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board-lok for printers

MA/NY DDave

#23590

board-lok for printers | 1 March, 2003

Hi

I keep getting these flyers and wonder if anyone has used this particular type tooling from Transition Automation http://www.board-lok.com for DEK or MPM printers.

I searched the archives and didn't find anything via "board-lok" or "board lok"

So anyone, anyone, anyone??

YiEng, MA/NY DDave (CompuFlex

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CAL

#23593

board-lok for printers | 2 March, 2003

I like the Idea of supporting the PCB during assembly but do not know if I am sold on TA system of doing such. The TA system does not lend it self well to any Engineering changes. The concept is sound but feel the system from Airline Hydraulics is a little more flexible.

If you have a high degree of flexiblity on the manufacturing floor TA does not lend itself.

I was at the TA facility and watched some build up of the board system. Airline Hydraulics has a system that is good for many styles and types of boards.

i would look further before i purchase

Cal self help

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#23602

board-lok for printers | 3 March, 2003

We just got Red-E-Set from Production Solutions for our DEK ELA printer. It is a similar concept, it's mechanical instead of hydralic or pnumatic. The print results are very good and the operators love how easy they are to setup. I am planning on getting some for our PnP machines.

http://www.production-solutions.com/

James

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MA/NY DDave

#23609

board-lok for printers | 3 March, 2003

Hey Thanks,

Thanks thus far for the other solutions, comments, floor experience, and the web links.

YiEng MA/NY DDave

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#23631

board-lok for printers | 4 March, 2003

Because of my invovement with one of the companies mentioned, I will try to be as unbiased as posible. There is an incresing trend toward using this type of support tooling and there are a few players in the game. They each have their own niche in the market(speed, cost, ease of use, etc). I recommend that you take a good look at the prospects. Some of the companies will offer free evaluations which will make the decision process much easier. Also ask for references!

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MA/NY DDave

#23635

board-lok for printers | 4 March, 2003

Hi

I understand your carefullness due to bias, yet I am interested.

What do you see as the best benefits of the solution you need to be biassed to, or are biassed towards.

You don't have to give the detractors.

YiEng, MA/NY DDave

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#23638

board-lok for printers | 4 March, 2003

In the spirit of the open forum, I would rather not advertise our product. However, if you would please contact me personally, I would be very happy to discuss bottomside support tooling with you. By watching the forum, we try to give educated, generic advice in regards to support questions. I will gladly tell you where you may find info on any of the options as well.

Thanks, Charlie cmoncavage@grid-lok.com 610-758-9400 (USA)

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