diy pick and place

Pick and Place Software Version 2-2 Update

06 NOVEMBER 2017

Another software update to the Pick and Place Controller Software for the DIY pick and place machine. Since the UI redesign earlier this year I have now changed the vision system to use AForge.NET to read from the USB...

Pick and Place Software 2017

21 JUNE 2017

Since writing the ModernUI Pick and Place Controller Software for the DIY pick and place machine in 2014 we have been planning to update the software and add some new features to improve productivity when using the Pick...

DIY Pick and Place Speed Updates

19 MAY 2015

Since adding the various modifications to the DIY pick and place machine in the past few months we have now been able to tweak the speed and acceleration of the stepper drivers to improve the machines placement times. We...

SMC Vacuum and Air Valve Upgrade

12 OCTOBER 2014

In July 2014 we modified the vacuum valves to try to improve the air flow to the picker nozzles by drilling the aperture to a larger diameter. This initially worked but the valve seat wasn’t making a very good seal...

ModernUI Pick and Place Controller Software

10 AUGUST 2014

I have finished the latest version of the DIY Pick and Place controller software to work with the new KFlop motion controller and our latest custom USB controller board. I decided to build this application using the ModernUI...

Vacuum Valve air flow modification

09 JULY 2014

The DIY Pick and Place machine upgrade to use automotive vacuum valves didn’t work as planned as the automotive valves are much too slow and unresponsive to switch the vacuum feed to the picker needles fast enough...

Pick and Place Controller V3 Part 2

09 JULY 2014

Following from the previous Pick and Place Controller V3 Part 1 post we have now built and installed the new control board for the pick and place machine. While building and testing the board we found an issue with one...

DIY Pick and Place Design Files

24 JUNE 2014

We have collated all the design files we saved during the development and build of our DIY manual pick and place machine and the DIY automatic pick and place machine and we have uploaded the files to our GitHub account...

Pick and Place Controller V3 Part 1

12 JUNE 2014

Since we built the automatic DIY pick and place machine, one aspect of the build which has always caused us problems is the speed in which Mach3 communicates with the SmoothStepper Ethernet board and the lack of ability...

Pick and Place Cable Upgrades

22 MAY 2014

In the past few weeks we had an intermittent problem with two of the stepper motors on the DIY Pick and Place machine on the picker head where the motors wouldn’t always run at slower speeds when the head was at the...

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Brian Dorey

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