Essemtec, a leading manufacturer of surface mount technology production equipment, announces will introduce the SP600 Batch Printer with Shuttle System in booth A5-277 and A5-278 at the upcoming Productronica 2007 exhibition and conference scheduled to take place November 13-16, 2007 at the New Munich Trade Fair Center in Munich, Germany. The SP600 combines the convenience of a batch printer with the advantages of a fully automatic system. Due to the shuttle system, the print table can be flexibly designed with a standard fixation or a customer specific substrate holder. The integrated vision system and the automatic print process control guarantee perfect printing results independent of the operator.
The SP600 printer is the perfect solution for difficult printing tasks. Due to its shuttle system, any kind of substrate holders can be used. This enables printing of solder paste onto PCB, conductive glue printing on flex circuits and special paste application on ceramic all on one single system. The shuttle system also simplifies loading and unloading of substrates compared to other type batch printers.
The print table of the SP600 is motorized in 4 axes (x, y, c and theta), allowing for the automatic alignment of the substrate to the stencil. Two vision cameras measure reference structures and calculate the necessary offset. The whole printing process is fully programmable and can only be changed by the process specialist with special software rights.
The SP600 features outstanding operation software with a unique job documentation system. Everything can be explained with pictures and graphics. Changeover is an easy task because the operator can see in real-time which squeegee or stencil or tension frame must be installed. Due to the excellent user guidance, the printing system is ready in less than 5 minutes for a new job.
As a standard feature, the SP600 comes prepared for 29" stencil frames. The standard substrate holder is designed for single or double-sided PCB up to 450 x 500 mm (17.7 x 19.7"). Rubber or metal squeegees with a length up to 500 mm can be used. The model SP600-USC additionally features an automatic stencil cleaning (dry, wet, vacuum) that guarantees a constant printing quality even with very fine structures or larger series.
The SP600 is unique because it combines the positive attributes of a batch printing system (easy loading/unloading, printing on any kind of material) with the advantages of a fully automatic printer (automatic offset correction, process independent of the user).
Due to the very robust construction and the implementation of highly accurate rail systems, the SP600 is ready to solve even the most precise printing task. The SP600 is designed for use in a medium-volume production or as a standalone printer for specialties or to cover peak loads.
Essemtec is a worldwide leader in the manufacturer of Surface Mount Technology (SMT) production equipment. Essemtec specializes in high mix production equipment for Printed Circuit Boards (PCB) using Surface Mount Technology.
Essemtec is the only manufacturer to cover the entire production process, from Printers and/or Dispensers, to Pick-and-Place and Soldering equipment. Therefore, customers benefit from unparallel knowledge and the ability to select, from a single source, a complete process solution to meet their requirements.