Speedprint Technology announces that it has been awarded a 2013 NPI Award in the category of Screen/Stencil Printing for its SP710avi with Advanced Dispense Unit. The award was presented to the company during a Tuesday, February 19, 2013 ceremony that took place at the San Diego Convention Center in California.
“The judges liked the SP710avi’s versatility, noting that the combination of print and dispense capabilities gives it plenty of flexibility,” said Mike Buetow, editor in chief of CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY.
Speedprint prides the SP700avi for low ownership costs, simplicity, ease of maintenance and overall value. The advanced screen printer combines Speedprint’s commitment to high performance and reliability with all the necessary features for processing high technology substrates as standard equipment. The system was designed to cope with the rigors of high-volume SMT production while incorporating the flexibility needed in high-mix, quick product setup and changeover environments.
The SP700avi becomes the SP710avi when it is equipped with the Automatic Dispense unit (ADu).The Dual Syringe, Automatic Dispense unit (ADu) allows users to eliminate additional capital outlay by integrating this functionally into the printer.
The ADu defines flexibility from its ease of programming through to calibration and cleaning. Utilizing the PCB Gerber file, an operator can simply drag any region of interest to automatically program volume deposits of paste or glue. There is no need to spend time on each deposit site adjusting to optimize the volume, point and drag. This means that a complete PCB can be programmed for production or prototype work in just seconds.
“We are very proud to be selected as an NPI Award winner for the second year in a row,” said Mark Brawley, V.P. of Speedprint Americas. “It validates that our focus on delivering superior overall value is on track. We look at it from the user perspective and that is what drives the innovation that results in outstanding process accuracy, exceptionally long service life, and the absolute lowest ownership cost of any screen printer.”
Premiering in 2008, the NPI Awards program is an annual celebration of product excellence in electronics surface mount assembly. Premier products based on the finest examples of creative advancement in technology are chosen by a distinguished panel of industry experts.
Speedprint Technology became a division of the Blakell Europlacer Group of companies in September 1998. Following the acquisition and re-establishment of Speedprint, the group formed a new engineering team, many of which had years of experience with locally based printer manufacturers including DEK and SMTech, to develop and enhance the company’s portfolio of products. In keeping with the ethos of the Blakell Group’s desire to offer flexible and innovative solutions to the market, Speedprint is committed to delivering affordable leading edge stencil printing technology. The realization of this ambition is clearly illustrated by the company’s flagship avi range of fully automatic inline printers. Today, Speedprint operates from a hi-tech facility based in Poole, in southern United Kingdom.