Yamaha Motor Launches Premium High-efficiency Dual-lane Modular YRM20DL

Reduces transport and head standby loss, as well as improving actual and per-unit-area productivity

Yamaha Motor Europe Robotics SMT Section has announced that the new YRM20DL surface mounter*1 will be launched on April 3, 2023.

The YRM20DL is a premium high-efficiency modular that achieves improved actual and per-unit-area productivity with a newly developed high-rigidity dual-lane conveyor by further reducing transport losses etc. YRM20DL is built on the basic performance of the company’s flagship high-speed, high-accuracy, high-versatility, universal mounter YRM20.

YRM20DL supports a maximum PCB width of up to 330mm where the same width PCB is being conveyed at the front and rear while in dual-lane production mode. In the case of parallel mounting, the front and rear heads can operate without any interference up to a maximum PCB length of 380mm, enabling high-efficiency mounting without loss.

Furthermore, the basic performance of the unit has been further enhanced to achieve an overwhelming productivity of 120,000 CPH*3 (under optimal conditions)*2, the world’s highest level of speed in its class, along with a higher-accuracy placement of ±15µm (Cpk≥1.0) through the revision of the layout such as bringing the mounted components pick-up area and the mounting area closer together, optimizing the main spindle motion control, improving the rigidity of the conveyor and the corrective functionality etc.

Yamaha Motor has realized the ideal concept of a 1 STOP SMART SOLUTION by taking advantage of the company’s strengths as a full-lineup manufacturer of mounting equipment, including surface mounters, printers, dispensers, and inspection systems. The company promotes the Intelligent Factory system, which comprehensively realizes higher efficiency in the mounting process through smooth and advanced inter-equipment cooperation without black boxes.

Market Background and Product Outline

In addition to the rapid electrification of powertrains for in-vehicle electronics, the miniaturization, high-densification, high functionality, and diversification, as well as shortened product cycles have increasingly accelerated for a variety of products such as appliances, personal computers, and mobile telephones. In response to this, the miniaturization of components have also progressed, and higher-performance, higher-efficiency equipment with greater flexibility and efficiency has been introduced, promoting a dramatic increase in production capacity at manufacturing sites. However, along with improvements of these throughputs, the ratio of fixed-value losses that do not generate value, such as transportation time to production time, have also come into focus.

Yamaha Motor has therefore newly developed the YRM20DL, a dual lane version of the YRM20 which is the latest flagship mounter to adopt the new generation platform. The unit supports various dual-lane production methods, such as transporting two PCBs of the same type by parallel mounting, transporting two PCBs of different types, and alternate mounting, making it possible to select and operate the optimal production system for each product PCB type. As a result, fixed-value losses such as 

transport losses can be greatly reduced in a wide variety of SMT production lines, from high-speed mass production to high-mix low-volume production, along with improved actual productivity and per-unit-area productivity.

*1: Surface mounters: Production equipment designed to mount various electronic components onto PCB’s (Printed Circuit Boards), which are then incorporated into electronic products.

*2: Comparative mounting capacity (CPH) under optimal conditions for surface mounters in the 2-Beam, 2-Head Class. Yamaha Motor survey, February 01, 2023

*3: CPH (Chips Per Hour): Total number of chips that can be mounted per hour (unit time). Indicates processing capacity under various conditions.