Universal instruments, in collaboration with Gentron International, will be unveiling the newest addition to its surface mount pick and place platforms-the Advantis AC-60 LED- to the market. Focused on the fast emerging China LED lighting market, the AC-60 LED platform boasts a maximum component placement rate of 65,500 CPH when populating a 1.2M PCB, which directly results in over two times the LED tube production when compared with alternative SMT equipment. In addition, the AC-60 LED platform retains a significant advantage over traditional 1.2M long capable platforms by offering a 0402-30mm square component range, making this platform usable for other applications. Universal instruments work directly with LED components suppliers to develop specialize nozzles to ensure the highest pick and place quality. Each nozzle is also carefully designed around the features of the LED to preserve the integrity of the component and prevent damage during the assembly process.