Muehlbauer, which has coined a market segment it calls “Tecurity,” has launched a combined milling and implanting system, the CMI 3010plus, which it says can handle all common chip types as well as the new flip chip-mounted module tapes.
Muehlbauer, a worldwide provider of technologically innovative security solutions in a market segment termed by the company as the “TECURITY-market”, launches the new combined milling & implanting system CMI 3010plus for Smart Card production.
Combined solutions meet the future demands of the market. Thus, Muehlbauer is introducing a new combined milling & implanting line for the production of GSM/UMTS and prepaid telecom cards. This system includes the single process steps milling, implanting, lamination, and plug punching. Freely programmable parameters, e.g. for the new milling head and the hot or cold implanting process, offer highest flexibility and reliability.
The CMI 3010plus can handle all common chip types as well as new flip chip-mounted module tapes. A fast and easy change over to another module variant is guaranteed by a subtle module tape transport. Optionally, Dual Interface cards can be produced, too.
The punching of different plug formats allows a wide range of applications in one compact solution, such as Mini-VISA or Mini-SIM cards. Operation is only done by one user, helping to save personnel and footprint costs for a better cost of ownership than many other types of equipment.
New graphical milling design software has been implemented, providing very easy programming via graphical user interface. To complete the machine concept, an ink-jet printing or laser engraving unit and a PRS (Pattern Recognition System) vision and monitoring system can be integrated. The clou is the optional encoding unit with up to 8 encoding stations in parallel, offering up to 7 seconds encoding time without throughput reduction.
The dynamic axis drive achieves a maximum accuracy of ± 15 m in x/y direction and ± 10 m in z direction. The chip modules are implanted with an accuracy of up to ± 30 m at a pressure of up to 200 Newton. The x/y rotation can be easily adjusted by software.
With different in- and output possibilities, the CMI 3010plus reaches a very high autonomic production time with a throughput of up to 3,000 cards per hour depending on card material and cavity size.
Muehlbauer is a worldwide provider of technologically innovative security solutions in a market segment termed by the company as the “TECURITY-market”. With more than 1,400 employees in 25 locations on five continents, Muehlbauer is a leading supplier of production equipment for the smart card industry. These solutions enable clients to manufacture any type of chip card, including ID cards, e-passports, e-visa, contact and contactless cards, dual interface, as well as multimedia cards and smart labels for access control, supply chain management, tracking of textiles and applications for the retail industry.
Information on Muehlbauer is available on the Internet at www.muehlbauer.de.