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GKG Asia and Juki Win NPI Award for Screen/Stencil Printing Equipment

Mar 25, 2014

GL Fully Automatic Screen Printer

GL Fully Automatic Screen Printer

GKG Asia Pte Ltd, a leading supplier of fully automatic vision printers, and Juki Automation Systems (JAS), Inc., a world-leading provider of automated assembly products and systems and part of Juki Corporation, today announced that they won a 2014 NPI Award in the category of Screen / Stencil Printing for the Fully Automatic Screen Printer. The award was presented to the companies during a Tuesday, March 25, 2014 ceremony that took place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center during the IPC APEX EXPO.

The popular GL Fully Automatic Screen Printer is designed for printed circuit boards (PCB) with a maximum size of 510 x 510 mm. The printer comes standard with many advanced features such as Automated 2D paste inspection, Stencil Position Memory (SPM), auto PCB thickness adjustment, a combination of top/side PCB clamping function and bottom-side PCB support pins locating guidance system.

Additionally, the GL features a rigid and stable machine body base structure to perform accurate paste printing for 01005 components. The printer provides numerous benefits to users including a core cycle time of less than 8.5 seconds, and intuitive operation for quick and easy model changeover.

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.

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Headquartered in Dongguan, China (Guangdong province), GKG is the leading China brand for fully automatic vision printers supplied to the SMT industries for PCB assembly. The company’s marketing and training center, GKG ASIA PTE LTD, was incorporated in Singapore in 2009 to further enhance its global presence. Today, the company’s products are represented in more than 20 countries outside China by established sales and service partners. For more information, visit

Juki, a global leader in high-speed SMT Assembly equipment, has shipped more than 25,000 machines worldwide since 1987.  Juki has built its global image with a combination of top-quality and high-reliability machines with a reputation for world-class service and support that result in the lowest production costs for its customers.  The pioneer of the modular assembly system in 1993, Juki offers flexible solutions designed for both high-volume and high mix environments.   

Additionally, Juki Americas offers selective solder and stamp soldering machines backed by the largest field service group in the industry. The company recently introduced a complete line solution to include screen printers, reflow ovens and wave solder systems.

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