Murray Percival articles and white papers

Pick and Place Systems

Hanwha (formerly Samsung) develops advanced technology for pick and place equipment from concept to reality. Their R&D development is driven by their own need to produce a wide range of Samsung products as well as the needs of other manufactures building military, aerospace, medical, automotive, industrial and communication products.

HM520 Modular Mounter  Hanwha HM520

Hanwha’s newest modular mounter productivity is highest among machines of the same class and is optimized to high quality production. It also realizes unmanned, non-stop, and zero defect production using the Smart Factory S/W Solution. Learn more today!

SM Series  

With 15,000 units sold since 2005 Hanwha’s SM Series pick and place systems are their best-selling medium speed flexible systems. SM Series systems have a wide component range including insertion of through hole components. With placement up to 78,000 CPH and 120 feeder capacity the SM Series can handle most applications.


Through the application of 16 nozzle rotary turret heads, The EXCEN PRO achieves an optimum mounting speed of 120,000 CPH. Combined with its compact footprint, this allows unmatched performance per square foot in its class. Hanwha’s proprietary side view vision system works in conjunction with its world class upward vision system allowing both pre and post part placement inspection. Mixed operating modes allow simultaneous mounting of different boards. With the new SMART feeder, automatic loading and splicing of components reduces changeover and part replenishment times.


The SM485 component placer machine is a wide range chip mounter that allows high-speed placement of small components as well as precise placement of odd-shaped components. With 4 sets of high-speed, wide-use spindles and 1 set of precision spindles with back-light system and force control function, the SM485 can place components from 0402 chips to 55 (L150 x W25 x H26mm) components. As an option, it is applicable to PCBs with sizes up to L740 x W460 (weight: 4.5kg). By applying various additional functions such as component verification and traceability, the SM485 provides an all-in-one solution that offers quality placement and management of chips to odd-shaped components, without adding an extra expensive machine.

DECAN Series Catalogsamdecan

The DECAN line maximizes productivity in connection with the T-Solution, an optimized software for integrated management, and realizes stable quality. The T-Solution is an integrated management tool developed by Hanwha Techwin for SMT processes, which helps the user easily perform preparation for production, production and production management, thereby maximizing production efficiency.