"FLEX TWO SIDED SMT FORM & TRIM SYSTEMS"

Uncompromising Accuracy and Versatility

Fancort's Flex family of adjustable forming systems are the most versatile and accurate adjustable production tools for most Flat Packs and Quad Packs.
The Flex is the only system that can accurately center Quad Packs in a two-sided system allowing the leads of any Quad Pack to meet the X-Y pads on a PCB every time. The centering station and the loader also reduce operator error and handling.
 
Our optional patented Floating Anvil Automatic System incorporates automatic standoff height control measuring the height of every part run in the system. A typical system consists of a Flex tool, Floating Anvil Press, Centering Station and Loader with vacuum.

 

The FLEXTM is a two-sided gull-wing lead forming system with automatic standoff control.
Simple changeover of die members, combined with accurate, repeatable changes in tip to tip length, can vary all the critical dimensions of most SMT foot prints on a wide variety of ceramic packages.
 

BASE MODEL FLEX: MANUAL MICROMETER FLEX

Model Shown: Manual Micrometer Flex

Model Shown: Manual Micrometer Flex with "Flex Plus TM Option"

Model Shown: Manual micrometer Flex with "Auto-Load System"


BASE MODEL FLEX: MANUAL MICROMETER FLEX


Base Model: Manual Micrometer Flex System

  • Standard Pneumatic Press, Manual stand off height control Flex tool, centering station and loader
  • Interchangeable Foot length
  • Capable of forming Flat packs and Quad packs
  • Manual Inch/Metric height adjustment
  • Centering via External Centering station
  • Loading into the tool via the Loading arm
  • 80 -100 PSI air required

FEATURES

  • Adjustable tip-to-tip length using hand wheel and precision ball screw with digital readout and anti-backlash feature.
  • Standard adjustable cut length depending on the part/package size for the standard FLEX is .450" to 3.0" max.
  • Standard clearance for side exit parts/packages up to .300" but no more than .150" above and below the forming lines.
  • Customs available
  • Bottom brazed parts require external centering nests.
  • Simple changeover of four die members to vary all critical dimensions for most SMT footprints and packages, including plastic packages and large packages.
  • The MAX lead thickness the FLEX can accommodate is .012", round leads, can not be accommodated  
  • Additional new patent pending #15804667 for new interchangeable spring pack  
  • The body of the part floats free when the leads are clamped to insure no stress is transferred to the body of the device being formed.
  • The Flex System is the most accurate and adjustable tool we make.
  • Three models are available. The standard model processes packages with body length up to 2.000", the large model up to 3.000", and JEDEC system for plastic packages with short shoulders.  
  • Special "Tall Flex" for thick package bodies like the thick Maxwell parts.
  • Plated to prevent rusting  
  • Dedicated Quad Pack Nest with Castellations

STANDARD MODEL FLEX: FLOATING ANVIL FLEX SYSTEM

Model Shown: Manual Micrometer Flex

Model Shown: Manual Micrometer Flex with "Flex Plus TM Option"

Model Shown: Manual micrometer Flex with "Auto-Load System"


STANDARD MODEL: FLEX WITH AUTOMATIC HEIGHT CONTROL


Floating Anvil FLEX System (Patented Fancort Technology)

  • Electronic Press , Automatic Flex tool, centering station and loader
  • Interchangeable Foot length
  • Forms Flat packs and Quad packs
  • Adds patented floating Anvil Automatic Automatic height control
  • Precision standoff height adjustment
  • Centering via External Centering station
  • Loading into the tool via the Loading arm
  • 80 -100 PSI air required / 110 -220 VAC

FEATURES

  • Adjustable tip-to-tip length using hand wheel and precision ball screw with digital readout and anti-backlash feature.
  • Standard adjustable cut length depending on the part/package size for the standard FLEX is .450" to 3.0" max.
  • Standard clearance for side exit parts/packages up to .300" but no more than .150" above and below the forming lines.
  • Bottom brazed parts require external centering nests.
  • Simple changeover of four die members to vary all critical dimensions for most SMT footprints and packages, including plastic packages and large packages.
  • The MAX lead thickness the FLEX can accommodate is .012", round leads, can not be accommodated  
  • Automatic Standoff Control with patented, electronic floating anvil design, Patent #4,907,628
    • Additional new patent pending #15804667 for new interchangeable spring pack  
  • The body of the part floats free when the leads are clamped to insure no stress is transferred to the body of the device being formed.
  • The Flex System is the most accurate and adjustable tool we make.
  • Three models are available. The standard model processes packages with body length up to 2.000", the large model up to 3.000", and JEDEC system for plastic packages with short shoulders.  
  • Special "Tall Flex" for thick package bodies like the thick Maxwell parts.
  • Plated to prevent rusting  
  • Dedicated Quad Pack Nest with Castellations

SMART FLEX & FLEX PLUS CONTROL UPGRADES


*NEW: SMART FlexTM Option (Most Popular)

    • HMI touchscreen for easy SMT library setup.
    • Automatic stand off height control “Floating anvils “
    • Bar code verification of tooling members
    • Error proof automated setup and verification of tooling members based on customer SMT library.
    • Two-axis automated motion control of tip-to-tip and stand-off height parameters
    • State of the art performance for SMT

