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PCB Supports

#28851

PCB Supports | 1 June, 2004

Is there anyone out there using the Red-E-Set board support system ? If so, could you please comment on it.

Thanks

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James

#28857

PCB Supports | 1 June, 2004

We use them on our DEK printers. They have worked out very well. The only thing we had to do was make a push down bar so we could push all the pins down and lock them. This makes setting up the blocks much easier; board is fixtured, pins released then locked, done. We did have to increase the squeegee pressure a little due to the compliance of the pins.

James jseagle@zworld.com

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Rob

#28870

PCB Supports | 1 June, 2004

I got some information on this support mechanism but was a little unsure how it worked. Let's suppose you're getting ready to run the second side, do you place the board on this support and have the support travel into the printer? Or is the support set up inside the printer and then the board travels in and the support pins contour the bottomside of the board.

I have an MPM Ultraprint 2000 and from looking at pictures of the support, it looks to me like the board is placed on the support and the support moves through the conveyor. If this is correct then one would need a handful to keep the process flowing continuously.

Lastly, can you give me a ballpark price on how much these things costs? Thanks,

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James

#28885

PCB Supports | 2 June, 2004

They take the place of the tooling pins. They magnetically attach to the table. Board comes in, table raises, Red-E-Set supports the board, prints, done. You just have to do the initial setup before running. We bought 4 units for each machine.

James jseagle@zworld.com

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Kevin J.

#28911

PCB Supports | 3 June, 2004

We are currently using RED-E-SET tooling on our production floor. They have worked out well beyond everyone's expectations. They are simply the simplest, least complicated tooling option I have yet to see on the market. They setup in seconds and work flawlessly. We have had modules in 2 machines for over a year now, and have yet to have any kind of problem with them. They are worth every penny.

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vickt

#29043

PCB Supports | 10 June, 2004

The Red-E set tooling is the lightest that we have found on the market. A key metric when attaching to a moving XY table like that of the 4791 HSP. Simple, lightweight, relatively inexpensive. I can't find many issues with that.

T. Vick

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Charlie

#29047

PCB Supports | 10 June, 2004

Guy,s I do not have Red-e-set, but Grid-lok offers a fully automatic system that easily installs onto the printers and P&P. It can be set to your board instantly by pressing one button or triggered by the printer to set for each consecutive PCB. They will usually let you try a system at no cost. The actual support modules are not much more cost, but there is a significant adder for the control unit (keeps the operators out of the tooling business in most cases)

The product is endorsed by most of the major machine OEM's. There is some info on http://www.grid-lok.com Later, Charlie

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