US Patent No. 10,070,566

SUPPORT PIN ARRANGEMENT DETERMINATION ASSISTING METHOD


Patent No. 10,070,566
Issue Date September 04, 2018
Title Support Pin Arrangement Determination Assisting Method
Inventorship Hirokazu Takehara, Yamanashi (JP)
Takaaki Yokoi, Yamanashi (JP)
Assignee Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd., Osaka (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,070,566

1. A support pin arrangement determination assisting method operatively associated with an already mounted surface of a board on a mounting stage provided with a board holding unit of an electronic component mounting machine, said support pin arrangement determination assisting method comprising steps of:displaying an image for pin arrangement determination assistance including an image of the board sticking out length or portion from the mounting stage, the image of the board indicating a shape and an arrangement of an already mounted component on the already mounted surface of the board;
inputting an arrangement position of a support pin to the displayed image of the board in a first mounting work position on the mounting stage to generate a first pin arrangement image;
superimposing the first pin arrangement image indicating the input arrangement position on the image of the board in the first mounting work position to create a first composite image;
displaying the first composite image;
generating a second pin arrangement image on the basis of the first pin arrangement image with an assumption that the board is positioned at a second mounting work position downstream from the first mounting work position where at least a part of an area of the board that was not on the mounting stage at the first mounting work position is on the mounting stage;
superimposing the first pin arrangement image and the second pin arrangement image on the board image to create a second composite image; and
displaying the second composite image.