Monday, July 27, 2009
Essemtec Reduces Price of SP900 Stencil Printer
Essemtec improves the cost/performance ratio of the automatic stencil printer SP900 and reduces the prices. By doing so, Essemtec forwards production cost savings to the customers.
The sales figures of the SP900 automatic stencil printer have increased, allowing the printers to be produced in larger series at lower cost. Essemtec now forwards these cost savings to customers by reducing the sales prices.
SP900 is designed for the requirements of a high-mix mass production. It features an excellent reliability and an extremely short changeover time between jobs. The printer offers an automatic stencil cleaning system with vacuum and a 2-D inspection for stencil and substrate.
Set-up and changeover of this extraordinary printer is fast and straightforward due to its auto-setup functionality. The transport system and the PCB stopper are automatically set to fit the substrate’s dimensions. Stencil positioning is an easy task, too, using the SP900’s automatic draw-in system, which pulls the frame to the programmed place and clamps it. Changeover effort is minimal with the SP900, which increases productivity and saves manpower.
A specific feature of the SP900 printer is its vision system. It travels between the stencil and the substrate and contains two cameras with one RGB-LED illumination for each of them. The lighting color is programmable individually, which guarantees maximum contrast on every material. Therefore, the image processing is much quicker, more accurate and more reliable than with single-color illumination systems.
The printer offers a large spectrum of applications: Screen and stencil frames up to 29 x 29" can be used, smaller frames are fixed in a universal adapter. The PCB transport and clamping system holds substrates with any thickness from 0.3 to 5 mm. The extra fine clamping plates enable printing very close to the edges of the PCB. The printing format can be up to 608 x 540 mm. However, this printer requires a footprint of 1.3 sq m only.
The SP900 offers much functionality in a small footprint but also provides easy operation and reliability. One of its innovations is the operation software that belongs to the best printer control systems in the world. The intuitive user guidance with large help system and process information helps teaching beginners and offers valuable tips for specialists.
With this machine, users also have access to Essemtec’s remote maintenance system and to the MyEssemtec.com user portal in the Worldwide Web.