Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services


Upgrades to VCcount’s successful SMD counting machine

31 March 2021 Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

VCcount’s SMD counting machine, XRHCount, is in successful operation around the world. New customers can now benefit from various updates that make the machines more smart, reliable, and versatile.


Figure 1. The new XRHCount comes with many updates.


Figure 2. Different features lead to different time savings.


Figure 3. The new GUI of the XRHCount comes with a touchscreen.

As soon as the XRHCount arrives at a facility it is ready to use. The Plug and Play model is based on the basic premise that system teaching is not required because it already has a globally proven database stored locally. This results in no lost time to get the counting started. Furthermore, the machine can still use the established and valued Counting Cloud, but can now also work independently by implementing an offline version of it.

The cycle time is optimised via improved hardware and software. The new generation of the system is up to 20% faster and counts within 8,5 seconds per reel, and the Quad Count just needs 2 seconds per reel. Figure 2 shows the timings of the counting process: drawer loading + component analysis + unloading.

Mechanically, the design of the drawer was optimised by a new concept using linear guides and lower weight, and maintenance time is reduced by implementing more access points for the service technician.

The newest software version has a very intuitive user interface that was developed in correspondence to customers’ requests for a touchscreen. For smart industries the system is ready for robots, and the free Connectivity suite ensures easy integration into the customer’s existing systems – now real-time data can be integrated with the facility’s ERP system or even be exported into a file based on usual industrial formats like XL, CSV, or TXT.

Features like a smart camera or Quad Count Pro can be ordered as options.


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