SMT, PCB Electronics Industry News

DEK Safeguards Productivity with Sentinel Launch at Productronica

Nov 24, 2009

Screen printing and mass imaging world leader DEK chose Productronica earlier this month to launch Sentinel, a breakthrough productivity-enhancing solution that lowers the cost of achieving more good boards from the stencil printing process.

In a perfect world, every printed board would be a good board. But manufacturers are challenged daily by a long list of print process variables. That list includes platform considerations, process hardware, process parameters, printing materials, post-print inspection and even the impact of people, which means that mistakes or oversights can happen.

Now DEK is changing that with the launch of its new Sentinel system at Productronica. Sentinel is designed to improve yield without impacting on cycle time, by allowing printing and high-speed inspection to run concurrently. It is exceptionally easy to use and simple to set-up, and is unusual in having been specifically developed for use by print platform operators, not engineers.

Deploying next-generation inspection technology based on DEK’s acclaimed HawkEye® post-print inspection tool, Sentinel integrates the company’s renowned platform expertise with 100% inspection at the line beat rate to fully safeguard productivity. What this means is that Sentinel keeps an eye on everything for you.

Sentinel not only delivers confidence in the print integrity of boards heading to downstream assembly processes, but also lowers the cost of doing so by deploying advanced technology that incorporates innovative features such as full input and output verification along with 100% inspection.

In addition, Sentinel includes DEK’s Verification & Traceability to enable complete traceability of materials, processes and the printed boards themselves – a mandate in many high value and accuracy-critical applications typical of the automotive, medical, defense, aerospace and subsea equipment sectors. With Sentinel, board and pad level traceability data is available for post print analysis and process trend identification.

Sentinel is controlled by DEK’s award-winning Instinctiv V9 user interface, which delivers uncomplicated and rapid set up along with its intuitive operator prompts and guidance. It offers high speed paste on pad, bridge detection and alignment capabilities. Vision coverage of the Sentinel inspection technology operates at an unequalled 36,000 mm2 per second performance – an impressive figure that is instrumental in permitting the inspection process to keep pace with the fast cycle times of DEK’s print platforms.

In addition, Sentinel’s intrinsic closed loop control takes charge of alignment, automatic understencil cleaning operations using Cyclone, and paste dispensing using DEK’s Paste Roll Height Monitor to provide optimal process efficiency. It also rejects bad boards automatically without interrupting production.

Sentinel is available factory configured on DEK’s three primary automatic printer platforms: Horizon, Europa/Photon, and Galaxy. It is also available as an upgrade to selective DEK platforms manufactured over the past four years.

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 http://www.dek.com.

Feb 28, 2014 -

Experience Unmatched Printing Knowledge and Future Technology Capability with DEK at APEX 2014

Mar 21, 2012 -

DEK Earns its Tenth Consecutive Service Excellence Award; Customers Consistently Impressed with Support

Feb 15, 2012 -

ProDEK Closed Loop Printing Technology Raises the Bar on Dynamic Process Control

Feb 15, 2012 -

ProDEK Closed Loop Printing Technology Raises the Bar on Dynamic Process Control

Jan 20, 2012 -

DEK signs contract with Ortana at Productronica 2011

Dec 21, 2011 -

Indium Corporation snaps up DEK Horizon 01iX at Productronica 2011

Dec 02, 2011 -

DEK and Interlatin Take Productivity on Tour to Overwhelming Response

Aug 03, 2011 -

Great Lakes Engineering Licenses DEK VectorGuard® Technology

Jul 22, 2011 -

DEK partners with OKI to introduce breakthrough technologies at first Advanced SMT Processes and Applications Seminar in Chengdu

Jun 24, 2011 -

Vicor Sees Improvement with DEK’s Nano-ProTek Stencil Coating

131 more news from DEK International »

Jul 21, 2017 -

Epec Now Offering PCB Layout and Design Services

Jul 21, 2017 -

Help customer solve problems of 750L machine

Jul 19, 2017 -

Digicom Electronics Receives AS9100:2016 (RevD) Aerospace and ISO 9001:2015 Certifications

Jul 19, 2017 -

Conecsus Presents SMT Metals Waste Recycling Solutions at SMTAI 2017

Jul 19, 2017 -

New Metcal HTD Tips & Hand-piece Increase Throughput and Save Money

Jul 19, 2017 -

Altus Supports Bespoke Desktop Robots for Automated Soldering, from ATN Germany

Jul 19, 2017 -

STI Acquires Fischerscope X-ray XDAL 237

Jul 19, 2017 -

COT Reduces Prices on SMT Nozzles & Consumables

Jul 19, 2017 -

Cogiscan Partners with iBASEt for Automated Electronics Assembly

Jul 19, 2017 -

International Wafer-Level Packaging Conference (IWLPC) Program Announced and Registration Now Open

See electronics manufacturing industry news »

DEK Safeguards Productivity with Sentinel Launch at Productronica news release has been viewed 696 times

Used PCBA Equipment

fluid dispensing pumps for integration