHSCREEN RSS, Touch Screen, 16.9 Aspect Ratio
SPR-RSS-STC RSS, Solder Tip Cleaner
AC-RSS-TOOL-TA RSS, Tip Alignment Fixture
SPR-RSS-TOOL-CAMCAL RSS, Camera Calibration Tool
SPR-RSS-LENS RSS, Computer Vision Lens

Features and Benefits

  • SmartHeat
    Provides power on demand in response to the thermal load.
  • Connection Validation
    Validates the intermetallic compound (IMC) formation of a solder joint via a patentedalgorithm and signals the system to move to the next joint.
  • Smart Interface System
    Integrates control of the system into an easy to control interface. The custom graphical userinterface (GUI) provides a powerful user experience that allows a user to quicklyprogram and control all aspects of their solder program. The system allows quickand easy edits of solder programs, ensuring changes are easily implemented withminimal downtime.
  • Quick-Change Cartridge System
    The Robotic Soldering System features a new quick-change cartridge collet thatenables the system to utilize and exchange any CV compatible soldering cartridge withthe system.
  • Integrated Solder Feeder Controls
    Customize the application of solder to the solder joint via the Smart Interface System.Control the speeds and feeds of each application of solder to ensure the correctvolume at each solder joint.
  • Pattern Recognition and Array Programming
    Speed up the programming process by letting the Smart Interface System findrepeating patterns and apply the same soldering program. Each pattern can be stored in alibrary that is available to the user for each new printed circuit board. Using ArrayProgramming takes programming to the next level. Using a base program, the system.
  • Merge Profile
    Merge Profile allows the user to insert previously created profiles in locations definedby the user. This is useful when creating multiple instances of solder points that havealready been created, with this feature the user can create a single profile that containssolder points from a collection of other profiles.

Technical Specification

Robotic Soldering System:

Robotic Soldering System    
Power Requirement 115/230 VAC, 50/60HZ, 200 Watt Single Phase  
Resolution X, Y, Z 0.01 mm
  Theta (0) 0.01°
Operations Range X, Y 400mm x 400 mm (±0.02%)
  Z 100 mm (±0.02%)
  0 300° (±0.02%)
Speed   Vector X, Y Up to 100 mm/s Max
  Z Up to 80 mm/s Max
  0 Up to 100 °/s Max
Interpolation X, Y Up to 300 mm/s Max
  Z Up to 150 mm/s Max
  0 Up to 150 °/s Max
Repeatability X, Y, Z ±0.02 mm
Weight 83 kg (183 lbs)  
Dimensions (W x D x H) 1055 mm (41.5”) x 775 mm (30.5”) x 820 mm (32”)  
CPU Intel® Atom™ E3826, Dual-Core 1.46 GHz  
Memory 2 GB DDRL3 RAM  
Video Integrated Intel® HD Graphics  
Audio Digital via HDMI  
I/O 1x 10/100/1000 Ethernet via RJ-45 connector
6x USB 2.0
1x Serial connection
Power 5V DC  
Operating System Linux with custom GUI  
Solder Feeder Speed 1.0 mm/sec-50 mm/sec  
Solder Diameter 0.5mm-1.2mm  
Solder Feeder Resolution +1.5 or +5% of value (whichever is greater)  
Active Display Area Horizontal: 345.2mm (10.06”); Vertical 194.6mm (7.66")  
Monitor Dimensions Width: 387mm (15.24”); Height: 244.4mm (9.62”);
Depth: 32.9mm (1.29”)"
LCD Technology Active Matrix TFT LCD with LED Backlighting  
Diagonal Size 15.6"  
Aspect Ratio 10 Touch Points  
Resolution HD 1366 x 768  
Colors 262,000  
Brightness (Typical) LCD Panel: 220 nits; with IntelliTouch Pro PCAP: 187 units  
Response Time 10 ms  
Viewing Angle Horizontal: ±90° total;
Vertical: ±65° to
Contrast Ratio (Typical) 600:1  
Connection HDMI  
Power 12 VDC  
Temperature (Operating) 0°C - 40°C (32°F-104°  
Humidity 20%-80%  
Lighting LED  
   Resolution 1280 x 800  
   Diagonal 10.1"  
   Aspect Ratio 16:9  
Resolution 2048 x 1536 dpi  
Megapixels 3.2 MP  
Chroma Color  
Compliance CE, FCC, KCC, RoHS  
Camera Lens    
Focal Length 8mm  
Effective Lens Apperture Front  21.5mm  
Rear 12.0mm  
Operating Range Iris F1.4 - F16C
  Focus 0.2-Inf
Control Iris Manual
  Focus Manual
Nitrogen Optional, Plumbed  
Fume Extraction Optional, Plumbed  
Port Size 75mm  

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