Essemtec Fox Surface Mounter

Perfectly suited for use in small production environments, the compact Essemtec Fox Surface Mounter offers the benefit of a smaller footprint while accommodating large PCB's up to 406mm x 305mm. Ideal for high-mix production, the innovative Essemtec Fox can drive up to 180 feeders.  

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Essemtec Fox Surface Mounter






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Optimum placement speed

7,000 cph (1-axis)

12,000 cph (2-axis) 18,000 cph (4-axis)

Optimum jetting speed

  15,000 dots/h  


Feeder capacity 8 mm tape

180 (120 inline)

180 (120 inline) 200 (140 inline)


Components size range

  01005 - 33 x 80 mm (80 x 80 mm optional)


Placement accuracy (x, y)

50 μm @ 3σ​

PCB Size

Max PCB dimensions

406 x 305 mm (16 x 12“)


Machine footprint

880 x 1090 mm (34.7 x 43“)


The Essemtec Fox can be fitted with a dispense valve for SMD glue or solder paste for hassle-free manufacturing of 2.5D assemblies. The large number of feeders allow many different components to be immediately available for production. Fast and intutive teach-in of components and import of CAD data is made possible using the proven and well thought out ePlace software. Linear motors and a mineral cast frame combine to make the FOX a sturdy, durable and low maintenance surface mounter. 


  • Defence applications
  • Industrial applications
  • Medical services
  • Consumer electronics

Key Benefits & Features

  • 180 feeders on 1 m² production floor
  • Up to 7,000 -18,800 CPH per module
  • Accommodates large PCB boards (406mm x 305mm) 
  • Non-stop production intelligent smart feeder
  • Non-stop feeder and production changeover