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DEK Eyes Opportunities at Upcoming IPC Midwest Event

Sep 17, 2009

While the electronics industry continues to adjust to the effects of a fragile global economy, mass imaging leader DEK is pushing forward with innovation initiatives and technology investments, viewing the recent downturn as an opportunity to further strengthen its market leadership position. Visitors to the IPC Midwest event, scheduled to take place September 23 and 24 in Schaumburg, Illinois, can see first-hand the result of the company’s ongoing innovation commitment.

From booth #324 at IPC Midwest, DEK will display its Horizon 03i printing system, which has been engineered to deliver exceptional manufacturing flexibility, outstanding performance and a future-proofed investment. With 6-Sigma performance, alignment capability of 2 Cpk @ +/- 12.5 microns and a core cycle time of just 12 seconds, the Horizon 03i embodies superior value and print capability. Making the Horizon platform even more robust is the ability to field-retrofit the system with a host of additional features including high throughput understencil cleaning, print verification technology, automatic board support and dispense capability, just to name a few. This on-demand customization approach offers manufacturers with print production latitude previously unavailable. Plus, operation and control of the Horizon is directed by DEK’s intuitive touch screen Instintiv V9 user interface, which eliminates process management complexity.

“We are excited to be able to showcase our expertise and future-proofed advantage to attendees at IPC Midwest,” says DEK’s National Sales Manager, Mark Brawley. “DEK has always had a solid presence in the central region and this event is a great way to bolster our Midwest stronghold, while highlighting some of our more recent technology advances, award-winning support capabilities and process knowledge.”

In addition to the Horizon 03i system, DEK’s mass imaging portfolio includes a multitude of other print platforms and productivity tools. At IPC Midwest, the company will demonstrate several of these innovations on board the Horizon 03i, including its Cyclone™ high throughput understencil cleaning technology, Stinger™ printer-adaptable dispense system, HawkEye™ 1700 print verification tool, HD Grid-Lok™ automatic tooling and the DEK paste roll height monitor. Also on display will be DEK’s well-known VectorGuard™ frameless stencil system, ProFlow™ enclosed head print technology, optimized cleaning chemistries and defect-reducing understencil cleaning fabrics.

“Especially in today’s tough economic climate, customers must ensure that their processes are models of efficiency,” concludes Brawley. “This show is an excellent opportunity for assembly specialists to learn how even small modifications can result in big payback and we encourage all IPC Midwest visitors to stop by booth #324 to find out how DEK can contribute to a cost-effective, highly productive and optimized operation.”

For more information or to speak with a DEK technical expert, call the company’s US headquarters at (847)368-1155 or log onto

About DEK

DEK is a global provider of advanced materials deposition technologies and support solutions including printing equipment platforms, stencils, precision screens and mass imaging processes used across a wide range of applications in electronics pre-placement subassembly, semiconductor wafer manufacture, and alternative energy component production. For more information, visit DEK at

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