BPM Microsystems announces the sale of another Automated Programming System to an Original Equipment Manufacturer. “This is fantastic news and an especially strong sale considering the economic backdrop right now,” says William White, founder and CEO of BPM Microsystems. The second system is a testament to the first machine purchased a little over a year ago. This US-based company creates power systems solutions for a worldwide customer base. “They liked the flexibility and productivity they achieved from the first machine. They bought a second machine for another factory so they can have the same capability there,” says Mr. White.
The second 3901 APS was purchased for another location, enabling them to have the same capability in both factories. The 3901 Automated Programmer has a maximum throughput of 1,088 devices per hour with four 9th Generation Sites (can program up to 16 devices concurrently). The 3901 is billed as the “The Low-Cost Automated Programmer with on-the-fly Vision Centering and True Universal Support,” achieving the lowest programming cost per device, without sacrificing versatility and performance. The 3901 is offered in a variety of bundled configurations that support price-competitive markets while providing features and reliability unavailable from competitors’ systems. Like all BPM Automated Systems, the 3901 comes standard with BPWin process control software, BPM.NCRYPT (cybersecurity), WhisperTeach™, and CyberOptics© vision alignment.
Unlike other cybersecurity solutions that are expensive and inflexible, BPM offers a range of options based on your particular needs. BPM.NCRYPT can integrate with your existing security systems and can be customized to the unique requirements of the project. It’s scalable: no requirement for a separate HSM for each automated system; One HSM (or secure server) can support several BPM high-speed programming systems. Most of all, it’s affordable: BPM does not charge per device, and all BPM automated systems are enabled to support encryption.
Patented WhisperTeach™ automated Z-Height teaching is ideal for fast, reliable set-ups. In addition, WhisperTeach™ eliminates common Z-height errors such as miss picks, miss place, and socket continuity flaws.
Very small devices such as WLCSP, SOT, and DFN have very low mass. Legacy teaching methods rely on operator skill and vacuum to determine the pick location. When teaching Z with a vacuum, parts often “jump” up to the nozzle, resulting in an inaccurate Z axis pick location. Because automated systems are extremely consistent, a less-than-perfect pick height location will cause pick and place errors, dropped parts, cracked parts, and continuity errors. Damaged devices may pass initial inspection, but could lead to premature failure in the field. WhisperTeach™ eliminates all of these failures by accurately teaching the pick position to within 15 microns of accuracy.
The CyberOptics© LNC120 camera is used for component auto measure (fast set-ups) and on-the-fly alignment for maximum first pass yield and throughput. With component auto measure and precision alignment, components as small as 0402 resistors can be aligned with fine precision. Unlike our competitor’s on-the-fly cameras, BPM’s CyberOptics camera has twice the resolution, allowing for faster, more precise auto-correction for the highest quality at the fastest throughput. Above all, it allows the 3901, 3928, and BPM310 to handle the smallest chip-scale package (1.0mm x 0.5mm) to the largest fine-pitch QFP (34x34mm).
BPM manufactures all its systems in their ISO 9001:2015 certified plant located in Houston, Texas, and its products carry the CE Mark. To learn how BPM makes device programming easy, fast and affordable, go to bpmmicro.com/device-programmers/.
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BPM Microsystems Inc., as a privately held company, is not subject to the Conflict Minerals rules and reporting requirements. We do understand many of our customers may be subject to this rule and we are committed to helping our customers comply with their reporting requirements.
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BPM will continue to work with our suppliers to ensure that we are able to identify the use of Conflict Minerals in our supply chain and that the representations made in our CMRT compliance statement remain accurate. To that end, we reserve the right to amend this statement at any time based on subsequent developments or information.
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Nga Nguyen began working for BPM in July of 1997. She currently is the Lead Electronic Rework Assembler in BPM’s manufacturing plant. She solders at a high level of expertise, with exacting attention to detail, and comes up with innovative solutions for the various production teams.
Some of her day-to-day responsibilities include:
- Diagnosing problems and repairing a variety of complex electronic and computer equipment
- Troubleshoot modules; determine appropriate repair and parts needed based on information from users and evaluation of equipment; order and maintain stock of repair parts, equipment, and supplies. Integrate electronic equipment to accommodate user needs; Work with the DSR team to modify and determine the needs and users of the equipment.
- Advise users on equipment and installation needs
And much more.
“Loyal, precise, efficient, team-oriented: that’s how I’d describe Ms. Nga,” says Jon Bondurant, Chief Operations Officer at BPM. “She is a huge asset for keeping production and customer orders moving. All around, an employee all companies would be lucky to have.”
Join us in celebrating Ms. Nga– she, and the whole team at BPM, make equipment that accurately programs billions of devices in millions of products worldwide.
BPM Microsystems is pleased to announce the sale of an Automated Programming System to an existing Tier 1 Automotive OEM customer. “This is fantastic news and an especially strong sale considering the economic backdrop right now,” says William White, founder, and CEO of BPM Microsystems. “We love repeat orders– even when the first machine was so good it took over 15 years to replace.”
Because of non-disclosure, BPM cannot divulge too much but can say the purchase was made by an Original Equipment Manufacturer that provides high-reliability automotive systems. They have been using a BPM 4X Automated System for over 15 years. The company is augmenting it with BPM’s 3928 with four 9th Generation Sites that can program up to 16 devices concurrently. The smaller footprint 3928 has a maximum throughput of 1,432 Devices Per Hour (nearly 30% greater mechanical DPH and more than double the maximum socket capacity of their 6th Generation system). Some of their legacy device programming will continue to be produced on their BPM 4610; a hallmark of the typical return on investment achievable on the BPM automated programming systems.
3928: Tier 1 Automotive Solution
The 3928 comes standard with WhisperTeach™ automated Z-Height teaching for fast, reliable set-ups, and the CyberOptics LNC120 camera for component auto measure (fast set-ups) and on-the-fly alignment for maximum first pass yield and throughput. The 3928 is outfitted with the TM-50 Tape Loading system and the latest 3000-Series Fiber Laser, capable of producing machine-readable QR codes and barcodes for ultimate component traceability. Laser systems generate dust (a bad thing in an SMT environment); the BPM laser system is equipped with a two-stage dust collection system that is second-to-none in offline programmers.
“Customers have choices when they buy systems. Their vote of confidence says a lot about the productivity and quality they achieve and our ability to keep them happy,” says Mr. White.
BPM manufactures all its systems in their ISO 9001:2015 certified plant located in Houston, Texas, and its products carry the CE Mark. To learn how BPM makes device programming easy, fast and affordable, go to bpmmicro.com/device-programmers.
We’ve expanded from popular sockets to just about all the sockets BPM has available (and adding weekly). You can use the search bar to sort through the list. If you click on the SKU, it will take you to the product page, or you can order directly on the main page by clicking the “Add” button. You can purchase the socket with a credit card, or place an order with a purchase order. Because of distributor agreements, we are only shipping web orders in the US, Canada, and Mexico. If you are in the Houston area, there is also an option to pick up your order.
You can also order Manual Programmers and APS Spare Parts kits.
To look up which device is supported by BPM Sockets, start with Device Search. Try shortening your query if you don’t get any results.
When you select a socket from the list of available solutions, click the link for “Request for Quote” to view socket specs, pricing, availability, etc. You can purchase the socket with a credit card, or place an order with a purchase order.
If you still don’t get anything (or you get a “Page not found” error), please submit a device request via BPM Connect.
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