Reduces Cost of Programming for 30- to 90-Second Programming Time MCUs and Flash Devices
HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BPM Microsystems, Inc. today announced it will be demonstrating a mid-sized Automated Programming System (APS) with a 75% increased capacity at Productronica in Munich, Germany— the 3928. Rated at 1,432 Devices per Hour (DPH) and 28 sockets, the 3928 delivers high-volume automotive-level quality and reliability in a small footprint. With 75% greater capacity, vision centering, 9th Gen programming sites, WLSCSP and eMMC support and a base price that starts under $110,000, the 3928 is positioned to outperform higher-priced systems. BPM chose to include standard high-end features such as WLCSP support, universal sites that support eMMC programming, self-teaching, Vector Engine, process integration API and CE Mark. The 3928 supports even complex processes requiring 3D inspection, encryption, serialization, and laser marking.
“By focusing on making our customers highly successful in competitive industries, the engineering team has delivered 75% increased capacity in the same footprint at a lower cost,” says William White, founder and President of BPM Microsystems. “By coupling the 3928’s high throughput with high socket count, the 3928 maintains extremely low cost-per-device for a wide variety of complex MCUs and Flash memories requiring up to 90 seconds to program. The 3928 delivers the best value currently available in device programming.”
“Our customers need the capability and flexibility to program everything from simple MCUs to large eMMC devices on a single machine,” says Colin Harper, Product Manager at BPM. “The 3928 provides a lot of capacity and is highly configurable, including 3D inspection, previously only available with more expensive, large footprint machines.”
The 3928 is easy to set up and use primarily due to WhisperTeach™, one of BPM’s award-winning exclusive software features. WhisperTeach™ automatically teaches the critical Z-height with 15-micron accuracy for each pick/place location even for very small packages and saves an average of 83% of the time required for the job setup while increasing yield.
Advanced 3D inspection is available for high-speed device inspection required for automotive/aerospace applications. Peripherals and sites are more configurable than previously possible due in part to advances in 3D printing. On-the-fly vision alignment is achieved with CyberOptics®, maintaining consistent speeds without sacrificing precision. 9th Gen Technology supports over 37,000 devices, over three times more than BPM’s closest competitor.
“For customers with 30- to 90-second programming times, the lower prices combined with increased capacity can cut their total cost of ownership in half compared to previous solutions,” White says.
BPM manufactures its systems in the ISO 9001:2015 certified plant located in Houston, Texas, and carries the CE Mark.
BPM also offers the 3901 for customers who are looking for a sub-$90,000 automated system. If you’re at Productronica, visit Hall A1-353 November 12 through 15, 2019 to see a live 3928 demo. For more information on the 3928, go to bpmmicro.com/3928-7-site-aps/.
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Many of you have asked for Windows 10 support for BPWin– We’re pleased to announce that BPWin Windows 10 Compatible version went live Sept. 9, 2019, with the launch of version 7.0.0. BPWin is currently compatible with Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 10, 64-Bit operating system; users can now take advantage of the newest Windows operating system with greater speed, security, and access to the latest OS updates (Microsoft announced it will cease support for legacy OS– see full info from Microsoft here). Important: you’ll need a current Software Support Contract for all APS and 2XXX Manual Programmers. Contact Inside Sales for contract support.
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Please contact Inside Sales to determine if you need additional hardware for your Automated Programming System, including:
- FPCAUTO06 host computer
- Galil 4040 Motion Controller
- CO2 Laser – Prolase 10 Dongle
- Valid Software Support Contract
- ScannerTech 3D Inspection – updated Host Controller Card
For Manual programmers we recommend the following minimum Host Computer specification:
- Intel® Core™2 Duo processor, 2.0GHz and faster
- USB 2.0 port
- System RAM that is at least 2GB of available memory
- 500 MB of available hard-disk space (SSD recommended)
- 1366 × 768 or higher resolution monitor
- Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device
You’ll also need a valid Software Support Contract to run version 7.0.0 (unless you have a legacy programmer with lifetime software).
Would you like to reach out to Inside Sales for assistance or to renew your software contract? Use the form below:
To: All Our Valued Channel Partners in China
From: Global Sales Consultant, Don McMahan
Re: Immediate Tariff Relief Program
From my recent tour of our Asian markets, it became very clear that the US/China Trade War is affecting all of you (and BPM). While we cannot solve it ourselves we can help you with an immediate Tariff Relief Program of 15% off your regular distribution pricing for all opportunities in China, as well as any special pricing approvals we offer for all your affected purchases.
This program will be in place through March of 2020 to continue to assist all of you in competing in this tough market. Thank you for your continued support and efforts on behalf of BPM Microsystems.
Thank you for your continued support and efforts on behalf of BPM Microsystems.
Don F. McMahan
Global Sales Consultant
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Houston, Texas 77040
Adds Bwit Technology, S.L. as New Distributor for Spain and Portugal
BPM Microsystems, the global leader in automated programming systems, announces the further expansion of BPM’s Channel First strategy with the addition of their first in-country Regional Sales Manager, David Whitton of the UK, and the addition of their new distributor in Spain, Bwit Technology, S.L.
According to BPM’s Global Sales Consultant, Don McMahan, “We are very excited to add Senior Sales Executive David Whitton to our growing team of international Regional Sales Managers. I have had the pleasure of working with David as a colleague at both Eastman Kodak Company and Fujitsu. He brings us the local coverage we want in Europe and the rest of EMEA, with a successful history of managing channels, as well as strategic accounts.”
BPM’s EMEA presence has also been expanded with their new Channel First partner in Spain, Bwit Technologies, S.L., which also provides sales and support for BPM’s full product line for both Spain and Portugal.
According to Victor Ballester, General Manager for Bwit, “This is a great partnership for our two companies, with the BPM automated programming systems a perfect fit for many of our thousands of Juki solutions products. We are excited about the new relationship and look forward to robust growth in our territory in the years to come.”
BPM has delivered more fine-pitch automated programming systems than all our competitors combined. BPM sets the standard in the industry. Our latest advance is the innovative 9th Generation series of programmers. These are the fastest universal programmers supporting MCUs, FPGA, eMMC, NAND, NOR, Serial Flash memory devices and more. These programmers apply BPM Flashstream® technology, the fastest dedicated flash programmer on the market.
BPM was awarded the New Product Introduction (NPI) Award in the category of Production Software for its WhisperTeach™ solution, only available on BPWin™ software. This marks two years running to win the NPI; WhisperTeach™ is the only patent-pending solution for fully automating the critical z-height teach, improving quality and slicing set-up times by up to 80%.
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About Bwit Technology, S.L.
Bwit Technology S.L. was born from the experience of over 15 years in the field of SMT industry (Surface Mount Technology). In 2004, that experience and extensive knowledge led to a partnership with Juki systems that allowed Bwit to offer their clients a high-level commercial and technical team, that now accounts for over Juki 25,000 equipment installations worldwide.
Covering the technical and production needs of all their clients on the Iberian Peninsula, their vision is to be the lowest cost for their client’s needs– listening, analyzing resources, and offering professional solutions that include local support, with assistance in 24 hours guaranteed on the Iberia peninsula with the most qualified technicians. Their goal: lower cost of ownership for their clients. Bwit provides maintenance contracts, planning, and execution for their customer’s critical projects with a free hotline for assistance 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday.
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