by Citrus CNC

Your personal open hardware PCB assembly machine

View all updates Apr 28, 2020

Vacuum Head Production Has Begun

by Gino Magarotto

We finalized the design for our custom-manufactured vacuum heads last week. We’re milling the aluminum head plates right now, and we’ll produce a video of the entire process, start to finish. Plastic parts will be fabricated as soon as we source the filament.

You can bolt one or two MGN9 rails to the aluminum plates, changing the machine configuration from single- to dual-head at any time. In dual-head mode, the nozzle travel is 28 mm with 47.5 mm between tips. An LXW5 (Omron Z-size style) limit switch is used for the homing process.

Also, we’ll soon be relasing both a video and a manual on how to set up and operate the OpenPnP vacuum heads.

Stay safe!

About the Author

Gino Magarotto

citruscnc  ·  ottoragam  ·   Mexico City

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Product Choices


Dual Head SimplePnP with Bottom Vision

A partially assembled Cartesian frame with extrusions, motors, rails, mounting hardware, pulleys, and belts. An assembled vacuum head with one nozzle holder, a top-vision camera, a bottom-vision camera (including mounting hardware and a USB cable), one rotation motor, one linear rail, and pneumatic components. Adds an additional nozzle holder, rotation motor, and linear rail (including mounting hardware). Includes a vacuum pump, a power supply, motion control electronics, and three Juki nozzles (sizes 503, 504, and 505).


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Citrus CNC

I want to make digital manufacturing available for home use.

Gino Magarotto

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