Extensive range of capabilities addresses unique challenges of automotive electronics production.

October 15, 2017 – Universal Instruments invites show attendees to “Shift their manufacturing into high gear” at the Productronica trade show in Messe München, Germany, on November 14–17. On Hall A2 Booth 433, the company will showcase its Uflex™ flexible automation platform and FuzionSC™ advanced semiconductor packaging platform, both of which deliver exceptional performance for a variety of automotive electronics assembly processes.

Uflex handles multiple tasks required in the production of complex electronic assemblies such as Occupant Classification System (OCS) modules, which are comprised of a pressure sensor, a silicone-filled bladder, and an electronic control unit (ECU). It can perform gasket and sealant dispensing, placement of the caps on the top and bottom-side, insertion of the populated board into the sensor unit, label placement, and testing. Uflex executes these processes to the highest quality standards in order to meet the stringent safety guidelines of the automotive industry. Uflex is also field-reconfigurable with user-level custom programming, so it can be easily redeployed for new products while preserving investment protection. Many of these same processes are required to build Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), autonomous driving features, safety features, and infotainment options.

For LED headlamps, Universal has developed a proprietary high-accuracy LED placement solution called Top-Side Alignment Process (TAP). This process provides economical, accurate, high-speed, and repeatable placement of LED components and ensure exact LED alignment for brighter and more adaptive (color direction, intensity) headlamps. TAP utilizes the inherent accuracy of the FuzionSC platform, coupled with the gang-pick capability of its 7-spindle FZ7™placement head for unmatched throughput. Universal has also successfully implemented FuzionSC TAP solutions for CPV assemblies, camera sensors, and laser diode applications.

“We’re delivering solutions that are ahead of the curve for automotive electronics manufacturing,” said Universal Instruments Vice President of Marketing, Glenn Farris. “Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE) will soon be a substantial driver of this market, and we’re ready for that transition. FuzionSC combines with our Flexbond™ hot bar bonding platform as a superior solution for FHE flex circuit applications. It’s a flexible, high-throughput, integrated solution offering complete process automation for flux transfer, high-accuracy placement and hot bar soldering.” Farris continued, “We are privileged to offer these solutions which enable the future of the automotive market.”

To learn more about Universal’s solutions for any electronics manufacturing challenge, contact Universal Instruments at +1-800-432-2607 or +1-607-779-7522 or visit www.uic.com. To learn more about Universal Instruments Europe or schedule a booth appointment at Productronica, please contact: Universal Instruments – Koen Vinck, area general manager, +49 152 900 58122 or vinckk@uic.com.