Method for optimizing the layout and charge maps of a flowline of pick and place machines

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PATENT NO 5909674
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08772393

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A method uses a computer-controlled algorithm that enables production of high-quality layouts and charge maps or set-ups for arbitrary printed circuit boards for electronic component placement machines alone or as one of many in a production line. A class of algorithms known as genetic algorithms employing an initial population of chromosomes are used. Each chromosome represents a set of parameters that control how a layout and charge maps are generated. Problem descriptors, based on one time code are generated. An adaptive searcher searches parameters and generates trial solutions as chromosomes and a heuristic layout generator interprets these chromosomes to generate the layout and charge maps using the problem descriptors.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ASSEMBLEON N.V.NEW YORK, NY15
U.S. PHILIPS CORPORATIONNEW YORK, NY978

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Mani, Murali Chappaqua, NY 12 435
Schaffer, J David Wappingers Fall, NY 42 1622

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