TWI - twisted wire interconnector - 3D interconnection technology

TWI-2300 Semi-Automatic Insertion System

TWI-2300 Semi-Automatic Insertion System
U.S. Patent Pending

The TWI-2300 is a semi-automatic insertion system designed for use with Twisted Wire Interconnects [TWI]. The TWI-2300 is manually loaded with TWI’s and the target media such as a PCB or MCM stack. The method of operation is as follows; the operator manually inserts and seats a TWI into the selected via of the target media, the TWI-2300 then performs the final steps of pulling, aligning the TWI and cutting the leader, which is removed automatically. The process repeats as required. The system is a portable bench top unit that can be operated by either foot pedal or a computer.

Assembly rate – operator dependant
Assembled stack thickness up to 2.000"
TWI product changeover – minutes
Vision system w/camera & lighting
Self contained scrap removal system

Software Features
Microsoft Windows® operating system
Microsoft Visual Basic.NET GUI
Maintenance diagnostics & tracking

Control unit: 9 ¾" L x 18" W x 6" H
Weight: 19 lbs.
Pull/cut tool: Ø 1 ½" x 13 ½" L
Weight: 1 ½ lbs.
Assembly fixture: 24" L x 17 ¾" x 8" H
Weight: 31 lbs.
Power: 120V/60Hz/single phase/3Amp
Pressure: 80 PSI CDA/Nitrogen
Environment: cleanroom class >10,000
Noise level: <60dB Installation: portable – bench top

PCB/MCM assembly fixture
TWI component cartridges
Customizations per application
Application hardware – .005/.010/.015

TWI Component Range
Size 0.005 0.010 0.015
Bulge Ø 0.010 0.020 0.030
Bulge length 0.025 0.050 0.075
Via Ø* 0.008 0.018 0.028
Max. length 2.000 2.000 2.000
*Note: “Via Ø” is the finished plated through-hole recommended by MTLLC