Printed Circuit Board Assembly & PCB Design SMT Electronics Assembly Manufacturing Forum

Printed Circuit Board Assembly & PCB Design Forum

SMT electronics assembly manufacturing forum.


Screen Printer

Views: 12763

My company is starting to look for a new screen printer. I k... - Aug 02, 2011 by Bill Axler  

#64735

Screen Printer | 2 August, 2011

My company is starting to look for a new screen printer. I know the two main player in the market are Dek and Speedline/MPM. Are then any other manufactures that I should be considering?

reply »

#64736

Screen Printer | 2 August, 2011

MPM has worked fantastic for us.

reply »

#64738

Screen Printer | 2 August, 2011

A couple of points: * Just a nit, 'screens' fell in disuse 10-15 years ago. Old habits die slowly don't they? * Yes, DEK and MPM each hold about 50% of the solder paste printer market and about 4 or 5 others hold the rest.

SOLDER PASTE PRINTER EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS

AUTOMATED PRODUCTION SYSTEMS, INC. (APS) - Huntingdon Valley, PA - - Manufacturers of low to medium volume SMT assembly equipment including manual and auto stencil printers, manual and auto pick and place machines and reflow ovens: inline and benchtop. The standard for low volume surface mount assembly in over 20 countries. APS also manufactures component counters and component lead forming equipment. (215)938-1000, Fax: (215)938-8480, E-mail: Info@APSgold.com

AIC TECHNOLOGIES, INC. - Lake Mary, FL - - Manual stencil printers designed to provide the accuracy needed for applying solder paste to PCB's for SMT production. Unique frameless stencil feature reduces cost by rigidly mounting the stencil to the printer's frame instead of mounting a stencil frame to a frame adapter. Micro adjustments provide stencil to PCB alignment. (407)831-2550, Fax: (407)831-2560, E-mail: Sales@AICtechnologies.com

AMI - AFFILIATED MANUFACTURERS, INC. - North Branch, NJ - - Since 1957, a leading supplier of precision screen and stencil printing equipment for the electronics industry - Over 15,000 printers, dryers, vision alignment, automatic handling equipment and related equipment modules installed worldwide. Largest supplier of printing systems to the hybrid microelectronics and thick-film industries, while seeking new applications for these proven systems. (908)722-7100, Fax: (908)722-5082, E-mail: Sales@AMI-Presco.com

DEK USA INC. - Flemington, NJ - - DEK has developed screen printing technologies for leading-edge electronic assemblers since 1969, playing a pivotal role in developing surface mount assembly into the high-speed, high-accuracy, highly repeatable process it is today. Providing machines, stencils & screens, consumables and process support products - Total support for our customers’ materials deposition processes. (908)782-4140, Fax: (908)782-4774, E-mail: Sales@DEK.com

EKRA AMERICA, INC. - Marlborough, MA - - Semi-automatic solder paste printers for prototyping and low volume, to fully automatic, high volume, high speed inline screen/stencil models cable of printing on a wide veriety of PCB sizes. We have the capability of developing individualized printing solutions for your process across a very broad spectrum of applications. (877)EKRA INC, (508)486-9566, Fax: (508)486-9567, E-mail: Sales@Ekra-America.com

FUJI MACHINE MFG. - Vernon Hills, IL - - Tabletop printers to high-speed systems, for small or large volume SMT production needs. . . We have recently integrated the complete range of EKRA solder paste printers into our popular pick & place assembly systems. A mechanical hardware interface together with the Fuji software host interface guarantees full compatibility. Please call for details. (847)913-0162, Fax: (847)913-0186, E-mail: scottw@fujiamerica.com

MILARA, INC. - Medway, MA - - Semi-automatic & automatic stencil/screen printers, dispensers, and wafer printers for the surface mount and semiconductor industries. Several process and technology patents differentiates us from the competition. In 2001 we acquired the assets and technology of HTI Engineering, Inc., a leading manufacturer of manual & semi-automatic screen printers, with 860 installations worldwide. (508)533-5322, Fax: (508)-533-8686, E-mail: Sales@Milara.net

MPM / Speedline Technologies - Franklin, MA - - High precision stencil printers that enhance throughput and increase yields for electronics manufacturing and assembly applications. These highly flexible, durable systems offer the greatest uptime and quick changeover capability for maximum asset utilization. Recent innovations minimize material consumption and improve product yield to increase the profitability of our customers. (508)520-0083, Fax: (508)520-2288, E-mail: mpm_tsc@speedlinetech.com

SOLDER PASTE PRINTER EQUIPMENT RESELLERS

AUTOMATED PRODUCTION SYSTEMS, INC. (APS) - Huntingdon Valley, PA - - Manufacturers of low to medium volume SMT assembly equipment including manual and auto stencil printers, manual and auto pick and place machines and reflow ovens: inline and benchtop. The standard for low volume surface mount assembly in over 20 countries. APS also manufactures component counters and component lead forming equipment. (215)938-1000, Fax: (215)938-8480, E-mail: Info@APSgold.com

MANNCORP - Willow Grove, PA - - Manncorp’s stencil printers feature the automatic systems with programmable conveyor and PCB positioning by vision alignment. Semi-automatic dual-squeegee/dual-stroke models include dual-camera vision alignment. Manual printers offer vertical separation of the stencil from the PCB. Economy bench-top models round out our line. Click for instant online pricing. (800)Pik-Mann, (215)830-1200, Fax: (215)830-1206, E-mail: Sales@Manncorp.com

reply »

#64739

Screen Printer | 2 August, 2011

A couple of points; DEK abandoned Phlegmington, NJ back in '09, and is now USHQ in Rolling Meadows, IL Tel: +1 847 368 1155.

