Well-known for its Grid-Lok automatic board support system that has enabled several thousand stencil printing operations worldwide, Ovation Products has developed a breakthrough technology that will no doubt become the standard automatic tooling system for modern pick and place processes. The system, called Grid-Lok Silver, offers a manual to automatic option unique among reconfigurable PCB support tools and will be showcased from Hall A3, Stand 112 at this year’s Productronica event in Munich, Germany.
“Recognizing that not all manufacturing operations require automatic board support at the outset,” explains Marius Popitiu, Global Sales Manager for Ovation Products, “we designed a tooling technology with adaptability in mind. Grid-Lok Silver enables assembly specialists to start with a manual system and easily convert its functionality to automatic should manufacturing requirements dictate such a change.”
Though Grid-Lok Silver can provide robust board support for any assembly process, it is particularly well-suited for component placement. Its ability to handle even the most delicate, fine-pitch devices combined with its easy installation onto moving table placement systems, makes Grid-Lok Silver the ideal choice for today’s advanced pick and place processes. Robust, comprehensive board support and stability, manual to automatic functionality, three operational modes from which to choose and the highest pin stroke in its class are all advantages of Ovation’s latest innovation advance. What’s more, Grid-Lok Silver is also ESD safe, as well as CE and UL certified, just like its Grid-Lok Gold counterpart. Visitors to Productronica can see first-hand how Grid-Lok Silver is fast becoming the automatic tooling technology of choice for component placement specialists.
In addition to this most recent development, Ovation will also offer Productronica delegates the opportunity to evaluate its full portfolio of productivity enabling technologies. The award-winning Grid-Lok Gold premiere automatic board support system, Magna-Print universal blade holding technology and DeFlex self-adjusting paste deflectors will all be available for demonstration throughout the four-day show.
“Since our founding, Ovation’s charge has been to develop simple, effective technologies that reduce manufacturing complexity while improving yield and lowering cost,” concludes Popitiu. “We look forward to sharing this philosophy and the results of our innovation success with visitors to this year’s Productronica event.”
Ovation Products is an advanced technology developer that places particular emphasis on engineering solutions that improve equipment efficiency, enhance productivity and lower overall cost of ownership. Pioneer of the award-winning Grid-Lok™, HD Grid-Lok™ and Magna-Print™ technologies, Ovation Products has OEM partnerships with many market-leading equipment suppliers and its technology solutions are installed at leading OEM and EMS manufacturing sites worldwide.