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Hi, I'm looking for a new screen printer, anyone have any su... - Jan 14, 2006 by

Manyhats

#39079

Screen Printers | 14 January, 2006

Hi, I'm looking for a new screen printer, anyone have any suggestions? Something semi-auto...

Thanks David

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#39085

Screen Printers | 16 January, 2006

We have had an MPM SPM for 5 years that we bought used. It works like a champ, we do down to 19mil pitch with it.

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RDR

#39088

Screen Printers | 16 January, 2006

We are using our SPM to .012" pitch with excellent results. It has the manual vision. (two cameras with user defined outlines used with mylar alignment)

EDIT - I meant 16mil pitch, not 12!

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SGH

#39133

Screen Printers | 17 January, 2006

We have an Ekra E1 an works OK. No problem and easy to work.

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Manyhats

#39145

Screen Printers | 17 January, 2006

what do you guys think of DEK's? Are they the GOD of screen printing?

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#39149

Screen Printers | 17 January, 2006

No....MPM is just as good. But those two are the best.

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#39150

Screen Printers | 17 January, 2006

I would also add that I think MPM has a far superior semi-auto printer (SPM) to DEK.

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Manyhats

#39151

Screen Printers | 17 January, 2006

Do you have any suggestions on what MPM to look at?

Thanks!

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#39152

Screen Printers | 18 January, 2006

Good morning Manyhats,

I have 2 years working experience with automatic DEK screen printers. DEK products are really very good and are able to produce repeatable high quality print. For example I never saw problems with paste deposition for finepitch (0.5mm) components. I�m sure, that semi-auto DEK machines can do the same.

BR, Pavel

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#39167

Screen Printers | 18 January, 2006

The model to look at from MPM has been mentioned three times already in the previous posts.

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james

#39173

Screen Printers | 18 January, 2006

What about MPM Up2500 vs. MPM SPM?

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adlsmt

#39186

Screen Printers | 18 January, 2006

I would use an SPM if it was my choice(for a semi-auto). You should be able to get a used one with vision for less than 10 grand. I would not use one without vision for fine pitch, although you probably could get away with it. The first few they made do not have a table lock, dont buy one of those. They suck, thats why they added the table lock. I have heard that the ones with auto board alignment have problems with the stepper motors. That was a ridiculously expensive option and I have not seen many of them.

Of course if you have 40K or so, buy a used UP3000 or a DEK full auto machine.

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#39211

Screen Printers | 19 January, 2006

Hi David,

I've only ever worked with MPM, but my experience with them has been excellent. I've recently started with a new company, and we have a proto line that uses an SPM. I found the worknest a little frustrating at times, but the set up is fairly quick, and the printing has excellent repeatability. We've been using it for boards with fine pitch and BGA, and haven't had any problems. This one does not have board handling, so walking the boards is somewhat annoying. Generally, it's a pretty solid machine. If you do get one, and have any issues with it, let me know. We spent a fair bit of time setting up and working the bugs out of ours.

cheers

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Manyhats

#39223

Screen Printers | 19 January, 2006

Great thank! i will look into the MPM machines... Does anyone know an MPM rep in Texas?

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marc

#39237

Screen Printers | 20 January, 2006

Here is the link for the rep in TX. You can ask about new and refurb equipment.

http://www.speedlinetech.com/contact/index.aspx

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#39332

Screen Printers | 26 January, 2006

I have great contact information for refurbished MPM machines. Good prices. If you are interested in these contact me at chrisgriffin7@yahoo.com

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#39422

Screen Printers | 1 February, 2006

HI

You might also like to check out the following Semi-Auto from Reprint Ltd in the UK.

http://www.reprintservices.co.uk/R29_Series_Screen_Printer.html

A great reliable workhorse.

Regards Ian

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dino

#39548

Screen Printers | 7 February, 2006

Check out reprint we have a bunch and we do everything QFP,BGA. very reliable and repeatable

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#39550

Screen Printers | 7 February, 2006

David, Good morning. We have (2) MPM SPMAV printers in stock. If you are interested I can be reached at: sharon@goppm.com Have a good day, Sharon

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