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Ekra Stencil Printer

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#54694

Ekra Stencil Printer | 9 May, 2008

Looking to purchase a new, inline stencil printer. I have been told that the new Ekra printers are based on the DEK platform, but do not carry the DEK price tag. We are currently running old SMT table top clamshell printers, so any inline sytem will be a giant leap forward. Looking for suggestions.

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#54698

Ekra Stencil Printer | 9 May, 2008

we had a 1995 dek 260 in 2005 we bought a ekra X5 these two machines wre not alike at all but our ekra has been performing very well for us we run at least 2 shifts 5 days a week. have had to change couple of switches and tighten a belt and a new power suply. we don't run any altra fine pitch our anything under a 0603 part but its been acurate enough for use

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#54772

Ekra Stencil Printer | 16 May, 2008

Hi There is a Benchtest on the EPP Stand at the SMT Hybrid & Packaging exhibition that may be on interest to you where 11 printers are going to be tested against each other.

It should be interesting to all who are looking to purchase a screen printer shortly as this very rarely happens

Screen printer Manufacturers taking part are

DEK EKRA ERSA Essemtec/Reprint (SP900 which is the R29 Spectrum with a different cover design) Folungwin Fuji MYDATA Panasonic Samsung Speedprint Speedline Technologies.

The results should be very interesting.

Regards Ian

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#54776

Ekra Stencil Printer | 16 May, 2008

> Looking to purchase a new, inline stencil > printer. I have been told that the new Ekra > printers are based on the DEK platform, but do > not carry the DEK price tag. We are currently > running old SMT table top clamshell printers, so > any inline sytem will be a giant leap forward. > Looking for suggestions.

Dek and Ekra both make great printers. Dek has a fully automatic printer that is price matched with Ekra.

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#54796

Ekra Stencil Printer | 19 May, 2008

Charlie, The EKRA printer is not a bad choice if you are just trying to upgrade from a table top unit. The DEK is much better and would be money well spent.

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#54855

Ekra Stencil Printer | 23 May, 2008

Charlie, Anything would be better than using a benchtop printer. We currently run all DEK printers at the moment which are fine, but I've recently been looking into alternatives to the DEK and have been very impressed by the Excerra printer not only by its performance but by its very reasonable price too, could be worth a look. Used equipment, then I wouldn't look past an MPM UP2000.

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#54934

Ekra Stencil Printer | 1 June, 2008

Just for INFO Folungwin Printer Win 6 simular to Ekra but with major design improvments, also in the next year a new printer to be released The Smart 3 which is simular to a Dek but with 39 design changes of improvement, both printers are same as better than rivals with warranty and installation included in price but at 34% cost down (sorry for the plug but its important to see the market is not controlled by two or three) Folungwin showroom in Europe by Aug/Sept. for more information contact SMTXTRA Europe/Americas please Robi

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#54936

Ekra Stencil Printer | 1 June, 2008

The Folungwin printer is a Chinese Ekra copy printer and can't be sold in the US because of vision patent infringments with MPM.

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#54948

Ekra Stencil Printer | 3 June, 2008

Thanks Fastek for that information. Thats why i love this site its good for information and offers updated information to everyone

There is no problem now as Folungwin have changed and improved that design and MPM have no peoblem with the printer. Im pleased you mentioned it as in 2006 it was an issue but not now and we have just installed our 94th printer into USA

Hope this helps clear any issues. All the best. R

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#54966

Ekra Stencil Printer | 3 June, 2008

"Thats why i love this site its good for information and offers updated information to everyone"

As long as the information isn't a fabrication, I would agree with you. Folungwin has installed no more than 5 printers in the US........and likely the number is 3. But nice try.

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#54986

Ekra Stencil Printer | 4 June, 2008

Hi thanks for the reply Sorry its not 94th its 14th unit and its across Americas, We only started early last year as we had so much pressure to introduce another success like our reflow which i know your aware as we sold the most ovens globally. SMTNET it is a good site as long as its fair We will be advertising with this site from July as discussed with Dennis and hope to introduce more machines into US. Thanks for the chat Fastek

All the very best Robi

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