Kurtz Ersa North America, a leading supplier of electronics production equipment, has released a breakthrough in solder program editing. The Ersa CAD Assistant 3D provides offline program generation while the machine is in operation. Simultaneously, the software offers comfortable ways to quickly and easily get to the desired solder program.
Ersa’s solder program editor is built according to specific equipment configurations and clearly displays the data set for the CNC axis systems in a table. A plausibility check prevents errors from occurring during program creation. Both CAD files of PCBs (.dxf and .step) and image files (.jpg and .bmp) can be used as basis in the program generation with CAD Assistant 3D.
All movements of the fluxer axis and solder bath axis are graphically entered on the image of the board, after which the process data is added. Program files created with the help of CAD Assistant 3D can easily be verified thanks to the 3D visualization and can be used immediately in the selective soldering machine. Modifications that are entered with the program editor RSAOSFT, also are graphically visible with CAD Assistant 3D.
Existing users of the previous version of the software (CAD 2) can purchase CAD Assistant 3D as an update for a discounted price, effective now through December 31, 2013 in North America. For more details and pricing, contact a local Ersa representative or visit www.ersa.com.