FEATURES

  • Adjustable tip-to-tip length using hand wheel and precision ball screw with digital readout and anti-backlash feature.
  • Standard adjustable cut length depending on the part/package size for the standard FLEX is .450" to 3.0" max.
  • Standard clearance for side exit parts/packages up to .300" but no more than .150" above and below the forming lines.
  • Bottom brazed parts require external centering nests.
  • Simple changeover of four die members to vary all critical dimensions for most SMT footprints and packages, including plastic packages and large packages.
  • The MAX lead thickness the FLEX can accommodate is .012", round leads, can not be accommodated  
  • Automatic Standoff Control with patented, electronic floating anvil design, Patent #4,907,628
    • Additional new patent pending #15804667 for new interchangeable spring pack  
  • The body of the part floats free when the leads are clamped to insure no stress is transferred to the body of the device being formed.
  • The Flex System is the most accurate and adjustable tool we make.
  • Three models are available. The standard model processes packages with body length up to 2.000", the large model up to 3.000", and JEDEC system for plastic packages with short shoulders.  
  • Special "Tall Flex" for thick package bodies like the thick Maxwell parts.
  • Plated to prevent rusting  
  • Dedicated Quad Pack Nest with Castellations



*NEW: Flex Auto-Load TM Option

    • This option can be added to any Fancort flex or dedicated tool for hands-free operation and no operator errors

    • Adds three-axis automated loading system to lift, load and rotate the component reducing manual manipulation

*NEW: Flex PlusTM Option

    • Includes same features as the BASE or STANDARD FLEX
    • HMI touchscreen for easy SMT library setup.
    • Bar code verification of tooling members


flex system videos

Model Shown: *NEW: SMART FlexTM Option (Most Popular)

Model Shown: STANDARD MODEL - FLEX WITH AUTOMATIC HEIGHT CONTROL

Model Shown: BASE MODEL FLEX - MANUAL MICROMETER FLEX

Model Shown: STANDARD MODEL FLEX - FLOATING ANVIL FLEX SYSTEM

Model Shown: *NEW: Smart Flex Auto-Load TM Option

 GENERAL FLEX LIMITATIONS

The Flex is the most accurate and adjustable tool Fancort manufactures but it does have limitations:

Standard adjustable cut length depending on the part/package size for the standard FLEX is 0.450 inches to 3.0 inches max.

Maximum lead thickness is 0.012 inches.

Large round leads cannot be handled.

One sided parts cannot be handled.

Package thickness maximum 0.150 inches above and below the forming line. Standard clearance for side exit parts/packages up to 0.300 inches. (Special versions for thick parts are available. Contact your Fancort Industries representative for further information).

External centering nests are required to handle bottom brazed parts.

0.500 inches minimum cut setting in most cases.

Total lead length from body of part to trimmed leads has a maximum limit of 0.120 inches. This includes the sum of the shoulder plus foot length.

Minimum shoulder needs to be 0.035 inches and a minimum STD JEDEC foot of 0.025 inches.

Contact your Fancort representative when the foot is greater than 0.050 inches (see figure below)

Due to lead thickness and spring–back; “sticking” is sometimes an issue with a Flex system. This happens mainly because of gold, or solder, build-up on the tool members. When forming devices of this type frequent cleaning or use of dedicated tools is recommended.

Flex tools and systems can process most flat packs and some quad packs almost as reliably and consistently as in a dedicated tool with the exception of FPGA’s, These find pitch quad pack will always get better results using dedicated tools that can eliminate skewing and mis forming.

Note: The bars or tie bar corners need to be removed prior to using the tool. You can use Fancort P/N F-3A found under cutters in our catalog or a high quality scissors, although scissors are not recommended since it can introduce skew.

 

SMART FLEX COMPARISON TABLE

Features and Options Available per model Manual Micrometer Flex Standard Manual Micrometer Flex PLUS Model Floating Anvil Flex Standard Model Floating Anvil Flex PLUS Model Floating Anvil Smart Flex Model

Electronic Press

Automatic Flex Tool

Centering Station

Manual Loader

Interchangeable foot length tooling

Capable or forming flat or quad packs

Manual Inch/Metric height adjustment

Utilities: 80 -100 PSI/110 -220 VAC

Patented Floating Anvil Automatic height control

Precision standoff height adjustment

PC Look up table

HMI touchscreen for easy SMT library setup.

Bar code verification of tooling members

Error proof automated setup and verification of tooling members based on customer SMT library.

Two-axis automated motion control of tip-to-tip and stand-off height parameters

Light Curtains

Option Available

Option Available

Option Available

Option Available

Option Available

ESD-Safe Guards

Option Available

Option Available

Option Available

Option Available

Option Available

Tinning Cell

Option Available

Option Available

Option Available

Option Available

Option Available

Auto Loader

Option Available

Option Available

Option Available

Option Available

Option Available



GENERAL FEATURES

  • Adjustable tip-to-tip length using hand wheel and precision ball screw with digital readout and anti-backlash feature.
  • Standard adjustable cut length depending on the part/package size for the standard FLEX is .450" to 3.0" max.
  • Standard clearance for side exit parts/packages up to .300" but no more than .150" above and below the forming lines.
  • Bottom brazed parts require external centering nests.
  • Simple changeover of four die members to vary all critical dimensions for most SMT footprints and packages, including plastic packages and large packages.
  • The MAX lead thickness the FLEX can accommodate is .012", round leads, can not be accommodated  
  • Automatic Standoff Control with patented, electronic floating anvil design, Patent #4,907,628
    • Additional new patent pending #15804667 for new interchangeable spring pack  
  • The body of the part floats free when the leads are clamped to insure no stress is transferred to the body of the device being formed.
  • The Flex System is the most accurate and adjustable tool we make.
  • Three models are available. The standard model processes packages with body length up to 2.000", the large model up to 3.000", and JEDEC system for plastic packages with short shoulders.  
  • Special "Tall Flex" for thick package bodies like the thick Maxwell parts.
  • Plated to prevent rusting  
  • Dedicated Quad Pack Nest with Castellations

 

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