- What can I expect for up-time and utilization for my Device Programmer?
- How does BPM ensure the highest quality and accuracy of finished programmed devices?
- How does BPM deliver the cleanest waveforms? Why are clean waveforms important?
With routine maintenance and yearly calibration, BPM systems are designed for maximum uptime. Many factories worldwide run their Automated Programming Systems 6 days a week/3 shifts a day. For purposes of allocation, BPM recommends using an 85% utilization rate (but you may find it above 90% in actual use). BPM’s systems are easy to set up, especially compared to other comparable systems, making their utilization rate the best in class.
BPM ensures accuracy and repeatability for device programming In three main ways: Auto-teach, Vision Alignment, and Job Automation. All programming systems are highly repeatable– once they are set up, they will reliably repeat their program (even if it isn’t perfect). The trick is to make them repeatable, reliable, and accurate.
WhisperTeach™ is BPM’s patented process to “auto-teach” the critical Z-height of input-output locations and sockets. WhisperTeach is a major factor in BPM’s systems ease and speeds up set-up without sacrificing quality– it’s actually more accurate (within 15 microns) than a human operator, even a highly trained technician.
For on-the-fly vision alignment, BPM systems utilize a CyberOptics LNC-120 camera which precisely spins the device between the input/output location and the socket without requiring the system to slow down. This boosts DPH (Devices per Hour) without sacrificing quality.
Finally, Job Automation allows multiple workflows to be stored and retrieved quickly. BPWin, BPM’s Process Software, calls this application JobMaster. It allows you to prepare programming jobs to meet precise specifications, and then save the jobs for future use for repeatable quality.
BPM’s programming site technology has its origins in test equipment. Everything, from the pin drivers to the gold-plated contacts on sites and sockets, is designed to deliver the cleanest waveforms. If you want to know more, read the Signal Integrity article here. For the short version, signal integrity delivers maximum quality and device life expectancy (you don’t want “device amnesia“).
Clean waveforms give you programming results that you can count on and the highest first-pass yields.