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Two AP-20 questions

Lance Smalley

#11278

Two AP-20 questions | 1 June, 1999

After lots of years with Panasert machines, I am starting to need to learn again. 1. For the AP-20 can you retrofit 3D vision? Would you bother? 2. Also for the AP, can you use 20x20 DEK screens with an adapter?

Thanks to all you MPM experts. Lance

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Scott S. Snider

#11279

Re: Two AP-20 questions | 1 June, 1999

| After lots of years with Panasert machines, I am starting to need to learn again. | 1. For the AP-20 can you retrofit 3D vision? Would you bother? | 2. Also for the AP, can you use 20x20 DEK screens with an adapter? | | Thanks to all you MPM experts. | Lance 1. Don't waste your time or money with the 3-D vision system. I would invest in the the 2-D. We use 2D on all our boards and it has helped reduce the manpower required to babysit the process and increased our quality. Everytime we try using the 3D it is a disappointment. You are better off measuring paste height off line. One other note - the MPM statistical software is terrible. We download the data and plug it into another package. 2. Yes, you can use the DEK screens. We finally got rid of our old DEK printer and now only have MPM's. I'm still stuck with a bunch of front justified (non-centered) stencils.

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