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PURCHASE PRICE,SCREEN PRINTER

ANDREW SINCLAIR

#19917

PURCHASE PRICE,SCREEN PRINTER | 14 May, 2002

Could someone out there please inform me of the price of the following screen printers. MPM ACCUFLEX DEK INFINITY EKRA E4 I require this information for my college project and have already tried asking for a quote from the suppliers, but they are unwilling to supply me with the quotes.

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Harry

#19925

PURCHASE PRICE,SCREEN PRINTER | 14 May, 2002

When I worked for mpm the asking price to most of the customers for the up3000's(which is now the accuflex) was 276,000.00. Can't help with info on dek or the ekra, hopes this helps.

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#19929

PURCHASE PRICE,SCREEN PRINTER | 15 May, 2002

Comments are: * Consider adding Minami to your list. They make printers in the class of the other machines you reference. * Why not use the same price for all suppliers in your assessment. Heck the prices for comparable machines can't be significantly different from each other in a competitive market. [Certainly Ekra and Minami want to buy market share, but they can't get too crazy about unpricing MPM and DEK.] Then do sensitivity analysis to determine the criticality of price. Price diffences may not even matter for some hypothesis, then again ...

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#19932

PURCHASE PRICE,SCREEN PRINTER | 15 May, 2002

I've never had an E4 quoted (obligatory disclaimer), but I would expect them to be somewhere in the $90k-$110k range based on what they were quoting for E5's, plus whatever options you want.

From what little I know about MPM's and DEK's, the EKRA's are significantly less frilly, hence less expensive.

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#19935

PURCHASE PRICE,SCREEN PRINTER | 15 May, 2002

The Dek Infinity will cost you anywhere from $170-$210k dependant on option, I.E. gold camera, form flex support tooling, proflow printhead, paste inspection and aperature inspection all drive the cost of this machine. The only MPM I have quoted lately is the up2000HiE, it will run you about $110k and thats will random solder paste inspection and underscreen cleaner, the Dek Horizon will run you about the same price as the MPM up2000HiE.

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Peterson

#19936

PURCHASE PRICE,SCREEN PRINTER | 15 May, 2002

Speaking of the Ekra. What is the concensus out there about performance and reliability (tech support?) We saw a demo and from the standpoint of big board capacity and ease of programing, it looked pretty good. Anyone actually running the heck out of one of these currently???

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#19937

PURCHASE PRICE,SCREEN PRINTER | 15 May, 2002

We have two E5's, and like them a lot. If money were easier to come by we'd buy one more.

Tech. support is excellent, print quality is good (I only have semi-auto clamshell machine prints to compare them to, and it's no comparison).

They don't offer auto pin setting yet for two-sided boards, but they do offer an option to use a light on the camera gantry to assist in locating magnetic pins from downloaded PCB data.

It's a nice rigid platform, very cleanly designed and manufactured. I'm not sure you could beat the price, which with the options we got (vacuum stencil wiper, post print stencil and board inspection, and some odds and ends for boards up to 15" x 20"), about $136k. I haven't seen a quote lately, but I doubt it's gone up any.

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#19956

PURCHASE PRICE,SCREEN PRINTER | 17 May, 2002

UltraPrint 3000 is now the UltraFlex 3000 UltraPrint 1500 is now the AccuFlex AccuFlex starts at $75K

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#19970

PURCHASE PRICE,SCREEN PRINTER | 17 May, 2002

Steve: You're correct about the different price points.

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