Due to the increase of densely populated double-sided circuit boards, the need for flexible, easily setup board supports has increased. To meet this demand, Production Solutions Inc., has developed the Red-E-Set high-density system for use on inline screen printers, dispensers, chipshooters and pick-and-place machines.
The RED-E-SET high-density units were designed for those applications where the PCB is highly panelized with many cutouts. The higher density of pins, 0.350" spacing, provides the necessary support.
Key benefits include a high number of support points that provide maximum support on all boards, changeover in minutes, low maintenance, and maximum support for single- and double-sided boards.
The RED-E-SET uses independently spring-loaded, nonabrasive, ESD-safe support pins that lock into place to conform to a board’s contour for repeat usage. The unit also is available in mechanical and electric versions, and is interchangeable between machines.
Unlike other support methods such as fixed pin, custom fixtures, or other more expensive support modules, the RED-E-SET is flexible and cost effective. The patented spring-loaded pin support system reduces setup time, eliminates board flex, reduces defects and increases throughput. The system can reduce setup time by as much as 84 percent.
For more information on the RED-E-SET high-density unit, stop by the Europe-SMT booth in Hall A3, Stand 270 at the show, or visit http://www.production-solutions.com.
About Production Solutions Inc.
Established in 1998 as an engineering, design and manufacturing company, Production Solutions, Inc. is located in Poway, California north of San Diego. The focus of the company’s development projects has been on improving the methods of assembly of printed circuit boards. In 2000, the first product introduced was the Red-E-Set board support system for semi-automatic screen printers. Well received by the market, PSI introduced the inline version in 2001. For more information, visit http://www.production-solutions.com.