A newcomer to the states you might want to look at as well is: Speedprint Speedprint Technology, Americas’ 5804 Breckenridge Blvd. E, Tampa, FL 33610 Phone: 847-910-2234 www.speedprint-tech.com

www.dekhead.com

reply »

#64741

Screen Printer | 3 August, 2011

We have a new MPM Momentum. It's hands down the best printer we have ever worked with. Load program--add paste---forget about it. Runs every day all day with no issues what so ever. I come from a "machine background" and the MPM's are much more robust mechanically and the software is excellent. However, I have heard that the DEK's are good printers too. I just thought they looked like they were put together cheap and I can't see them having the longevity of the MPM's...

We receive no benefit from Speedline.

reply »

#64745

Screen Printer | 3 August, 2011

SJ Innotech from (Korea), make excellent printers, have some excellent features, other do not have, great bang for buck, well built. Have machine with FULL 3D SPI built in, first machine maker to offer this on market. Also offer long PCB models for LED Lighting strip printing etc...

MilaraSMT (USA) also offers interesting Inline Printer that can include Jet printing in same machine - print and jet print to give you capability of adding paste after print , great for high mix part type printing - large and small-fine pitch parts.

MPM and DEKS now made in China and Malaysia now days as far as I am aware....many years of marketing have made them most sold, and not bad machines but have been costed down and revamped to look better around edges so to speak. They are not necessarily best bet, with newer players offering more....

reply »

#64747

Screen Printer | 3 August, 2011

The "low line" DEKs are made in China now (same ones marketed in China under the ICON nameplate)... Higher level are still made in UK... I thinkk similar with MPM; I know they are still producing machines in Mass...

Both suffer from cost down manufacturing...

reply »

#64749

Screen Printer | 3 August, 2011

Bill Axler... I worked with a Bill Axler before... Like 2 months ago haha. After running DEK for 3.5 years and then MPM I was partial to DEK, but honestly I'd have to go with the MPM printers.

reply »

#64766

Screen Printer | 4 August, 2011

It's about time Ron cracked that checkbook. Push him to buy new! There are some excellant deals out there right now. A new printer with just the options that you're looking for will rival the cost of a used printer on the UEM that's fully loaded with options you don't need.

Bear that in mind as your search continues....

Don't forget to take a look at Ekra while you're looking at DEK and MPM

reply »

#64773

Screen Printer | 5 August, 2011

I agree with the frazzled one, look at EKRA. We have been running X5, X5 Pro and an X5HSP little to no issues (mostly self induced) in the last 6 years. I'm partial to the X5 Pro. Additionally the Tech support is top notch.

reply »

#64775

Screen Printer | 5 August, 2011

Yes have to agree been using Ekra for 5 years now support is great. i run 2 shifts 5 days a week we have had very little trouble with it

reply »

#66619

Screen Printer | 19 June, 2012

#66621

Screen Printer | 19 June, 2012

www.atma.com.tw ATMA has a very good cost performance. Some of our supplier use their machine in touch panel and membrane switch field. FYI

reply »

#66626

Screen Printer | 20 June, 2012

Only SJ Inno Tech :) http://www.sjinnotech.com/home_eng/eproduct/esmt/pageView.ubs?fmenuid=esmt0101&pageNum=2&subNum=1

We use 4 printers of SJ Inno Tech and don't have any problems with quality of printing and with quality of equipment. I was on their plant, I saw the culture of manufacturing - it's nice equipment with excellent characteristics and with good future.

reply »

#66647

Screen Printer | 22 June, 2012

Sir: You did not state what kind of screen printer, all the others assumed it was for SMT. We are dealers for ATMA line of screen printing and aux. eqpt. They make a first class, well made press, and are probably the largest in the world now. Over 4,000 units shipped last year. Based in Taiwan with over 25 years of production and export to US. Please look at website: http://www.atma-usa.com and let me know which model you think would be best. I can then supply further specs, literature and a quote. Thanks, Jon Andresen QUEST Graphics, questgraphics@iquest.net, 317-291-7071

reply »

#66656

Screen Printer | 25 June, 2012

A rash assumption, I realise, when replying to a post on SMTnet forum... but yes we are guilty of such!

www.dekhead.com

reply »

#66686

Screen Printer | 28 June, 2012

You should go with wave solder. it just works.

reply »

#66816

Screen Printer | 12 July, 2012

We have MPM and Ekra, but Ekra is amazing...

reply »

SMT in-printer dispensing

SMT Machines